The growing spiritual movement and neo-shamanic community are hotly debating a number of questions, such as: What is the role and relevancy of shamanism in our modern world? Who is a shaman? What function must a person perform to be called a shaman?
The original shamans and their external technologies induce a sense of freedom from embodiment. The
early yogis carry that freedom into the disentanglement of consciousness from
phenomena and the world. The Vedantic tradition recognizes that the self and
the divine are actually one, and the non-dual traditions recognize that all is divine.