- "Use of the archaic techniques of ecstasy that were developed independent of any religious philosophy—the empirically validated, experientially operable techniques that produce ecstasy." - That sounds like they're arguing that shamanism is a medical practice, validated by experiment, devoid of religion. And it's being promoted more and more as a form of "spiritual healing" and holistic "medicine." --Irrational Atheist (talk) 18:36, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
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