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Shamanism was the dominant religion of the Jurchen people of northeast Asia and of their descendants, the Manchu people.

As early as the Jin dynasty (1111–1234), the Jurchens conducted shamanic ceremonies at shrines called tangse.

There were two kinds of shamans: those who entered in a trance and let themselves be possessed by the spirits, and those who conducted regular sacrifices to heaven, to a clan's ancestors, or to the clan's protective spirits.

When Nurhaci (1559–1626), the chieftain of the Jianzhou Jurchens, unified the other Jurchen tribes under his own rule in the early seventeenth century, he imposed the protective spirits of his clan, the Aisin Gioro, upon other clans, and often destroyed their shrines.

She always knew she would devote her life in service to the healing of people and the planet.

In Tibetan and Amazonian cultures, this primordial state is a most vital evolutionary portal to an infinite source of creative life force.

This experiential practice cultivates a deeply restful state, allowing life force to flow and be expressed more freely.

As early as the 1590s, he placed shamanism at the center of his state's ritual, sacrificing to heaven before engaging in military campaigns.

His son and successor Hong Taiji (1592–1643), who renamed the Jurchens "Manchu" and officially founded the Qing dynasty (1636–1912), further put shamanistic practices in the service of the state, notably by forbidding others to erect new tangse (shrines) for ritual purposes.

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