Shamanism is the oldest known spiritual practice. Originating over 100,000 years ago, it is a healing tradition and belief system based on our connection with nature. It asserts that the visible world is pervaded by spirit forces. It is practiced among many indigenous tribes who recognise Shamans, spiritual and ceremonial leaders. Using meditative practices such as drumming, chanting and dancing, Shamans mediate between the spirit world and our reality to perform soul retrievals, access divine information and help deceased spirits cross over.