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Shamanic initiation is a pivotal step onto the path of shamanism, a practice deeply rooted in ancient traditions and spiritual beliefs. While contemporary shamanic paths may lack a standardized framework for addressing spiritual crises, the process of initiation plays a significant role in personal transformation. Shamanic initiation can take various forms and does not necessarily have to be a painful experience. In fact, initiations are often chosen based on how individuals overcome personal adversity. It is worth noting that spiritual emergency, recognized as a "Religious or Spiritual Problem" in the DSM-IV, can also lead to assuming the role of a shaman.