This word describes shamanic enlightenment. I first came across it in Barry Lopez’s book Arctic Dreams.

Shamanism is a loosely defined religion based on a belief in animism, the idea that everything is alive. As even The Economist magazine has noticed, shamanism is currently the fastest-growing religion in the UK. In the latest census, 8,000 people including myself stated it as our religion.

But shamanism has ancient roots. Many people surmise that our palaeolithic ancestors practiced shamanism. But the notion is controversial, because there have never been established codes of behaviour or rigidly defined rituals associated with the religion.