“Contrary to popular belief, prostitution isn’t the world’s oldest profession. No, it’s being a shaman. Every tribal culture had someone whose job it was to walk between the worlds, connecting with unseen deities so as to provide two basic services for their community: healing and protection. These two core needs have remained essential among all human societies right up through today. It’s just that today society turns to more “civilized” means to deliver these needs.
Yet shamanism has functioned within all pre-history tribal groups through the millennia. These tribes or clans typically numbered no more than a hundred and fifty individuals, often smaller”