Trigger Warning: The authors are evangelical Christians. John Ankerberg and John Weldon write at the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute:
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The phenomenon of spiritistic intimidation is common to all categories of occultism. Thus, shamans who are “chosen” by the spirits as “healers” must either submit to the spirits or become ill, or even die.
The person called to be a shaman must learn to shamanize, that is, must take his powerful experiences and find a way to share the power with his people. If he does not shamanize, he will become ill again and may die, for the shaman is called to a certain kind of life, and if he does not lead it properly, his power will turn against him and kill him.
In other words, to the spirits, human life is cheap. If their chosen host will not obey their wishes, they will destroy it and find another.