Shamanism entails the act of embodying specialized theoretical and practical premises that encompass the nature and role of perception in the world around us (Castaneda, 2004). Shamanism enraptures archaic techniques of ecstasy; in this context, archaic refers to the preindustrial and the preliterate (McKenna, 1993). Shamanism allows liberation from certain limitations that exist within society. The primary component in shamanism is the shaman. Schizophrenia is a severe mental affliction characterized by a withdrawal from ordinary reality, unique patterns of thinking, delusions, and hallucinations (Sarason & Sarason, 2004). The primary component of schizophrenia is the schizophrenic. A massive array of hidden similarities exists between shamanism and schizophrenia, and these links show that the shaman equals a schizophrenic.