Shamanism is an anthropological term referencing a range of beliefs and practices regarding communication with the spiritual world. A practitioner of shamanism is known as a shaman . Shamanism: It is a form of spiritual belief which holds that there are certain chosen individuals who even before they are born are selected to have superhuman capabilities. These individuals will grow up to be Shamans.
Stephen I (the first Hungarian king), converted the pagan Magyars to Christianity and organized the Church by:
not allowing work on Sundays
everybody had to attend the masses on Sundays
a church had to be built by 10 villages
organiz ing eight bishoprics and two archbishoprics
The current coat of arms of Hungary (which was adopted on July 3, 1990, after the end of Comunist rule) . On the middle hilltop, from an open golden crown, the "apostolic" double-cross emerges which was awarded by pope II. Sylvester to Saint Stephen I, the first Hungarian king, in 1000 A.D., in recognition of his mission to turn the pagan Hungarians to christianity.
Reformation, Counter-Reformation: In the 1520s came a renewal of religious faith. Initially the Lutherans had the leading role, then the Calvinists. The reformation had a great impact on cultural development. The counter-reformation brought a renewal of the Catholic faith.
Protestantism: By this we mean that branch of the Christian faith which separated from Catholicism during the 16th century as a result of the reformation. Even during the 16th century the protestant faith became divided into two branches the evangelical (Lutheran) and the reformed (Calvinist) denominations.
Sárospatak is one of the Protestant centers in Hungary