A shaman is someone who practices shamanism. What sets a shaman apart from other magic practitioners, is that a shaman focuses on animalistic spells and rituals. A shaman could draw power by using hoodoo and other forms of magic to empower himself or herself with improved speed, reflexes, ability to secrete venom, etc. Additionally, unlike other magic practitioners, such as witches, shamans appeared to focus more on using magic for self-enhancement instead of using it directly for offense. At least one shaman relied on a spellbook to successfully cast his rituals. The said shaman could also compound the spells recorded in the book to create even more complex results, such as combining the qualities of a baboon and a black widow, instead of using both individually.