I know that when we talk about spirtuality our racional ideas do not matter, just feel is what really matter. But I understand also that some people can be easily decieved and I personally have been seeing it happens everywhere. Thus, I am here to invite you to learn how to be OUT of fake shamans and avoid wasting your time, energy and money with it.
He will not try to convince you he is real and will not tell you impressive stories about their ancestry and powers . Even, he is not going to guarantee to heal you, he only says he will try.
If one day you go to a reservation and be blessed enough to meet a real medicine/holy man, and IF you have the blessing to be invited to take part of a cerimony it will not make you a medicine man!!! The same if you meet Dalai Lama and watch his cerimony it doesn´t make you a Lama.If you go to church it doesn´t make you a Priest.
If you ask to these “shamans” to give you the name of his/her mentor inside the tribe they never will tell you. I personally knew one who claimed that he had been made shaman by the Lakota and he even didn´t know the reservations names...worse, he invented wrong names...very sad...
If you are on the reservation where is the only place you can find a real Medicine Man and be blessed enough to be invited to take part of a cerimony, use your money to help their social projects.