I apologize in advance, but this is kinda long, so please bare with me. I am currently writing a story about a female character(there is to be another character that comes in a bit later) that has the ability to see the spirits of those who have died. Part of her abilities include: 1. She can fuse with the spirit (i.e She can become one with the spirit by allowing it into her body so that she may be able to use it's abilities without it taking complete control over her) 2. She can heal souls that have become "bad spirits"(Or for the Bleach anime fans "Hollows") 3. She can help souls find peace so that they may move on. 4. She can use a ghost's power (even if it is not in her body) to assist her whenever she may need it. 5. She has a contract with a spirit to serve her until she releases it Here is where I'm running into problems however, whenever I try to find another term, or the correct term, for someone with these abilities I often come up with the term Shaman. The thing is, the dictionary defines a Shaman as: 1 : a priest or priestess who uses magic for the purpose of curing the sick, divining the hidden, and controlling events 2 : one who resembles a shaman; especially : high priest 3 So I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this one, or if they had any advice as to what my assistant heroine may be?