First of all: no, they don't make Shamans like they used to.
And even though I'm being a little facetious, it's really the truth. At least in the western world.
We're growing in number, no doubt about it. People are waking up to who they are again, and remembering that they aren't meant to be a useless bag of flesh propped up by a frame of bones.
People are meant for more. A lot more. And we're starting to embrace that again.
Which means that we need to explore the ways we can figure out if we're really awakening to the Spirit World.