I am not new to the magic world. I have been Pagan and a practicer half my life. But now I've read some things and they throw me off. My "power" didn't really show until two years after I started Practicing. I originally thought this was because that's when I really started believing. But I had a near-death experience right before then, and that's how shamans are awakened. All the magick abilities I'm inclined to also have roots in Shamanism. I normally have all the answers but am now confused. Could I have been a shaman all along?
It doesn't automatically make you a Shaman (even a modern one not associated to the Tungu poeples), however, we cannot say you are or are not a Shaman as that is what you will have to decide for yourself. What is a Shaman to you? What aspects of you identify as Shamanistic and what does not?
Technically you would be a shamanic practitioner. If you subscribe to traditional methods, you are only considered a fully-fledged shaman once you complete the appropriate training (indigenous rites, training during shamanic journeys, etc).