Not if many Böns had become corrupt back then, as is said to have happened.
From what I've learned there are basically three types of Bön:
"Black" Bön is apparently Shamanism more or less devoid of the pure Dzogchen Transmission of Yungdrung Bön.
"White" Bön is apparently Bön mixed with Buddhism mainly for the purpose of avoiding persecution.
Yungdrung Bön is Eternal Bön which has the pure Dzogchen Transmission, such as the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud.
It would have been "Black Bön" that would have supposedly fallen into some nasty sorts of practices, corruption, etc.
But I believe that all three forms of Bön have Shamanistic practices.
It seems that these days most Bönpo's teachings are an integration of "White Bön" and Yungdrung Bön.
This is my very limited understanding. I'm sure that Malcolm and Kalden Yungdrung could correct me.
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