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The Way of the Shaman has ratings and reviews. Christine said: Harner is the creator of what is called Core Shamanism (the ‘shamanism’ and pr. In , Harner published The Way of the Shaman: a Guide to Power and Healing. Students in the United. This classic on shamanism pioneered the modern shamanic renaissance. It is the foremost resource and reference on shamanism. Now, with a new introduction.

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Perhaps core shamanism is more practical, but Harner gives a range and depth that will make life much easier.

As healing is fundamental to shamans, I would have liked to have learned more about the lives and experiences of well-known North American healers, however only one was mentioned in any detail. I read “Way of the Shaman” when it thf came out, and Eliade’s work around the same time. Chapters two and beyond were aimed at teaching people how to become shamans and do shamanic healing.

It described how the author, doing fieldwork as an anthropologist, had an intense and frightening hallucinogenic experience under the influence of ayahuasca. Jul 03, Steve Woods rated it really liked it Shelves: Still have the books around here somewhere probably in a box in the basement.

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Oct 04, Matty rated it it was ok. Suzuki did for ZenMichael Harner has done for shamanism, namely bring the tradition and thw richness to Western awareness.

Additionally, the focus on healing shamanism is an appropriate shamwn but neglects to fully recognize wxy prevalence of shamanic wars which are outside of the noble savage archetype that Harner bolsters. As for the jankhri in Nepal, I will be learning from him next to doing volunteering so it’s not exactly “tourism” as my primary objective is to help those less fortunate in the village but I realise that adopting and performing his rituals in my native land would be meaningless.


This book has been used as a resource for newer books i. I want to make sure I’m not just wasting money, paper and energy here. One thing I have learned is that much of the traditions are retained in the culture, even when Christianized.

For his fellow tribes people, the Jivaro does not need to specify which state of consciousness he was in to have a particular experience. He has resurrected Shamanism with his research, writing, and workshops.

They are also provided with methods for journeying to meet and study with their own individual spirit helpers in non-ordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. Participants learn how the journey is utilized to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the Planet. At any rate, the book gets a bit wilder as it goes along. Return to Book Page. Oct 21, Michael rated it liked it.

The Human Challenge 14th ed. I’ve been researching Shamanism for a while, but really I realise I should have just read this book earlier and I could have saved a lot of time. He then goes on to provide a basic definition of shamanism, describe altered states of consciousness, journeys in detail, how to obtain a power animal, how to practice shamanism, and what it is like to extract harmful intrusions.

Whether you are looking to improve your life or to practice shamanic healing in your community, we look forward to assisting you on your shamanic path. This is Harner’s “how t First, a little about Michael Harner. Sometimes it seems to break through with some revelation or another or I manage somehow to penetrate the veil for a second or two. Jan 05, Bethany rated it really liked it. Dec 08, Xenophon Hendrix rated it it was hqrner. It started out interesting, with an anthropological discussion of shamans in tribal groups and how similar their practices are all over the world.


A tactical and useful first-hand deep-dive into the world shmaan Shamanism.

Many of us here have read Harner and Eliade. Luckily this is a good thing, as Harner asserts that journeying is perfectly safe. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He gains access to a whole new, and yet familiarly ancient universe that provides him with profound information about the meaning of his own life and death and his place within the totality of all existence.

Trivia About The Way of the Sh Jallan on January 05, After traveling to the Amazon where he ingested the hallucinogen ayahuascaHarner began experimenting with monotonous drumming.

By introducing these methods to the West, he started the movement that is returning shamanism and shamanic healing to the spiritual life of peoples throughout the planet.

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Graphic and descriptive, though. It’s so general and generic as to be useless. If you are interested in generic shamanism, and are capable of critical thinking, I recommend reading this book because it still influences what most Westerners think of shamanism.

It provides historical and cultural information, as well as the details on how to conduct your own spirit journeys. Also, how do I review this book? He completely disregards symbolism, which doesn’t sound much in tune with the nature of “non-ordinary reality”. How crazy is that? Hi guys, this is going to be my first post on this forum harnet How Harner has experienced the ineffable nature of shamanic consciousness: There’s a lot of good information, but I feel that it’s a better resource for an intermediate or experienced shamanic practitioner.