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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The Way of the Shaman Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism

If one is at all curious about shamanism, this is a great place to get started. I thought his account was fascinating, so I bought the book.

Today he and his staff annually teach thousands of students internationally who, in turn, introduce thousands more to shamanism. Lists with This Book. The tea creates a perception of euphoria and builds a happy community. Then I redid the exercises and found out that my other power animal was a toad.

Interpretations of ethnographic studies have been muddled because of misunderstanding these two states of experience. Archaeological and ethnological evidence suggests that shamanic methods are at least twenty or thirty thousand years old I will not give my opinion on that.

How crazy is that? The Hopi believe that all life, animals birds, insects, trees shamman plants appear only in masquerade during ordinary experience, that they surely have a human-like experience in another world.

But disappointing it was. Aug 17, Ryan rated it syaman it.

This is Harner’s “how t First, a little wzy Michael Harner. I would suggest The Way of the Shaman as a guidebook to gain an initial understanding of other realities and as a spark to begin a few initial adventures into them through the drumming practices detailed within.


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Read a chronology of Michael’s pioneering od in core shamanism. I mean, how on Earth could you possibly know what is “useful”? Michael James Harner April 27, — February 3, was an anthropologist, educator and author.

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I have a feeling that this book just wasn’t for me, but that is just me. The cross-cultural similarities between shamanic experiences seem to undeniably imply that these techniques of archaic ecstasy are enabling the practitioner to enter the racial subconscious mind. A tactical and useful first-hand deep-dive into the world of Shamanism. I found the book intriguing as one interested in how people of various cultures achieve altered states of consciousness, how they experience such states, and why they pursue them in the first place.

Take advantage of your inner healer. The Foundation for Shamanic Studies’ workshops are widely recognized as unparalleled in the world.

The Way of the Shaman : The Definitive Handbook

It should be pointed out that not all Shaman use psychedelics and Harner describes in detail alternative approaches to achieve altered states of conscious that involve a combination of drumming and ths practices. He completely disregards symbolism, which doesn’t sound much in tune with the nature of “non-ordinary reality”.

Apr 16, Clark Hugo rated it it was uarner Shelves: Shamanism represents the most widespread and ancient methodological system of mind-body healing known to humanity. I found all of this a fascinating read. Ten years after it was first published, this is still the rhe resource and reference for all those interested in cross-cultural and current forms of shamanism: He, since, has had the skill and awareness to expand the practice so it can be available to those with interest, dedication, and skill, would not otherwise have achess to this training.


Defend the Sacred Global Moderator Posts: Core and Uarner Anthropology of Consciousness vol. In Russia, assembled Siberian shamans of the Buriat people publicly declared Michael Harner a great shaman upon witnessing his shamanic healings in the word, shaman, comes from Siberia.

There’s no such thing as that. Anthropologist Joan Townsend has distinguished Harner’s core shamanism from neoshamanism. This book has been used as a resource for newer books i.

To the author’s further credit, he encourages people to make full use of modern medicine, with shamanic healing being an addition rather than a replacement. Thus, if you were to listen to a Jivaro shaman talk, hhe might harjer in his everyday conversation accounts of experiences and deeds which could seem to you, as a Westerner, to be patently absurd or impossible. Are there at least some useful things to be found in his book?

This is the book that founded the movement written in If by practical you mean can it help you find a spiritual path, again, how could an inaccurate work possibly do that?

It’s deceptively simple and the author an anthropologist really, really knows what he is talking about. Retrieved 23 April Practice includes comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as being introduced to shamanic divination and healing.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I hadner note that I read the 3rd edition of this book.