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by Michael Harner

ISBN: 0553206931
ISBN13: 978-0553206937
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam New Age Books (March 1982)
Subategory: Religion

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People go both ways about Michael Harner. Ive read the book years ago and do actively use the techniques and have been practicing shamanism for about 20 years now. I wanted to reread the book to compare some ideas.

People go both ways about Michael Harner. This is a great source of information on the subject of Shamanism and provides a wonderful introduction. I found the book an easy read and have referred to it several times as I have sought out more information and matured in my understanding. I would highly recommend this book to anyone seeking this information.

An intimate and practical guide to the art of shamanic healing and the technology of the sacred. Michael Harner is not just an anthropologist who has studied shamanism: he is an authentic white shaman. Stanislav Grof, author of The Adventure of Self-Discovery. Harner has impeccable credentials, both as an academic and as a practicing shaman. Without doubt (since the recent death of Mircea Eliade) the world's leading authority on shamanism. Nevill Drury, author of The Elements of Shamanism.

This classic on shamanism pioneered the modern shamanic renaissance. Harner really knows what he's talking about. CARLOS CASTANEDA"An intimate and practical guide to the art of shamanic healing and the technology of the sacred. It is the foremost resource and reference on shamanism. Michael Harner is not just an anthropologist who has studied shamanism; he is an authentic white shaman. STANILAV GROF, author of 'The Adventure Of Self Discovery'"Harner has impeccable credentials, both as an academic and as a practising shaman.

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Harner is the creator of what is called "Core Shamanism" (the ‘shamanism’ and practices of Sandra Ingerman, and . He gives methods for contacting your "power animal" and some basic healing techniques.

Harner is the creator of what is called "Core Shamanism" (the ‘shamanism’ and practices of Sandra Ingerman, and Caitlín and John Matthews also fall under the Core Shamanism umbrella). Like Daniel C. Noel and Robert J. Wallis, I believe Harner's teachings are based on cultural appropriation and Western fantasies. I valued this book most for its discussions of shamanistic consciousness rather than the practices, but I could see both being of value for the proper audience.

Way of the Shaman: A Guide to Power and Healing (A Bantam New Age Book).

has practised shamanism and shamanic healing for more than a quarter of a century. He is the founder and director of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies in Norwalk, Connecticut. That fieldwork took place in 1960 and 1961.

Michael Harner is not just an anthropologist who has studied shamanism; he is an authentic white shaman. STANILAV GROF, author of 'The Adventure Of Self Discovery' Harner has impeccable credentials, both as an academic and as a practising shaman. NEVILL DRURY, author of 'The Elements of Shamanism' Michael Harner, P. has practised shamanism and shamanic healing for more than a quarter of a century.

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Quinthy
From tripping on ayuhuasca in Peru to sucking the evil spirits out of patients, Harner offers an overview of shamanic methods and practices. While it would seem like such an undertaking would be a thick tome given the wide variety of cultures in which Shaman are a fixture, Harner suggest that there is a remarkable similarity of methods used by these “medicine men” be they in the Americas, Central Asia, or the South Pacific. Of course, at a tight level of granularity there are differences, and Harner gives examples of such differences here and there – usually using examples of the Shamanic practices he has studied in South and Central America. However, this book is more the high altitude over pass of the landscape.

There are seven chapters. The first couple of chapters both set up the book and hook the reader with a detailed discussion of Harner’s Ayuhuasca -- and other mind / mood altering substance – experience. 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 meditative practices.

Chapter three discusses altered states of consciousness, and what Harner calls the “Shamanic State of Consciousness” (SSC) which is the altered state that is pursued by medicine men in their practice. Chapter four describes the concept of power animals and the role that they have in health and illness. (i.e. from the Shaman’s view, an illness might be seen as the result of lacking such a “spirit animal.”) The final three chapters discuss practices such as how the Shaman can acquire a power animal for the patient or how he / she might extract a malevolent influence.

I found an interesting corner being turned in this book. In the opening chapters it reads much like an anthropologist’s scholarly account. Even talking about tripping on psychedelic substances, it’s all with the grounded feel of a scientific mind. However, in the latter half of the book, it reads as though Harner truly believes that the altered state of consciousness is actually a sort of parallel dimension with an intrinsic reality unto itself. I don’t know whether this is a tactic to feather it in for skeptical readers or if it reflects Harner’s own internal journey. (It’s definitely a hard line to walk when writing a book that one hopes to be read by both scientific rational skeptics and religious true believers.) At any rate, the book gets a bit wilder as it goes along. In the beginning, the reader might think the book a discussion of how a powerful placebo effect is achieved, but by the latter chapters it seems one is considering how malevolent spirits can be trapped or extracted from a patient.

As for ancillary material, there are line drawn illustrations, annotations, a bibliography, and two appendices. The first appendix is about drumming and gives details about what kind of drums and rattles the would-be Shaman should seek. (Drumming plays a major role in achieving the proper state of mind.) The second is a detailed description of a game played by the Flathead Indians. I should note that I read the 3rd edition of this book. The original was published in 1980.

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. I’d recommend it for a reader who is curious about Shamanic practices – even one who, like me, is a complete neophyte to the subject.

Qane
First published in 1980, this is one the "classic" books on shamanism and in retrospect I can appreciate what anthropologist Michael Harner aimed at accomplishing with this book and his work. Many take offense at his work, especially teaching workshops through his Foundation of Shamanic Studies (FSS), but my understanding is he uses the funds raised to preserve and document shamanic practices as indigenous cultures disappear and helped to introduce shamanic practices to the West. I have watched some of his You Tube videos and he comes across as an academic and rather unassuming. He is also a shamanic practitioner, not just academic or author.

I want to be upfront and say at the recommendation of a friend took the FSS core shamanic workshop in Phoenix, AZ. Knowing very little about shamanism and not having read the book before the workshop I had no clue what I was about to experience and in retrospect it was a gift I didn't have any preconceived notions about what I "should" be experiencing. During the workshop my hands and feet began to pulse and I also felt heat in my hands during a shamanic exercise. Since I had no preconceived notions I know what happened was a "pure" experience. I also had some intuitive experiences during the divination exercise that were on the money that I can't explain. This is not a recommendation for Harner's workshops. I only want to convey my experience made me a believer in shamanic ways and altered states of consciousness. I know after the workshop shamanic practices are not all psychological bunk, drugs, or placebo effect. In fact I would recommend not taking any drugs as the experience will be totally pure.

Regarding Way of the Shaman, it is well written, not too long, and easy to read. I enjoyed reading Harner's account of his ayahuasca journey. You get a sense of how extremely heightened the senses become on ayahuasca and also how risky it can be to drink ayahuasca without the assistance of an experienced ayahuasca shaman. You can feel his panic when finding himself lost in the jungle. The age of the book shows when Harner refers to tape cassettes, but the centuries old information is still useful. Harner was one of the first to put together the common threads from many shamanic cultures into a core practice. He explains where the word shaman comes from and that it was selected for use because it was relatively new term not colored by connotations by words such as witch doctor and sorcerer. While this work may well fall into what has come to be termed neo-shamanism, I make a distinction between this work and blended or new age shamanism such as Reiki-shamanism, shamanism and chakras, etc. Harner bases his work on the actual shamanic practice and as he uses it himself he stays true to the basics of shamanic practices. I also don't feel he enhanced or exaggerated anything like some authors to make it enticing, exciting or add commercial value. He gives straightforward basic information on states of consciousness/altered states of consciousness, the shamanic journey and how to journey, extraction, power or totem animals, drumming and rattling. I would recommend this book as a good primer for the novice.

Dream
I've been doing alot of rock divinations as described in this book so far they've been arcuate and fun though I never found a two fist size rock I saw a fox face which I interpreted to mean I'm clever, a bird quickly flying away for you'll leave here fast, and a ghost that seemed to imply that I'd be scared. I didn't like that they suggested possessions-to let the spiris of plants and animals inhibit your body and influence your mind. All aroud good read. I read it twice and can't wait to google some of the many famous anthropologist and indian tribes mentioned. Also this book had alot of great resources like where to find good meditation drumming.

Hidden Winter
It is a great intro to core shamanism. Harner also includes exercises for you to practice journeying, power animal retrieval, etc. It’s fascinating to see other’s experiences of shamanic journey and how shaman treat patients with compassion. Harner on the last chapter also point out that shamans care for the healthy being of the patients and encourage them to seek western medical help as well

Celore
People go both ways about Michael Harner. Ive read the book years ago and do actively use the techniques and have been practicing shamanism for about 20 years now. I wanted to reread the book to compare some ideas. Yes he does make his money off shamanism but he brought the tools to the masses... I know he just had a new book come out and Im going to be reading that one next. I think it is well worth the price if your wanting to cross into the realms of non-ordinary reality. It doesn't answer all the questions, but can help put you on the path.

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