The Way of the Shaman

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Harper Collins, Jul 26, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 256 pages
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This classic on shamanism pioneered the modern shamanic renaissance. It is the foremost resource and reference on shamanism. Now, with a new introduction and a guide to current resources, anthropologist Michael Harner provides the definitive handbook on practical shamanism – what it is, where it came from, how you can participate.

"Wonderful, fascinating… 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. 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. Without doubt (since the recent death of Mircea Eliade) the world's leading authority on shamanism."
NEVILL DRURY, author of 'The Elements of Shamanism'

Michael Harner, Ph.D., 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.

 

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

I read this because it was on The Ultimate Reading List for "Inspirational Non-fiction." It was one of only a few on that list I thought might be of interest to me given Harner was a anthropologist ... Read full review

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User Review  - earthlistener - LibraryThing

This book a classic when it comes to neoshamanism and core shamanism This book has some issues for me though. I think one of the biggest ones being that the author doesn’t really go into the dangers ... Read full review

Contents

Discovering the Way l
1
The Shamanic Joumey Introduction
20
Shamanism and States of Consciousness
40
Power Animals
57
Power Practice
95
Extracting Hannful lntrusions
135
Notes
151
Index
167
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Michael Harner, Ph.D., has taught anthropology at various institutions, including the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, Yale University, and the New School in New York, and has practiced shamanism and shamanic healing since 1961 when he was initiated into Upper Amazonian shamanism. He is the founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies in Mill Valley, California.

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