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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I will not give my opinion on that. The American Indian Quarterly issn. Retrieved from ” https: I’m marking this as read even tho Harnee only read about half.

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Oct 13, Maria rated it it was amazing. Shamanism is, after all, basically a strategy for personal learning and acting on that learning. Perhaps this perception sounds a little too non-rational for most people but after a shamanic experience these truisms become more and more real. It’s strong in the beginning, but ends as a disjointed, psychedelic mess. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in Shamanism, beginners or masters alike.

I will look to read Michael Harner’s follow-up book at some point. It started out interesting, with an anthropological discussion of shamans in tribal groups and how similar their practices are all over the world.

Collecting information on shamanism as practiced in dozens of indigenous traditions Harner presents non-pharmacologic practices that westerners can take part in that may wayy them into the consciousness states uti Michael Harner is the founder of shamaan movement called “contemporary shamanism”.

From the early s onward, he invited a few of his students to join an international faculty to reach an ever-wider market. Apart from that I study the ways of my ancestors, but comparatively little is known about these ways celtic and germanic that isn’t new-age flowerpower bullshit.


They are also provided with methods for journeying to meet and study with their own individual spirit helpers in non-ordinary reality, a classic shanan in shamanic practice. 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.

So I removed the other shaman book by this author from my reading list bc that one is about hallucinogens used in shamanism, but I’m not going anywhere near ayahuasca or datura and I’m marking this as read even tho I only read about half.

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Ghe, I did not, but like any good book, it opened my mind to new ways of thinking and healing. There are a lot of cautions that newbies should not attempt some of the more advanced exercises until they master the basics. Mar 17, Christine rated it did not like it Shelves: It looks like it could be a fun, and possibly enlightening, game of psychology for a moderate-size group.

Harner was traditionally initiated into shamanism by a South American tradition. So I removed the other shaman book by this author from my reading list bc that one is about hallucinogens used in shamanism, but I’m not going anywhere near ayahuasca or datura and I’m still not interested in being a shaman.

The Way of the Shaman

Oct 08, Michelle Corder rated it it was ok. You may only be dancing a memory. Eminent Elders Explore the Continuing Impact of Psychedelics”Michael Harner is widely acknowledged as the world’s foremost authority on shamanism and has had an enormous influence on both the academic and lay worlds Please contact support at newagefraud dot org. But the developed indigenous mind has a built-in understanding of the difference between the two types of experience and needs no preface to extraordinary claims, something our society lacks and the key component that leads to cognicentrism.


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It provides historical and ahaman information, as well as the details on how to conduct your own spirit journeys. Harner explains in this book why it reads like oof August Learn how and when to remove this template sha,an.

Hi guys, this is going to be my first post on this forum so What I mean by practical information is information that is practically applicable and useful. Mar 05, Kevin Vrieze rated it it was amazing. This being said, contemporary shamanism appears to have come quite some way as a practice.

Recommended for fans of Wade Davis and Graham Hancock. I am going to take a leap here and assume you don’t know the languages, otherwise I don’t think you’d be asking this question.

Michael James Harner April 27, — February 3, was an anthropologist, educator and author. I particularly enjoyed the information on drum beat frequencies pp. I always recommend people look first to the traditions of their ancestors. Want to Read saving….

If you like, I can refer you to some good language-study programs. What I intend to do with this book is take only what is useful.