The Way of the Shaman

By: Harner, Michael

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The Way of the Shaman is the first practical text on shamanism anywhere in the world and included important experientially tested evidence that shamanism and the shamanic journey were legitimate practices connected with an altered state of consciousness and entrance into another reality. He showed, also for the first time, how the shaman's drum, when used properly, was an effective tool in this process, just as he had earlier shown that hallucinogens were a legitimate tool in Amazonian shamanism and quite possibly in medieval European witchcraft. Roger Walsh and Charles S. Grob in an interview with Michael Harner in Higher Wisdom wrote that What Yogananda did for Hinduism and D. T. Suzuki did for Zen, Michael Harner has done for shamanism, namely bring the tradition and its richness to Western awareness. Starting in the 1970's, Harner was the first to train contemporary Westerners in the practice of classic ways of shamanic healing such as guardian spirit and soul retrieval, spirit intrusion removal, shamanic depossession, and psychopomp work. His sharing of these methods with thousands of students was in the form of what he named, core shamanism, his distillation through cross-cultural study, experimentation, and practice, of the underlying principles and practices of shamanism worldwide. Anthropologist Joan Townsend clearly distinguished Harner's core shamanism from neo-shamanism.

Title: The Way of the Shaman

Author Name: Harner, Michael

Categories: Occult, Metaphysical & Spirituality
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Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Brand New!

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