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’ve been researching Shamanism for a while, but really I realise I should have harenr read this book earlier and I could have saved a lot of time. After all if the practical aspects of what he describes work I’m referring specifically to journeying and the like then it isn’t a complete waste of money is it?

You might want to search from the main page on “spiritual tourism”. Very helpful and rewarding.

Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature.

I have recently decided to order Harner’s harmer “The Way of the Shaman” but apparently there’s been a lot of criticism on his work on this forum. Core and Neo-shamanism” Anthropology of Consciousness vol.

Additionally, shamanic work provides an ecological framework in the time of a renewed distress over our disconnection from nature, a shaman does not distinguish between the environment and family.

I want to make sure I’m not just wasting money, paper and energy here. I don’t remember how I found it, but I do know that I didn’t go looking for it in particular or the subject in general.


The Way of the Shaman : The Definitive Handbook

They also said he proved that one could do both science and shamanism. Look to the living cultures – the folk practices, songs, prayers, poems and beliefs that still live in the languages of the individual Celtic or Germanic cultures.

Michael Harner can be legitimately credited with launching the Western neo-shaman movement. If you like, I can refer you to some good language-study programs. Jan 05, Bethany rated it really liked it. How crazy is that? Oct 08, Michelle Corder rated it it was ok. Anyway, most of the first chapter was available as a sample.

The first appendix is about drumming and gives details about what kind of drums and rattles the would-be Shaman should seek.

Dec 01, S. People of the Sacred Waterfalls. Anthropologist Joan Townsend has distinguished Harner’s core shamanism from neoshamanism.

He then goes on to provide a basic definition of shamanism, describe altered states of consciousness, journeys in detail, how to obtain a power animal, how to practice shamanism, and what it is like to extract harmful intrusions. As for ancillary material, there are line drawn illustrations, annotations, a bibliography, and two appendices. Harner was traditionally initiated into shamanism by a South American tradition.

Published October 12th by HarperOne first published Harner attempts to distill the essence of shamanism into a kind of how-to book for modern neo-shamanists. As healing is fundamental to shamans, I would have liked to have learned more about the lives and experiences of well-known North American healers, however only one was tbe in any detail.

Michael Harner Biography

This is Harner’s “how t First, a little about Michael Harner. Really amazing book on the practice and theory of shamanism. Of course, at a tight level of granularity there are differences, and Ha From tripping on ayuhuasca in Peru to sucking the evil spirits out of patients, Harner offers an overview of shamanic methods and practices. This book describes in great detail what it is like to undertake a shamanic journey, and what can be expected. Apr 08, Joshua Gross rated it it was ok Shelves: He also says that everyone has the ability to become a shaman, just with varying degrees of skill and power.


Apart from that I study the ways of th ancestors, but comparatively little is known about these ways celtic and germanic that isn’t new-age flowerpower bullshit. You may only be dancing a memory.

The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner

Lists with This Book. Three organizations of the AAA joined together to recognize him for his “pioneering work” in shamanism “as an academic and advocate” and for his role during the last forty years in the “exponential growth in anthropological studies of the harnsr and significance” of shamanism. 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.

I haven’t been reading lately, its really taken ahrner disappointing hit to my ‘Goodreads Book Challenge’ Time to suit back up and hit those books hard! Want to Read saving….