The Way of the Shaman
The classic that pioneered the contemporary shamanic renaissance, The Way of the Shaman remains the foremost resource and reference on understanding shamanism. Now, with a new introduction and a guide to current resources, anthropologist and shamanic practitioner Michael Harner provides the first handbook on practical shamanism — what it is, where it came from, and how you can participate.
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Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality
In this long-awaited sequel, Michael Harner provides new evidence of the reality of spirits and heavens. Drawing from a lifetime of personal shamanic experiences and more than 2,500 reports of Westerners' experiences during shamanic ascension, Harner highlights the striking similarities between their discoveries and the reports by non-Western shamans in other societies.
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Wonderful, fascinating...Harner really knows what he's talking about.
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.
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.
"Cave and Cosmos" is a treasure trove of information on core shamanism and is bound to become a classic in the global renaissance of shamanism that Michael Harner initiated with his earlier "The Way of the Shaman."
Not since Eliade's "Shamanism" and Harner's "The Way of the Shaman" has there been a more valuable contribution to the field than "Cave and Cosmos." Definitely a classic for all time.
Harner calls shamanism "a path of independence leading toward spiritual freedom — freedom to know, not just believe." In "Cave and Cosmos," readers will find experiential stories and practices, leading from a "belief" in spirits to be replaced by "knowledge." Spirits are as real as family and friends in ordinary reality.
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