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The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner is an introduction to the basic principles and practices of shamanism. Shamanic methods from all over the world share similar precepts about transcending everyday reality.
This book is a distillation of firsthand research of North and South American Indian spiritual traditions and ethnographic literature from scholars about shamanism in tribes and cultures worldwide. While referencing appropriate scholarship, Harner's treatment is phenomenological rather than explanatory. He does not seek to explain causes. Rather, he describes how shamans work, technically and metaphysically, within their own cosmologies. Harner also shows how Westerners can access the techniques for healing and spiritual enlightenment. Obviously a believer in the substantiated and unsubstantiated powers of shamanism, Harner appropriately labels his unsupported comments as opinion or speculation. When he can support a claim by scholarship or observation, he clearly does so.
Shamanism is a practice conducted within an...
The Way of the Shaman Lesson Plans contain 131 pages of teaching material, including: