The Way of the Shaman Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Michael Harner
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Chapter Abstracts

* The author reports on commonalities between the world's shamanic spiritual belief systems.

* Harner lives among tribal people and learns shamanic ways firsthand from them.

* He describes his own spiritual experiences involving water.

* He writes about his experience of "flying" inside a mountain.

* The author writes about experiencing demons as reptiles and carrying a balsa stick for protection.

* Not every tribe uses drugs in shamanic rituals.

* Lakota Sioux and Coast Salish tribes are two examples of groups that achieve altered states of consciousness without drugs.

* Harner emphasizes that Westerners don't need to take drugs to access shamanism.

* The author meets a Jivaro shaman named Akachu.

* Akachu helps Harner acquire spirit helpers called tsentak, which cause or cure illness.

* These helpers are activated when swallowed by a shaman.

* Under the influence of a hallucinogen, these spirit helpers appear as animals such as jaguars or monkeys.

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