The Way of the Shaman Multiple Choice Test Questions

Michael Harner
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1. In "The Way of the Shaman," the author shows similarities between:
(a) Younger and older shamans.
(b) Real and fake shamans.
(c) Once dominant spiritual belief systems.
(d) Various shamanic spiritual belief systems.

2. The author shows that all religious traditions share:
(a) Similarities in styles of worship.
(b) One common origin.
(c) Mystical and symbolic similarities.
(d) A mistrust of shamans and mysticism.

3. What does Harner compare his near-death experience with the Conibo to?
(a) The concept of reincarnation.
(b) Ancient Daoism stories.
(c) Teachings of Confucius.
(d) Descriptions in the Bible.

4. Harner asserts that shamanism transcends any particular what?
(a) Culture.
(b) Falsehood.
(c) Scholarly assessment.
(d) Philosophy.

5. Harner's reports of the rituals, symbols, and visions of the different tribes he observes are what?
(a) Similar.
(b) Disturbing.
(c) Simplistic.
(d) Foreign.

6. Harner claims that when he shared his vision of dragon-like creatures that appeared from outer space with another shaman, that person:
(a) Did not understand the significance of the creatures.
(b) Immediately recognized the creatures.
(c) Warned Harner to stay away from the creatures.
(d) Explained the creatures represent suppressed desires.

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