The Way of the Shaman Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Michael Harner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, The Shamanic Journey: Introduction.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author encounter when he drinks maikua?
(a) Dangerous creatures.
(b) Winged benevolent beings.
(c) Beloved pets he knew as a child.
(d) A frightening emptiness.

2. With the help of spirit helpers and two tsentak inside his mouth, the shaman can help the patient by:
(a) Smoking out the intruder.
(b) Vomiting out the intruder.
(c) Frightening the intruder out.
(d) Swallowing the intruder.

3. Why does Harner say it's important that the shaman does not tell the patient's family that he already has the ordinary form of the spirit in his mouth?
(a) The physical manifestation that has infected the patient will read the family's thoughts, rendering the cure useless.
(b) The symbolic act of expelling the ordinary form is part of the ritual rather than the actual act that removes the intruder spirit.
(c) It will frighten the family, and this fear will work against the energies applied by the shaman.
(d) The family should not know what is happening to the patient without the patient's explicit permission.

4. Harner indicates that becoming a shaman involves pain, facing fears, and a willingness to:
(a) Consume exotic foods.
(b) Cross dangerous jungles.
(c) Leave behind all that one holds near and dear.
(d) Confront the unknown.

5. One person who tried Harner's step-by-step guided journey exercise reported bringing back what by accident?
(a) A message for a friend.
(b) A healing code.
(c) A beneficial being.
(d) A monkey spirit guide.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author tell an aspiring shaman to do upon returning from his or her first journey?

2. Harner asks aspiring shamans to refrain from:

3. What does Harner point out about the Lakota Sioux and the Coast Salish tribes?

4. The author emphasizes that not all tribes use what in their shamanic practices?

5. In a drug-induced vision, Harner sees demons as:

(see the answer key)

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