The Way of the Shaman Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

Michael Harner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5, The Journey to Restore Power.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do individuals need the protection of a guardian spirit?
(a) To maintain a strong, steady heartbeat.
(b) They are weak.
(c) To reach adulthood.
(d) To counter chaotic spirits.

2. In his attempt to find spirit helpers with the assistance of a Jivaro shaman from Ecuador, what does the author do?
(a) He joins Jivaro in an out-of-body ritual.
(b) He spiritually goes to a cave underneath a waterfall.
(c) He repeats an ancient chant Jivaro teaches him.
(d) He calls out to spirit helpers in the rainforest.

3. What similarity does Harner point out between shamanism and science?
(a) Both require a curious mind, an open heart, and a sense of adventure.
(b) Both require much training and discipline.
(c) Both are available to the serious student of reality.
(d) Both are in awe of complexity and the magnificence of nature.

4. Harner writes that in non-ordinary reality, spirit helpers appear as what?
(a) Familiar plants and flowers.
(b) Animals, including jaguars, monkeys, and butterflies.
(c) People once known who have passed on.
(d) Religious deities.

5. After Harner is awakened from his maikua trance, what is he given?
(a) Warm beer and monkey meat.
(b) Peaches and grubs.
(c) Warm oolong tea and papaya seeds.
(d) Pork and mango chutney.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the apprentice shaman emerges from the tunnel and enters Lowerworld, what animal does Harner say the participant will never see?

2. Frequently, a patient has bonded with his or her power animal in:

3. To learn more about shamanism, what does Harner do?

4. How does the author describe his world during a shamanic state of consciousness?

5. In the exercise Harner gives the reader for dancing one's animal guardian spirit, what is the participant asked to do?

(see the answer key)

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