The Way of the Shaman Test | Final Test - Easy

Michael Harner
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the Jivaro tradition, the identity of a power animal is what?
(a) Shared with the patient's spouse and children.
(b) Revealed freely to everyone.
(c) Told to the patient's parents and siblings.
(d) Strictly hidden from others.

2. According to Jivaro tradition, a shaman must seek out a guardian spirit how often?
(a) No more than once a month.
(b) During a full moon.
(c) On an empty stomach.
(d) At least every two weeks.

3. Why do the Jivaro and other shamanic tribes believe in waking up a person gently?
(a) So that the person's power animal has the chance to return.
(b) To avoid scaring the person to death.
(c) To preserve the guardian spirit visions he or she received while sleeping.
(d) So that the person can remember his or her lucid dreams.

4. When first communicating with a guardian spirit animal, what does the author recommend novices do before engaging in detailed conversations?
(a) Master simple yes-no questions.
(b) Ask the spirit for permission to speak.
(c) Avoid eye contact so that the animal doesn't flee.
(d) Listen to make sure the animal is ready to talk.

5. In order for a shaman to restore power to someone from a distance, what does the author say is required?
(a) Advanced intuition and much courage.
(b) Great expectations and focused desire.
(c) Expert skills and advanced confidence.
(d) Great concentration and expert sight.

6. Harner presents one shaman's drawings of the tunnel to Lowerworld. What does it look like?
(a) Concentric circles with crystals and humans falling through a hole.
(b) A cavern with steps leading straight down.
(c) Brightly lit opening with benevolent animals protecting the entrance.
(d) A winding chute that's wide at the top and bottom but narrow in the middle.

7. In the exercise Harner gives the reader for dancing one's animal guardian spirit, what is the participant asked to do?
(a) Shake rattles in six directions.
(b) Visualize the animal that is sought.
(c) Wear a mask of the animal being summoned.
(d) Drum vigorously for six minutes.

8. Frequently, a patient has bonded with his or her power animal in:
(a) The spirit world.
(b) Childhood.
(c) A previous lifetime.
(d) Early adulthood.

9. Shamans typically utilize crystals as:
(a) Doorways into the future.
(b) Objects that pull out negative energy.
(c) Transmitters of energy for health.
(d) Harnessers of the sun's energy.

10. In stories of Coyote or Raven, for example, the shaman's connection with the guardian spirit is with what?
(a) An angelic being posing as an animal.
(b) The entire species.
(c) A representative individual of the species.
(d) A mythical character that does not exist.

11. Who wrote "Natural Magick" in 1562?
(a) Nicolaus Copernicus.
(b) Galileo Galilei.
(c) Giovanni Battista Porta.
(d) Hans Lippershey.

12. What do anthropologists refer to as divination?
(a) The act of shaking a shamanic rattle in six directions.
(b) Consultation between a shaman and his or her animal.
(c) Information a shaman shares immediately after emerging from the Lowerworld tunnel.
(d) A patient's spontaneous healing after a shaman's visit.

13. Harner repeatedly emphasizes that not all shamanic experiences involve drugs and instead rely on what?
(a) Storytelling, praying, and daydreaming.
(b) Meditating, fasting, running, and self-deprivation.
(c) Drumming, chanting, singing, and symbolism.
(d) Jumping, eating, and dreaming.

14. Particularly during the Inquisition, many Christian church leaders considered animal transformation to be what?
(a) Sorcery.
(b) Laughable.
(c) Harmless.
(d) Empowering.

15. For the Jivaro, where do guardian spirits reside primarily?
(a) At the hips.
(b) Behind the eyes.
(c) In each ear.
(d) In the chest.

Short Answer Questions

1. Can non-shamans participate in shamanic rituals?

2. On the guided power restoration journey that involves descending down a tunnel, the author cautions against encountering:

3. Power practice involves the use of power objects, which almost always are:

4. When a shaman delivers the spirit of a power animal into the patient, he or she also:

5. Among some Plains Indians tribes, it is believed that those who don't have a guardian animal spirit lack what?

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