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Michael Harner
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After a novice receives an answer from a guardian spirit animal, what does Harner recommend he or she do?
(a) Test the spirit to make sure the answer is correct.
(b) Move on to the next question.
(c) Write down the answer as soon as possible.
(d) Spend fifteen minutes meditating on the answer's meaning.

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

3. Harner indicates that a tonal animal is linked to someone's fate in what?
(a) Dream states.
(b) Ordinary reality.
(c) Pre-adolescent years.
(d) Shamanic states of consciousness.

4. Where can a shaman go to retrieve a lost power animal?
(a) The Higherworld.
(b) The Otherworld.
(c) The Powerworld.
(d) The Lowerworld.

5. After a shaman successfully retrieves a patient's power animal from the Lowerworld, what's the next step?
(a) Asking the power animal to swallow the patient.
(b) Having the patient swallow the animal.
(c) Placing the animal on the patient's chest.
(d) Waiting for the animal to befriend the patient.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Harner state that it doesn't matter whether the animal that has appeared is fierce or gentle?

2. The shamans among Scandinavian Laps often become what?

3. In some traditions, how is a quartz crystal recharged?

4. For the Jivaro, where do guardian spirits reside primarily?

5. When the Coastal Salish wear masks and dance their spirit guardians, what does Harner call this practice?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do power animals first show themselves to a shaman?

2. What does Harner say about shamanism and synchronicity?

3. In the power restoration exercise presented to the reader in Chapter 5, what typically happens when the participant goes through the tunnel and reaches the Lowerworld?

4. Why does a power animal need to be danced regularly?

5. How did Essie Parrish, a California Pomo Indian, acquire her first power song?

6. Explain what the author is saying when he speaks of Coyote and Raven as groups or species.

7. How does a shaman obtain a power song needed to retrieve a power animal?

8. What does Harner recommend for novice shamans trying to communicate with guardian spirit animals?

9. Describe what Harner refers to as the "Calling The Beasts" ritual.

10. What is the bone game?

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