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The Way of the Shaman Test | Final Test - Hard

Michael Harner
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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Some creation myths show with the passage of time, only shamans could:



2. When the shaman has a question, the guardian spirit animal may answer it by:



3. How do power animals reveal themselves and their special powers?



4. Most cultures believe that a shaman can have how many guardian animals at a time?



5. A shaman's quartz crystals typically are hidden from what?



Essay Topics

Describe the deep connection between animals and a shaman.How do the special talents associated with a specific species assist a shaman? Offer examples. Can a shaman do his or her work effectively if this connection was not in place? Support your answer with examples from the book.

Harner states that whether the shaman is working in ordinary or non-ordinary reality, the experience is real and healing takes place in both realms. Explain what makes the non-ordinary experience real. Then, answer the following: how does healing occur when the shaman is working in non-ordinary reality?

Why would a Westerner with no prior experience with shamanistic practices develop an interest in them? How might he or she benefit from knowing and practicing some of these rituals? What precautions might he or she need to take?

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