The Way of the Shaman Test | Final Test - Hard

Michael Harner
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This test 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

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the purpose of the shaman working with the following conditions or tools:

1. In total or partial darkness.

2. With drumming, chanting, and rattles.

3. Using plants.

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