The Way of the Shaman Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Michael Harner
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Final Test - Hard

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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

Explain the role of guardian spirits, spirit helpers, and power animals. Do you feel there is a significant difference between these entities? How do they differ? In what ways are they similar? Cite three separate instances showing when a shaman would call upon one particular entity over the other two.

Essay Topic 2

Harner names humility, respect for nature, and the ability to honor an experience as three traits needed by a good shaman. Explain why each is important in shamanic practices. How do the three traits work together to help the shaman? the patient?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the process and procedure of extracting an intrusion and the role plants play. Why is intrusion extraction considered an advanced shamanic practice?

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