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. During their "dreamtime," Australian Aruntas often become what?

2. Harner indicates that a tonal animal is linked to someone's fate in what?

3. What should a shaman NOT do when feeling dis-spirited?

4. Frequently, a patient has bonded with his or her power animal in:

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe similarities middle-class Americans who try shamanism report regarding the portal to Lowerworld and their firsthand experiences in non-ordinary reality. Why does the author emphasize these similarities? What do they convey regarding the nature of shamanism?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Compare and contrast a shaman's power song with ONE of the following: a school fight song, a lullaby, or a love song.

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