The Way of the Shaman - Study Guide Chapter 5, The Journey to Restore Power Summary & Analysis

Michael Harner
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Harner writes that power helps one resist or dispel disease and even makes it difficult for one to be untruthful. Health depends upon power and power on having a power animal. Therefore, restoring power depends upon restoring or acquiring a power animal. It is important to be able to see into a person to know if that individual is missing a guardian animal spirit. For the Jivaro, guardian spirits reside primarily in the chest. Jivaro see inverted rainbows in the chest of one possessing a guardian, so individuals without an inverted rainbow require that a shaman retrieve their animal or get them a new one in order to restore their power. Most cultures believe that a shaman can have two guardian animals at any one time. A shaman can descend into the Lowerworld to retrieve...

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