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The Way of the Shaman This Classic On Shamanism Pioneered The Modern Shamanic Renaissance It Is The Foremost Resource And Reference On Shamanism Now, With A New Introduction And A Guide To Current Resources, Anthropologist Michael Harner Provides The Definitive Handbook On Practical Shamanism What It Is, Where It Came From, How You Can Participate Wonderful, Fascinating Harner Really Knows What He S Talking About CARLOS CASTANEDA An Intimate And Practical Guide To The Art Of Shamanic Healing And The Technology Of The Sacred Michael Harner Is Not Just An Anthropologist Who Has Studied Shamanism He Is An Authentic White Shaman STANILAV GROF, Author Of The Adventure Of Self DiscoveryHarner Has Impeccable Credentials, Both As An Academic And As A Practising Shaman Without Doubt Since The Recent Death Of Mircea Eliade The World S Leading Authority On Shamanism NEVILL DRURY, Author Of The Elements Of Shamanism Michael Harner, PhD Has Practised Shamanism And Shamanic Healing Forthan A Quarter Of A Century He Is The Founder And Director Of The Foundation For Shamanic Studies In Norwalk, Connecticut

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What Yogananda did for Hinduism and D.T Suzuki did for Zen, Michael Harner has done for shamanism, namely bring the tradition and its richness to Western awareness Michael Harner is widely acknowledged as the world s foremost authority on shamanism and has had an enormous influence on both the academic and lay worlds, say Roger Walsh and Charles S Grob, in their book Higher Wisdom.See complete bio on shamanism.orgThe founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Dr Michael Harner Michael J Harner pioneered the introduction of shamanism and the shamanic drum journey to contemporary life and is recognized as the world leader in this movement In 1980 the publication of his classic book The Way of the Shaman launched the worldwide shamanic renaissance The internationally eminent Swedish anthropologist ke Hultkrantz wrote that Mircea Eliade and Michael Harner were the two great authors on shamanism Eliade himself wrote that Michael Harner s works were stimulating and original.In his half century of anthropological fieldwork, cross cultural studies, experimental research, and firsthand experience, Michael Harner arrived at the core methods of shamans worldwide The applicability of this core shamanism to contemporary Westerners has been substantiated by the experiences of his thousands of students The experiential methods are simple, safe, and have been used successfully by them with positive life changing results.Honoring the oral tradition of indigenous shamans, for the last quarter of a century Dr Harner has conveyed his shamanic knowledge first hand through teaching and experiential work rather than through writing Today he and his staff annually teach thousands of students internationally who, in turn, introduce thousandsto shamanism.Michael Harner is not just an anthropologist who has studied shamanism he is an authentic white shaman, observes the distinguished transpersonal psychologist Stanislav Grof Dr Harner began learning about shamanism in 1956 57 while studying with the Shuar Jvaro tribe of the Ecuadorian , and started practicing shamanism during his 1960 61 stay with the Conibo people of the PeruvianHe subsequently returned to the Shuar for additional practical training in shamanism He became recognized as a shaman by the indigenous shamans with whom he worked, including ones belonging to the following peoples the Conibo and Shuar formerly Jvaro in South America the Coast Salish, Pomo, and Northern Paiute in western North America the Inland Inuit and the Sami formerly Lapps in the Arctic and the Tuvans of central Asia.In Russia, assembled Siberian shamans of the Buriat people publicly declared Michael Harner a great shaman upon witnessing his shamanic healings in 1998 the word, shaman, comes from Siberia They also said he proved that one could do both science and shamanism.Perhaps Dr Harner s greatest contribution has been his pivotal role in bridging the worlds of indigenous shamanism and the contemporary West through his fieldwork and research, experimentation, writings, and original development of the core methods of shamanism By introducing these methods to the West, he started the movement that is returning shamanism and shamanic healing to the spiritual life of peoples throughout the planet.Michael Harner received his anthropology Ph.D in 1963 from the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught at various institutions, including UC Berkeley, Columbia University, Yale University, and the Graduate Faculty of the New School in New York, where he was chair of the anthropology department He also served as co chair of the anthropology section of the New York Academy of Sciences He left academia in 1987 in order to devote himself fulltime to shamanism In 2003 he received an honorary doctorate in recognition of his achievements in shamanic studies In 2009, he was honored by California Pacific Medical Center s Institute for Health Healing with the Pioneers in Integrative Medicine Award He also received special academic recognition through the presentation of sessions dedicated to him at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Philadelphia Three organizations of the AAA joined together to recognize him for his pioneering work in shamanism as an academic and advocate and for his role during the last forty years in the exponential growth in anthropological studies of the importance and significance of shamanism.Complete bio for Michael Harner, plus links to articles and videos, can be found at, the website of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

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