Michael Harner


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in Washington, D.C.
April 27, 1929

Died
February 03, 2018

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The founder and president 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.

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The Way of the Shaman

4.06 avg rating — 4,332 ratings — published 1980 — 25 editions
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Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic E...

4.18 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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Hallucinogens and Shamanism

4.09 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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The Jivaro: People of the S...

4.25 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1972 — 7 editions
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Journeys Outside Of Time: T...

4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1990
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La senda del chamán

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Cannibal

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1979
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LA SENDA DEL CHAMÁN

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Samanin Yolu

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Şamanik Şifa

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“Keep in mind that no matter how successful you were in dancing your animal, that in itself is not proof that you still have its power. You may only be dancing a memory. A successful experience does suggest, however, that you may have at least had such a guardian spirit in the past, if not now. The dancing itself, however, is no proof in itself, one way or another.”
Michael Harner, The Way of the Shaman

“Incidentally, no matter how fierce a guardian animal spirit may seem, its possessor is in no danger because the power animal is absolutely harmless. It is only a source of power; it has no aggressive intentions. It only comes to you because you need help.”
Michael Harner, The Way of the Shaman

“Anthropologists teach others to try to avoid the pitfalls of ethnocentrism by learning to understand a culture in terms of its own assumptions about reality. Western shamans can do a similar service with regard to cognicentrism. The anthropologists’ lesson is called cultural relativism. What Western shamans can try to create, to some degree, is cognitive relativism.”
Michael Harner, The Way of the Shaman