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The Resource Cave and cosmos : shamanic encounters with another reality, Michael Harner

Cave and cosmos : shamanic encounters with another reality, Michael Harner

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Cave and cosmos : shamanic encounters with another reality
Title
Cave and cosmos
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shamanic encounters with another reality
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Michael Harner
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Language
eng
Review
/* Starred Review */ A leading authority in shamanism shares collected accounts of modern-day journeying plus guiding techniques in this sequel to his 1980 seminal classic. In 1980, anthropologist/shaman Harner published The Way of the Shaman, raising awareness of shamanic practice in the West. In this sequel, Harner, now in his 80s, notes that he has chosen to spend his limited time to share information that he feels is "really important, even urgent, to pass on to a fractious and perilous world willing to quarrel interminably about spiritual matters on the basis of belief in old stories." In demonstrating the value of shamanic journeying, Harner draws on almost 5,000 reports of such journeys by present-day Westerners (Americans, Canadians, and some Europeans) collected over the last quarter-century through a project sponsored by his Foundation for Shamanic Studies. The narratives largely focus on ascents to the Upper World, in which animal guides and mystical and/or historical spiritual teachers figure, as does a sense of "cosmic union," after which one can choose "to undertake the classic healing work of the shaman to help those who are suffering or in pain." Descriptions of descents to the Lower World are also included, with visitors reporting positive experiences of meeting guides and crossing beautiful terrains. (In shamanism cosmology, the Lower World is not a punishing hell but simply another spiritual dimension). "Possibly the closest thing to hell," says Harner, "is in our own world, the Middle World." In the appendices, the book outlines how to navigate one's own journeys, including tapping into ascent/descent portals (including rainbows and caves, respectively) and training resources. Harner's rich compendium gives many ways to consider and explore a powerful and inspiring view of the cosmos. His recommendation to develop one's own spiritual authority rather than depend on "the cosmological dogmas of organized religion" may resonate with readers, and the diversity of accounts allows for inclusion of traditional religious figures (St. Francis, the Virgin Mary, etc.). While the amount of detail is at times overwhelming, this work offers a welcome message of universal healing. Resonant testimonies and practical techniques on gaining profound spiritual insight. (Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2015)
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1929-2018
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Harner, Michael J
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201/.44
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index present
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BF1999
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.H37517 2013
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non fiction
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shamanic encounters with another reality
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Cave and cosmos : shamanic encounters with another reality, Michael Harner
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-292) and index
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Spirit power and the cave -- We exist!: the spirits call for recognition -- The search -- Our world: shamans and spirits -- The journey to other worlds and the monor project -- The westerners' first journeys: the lower world and power animals -- Ascension to the upper world: western folk hints and indigenous shamanic knowledge -- Drumming over the rainbow: westerners discover another world -- The teachers: spirits who advise -- The teachers: spirits who heal -- Cosmic dismemberment, union, and healing power -- Spirits, heavens, and spiritual independence
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974436
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23 cm
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xv, 300 pages
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9781583945469
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2012022873
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(Sirsi) i9781583945469
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Cave and cosmos : shamanic encounters with another reality, Michael Harner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-292) and index
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Contents
Spirit power and the cave -- We exist!: the spirits call for recognition -- The search -- Our world: shamans and spirits -- The journey to other worlds and the monor project -- The westerners' first journeys: the lower world and power animals -- Ascension to the upper world: western folk hints and indigenous shamanic knowledge -- Drumming over the rainbow: westerners discover another world -- The teachers: spirits who advise -- The teachers: spirits who heal -- Cosmic dismemberment, union, and healing power -- Spirits, heavens, and spiritual independence
Control code
974436
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 300 pages
Isbn
9781583945469
Lccn
2012022873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(Sirsi) i9781583945469

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