The book is the result of many years of anthropological field work, cross-cultural studies, experimental research and direct experiences among the Hivara of Ecuador and the Koniba of Peru.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
What Yogananda did for Hinduism and D.T. What Suzuki did to Zen, Michael Harner did to shamanism. He founded the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and introduced shamanism into modern life. In 1956, he traveled to the Amazon, where he encountered shamanism rooted in everyday life among the Hivari. A few years later, in the Peruvian Amazon, where he wanted to learn about their spiritual system from the Konibs, he tried the ayahuasca drink, which changed his life. After returning to the Hivars, he studied psychedelic shamanism, as he was trusted that the true light could only be truly seen by consuming psychedelic plants. After a thorough study of shamanism, he and the Foundation spread knowledge about shamanic methods based on drumming, visualization and other techniques without the use of psychoactive substances.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOOK
Book pages: 205
Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 14mm
Release year: 1990
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 13 9780062503732
3rd Revised edition