Cave and Cosmos Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality

ISBN-10: 1583945466
ISBN-13: 9781583945469
Edition: 2013
Authors: Michael Harner
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Description: In 1980, Michael Harner blazed the trail for the worldwide revival of shamanism with his seminal classicThe Way of the Shaman.Now, in this long-awaited sequel, he provides readers with dozens of fascinating narrative accounts of the experiences of  More...

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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 4/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

In 1980, Michael Harner blazed the trail for the worldwide revival of shamanism with his seminal classicThe Way of the Shaman.Now, in this long-awaited sequel, he provides readers with dozens of fascinating narrative accounts of the experiences of contemporary Westerners during shamanic ascension. Extracted from the decades-old archives of the Shamanic Knowledge Conservatory, the striking similarities between the case studies suggest that these celestial realms, as well as the beings who live in them, do indeed exist.But Dr. Harner doesn't just stop there--he shows readers how to discover these realms for themselves in the privacy of their own home and without the ingestion of mind-altering substances. Using his innovative "sonic driving" technique, readers will learn how to use rhythmic drumming to journey to the Upper World, where they can explore and map their discoveries, find and communicate with their own personal spirit teachers, and return later at will for additional healing and advice.Written by a bonafide shaman and the world's leading expert on shamanic studies,Cave and Cosmosis a must-read for anyone interested in shamanism, spirituality, comparative religion, near-death experiences, healing, anthropology, and the works of Carlos Castaneda.Praise for Michael Harner andThe Way of the Shaman"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 experiential and practical shamanism, and has had an enormous influence on both the academic and lay worlds." --fromHigher Wisdom,by Roger Walsh and Charles S. Grob"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." --Stanislav Grof, author ofThe Adventure of Self Discovery"Harner 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 ofThe Elements of Shamanism

List of Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
Spirit Power and the Cave
We Exist! The Spirits Call for Recognition
The Search
Our World: Shamans and Spirits
The Journey to Other Worlds
The Westerners' First Journeys: The Lower World and Power Animals
Shamanic Ascension: History, Folklore, and Knowledge
Drumming over the Rainbow: Westerners Ascend to the Upper World
Teachers-Compassionate Spirits Who Advise
Teachers-Compassionate Spirits Who Heal
Cosmic Dismemberment, Union, and Healing Power
Spirits, Heavens, and Spiritual Freedom
Afterword: The Cave Again
Ascending to the Upper World to Compare Experiences
Descending to the Lower World to Compare Experiences
Resources for Training
Core Shamanism and Healing: Information for Physicians and Health Professionals (written with Sandra Harner, PhD)
Contributors to the Celestia Study
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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