By Michael Harner
In 1980, Michael Harner blazed the path for the global revival of shamanism along with his seminal vintage The manner of the Shaman. In this long-awaited sequel, he offers new facts of the truth of heavens.
Drawing from a life of own shamanic reviews and greater than 2,500 studies of Westerners’ reports in the course of shamanic ascension, Harner highlights the amazing similarities among their discoveries, indicating that the heavens and spirits they’ve encountered do certainly exist. He additionally presents directions on his cutting edge core-shamanism concepts, in order that readers can also ascend to heavenly geographical regions, search spirit lecturers, and go back later at will for extra therapeutic and recommendation.
Written by way of the best authority on shamanism, Cave and Cosmos is a must-read not just for these drawn to shamanism, but additionally for these drawn to spirituality, comparative faith, near-death stories, therapeutic, awareness, anthropology, and the character of reality.
Praise for Michael Harner and The approach of the Shaman
“What Yogananda did for Hinduism and D. T. Suzuki did for Zen, Michael Harner has performed for shamanism—namely, convey the culture and its richness to Western awareness.”
—from Higher Wisdom, via Roger Walsh and Charles S. Grob
“Wonderful, fascinating.… Harner quite is aware what he’s speaking about.”
—Carlos Castaneda, best-selling writer of The Teachings of Don Juan and The lively part of Infinity
“An intimate and sensible consultant to the paintings of shamanic therapeutic and the expertise of the sacred. Michael Harner is not only an anthropologist who has studied shamanism; he's an actual white shaman.”
—Stanislav Grof, writer of The experience of Self-Discovery
“Harner has impeccable credentials, either as a tutorial and as a practising shaman. surely (since the new dying of Mircea Eliade) the world’s best authority on shamanism.”
—Nevill Drury, writer of The parts of Shamanism
“Michael Harner is a smart shaman. He additionally proves individual should be either a scientist and a shaman.”
—Bo Bair Rinchinov, Siberian Buryat shaman
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Extra info for Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality
Once you have read this book, you unfortunately will no longer be naïve about what to expect if you ascend to the Upper World or descend to the Lower. Even so, if you accept the above invitation, be prepared for some amazing discoveries, including the discovery that you yourself will no longer be dependent on others’ reports of what is there or not. With core shamanism, some of the ironclad cosmological dogmas of church, state, and science may be expected to rust away. As I write this, I am now eighty-three years old.
Leeburg, James Harner, and Carolyn Fee for their efforts on behalf of the Foundation. I express my great appreciation of the Foundation’s excellent faculty members, all experienced shamanic practitioners as well as teachers, now led by Susan Mokelke. They are too numerous to list here, but I must express my gratitude to fellow anthropologist Bill Brunton, editor emeritus of our journal, Shamanism, who until retirement was always ready to undertake important international missions for the Foundation despite hazards to his health.
She also assisted with the numerous details involved in its final preparation for publication. I give my immense thanks to Noelle Burch, who for years has done the vital work of at least two persons at the headquarters of the Foundation with remarkable efficiency and grace. Over a span of years, former research associate Gizelle Rhyon Berry did excellent and essential work organizing the archives of the SKC for the Mapping of Nonordinary Reality (MONOR) project. Coleen Judson for a time was able to follow up her work.
Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality by Michael Harner