Michael Harner, PhD, (1929–2018) was an American anthropologist, shamanic practitioner, and founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Drawing on principles common across many shamanic traditions, he developed the practice of “core shamanism,” a system designed to enable Westerners to bring shamanic healing and practices into their daily lives. His book The Way of the Shaman is regarded as a handbook for modern shamanic practice.
With warmth and compassion, Sandra Ingerman describes the dramatic results of combining soul retrieval with contemporary psychological concepts in this visionary work that revives the ancient shamanic tradition of soul retrieval for healing emotional and physical illness.
Michael Harner, Founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Over tens of thousands of years, our ancient ancestors all over the world discovered how to maximize human abilities of mind and spirit for healing and problem-solving.
Psychedelics have been a part—often a central and sacred part—of most societies throughout history, and for half a century psychedelics have rumbled through the Western world, seeding a subculture, titillating the media, fascinating youth, terrifying parents, enraging politicians, and intriguing...
Dr. Michael Harner, founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, provides the keynote address on the ancient and contemporary practice of shamanism and shamanic healing at the first global conference on global healing at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Stan Grof and Michael Harner discuss Holotropic Breathwork and shamanism. Stanislav Grof's professional career has covered a period of over 50 years in which his primary interest has been research of the therapeutic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness.