Cave and Cosmos by Michael Harner

Cave and Cosmos by Michael Harner is his follow-up book to The Way of the Shaman.

If you are interested in shamanism and Core Shamanism these two books are foundational readings.

Cave and Cosmos by Michael Harner

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Cave and Cosmos is an easy read that draws on Harner’s lifetime of personal shamanic experiences:

  • he presents stories that draw on the reports of more than 2,500 Westerners’ experiences during shamanic ascension (journeying), Harner highlights the striking similarities between their discoveries, indicating that the heavens and spirits they’ve encountered do indeed exist;
  • woven through these stories and experiences Harner provides instructions on his innovative core-shamanism techniques, so that you to can ascend to heavenly realms, seek spirit teachers, and return later at will for additional healing and advice.

Cave and Cosmos Table of Contents

I am presenting the Table of Contents of Cave and Cosmos below so that you can easily see what an adventure is in store for you when you read this book.

  • Cover
  • Other Books by This Author
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Spirit Power and the Cave
  • 2. We Exist! The Spirits Call for Recognition
  • 3. The Search
  • 4. Our World: Shamans and Spirits
  • 5. The Journey to Other Worlds
  • 6. The Westerners’ First Journeys: The Lower World and Power Animals
  • 7. Shamanic Ascension: History, Folklore, and Knowledge
  • 8. Drumming over the Rainbow: Westerners Ascend to the Upper World
  • 9. Teachers—Compassionate Spirits Who Advise
  • 10. Teachers—Compassionate Spirits Who Heal
  • 11. Cosmic Dismemberment, Union, and Healing Power
  • 12. Spirits, Heavens, and Spiritual Freedom
  • Afterword: The Cave Again
  • Appendix A: Ascending to the Upper World to Compare Experiences
  • Appendix B: Descending to the Lower World to Compare Experiences
  • Appendix C: Resources for Training
  • Appendix D: Core Shamanism and Healing: Information for Physicians and Health Professionals (written with Sandra Harner, PhD)
  • Contributors to the Celestia Study
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author
  • Picture Insert

Before reading Cave and Cosmos it is important to read The Way of the Shaman.

Books by Michael Harner

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