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Many modern shamans have based their knowledge on the pioneering work on American anthropologist
Michael Harner
, who brought shamanism to contemporary life in the West after extensive field and cross-cultural investigation, experimentation, and personal practice.

He originated, researched, and developed core shamanism, a system designed for Westerners to apply shamanism and shamanic healing successfully to their daily lives. This system is based upon the underlying universal, near-universal, and common features of shamanism, together with journeys to other worlds, rather than upon culture-specific variations and elaborations. Author of The Way of the Shaman.

I was told by a shaman in spirit that I had been a shaman 900 years ago and he said that he would like make me an honorary shaman, this was a great honour for me. I then went to study the way of the shaman in London based on Michael Harner's work.

Michael Harner

Michael Harner
Founder of the Way of the Shaman

 

Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing the way get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day.

Wolf and Native American Dreamcatcher - Wolf Spirit 60cm