Michael Harner

1929 - 2018

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Michael James Harner (April 27, 1929 – February 3, 2018) was an anthropologist, educator and author. His 1980 book, The Way of the Shaman: a Guide to Power and Healing, has been foundational in the development and popularization of Core Shamanism as a path of personal development for adherents of neoshamanism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Harner has received more than 136,361 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Michael Harner is the 53rd most popular anthropologist (down from 52nd in 2019), the 5,049th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,615th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Michael Harner ranks 53 out of 69Before him are Alfred Sauvy, Edmund Leach, Louis Dumont, Bengt Danielsson, Andrey Korotayev, and Aleš Hrdlička. After him are Fei Xiaotong, Melville J. Herskovits, George Murdock, Helen Fisher, Johann Carl Fuhlrott, and Raymond Firth.

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Among people born in 1929, Michael Harner ranks 275Before him are Karin Lindberg, Harry Frankfurt, Jimmy Cobb, Henri Pousseur, Francesco Alberoni, and Jürgen Ehlers. After him are Prahlad Jani, Dominique Fernandez, Moses Gunn, Burhan Sargun, Maarten Schmidt, and Nicolas Bouvier. Among people deceased in 2018, Michael Harner ranks 235Before him are Abbas, Geoff Emerick, Tony Joe White, Connie Sawyer, Edgar Hilsenrath, and Evelyn Berezin. After him are Stanley Cavell, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, María Dolores Pradera, Fernando del Paso, Robert Spaemann, and Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Harner ranks 5,049 out of 18,182Before him are Jerry Zucker (1950), Stuart Rosenberg (1927), Louis Jordan (1908), Margaret Taylor (1788), Mark St. John (1956), and Robert Berdella (1949). After him are Marsha Mason (1942), Richard Petty (1937), C. J. Cherryh (1942), V. C. Andrews (1923), Gina Carano (1982), and Fletcher Henderson (1897).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

Among anthropologists born in United States, Michael Harner ranks 15Before him are Marshall Sahlins (1930), Ann Dunham (1942), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), John Lloyd Stephens (1805), Ralph Linton (1893), and David Graeber (1961). After him are Melville J. Herskovits (1895), George Murdock (1897), Helen Fisher (1945), Gayle Rubin (1949), Carleton S. Coon (1904), and Napoleon Chagnon (1938).