Foundation for Shamanic Studies Workshops

Workshop cancellation policy:  Refunds will be given, minus a $40 processing fee, up to one month before the workshop.  50% refunds will be given up to two weeks before the workshop.  Within two weeks of the workshop, no refunds will be issued.

The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive
Saturday May 15th, 10am-5:30pm

**Prerequisite: The Shamanic Journey and Shamanic Divination in Practice (online) or The Way of the Shaman (in person)

The shamanic worldview underpins the ethical and effective practice of shamanism. Experiential knowledge of this worldview leads to a profound awareness of the sacred nature of our world and an awakening of compassion, resulting in a deep desire to relieve pain and suffering and restore balance and harmony.

Using journeying and experiential shamanic methods, in this online workshop you will have the opportunity to personally explore and experience the fundamental aspects of the shaman's worldview:

  • Everything is alive and has spirit

  • Unity: We are part of, connected with, the totality of nature

  • Independent spirituality, the shaman as "one who knows"

  • The implications of these principles related to permission when doing shamanic healing and divination

Cost is $140 for this workshop

 

 

 

PLEASE HAVE WITH YOU:

Please bring a rattle or a drum if you have one

A rough sided rock about the size of an orange (NOT a crystal)

A man-made object you can hold in your hand

Something to cover your eyes, like a bandana

A notebook to record your journeys

Shamanism, Spirits, and Healing
Saturday June 19th, 10am-5:30pm

**Prerequisite: The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive

Effective shamanic practice depends upon knowledge of the spirit realms and how to access them to build strong relationships with the compassionate helping spirits. Powerful shamanic healing requires training, discipline, and experience.

In this experiential workshop, which sets the context for the Shamanic Healing Online Training Program, you will have the opportunity to personally explore:

  • The three worlds of the shaman (Upper, Lower, and Middle Worlds) and the qualities of ordinary and non-ordinary reality;

  • The nature of the spirits of the three worlds;

  • Middle World non-ordinary reality spiritual aspects and their relationship to illness and wholeness.

Primary shamanic healing methods will be described, including shamanic extraction healing, psychopomp to help the spirits of the deceased, and soul retrieval. You will learn and practice power animal retrieval, with the chance to work with another participant to both retrieve and receive a power animal.

Cost is $140 for this workshop

PLEASE HAVE WITH YOU:

Please bring a rattle or a drum if you have one

A rough sided rock about the size of an orange (NOT a crystal)

An art object and a way to display it on your camera without touching it

Something to cover your eyes, like a bandana

A notebook to record your journeys

The Shaman as Psychopomp

**Prerequisite: Shamanism, Spirits, and Healing

Shamans are concerned with the human soul, with healing during life and assisting the soul's passage out of the Middle World after death. Familiar with the realms of the dead, a shaman can act as a psychopomp - a conductor of souls. A trained shamanic practitioner is able to guide the soul of a deceased person out of the Middle World to a place where the soul can receive help in taking the next step on its path. The focus of this training is on learning and practicing the psychopomp method.

In this fully experiential workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore what happens for human souls from a core shamanic perspective after they leave the body - the "destiny of human souls" in the Upper, Lower, and Middle Worlds

  • Learn and practice the psychopomp method to help the souls of the deceased out of the Middle World to a better place

  • How to locate a soul in the Middle World that may be stuck and in need of help

  • How to obtain the soul's permission to offer shamanic assistance

  • How to guide the soul to a place in the Upper or Lower World where it will be helped to continue on its journey

Saturday-Sunday August 7-8, 11am-5:30pm
Cost is $210 for this workshop

PLEASE HAVE WITH YOU:

Please bring a rattle or a drum if you have one

A rough sided rock about the size of an orange (NOT a crystal)

An art object and a way to display it on your camera without touching it

Something to cover your eyes, like a bandana

A notebook to record your journeys