Foundation for Shamanic Studies Workshops
Shamanic Training in Creativity
Creativity is so ancient that it is at once fundamental and complex, even a driving force in our lives. Shamanism brings a fresh approach to Westerners for cultivating their creative potential. In this workshop, based on years of research, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their creativity through the practice of shamanic methods. Selected historical and anthropological examples will illustrate connections between shamanism and creative abilities, and a variety of specific shamanic exercises will be taught that participants can apply to their personal lives. (Article: "Shamanism and Creativity" by Sandra Harner.)
February 1-2, 2020, 10am-5:30pm
In this unique experiential workshop you will have the opportunity to explore the nature, meaning, and use of dreams among shamanic peoples, with dreamwork practices from a range of cultures. Researched and developed by Michael Harner, subjects to be covered include shamanic dream theory and big dreams, as well as dreams and the soul, spirits, shamanic journeys, the Dreamtime, and the vision quest. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge to contemporary life, including the use of dreams in divination, health, and healing.
March 14-15, 2020, 10am-5:30pm
Cost is $250 for all workshops
The FSS Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman is the prerequisite for all advanced workshops.
WHAT TO BRING:
Please bring a rattle or a drum if you have one.
Wear comfortable clothing, warm socks
Something to cover your eyes, like a bandana
A cushion or blanket to sit on
A pen and notebook to record your journeys (electronic recording, audio, video, photographic, and the use of computers are not permitted during the workshop.)
NOTE: You must complete all sessions of this workshop to qualify for further FSS training. Please arrange your schedule so that you can be present at all sessions for both days of the training.