Discover Core Shamanism, explore other worlds within the shamanic state of consciousness, access compassionate helping Spirits recognized by indigenous traditions, and live in good relationship with all the beings in this world.
Most shamanic techniques are unique to particular cultures, but some of the basic practices of core shamanism– methods a shaman uses to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving, well-being, and healing– can be adapted to modern American life. One of those practices is shamanic journeying, a remarkable visionary technique used worldwide in traditional societies to explore a hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. You’ll experience how the journey can restore spiritual power and health and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary life to help renew yourself, others, and the planet. Aided by drumming and movement techniques, you’ll also learn methods for journeying into non-ordinary reality to meet and study with your own individual teachers there, a classic step in shamanic practice. Originated by Michael Harner, this is the basic workshop of The Foundation for Shamanic Studies and is the pre-requisite for all other Foundation workshops and training courses.