FSS Video — Excerpts from DVDs about FSS Expeditions, Shamanism and Shamanic Healing

Michael Harner Honored by Institute of Health and Healing

Michael Harner Honored as a Pioneer in Integrative Medicine

Every year the Institute for Health & Healing honors an international expert whose work is furthering the field of integrative medicine. On Sunday, March 8, 2009, at a dinner ceremony in San Francisco, the Institute honored Michael Harner as one of the world's foremost authorities on indigenous healing practices and their relevance in contemporary times. The Institute for Health & Healing is part of the Sutter Health community of medical centers.

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Baniwa Shamanic Revitalization

Baniwa Shamanic Revitalization - Inauguration of the Shaman's House

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies is honored to support the Baniwa Shamanic Revitalization, which includes the filming and creation of a documentary record of snuff-jaguar shaman "Mandu" Manuel da Silva's practice and knowledge; organizing meetings to discuss aspects of indigenous culture and shamanic traditions; and the construction of a Shamans' House (now complete), which will serve as a catalyst for activities to strengthen and revitalize indigenous culture of the Baniwa people of the Aiary River.

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Living Treasures of Shamanism

Living Treasures of Shamanism

The three pillars of the Foundation include teaching, researching, and preserving shamanic knowledge. These aspects of Foundations work are carried out through the workshops and advanced training programs, the Living Treasures of Shamanism and Indigenous Assistance, and the Shamanic Knowledge Conservatory.

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Drums of the Ancestors

Drums of the Ancestors: Manchu and Mongol Shamanism

This remarkable and unique documentary filmed in 1995 in North China and Inner Mongolia during a field study by The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, offers a rare opportunity to experience the living traditions of shamanism as practiced by the Manchu and Mongol peoples. The film includes an ancient harvest festival, a ceremony for healing, and interviews with shamans.

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Stan Grof and Michael Harner in Dialog

Stan Grof & Michael Harner in Dialogue

Stan Grof and Michael Harner discuss Holotropic Breathwork and shamanism. Stanislav Grof's professional career has covered a period of over 50 years in which his primary interest has been research of the therapeutic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. This included initially four years of laboratory research of psychedelics - LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, and tryptamine derivatives and fourteen years of research of psychedelic psychotherapy.

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Tuva: Shamans and Spirits

Tuva: Shamans and Spirits

Clips from a moving documentary of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies' 1993 expedition to help, at their invitation, the Tuvan peoples of Central Asia revive their shamanic traditions, nearly destroyed under Soviet Communism. Michael Harner offers commentary on shamanism and shamanic healing.

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Shamanic Healing with Michael Harner

Shamanic Healing with Michael Harner

Dr. Michael Harner, founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, provides the keynote address on the ancient and contemporary practice of shamanism and shamanic healing at the first global conference on global healing at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Ram Dass and Michael Harner in Dialogue

Ram Dass and Michael Harner in Dialogue

Ram Dass and Michael Harner discuss the nature of consciousness and the spiritual, psychedelics, and shamanism - with wisdom and humor - in these selected clips from their January 2003 dialogue and discussion in Marin County, California at the Foundation's annual gathering of FSS Council members.

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Alicia Luengas Interview

Alicia Luengas Interview

Part 1: Alicia Luengas interviewed by Pedro Riba for Tierra de Suenos (en español)

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Alicia Luengas Interview

Alicia Luengas Interview

Part 2: Alicia Luengas interviewed by Pedro Riba for Tierra de Suenos (en español)

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Many of the complete DVDs are available from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.