Foundation for Shamanic Studies

During this experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism — the universal, near-universal, and common methods of shamanism — to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature.

Practice includes comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as being introduced to shamanic divination and healing. They are also provided with methods for journeying to meet and study with their own individual spirit helpers in non-ordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. Participants learn how the journey is utilized to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the Planet.

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The Foundation for Shamanic Studies' workshops are widely recognized as unparalleled in the world. Originated, researched and developed over nearly 50 years by anthropologist Michael Harner, the pioneer of contemporary shamanism, the Foundation's training offers students the opportunity to learn and practice authentic, powerful, and effective shamanic healing methods to high ethical standards. Our experienced, Harner-trained faculty ensure a high-quality, rich, and transformative learning experience. The Foundation's programs are based on decades of practical experience. Whether you are looking to improve your life or to practice shamanic healing in your community, we look forward to assisting you on your shamanic path.

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