Taught by AMANDA FOULGER
Assisted by Robbie Staufer
Begins October 16 - 21, 2022, Northern California
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BENEFITS 1. If your deposit is received by April 15, 2022, you will receive a 10% tuition discount on the first week of the program; and, 2. A complimentary FSS Council membership (a $500 value) upon completion of the first session of the program. Benefits include live two-way video conferences hosted by FSS President Susan Mokelke, with FSS faculty and special guests, and the scholarly journal Shamanism (Annual), as well as discounts and a listing of your practice on shamanism.org.
"The Three-Year Program has changed my life on a cellular level. It has been the best experience of my life!" -- A Recent Graduate
"I love my life now. Since I've been doing this work, I have a deep sense of my purpose on this planet. That is not something I thought I would ever have. My life is deep, purposeful, profound and fun!" -- Three Year Program Participant
Originated by Michael Harner (1929 - 2018), this course is the most advanced training in shamanism and shamanic healing offered by the Foundation and generally is considered unparalleled in the world. It involves intensive extended training in progressively higher levels of very advanced shamanism, including initiations into rare and little-known practices and principles.
In this residential program, the same group of participants meets for a week twice a year (usually May and October) for three years, with practical assignments between meetings. The program is devoted to the objective of advancing the participants' knowledge and practice as far as possible during the three years. Enrollment is limited. Sessions are held at a retreat center; on-site lodging and meals will be arranged during registration.
Video with Amanda Foulger
Amanda Foulger is a full-time shamanic practitioner based in Topanga, California. She has trained with the FSS and Michael Harner since 1988 and over the past thirty years has developed a broad background in spiritual studies and practices. She teaches for FSS in the greater Los Angeles area, and has had years of experience as part of the teaching staff with Michael Harner and Alicia Gates at the Two-Week Intensive Course and Three-Year Program in Advanced Shamanism and Shamanic Healing on the West Coast. Amanda's students say:
"Amanda is always so clear and on task and exercises great integrity in delivering the teachings."
More about Amanda...
"Amanda's teaching was tempered for each of us, as if she knows/knew each one of us personally, very wonderful indeed."
"She's great at this. A master teacher."
PREREQUISITES: Please visit the Three Year Program calendar page for a full list of prerequisites.
Special offers. Please see the Information-Application document for special offers for Two Week Intensive graduates. DOWNLOAD Information-Application
LOCATION. The training will be held at a special meeting space, Applegate Retreat Center (ARC), situated in the rolling hills of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, with 350 acres among stately
pines, oaks, and cedars. There are four miles of hiking trails overlooking the north fork of the American River. With proximity to so many cities, including Gold Country sites, ARC balances city convenience with the serenity and beauty of nature. (Additional information will be provided and on-site lodging and meals will be arranged during registration.)
GETTING STARTED GUIDE (PDF)
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Important Workshop Information
To register, obtain additional information, get fees and/or locations for any workshop, contact the person or organization listed in the schedule. The Foundation does not typically register participants for its courses and will refer you to the workshop contact for registration, fees and additional information.
The Basic Workshop - The Way of the Shaman® is the prerequisite for all advanced workshops and trainings. You must complete the Basic Workshop with an authorized FSS Faculty Member before registering for any advanced workshop.
FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES
All Foundation workshops and training programs are offered for teaching purposes only and not for healing or treating any student or participant for any physical or mental condition or illness.
All FSS workshops and training courses are copyrighted and were originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner (except as otherwise noted).
CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION
Certificates of Completion are available for FSS training. Check requirements or request a certificate:
FSS Europa. For workshops throughout Europe in many languages, including German, French, Italian, and English, visit FSS Europa: www.shamanicstudies.net.
Talleres y Programas de la Fundación de Estudios Chamánicos de Michael Harner en España: www.formacionchamanica.com.
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