Way of the Shaman® The Basics

Developed by Michael Harner

Drum, beater, rocks, feather

During the Basic experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-universal, and common methods of the shaman to enter nonordinary 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 nonordinary 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.

 WHAT TO BRING

  • Rattle and/or drum
  • Notebook and pen for note-taking
  • Blindfold, eye covering, bandana, or Mindfold®
  • Comfortable clothing and warm socks
  • Blanket and/or cushion (optional)
  • Packed lunch (optional)
  • A rough-surfaced, grapefruit-sized rock (not a crystal)

 NOTES

  • 13 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits are available.
  • Completion of this workshop with an authorized FSS Faculty Member qualifies participants to take more advanced FSS workshops. NOTE: You must complete all sessions of this workshop to meet prerequisites required for more advanced workshops. Please arrange your schedule so that you can be present at all sessions of the training.
  • Successful completion of this workshop is one of the prerequisites for an FSS Gold Certificate of Completion
  • Electronic recording, including audio, video, photographic or otherwise, and the use of computers, tablets or cellphones are not permitted during the workshop.
  • Tuition Discounts are available to FSS Members. Please see our FAQ (#19). Not a member? Join us!
To register, obtain information, get fees and/or locations for any of the listed workshops, please contact the person or organization listed below as "contact person". The Foundation does not register participants for any of its courses and will refer you to the listed contact for any information beyond that provided here. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

A three-session follow up to provide more experience in the practices taught in this workshop may be offered by the FSS Faculty member in your area. Please contact your instructor directly if you are interested.

Find a Workshop

The Way of the Shaman The Basics

 
 
 
 
 
DateLocation / TimeInstructorContact

Jul 21—Jul 22, 2024

Greenville, South Carolina

Sharon Licata

13 FSS CE credits

Sharon Licata

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Details & Registration

Jul 27—Jul 28, 2024

Washington, DC area

Dana Robinson

13 FSS CE credits

Dana Robinson

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Aug 10—Aug 11, 2024

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gerardo Roemer

Gerardo Roemer

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Tel: +54 911 56961783

Aug 17—Aug 18, 2024

Montreal, Quebec

Vikki Walker

13 FSS CE credits
In French with English translation

Vikki Walker

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Aug 24—Aug 25, 2024

Hartsville, South Carolina

Sharon Licata

13 FSS CE credits

Sharon Licata

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Details & Registration

Aug 24—Aug 25, 2024

Santa Barbara, California

Mujiba Cabugos

13 FSS CE credits

Mujiba Cabugos

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Sep 7—Sep 8, 2024

East Hartford, Connecticut

Alex Solomon

13 FSS CE credits

Alex Solomon

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Details & Registration

Sep 7—Sep 8, 2024

Los Angeles, California

Kerry Hart

13 FSS CE credits

Kerry Hart

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Sep 28—Sep 29, 2024

Windsor, Ontario

Robert Ulicny

13 FSS CE credits

Robert Ulicny

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Details & Registration

Sep 28—Sep 29, 2024

Calgary, Alberta

Wade Prpich

13 FSS CE credits

Wade Prpich

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Tel: (403) 483-7240

Oct 5—Oct 6, 2024

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gerardo Roemer

Gerardo Roemer

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Tel: +54 911 56961783

Oct 5—Oct 6, 2024

Idyllwild/Palm Springs, California

Juan-Carlos Safa

13 FSS CE credits

Juan-Carlos Safa

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Oct 12—Oct 13, 2024

Leon, Mexico

Gerardo Roemer

Nayeli Rugerio

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Tel: +52 477 240 7746

Oct 12—Oct 13, 2024

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Timothy Cope

13 FSS CE credits

Timothy Cope

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Oct 19—Oct 20, 2024

Washington, DC area

Dana Robinson

13 FSS CE credits

Dana Robinson

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Oct 19—Oct 20, 2024

Montreal, Quebec

Vikki Walker

13 FSS CE credits
In French with English translation

Vikki Walker

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Oct 19—Oct 20, 2024

Phoenix, Arizona

Juan-Carlos Safa

13 FSS CE credits

Juan-Carlos Safa

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Oct 26—Oct 27, 2024

Soquel (Santa Cruz area), California

Narrye Caldwell

13 FSS CE credits

Narrye Caldwell

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Details & Registration

Oct 26—Oct 27, 2024

Seattle, Washington

Juan-Carlos Safa

13 FSS CE credits

Juan-Carlos Safa

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Nov 2—Nov 3, 2024

Doylestown Area, Pennsylvania

Dana Robinson

13 FSS CE credits

Dana Robinson

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Nov 2—Nov 3, 2024

Santa Barbara, California

Nikki Sherwood

13 FSS CE credits

Nikki Sherwood

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Nov 9—Nov 10, 2024

Calgary, Alberta

Wade Prpich

13 FSS CE credits

Wade Prpich

moc.l1721416829iamg@1721416829hcipr1721416829pw1721416829
Tel: (403) 483-7240

Our 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.

Our training offers students the opportunity to learn and practice authentic, powerful, and effective shamanic healing methods to high ethical standards.

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.

Copyright

All Foundation workshops and training courses are copyrighted and were originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner (except as may be otherwise noted).

Electronic recording of audio, video or images is not permitted.