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Core Shamanism Training

6~16 March 2018: Northern Bali

Be on the cutting edge of a 40,000-year-old technology…

Over tens of thousands of years our ancient ancestors developed a remarkable system of methods for healing, personal empowerment, and problem-solving — known today as “shamanism.” Neither dogma nor religion, it is humankind’s oldest technology for exploring the relationship between us and all of creation. Shamans were, in fact, the world’s first scientists. Their laboratory was non-ordinary reality; their methodology involved accessing this reality through the shamanic journey; their mission was to ensure the survival of the tribe. In these times of chaos, crisis, and hope, shamanism is a reservoir of wisdom that is as relevant to our survival now as it was to our forebears hundreds of generations ago.

      Shamans are often called “seers” or “people who know” in their tribal languages, because they are involved in a system of knowledge based on firsthand experience. Shamanism is not a belief system. It’s based on personal experiments conducted to heal and to get information. In fact, if shamans don’t get results, they will no longer be used by people in their tribe. People ask me, “How do you know if somebody’s a shaman?” I say, “It’s simple. Do they journey to other worlds? And do they perform miracles?”     —Michael Harner, author, The Way of the Shaman

Four 2-day Core Shamanism Courses!

The Way of the Shaman: Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing

The Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism: 6-7 March 2018 During the Basic experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal and near-universal basic methods of the shaman 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 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.

Advanced courses: (The Way of the Shaman basic course is prerequisite)

Shamanic Extraction Healing Training9-10 March 2018 Participants are initiated into the extraction method of healing, including how to see, sense, and remove localized illness and pain connected to spiritual factors. This is an important part of shamanic healing training. They will also learn how shamanic practitioners can work in partnership to increase the effectiveness of this work. The Extraction Healing Training workshop is designed exclusively for people who want to bring shamanic healing work into their practice with others. The training is not designed for people looking for personal healing.

Shamanism & the Spirits of Nature12-13 March 2018

From ancient times, shamans have worked with the spirits of nature for healing, survival, and knowledge. By learning from the plants and animals, from the rocks and mountains, from the winds and waters, and from the sun, moon, and stars, shamans helped their peoples live in harmony with the universe. In a world now out of balance, the way of the shaman can teach how again to respect nature, our Planet, and its inhabitants at a deep spiritual level. As our ancestors everywhere once knew, our survival depends on the survival of the other species. By working together intensively through shamanic journeys and other spiritual experiences, we will dedicate ourselves to working in both non-ordinary and ordinary reality to restore and maintain a living Planet.

Shamanic Training in Creativity: 15-16 March 2018  

Creativity is fundamental and complex, and a driving force in our lives. Shamanism brings a fresh approach to contemporary persons for cultivating their creative potential. In this workshop, based on years of research, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their creativity through the practice of shamanic methods. Selected historical and anthropological examples will illustrate connections between shamanism and creative abilities, and a variety of specific shamanic exercises will be taught that participants can apply to their personal lives. (Article: “Shamanism and Creativity” by Sandra Harner.)

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Course location: Northern Bali, Indonesia

Course fees: Course-only fees are US$250 per 2-day course, with a discounted $950 for all 4 courses (8 days) or $700 for the last 3 courses (6 days, 9-16 March). The fees above are course fees only, and does not include your hotels, flights, transport, meals, etc. E-mail for further information: info [at]