January 2011 Newsletter

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies – Japan

January 2011 Newsletter

  • Happy New Year of the Rabbit 2011! As the year ends and a new one full of promise begins, we wish to express our gratitude for your participation and contributions to our work — preserving ancient shamanic wisdom and helping to make the power of shamanism once again available in our lives.
  • New 2-day Advanced courses will be offered in 2011, including Shamanic Dreamwork and Shamanic Divination Training. We also plan to offer the advanced workshops Shamanism & the Spirits of Nature, and Shamanism & Creativity later this year. The workshop schedule is always being updated, so check in regularly with our schedule page for the latest course offerings.
  • Anyone repeating any two-day course in Japan may do so at a 50% discount.
  • Drumming circles are now organizing in Kansai and Kantoh. Please contact us if you would like to sponsor or join a practice circle in your area. This is free of charge and organized by local practitioners.
  • English-speakers requesting courses with no translation are now having their wish come true! The 6-day Golden Week 2011 Shamanism course in Tokyo will be held in English only.  The 3 sequential two-day courses may be taken separately, but discounts go to those who register for 2 or 3 courses. A perfect opportunity to get full immersion into shamanic practice. Join us over Golden Week for this rare event!
  • Kevin will be speaking for 45 minutes on the progress of Core Shamanism in Japan at the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Council Meeting in San Francisco, January 29.
  • Kevin is regularly seeing clients for shamanic healing at his healing space near Demachiyanagi Station, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.  As explained in the courses, the Spirits are more apt to help us when we work out of compassion rather than for fees. This is why I work on a donation basis. However, many persons unfamiliar with this approach have expressed a desire to know the appropriate range for donation: in this case, if you are satisfied with the session, I suggest offering whatever you might pay for a similar session with a counselor or spiritual healer. See healing feedback comments at the Shamanic Healing page of our website.


(日本語) 10月財団ニューズレター


Visions of the Huichol

You are invited to a special lecture in Kyoto —

Award-winning media artist and documentary filmmaker, Professor Mara Alper, will talk about Huichol Shamansim —”Visions of the Huichol”— this Sunday, January 24th from 14:00 at the Kampo Museum in Okazaki, Kyoto.

This is also an excellent opportunity to see the “yarn paintings” of the Huichol Shaman Jose Benitez Sanchez of Mexico which are on display at the museum to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Japan-Mexico ties.

The Kampo Museum is located across the street from the southeast corner of Heian Shrine in Okazaki Park. Map and directions: http://www.kampo.co.jp/english/MUSEUM-E/MUSEUM2.html 075-771-7130

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