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.