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

5-6 October 2013,  SINGAPORE

The Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism from The Foundation for Shamanic Studies

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 non-ordinary 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. Course design by Michael Harner. Instructor: Kevin Turner, Director for Asia, The Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

Course fee: S$525. ** Early bird registration and payment by Sept 5: S$490!

Location: Wessex Estate at Portsdown Road (MRT stations Commonwealth, or One North).  Course times: Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am~6:30pm.

Limited registration, so please register and make a deposit here soon to hold your space:

* More about Core Shamanism and The Foundation for Shamanic Studies

The Way of the Shaman basic course Comments

  • The course was everything I hoped it would be. I look forward to practicing what I’ve learned, and I feel I received a lot. Kevin’s approach was great. He made us all feel confident as we undertook the journeys. He’s humble yet very knowledgeable, and offers a gentle but sure atmosphere. I look forward to advanced courses soon.
  • Eye-opening, super-effective, and gave me confidence and trust. Kevin’s explanations made me feel that it was easy to access the Upper and Lower Worlds, and it was!  I’m definitely registering for advanced courses.
  • I was amazed at how easy it was to enter the Lower and Upper Worlds. Kevin is full of humor and patience. His explanations were thorough and with examples pulled from a wide variety of spiritual disciplines.
  • Wonderful – new levels of experience came one after the other.
  • Nice flow overall, and good balance of theory and practice. We got right into the work!
  • I made connections to worlds I hadn’t known before.  I could relax and have fun.
  • Kevin’s answers to questions were not just replies but rather full of rich clues to understand the nature of shamanism more deeply.  I look forward to applying these principles in my life.
  • A great workshop. Kevin displays a deep knowledge of the Spirits. I look forward to learning more in advanced workshops.
  • Kevin’s explanations were clear, comprehensive, easy to understand and supported by his own rich experience. I feel he’s a wonderful person in both knowledge and humanity.
  • To know the existence of the Upper and Lower Worlds alleviates much of the distress here in the Middle World. I feel much lighter. Fascinating talks – I now feel like I’ve read several books on shamanism as a result of this course.
  • Learning and practicing shamanism in a shrine is the best of all locations – it had an immense effect on me.
  • Kevin’s maintained a very high quality of course material throughout the duration of the two days – I felt his sincerity.
  • The many practical exercises were fun, exciting, easy to learn and understand.
  • Kevin is very knowledgeable and makes challenging concepts easy to understand. Very enjoyable.
  • A very substantial course. Everything worked beautifully. The practices and explanations were profound.
  • The course was an amazing experience for me – my first time to experience the Lower and Upper Worlds!
  • Kevin knows his material thoroughly, and his sense of humor helps us all relax and feel comfortable.
  • Learning to have experiences of my own has been just essential and this workshop succeeds in offering participants their own experiences.
  • I felt a wonderful unity in the group, and the shrine in which the course is held is a very holy place.
  • Informative, precise, with lots of laughter and stories to explain the principles. I believe this course is the best way shamanism can be offered.
  • Enlightening – a good mix of theory and practical exercises. The light-hearted approach worked well.
  • I feel inspired and want to study shamanism more! Exciting, interesting. Kevin was just great, and the shrine was the ideal place to practice.
  • Learning the essence of shamanism at such a low price is amazing!  “Core Shamanism” is just great – it bypasses the ritualistic and religious baggage.
  • I now have an overall understanding of shamanism, and what can be achieved with these techniques.
  • Kevin has a very thorough knowledge of his subject, and I feel fortunate to have had him as my instructor. I look forward to advanced courses with him soon.


Suggested reading: The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner


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