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ONLINE: Shamanism, Spirits, and Healing, 24~25 July 2021

First course in the FSS Asia ONLINE Shamanic Healing Series

Shamanism, Spirits, and Healing

24~25 July 2021: Online Zoom

Effective shamanic practice depends upon knowledge of the spirit realms and how to access them to build strong relationships with the compassionate helping spirits. Powerful shamanic healing requires training, discipline, and experience. In this experiential workshop, which sets the context for the Shamanic Healing Online Training Program, you will have the opportunity to personally explore:

  • The three worlds of the shaman (Upper, Lower, and Middle Worlds) and the qualities of ordinary and non-ordinary reality;
  • The nature of the spirits of the three worlds;
  • Middle World non-ordinary reality spiritual aspects and their relationship to illness and wholeness.

Primary shamanic healing methods will be described, including shamanic extraction healing, psychopomp to help the spirits of the deceased, and soul retrieval. You will learn and practice power animal retrieval, with the chance to work with another participant to both retrieve and receive a power animal. What participants say:

“This was a profoundly powerful and helpful workshop for better understanding the differences in perception from ordinary reality to non-ordinary reality. The practices helped to emphasize the experiential nature of this understanding and it was lovely to work with new people and delve in deeper. I would highly recommend it!”

“Fantastic! It was an excellent balance of lecture and practice, solo work and partner work, and really built beautifully on the previous trainings. I loved being introduced to Middle World work with a lot of clarity and guidance on safety, and felt very moved at how familiar all these souls are to me. As someone who primarily started this training inspired to connect with animal helpers for my own healing, I’m now feeling inspired to work with them to heal others.”

“Excellent. Fascinating content and exercises. Results of exercises were affirming, helpful, intriguing and educational. Renewed my interest in more journey practice and helped me feel more confident. Furthered my education. All good!”

This experiential online training taught by FSS Director for Asia Kevin Turner is offered via Zoom video conferencing, which is free to individual users. Participants will see and hear each other and interact in pairs and small groups, as well as in the full circle. (All students must participate with audio and video and access the meeting through their own individual device.) Instructions for Zoom and workshop access will be provided by the instructor after registration. The course consists of 7 hours of training. Faculty members may teach the workshop in two 3.5-hour sessions or one seven-hour session.

PREREQUISITES: Both the Online courses, The Shamanic Journey (26-27 June) and Shamanic Divination in Practice 10-11 July, (or the in-person FSS Way of the Shaman basic course anytime in the past). AFTER you have completed the prerequisites, please register for this course by email here: REGISTRATION

*NOTE: Participants must be able to successfully journey to contact at least one helping spirit from the Upper or Lower Worlds.

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ONLINE Shamanic Divination in Practice: 10~11 July 2021

Shamanic Divination in Practice™

10~11 July 2021: Online FSS Zoom course

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The skilled practice of shamanic divination, the process of consulting the spirits for knowledge, is an essential aspect of shamanic healing and of bringing the wisdom of the helping spirits to bear on personal, local, and global issues. This workshop offers students opportunities to practice methods for contacting their compassionate spirit helpers, particularly through the shamanic journey, and to enhance their abilities to form on-topic questions and interpret the messages received. Participants will also experience classic shamanic ways to build and nurture strong relationships with their own spirits. Participants say:

This workshop is amazing. I am so grateful that FSS is doing these workshops for us. FSS has expanded my experience of life in so many ways, in so many worlds, on so many levels.

I really enjoyed this workshop. I liked the way I could enjoy the teachings from the comfort of my home, rather than being rushed and exhausted from travelling and preparing to be away from home when I attend a workshop. I found the breakout sessions more intimate, somehow, as it was really face-to-face with a partner.

I felt we were an intimate group. Zoom works really well and I can take courses that are usually very expensive for me to attend due to flying, accommodations, etc.

This experiential online training taught by FSS Director for Asia Kevin Turner is offered via Zoom video conferencing (Zoom is free to individual users). Participants will see and hear each other and interact in pairs and small groups, as well as in the full circle. (All students must participate with audio and video and access the meeting through their own individual device.) Instructions for Zoom and workshop access will be provided by the instructor after registration. The course consists of 7 hours of training, in two 3.5-hour sessions. *(If you have already completed the 2-day in-person advanced Shamanic Divination course, please know this 7-hour online course is a portion of that workshop).
 
  • Instructor: Kevin Turner, Director for Asia
  • Dates: Online, Saturday-Sunday, 10~11 July 2021, 4pm~7:30pm each day.
  • Prerequisite course: The FSS (online) Shamanic Journey course, or the FSS 2-day (in-person) Way of the Shaman basic course
  • Hours: Zoom Video conferencing, 4pm~7:30pm each day (Singapore/Bali/Taiwan time zone)
  • Limited offering: early registration recommended.
  • Fees: Paypal 11,800. Japanese Yen. If you prefer a bank wire or TransferWise transfer (US$108) please request this information by email.
  • REGISTRATION by email please: info@shamanism-asia.com
FOR THE MEETING: Please have a notebook/pen to take notes, a rattle, a drum (optional), and an eye covering (bandana or Mindfold mask) to block ambient light. Also have available a palm-sized rock (not a crystal), preferably one you found in nature. (Remember where you found the rock, so you may return it to its home after the training.)
 
*This Shamanic Divination in Practice online course is a prerequisite workshop for both the 7-hour 24-25 July 2021 Shamanism, Spirits, and Healing course, and the 14-hour online FSS workshop Shamanism for Inspired Global and Local Change offered later this year.  **Electronic recording of audio, video, and images is not permitted during the workshop.
 
***The FSS is postponing in-person workshops and training programs during the coronavirus crisis. Though we may not be able to meet in person for a time, we have available to us many powerful digital tools for face-to-face interactions, practice, and healing. Online training with FSS faculty members will be offered in the shamanic journey, as well as in ways shamanism can be used to help yourself, others, and our world. The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power is a prerequisite to FSS online workshops. Once the crisis passes, FSS in-person workshops and training will be rescheduled and future online offerings will be evaluated.
 

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ONLINE Beginners Shamanic Journeying Course, 26-27 June 2021

NEW FSS ASIA BEGINNERS’ ONLINE WORKSHOP!

The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power

ONLINE Beginners’ Course: 26~27 June 2021, Saturday-Sunday

Zoom Video Conferencing: 4pm~7:30pm (Singapore/Bali time zone)

The shamanic journey is a remarkable visionary method for entering into another reality with discipline and purpose. Using classic drumming techniques to alter consciousness, participants will be introduced to the shamanic journey to awaken one’s soul and dormant spiritual power. Travel outside of time and space into another reality and make contact with compassionate helping spirits, such as teachers and power animals, for personal wisdom and to gain knowledge to help create a better world. 

Participants say:”MAGIC! It really is amazing to do this work and get results from journeys that are helpful and powerful. We seemed to be able to work with different people in pairs or threes and got to feel the essence of the people in the circle.”

“Content is ideal for a beginner; with basic skills and practice, a new student learns just enough to practice after attending the workshop. With Zoom, I felt as connected as if in-person; as if we were in the same room.”

“Exhilarating in this day and age that something so liberating could be made so accessible. Afterwards, I was so inspired and encouraged I journeyed for a few more hours and was uplifted by the results. This workshop was a life changer; so much more than imagined was given to me.”

This experiential online training taught by the FSS Director for Asia Kevin Turner is offered via Zoom video conferencing. Participants will see and hear each other and interact in pairs and small groups, as well as in the full circle. (All students must participate with audio and video and access the meeting through their own individual device.) Instructions for Zoom (free to individual users) and workshop access will be provided by the instructor after registration. The course consists of 7 hours of training in two 3.5-hour sessions, 4~7:30pm, Singapore/Bali/Taiwan time zone. * Completion of the entire workshop (7 hours) is required to be considered completed, to fulfill prerequisites for other online courses.

FOR THE MEETING. Please have handy a notebook/pen to take notes, a rattle, a drum (optional), and an eye covering (bandana or Mindfold) to block ambient light. Before the workshop, consider a comfortable chair or place to sit or lie down for journeys. You might consider the use of headphones or ear buds for an easier listening experience. Please check the battery power on your computer/device; you will need it to last 3.5 hours. 

REGISTRATION: This course is being offered in Asia by FSS Asia. US$108./11,800 JpnYen.

  • Instructor: Kevin Turner, Director for Asia
  • Dates: Saturday-Sunday, 26-27 June 2021.
  • Hours: ZOOM Video conferencing ONLINE, 4pm~7:30pm each day (Singapore/Bali/Taiwan/Hong Kong time zone)
  • Limited offering: early registration recommended.
  • Fees: US$108 (or 11,800. JpnYen preferred)
  • Registration: please register by email here  info@shamanism-asia.com

**Electronic recording of audio, video, and images is not permitted during the workshop.

The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power is the prerequisite workshop for other online workshops offered by the FSS. The in-person Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman also meets the prerequisite for FSS online advanced workshops. Please note: *This 7-hour online course is a beginner’s program; if you have already completed the FSS Way of the Shaman basic course this course is unnecessary unless you wish to review some basics. **The Shamanic Journey online workshop does not meet the prerequisite for the FSS in-person advanced weekend workshops. The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman will still be required for the in-person workshops.

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Bali: Shamanic Healing Series

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THE CORE SHAMANIC HEALING SERIES

The Way of the Shaman; Shamanic Extraction Healing Training;

Shamanism, Dying, and Beyond; Power Soul Retrieval

Bali: dates to be announced….

* Immigration, quarantine, and airline policies are in flux; please confirm your registration before buying flight tickets

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  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, and Cave & Cosmos

Core Shamanism is the universal or near-universal principles and practices of shamanism not bound to any specific cultural group or perspective, as originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner. As the modern world overwhelmingly lost its shamanic knowledge centuries ago due to religious and political oppression, the programs in Core Shamanism from The Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) are particularly intended for modern persons to reacquire access to their rightful spiritual heritage through quality workshops and training courses. Training in core shamanism includes teaching students to alter their consciousness through classic shamanic non-drug techniques such as repetitive drumming so that they can discover their own hidden spiritual resources, transform their lives, and learn how to help others. FILM Trailer about the work of the FSS: http://www.shamanism.org/Michael-Harner-Way-of-the-Shaman-movie.php

The Way of the Shaman basic course:  

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. Two days; 9am-6pm each day.

  ADVANCED COURSES (The Way of the Shaman basic course is prerequisite; if you have already taken the basic, you needn’t repeat it and can go directly to these advanced courses)

Shamanic Extraction Healing Training:  

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. You 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. It is not designed for people looking for personal healing.

Shamanism, Dying & Beyond:

Participants explore dying and the destiny of souls from a shamanic perspective. The workshop is both for those who wish to learn for themselves, and for those who wish to help others who are in terminal situations or who have already passed on. Experiences to be undertaken include learning how to become experientially familiar with the after-death realms, tracking a person using shamanic journeying, completing unfinished business, and helping a person to cross over or transition into transcendent realms (classic psychopomp work).

Power Soul Retrieval: 

Soul Retrieval is one of the most powerful shamanic healing practices, and so very needed in our world today. We’ll learn to return portions of the soul that may have moved away or dissociated as a result of trauma or any situation in which we were unprepared to feel the associated emotions. Shamans believe that soul loss is a common source of illness, depression, and chronic fatigue, as well as a variety of mental and emotional disorders.  In this advanced course, we will learn how to find and retrieve these portions for clients in a healing session.  **Both Extraction Healing and the Shamanism, Dying & Beyond advanced courses are prerequisite.

REGISTRATION: INFO

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 $720 for the last 3 courses only (6 days), if you have previously completed the basic course. The fees above are course fees only, and does not include your hotels, flights, transport, meals, etc. Tuition discount for Indonesian passport holders: 30%. E-mail for further information: info [at] shamanism-asia.com

COPYRIGHT: All FSS workshops and training courses are copyrighted, and were originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner.

*** These 4 courses can fulfill the minimum requirements for application to the 4th or 5th FSS Asia Three-Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism & Shamanic Healingstarting next year.

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Bali: Shamanic Knowledge Series

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核心薩滿知識系列

THE CORE SHAMANIC KNOWLEDGE SERIES

The Way of the Shaman; Shamanism & the Spirits of Nature;

Advanced Shamanic Divination; and Shamanic Dreamwork

Bali 巴厘島:  dates to be announced….

* Immigration, quarantine, and airline policies are in flux; please confirm your registration before buying flight tickets

 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, and Cave & Cosmos

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The Way of the Shaman 薩滿之道 basic course: 

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.

ADVANCED COURSES (The Way of the Shaman basic course is prerequisite; if you have already taken the basic, you needn’t repeat it and can go directly to these advanced courses)

Shamanism & the Spirits of Nature 自然之靈 :

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.

Advanced Shamanic Divination 薩滿占卜工作坊 : 

One of the classic tasks of the shaman is to journey into non-ordinary reality in order to obtain answers to questions, both at the request of others and for oneself. Participants in the workshop have the opportunity to engage in divination journeys for each other as well as for themselves and to gain experience in using various time-tested shamanic divination techniques. In the shamanic search to become persons of knowledge, they learn, as shamans have from time immemorial, how to converse with plant and animal spirits, how to learn about the use of quartz crystals, and how to seek and receive revelatory knowledge from visionary sources.

Shamanic Dreamwork 薩滿夢工作坊 : 

In this unique experiential workshop you will have the opportunity to explore the nature, meaning, and use of dreams among shamanic peoples, with dreamwork practices from a range of cultures. Researched and developed by Michael Harner, subjects to be covered include shamanic dream theory and big dreams, as well as dreams and the soul, spirits, shamanic journeys, the Dreamtime, and the vision quest. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge to contemporary life, including the use of dreams in divination, health, and healing. *(This course works with dreams shamanically,. We’ll work primarily with dreams you have had, and train to work with ones you will have in the future; it is not a how-to-remember-your-dreams program, though memory may improve during and after the course).

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The Director for Asia of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) is your guide for these exciting days of shamanic initiations. Tuition: US$250 per 2-day course. Discounts: US$950 for all 4 courses; or US$720 for only the last 3 advanced courses (6 days), if you have previously completed the basic course.  The fees above are course fees only, and does not include your hotels, flights, transport, meals, etc. Tuition discount for Indonesian passport holders: 30%. All participants stay at the retreat (only those with an Indonesian resident visa or other long-stay visas may stay outside). E-mail for further information: info [at] shamanism-asia.com

The basic course is required to attend the advanced workshops; if you have already taken the FSS Way of the Shaman course elsewhere, you needn’t repeat it. Only a deposit can hold your space. The courses are held in a seaside retreat center in northern Bali. Info & registration: www.shamanism-asia.com/schedule

COPYRIGHT: All FSS workshops and training courses are copyrighted, and were originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner.

*** Three of these 4 courses can fulfill the minimum requirements for application to the 4th or 5th FSS Asia Three-Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism & Shamanic Healingnext year, as long as one completes Extraction Healing Training before the start. This program meets for 12 days each year.

More information about Core Shamanism & The Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS):  http://www.shamanism-asia.com/shamanism/

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3-Year Program of Advanced Shamanic Initiations: 2022~2024

Michael Harner’s 4th FSS Asia

Three-Year Program of Advanced Initiations

in Shamanism & Shamanic Healing™

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ASIA: 16~27 May 2022~2024

Request an application from info [@] shamanism-asia.com

Taught by the FSS Director for Asia

“The Three-Year Program has changed my life on a cellular level. It has been the best experience of my life!”

Originated by Michael Harner and based upon his decades of research and experimentation, this course is the most advanced training in shamanism and shamanic healing offered by The Foundation for Shamanic Studies. It is widely considered as unparalleled in the world. It involves intensive extended training in progressively higher levels of very advanced shamanism, including initiations into rare and little-known practices and principles.

“I love my life now. Since I’ve been doing this work, I have a deep sense of my purpose on this planet. That is not something I thought I would ever have. My life is deep, purposeful, profound and fun!”  ~Three Year Program Participant

In this residential program, the same group of participants meets for 12 days each year (May 2022, 2023, 2024) in Bali, with practical assignments between meetings. The program is devoted to advancing the participants’ knowledge and practice as far as possible during the three sessions. Enrollment is limited. Sessions are held at a retreat center; on-site lodging and meals will be arranged during registration. *This program is entirely new material and does not repeat nor review 2-day course material. We recommend completing at least 4~7 two-day courses to know if you’re truly interested in committing to this 6-week program.

PREREQUISITES: The FSS basic Way of the Shaman course, Shamanic Extraction Healing Training, and two other advanced FSS two-day workshops of your choice, though we recommend more 2-day courses and some practice before committing to this 36-day program. 

APPLICATION: For an application, please contact us by e-mail: info[at]shamanism-asia.com  Application is a two-step process. Each application will be evaluated individually by the Foundation Review Committee; program acceptance is limited to 36 persons. Those who successfully complete the Three-Year program are entitled to receive the Bronze Certificate of Completion, issued upon request by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

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COPYRIGHT: All FSS workshops and training courses are copyrighted, and were originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner.

NONDISCLOSURE agreement: I recognize that the Foundation for Shamanic Studies will be sharing unpublished material with me during this training course and, as a consequence, I hereby agree not to publish nor teach all or part of that material, including experiential exercises, in any form including written, audio-recorded, audiovisual or electronic (includes e-mail) without specific advance written permission from the President of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

 

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Sky Shamans of Mongolia: Meetings with Remarkable Healers

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Praise for Sky Shamans of Mongolia

Sky Shamans of Mongolia is a fascinating and serious work that is an important contribution to shamanic knowledge. A must–read for anyone wishing to learn about Mongolian shamanism and to understand its place in the world.”  —Michael Harner, PhD, author of The Way of the Shaman and Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality

“As one who has worked and taught alongside Mongolian shamans, I find this book by Kevin Turner has illuminated much about this stunningly powerful and mysterious form of shamanism. He shares what he has learned firsthand, and he frames it in a rich context of multiple dimensions of shamanism, including neuroscience, and rolls it into a vision of shamanism as personal evolution with a vision of the future. Read this book!” —C. Michael Smith, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of Jung and Shamanism in Dialogue and Psychotherapy and the Sacred

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“Kevin Turner’s marvelous fieldwork describes shamanism and shamanic knowledge as it really is in Mongolia.” —Luvsanjav Chuluunbaatar, PhD, professor of linguistics at National University of Mongolia

“Kevin Turner’s Sky Shamans of Mongolia covers a subject few authors have investigated in depth. In this wonderful and well-written text, Turner explores shamanism in the kind of detail only an initiate could communicate. Not only does Turner speak to the cultural role of shamans, but he reveals the experiential cosmos in which they journey. I recommend this book for anyone interested in Asian shamanism.”
Larry Peters, PhD, author of Tibetan Shamanism: Ecstasy and Healing

“Turner’s unique qualifications make this book an immensely valuable resource
for Westerners interested in Mongolian shamanism, or shamanism wherever
practiced. An American living in Asia, speaking several Asian tongues, himself
a shamanic practitioner, Turner possesses not only the gift of understanding
but the gift of putting that understanding into clear, readable language. Unlike
academics attempting to describe shamanism from the outside, Turner knows
it from the inside, and the same familiarity that gained him the confidence of
the shamans enables him to be a sure-footed interpreter for the reader.”
Frank DeMarco, author of The Sphere and the Hologram

“A fascinating and compelling account of contemporary shamanic practice, based
on firsthand experience and simultaneously an exercise in religious anthropology
and cultural ethnography, this work explores a sacred tradition whose deep impact
on the West is gradually being rediscovered and interpreted anew.”
Paul Bishop, PhD, author of The Archaic: The Past in the Present

“Kevin Turner is an explorer of the inner worlds, a researcher of the deep meaning
of life. His book, in addition to being an anthropological text, is also a travel
story, full of surprises, between blue skies and green landscapes without boundaries,
the songs and costumes of the shamans, their miraculous healings and
visions, and the sterile discussions among academic scholars described with
fine irony. [A] trip to real but extraordinary experiences.”
Guido Ferrari, journalist and director of Tao: The Watercourse Way at Wu Yi Mountain

“Kevin Turner brings a rare combination of skills and tools to the table, which
in Mongolia opened doors and hearts normally closed to Western researchers
of shamanism. He is a linguist, a teacher, and a practicing shaman. As a Western
shaman, he had to endure much skeptical probing before being accepted
by the Mongolian shamanic community and invited to their gatherings and
healing ceremonies. Writing Sky Shamans of Mongolia from the perspective
of a shamanic practitioner himself, Kevin Turner offers his readers a rare in-depth
overview of the history and current practices of Mongolian shamanism,
which after a period of persecution and decline is experiencing a revival of
astonishing proportions.”
Sabine Lucas, PhD, Jungian analyst and author of Past Life Dreamwork

“Sky Shamans of Mongolia provides authoritative and extensive coverage of a little-known tradition. The writer’s personal encounters enliven the account, furthered by his position as a practitioner of ‘universal shamanism’ which enables
him to enjoy privileged access. There are moments when the reader is so drawn in
by the firsthand descriptions that it feels as if one were actually there.”
John Dougill, author of Shinto Shrines: A Guide to the Sacred Sites of Japan’s Ancient Religion

“The dramatic resurgence of shamanism in Mongolia, as detailed in this beautifully written study, is testament to the indomitable nature of the soul’s healing powers. Kevin Turner gives us both a window into shamanism as a worldwide phenomenon and a detailed account of ancestral Mongolian shamanic practices. Most interesting of all, Sky Shamans is that rare glimpse into the shamanic psyche, transmitted through these accounts.”
Jeremiah Abrams, author of Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature

“An enjoyably written introduction to Mongolian and Inner Asian shamanisms
that is based in experience and filled with knowledge. Recommended.”
Jeremy Narby, author of Shamans through Time and The Cosmic Serpent

“Author Kevin Turner has brought something of great importance to those
seeking to understand and practice shamanism: a valuable contribution to the
understanding and practice of shamanism in the West and a richly rewarding,
fascinating study of Mongolian shamanism. The author’s adventures in the
land of the shamans brings much food for thought and great insight.”
—Nicholas Breeze Wood, editor of Sacred Hoop magazine

VIDEO REVIEW of SKY SHAMANS:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uQwzja6WqI

Now available from North Atlantic Books, Penguin Random House, Amazon, Book Depository, and other booksellers: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/531075/sky-shamans-of-mongolia-by-kevin-turner/

 

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2-3 March 2019, Bangkok: Advanced Practitioner Seminar

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Advanced Shamanic Practitioner Seminar

*Prerequisites: Extraction Healing, Dying & Beyond, and Power Soul Retrieval courses

2-3 March 2019: Bangkok

NEW FSS course for Advanced Practitioners! A rare chance to review, exchange information and discuss shamanic healing case histories with the director for Asia and other advanced practitioners. Those who are beginning a shamanic healing practice, as well as experienced practitioners seeking to increase their proficiency, can benefit from this hands-on training. These 2 days provide participants the opportunity to “put it all together” by applying multiple core shamanic healing methods in a solo session for another participant. The first day includes a review and practice of these primary methods: extraction healing, power animal retrieval, psychopomp work, and power soul retrieval – these are not reviewed in the 3-Year, so this is useful for everyone! . General parameters of a shamanic healing session, as well as how to work with clients and important ethical considerations will be discussed. On day two, participants will have the opportunity to offer a complete shamanic healing session for another workshop participant. Afterward, there will be group Q & A and discussion focused on clarifying the methodologies and addressing issues that arise during the healing sessions. Saturday and/or Sunday evening social gatherings planned – join us for a reunion of advanced students! (Three-Year Program students are welcome, but we’re not practicing 3-Year techniques in this course). *Prerequisites: Extraction, Dying, and Power Soul Retrieval (2-day) courses. Early bird price: US$180, if paid in full by 7 Feb 2019. Price from 8 February: US$200. 8am-5pm, Sat-Sunday. Registration: INFO

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Taiwan: Shamanism

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Core Shamanism Courses in Taiwan: April 2017

The Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism, Taipei, Taiwan:  15-16 April 2017  中文

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. Saturday-Sunday: 9:30am-6:30pm.

Register here: www.shamanism-asia.com/schedule/

薩滿之道: 薩滿旅程, 力量及療癒  The Way of the Shaman 台湾台北:2017年4月15日〜16日

在 基礎工作坊中,參加的學員將會了解什麼是核心薩滿 ——這是用薩滿們共同或是幾近相同的基本方式,來進入非尋常世界,探查問題並且療癒它。此基礎課程特別強調傳統薩滿的旅程,以不可思議方式讓人們去探索, 除了在神話及夢境中才出現的隱藏宇宙。伴隨著鼓聲及其他的技術,學員開始了薩滿之旅程,去經驗薩滿意識及喚醒內在靈性能力,例如與自然溝通的能力。在課程 中,學員將會互相分享探索旅程的經驗,以及介紹一般薩滿占卜及療癒;並實踐典型薩滿的教導,藉由旅程的方式,在非尋常世界中認識並與自己個別的指導靈學 習。學員將學習如何利用旅程去恢復靈性力量及健康,以及如何應用薩滿教導在日常生活中來療癒自己、他人以及地球。開課日期與時間:  (星期六) +  (星期日) 9:30am – 6:30pm   (英文/中文)開課地點: 台北市(報名後通知詳細地址) 費用: NT$10,000/人 開課地點: 台北市(報名後通知詳細地址) 有中文翻譯:索取報名表格:

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Power Soul Retrieval Training, Taipei, Taiwan: 8-9 April 2017   中文

Soul Retrieval is one of the most powerful shamanic healing practices. It aims to return portions of the soul that may have moved away from us as a result of trauma or any situation in which we were unprepared to feel the associated emotions. Shamans believe that soul loss is a common source of illness, depression, and chronic fatigue, as well as a variety of mental and emotional disorders.  In this advanced course, we will learn how to find and retrieve these portions for clients in a healing session. **Extraction Healing  and the Shamanism, Dying and Beyond advanced courses are prerequisites for this course.

Shamanism, Dying, and Beyond: 5-6 November 2016

Participants learn how to deal with the issue of dying and the destiny of souls from a shamanic perspective. The workshop is both for those who wish to learn for themselves, and for those who wish to help others who are in terminal situations or who have already passed on. Experiences to be undertaken include learning how to become experientially familiar with the after-death realms, tracking a person using shamanic journeying, completing unfinished business, helping a person to cross over, and classic psychopomp work.

力量靈魂復元訓練工作坊  Power Soul Retrieval 台湾台北:2017年4月8日〜9日

靈魂復元療癒是非常有力量的薩滿療癒方法之一,目的是回歸因創傷或經歷無法處理之情緒而解離的靈魂碎片。 薩滿相信靈魂碎片是疾病、憂鬱症、長期疲累、以及其他精神與情緒障礙的常見源頭。 在這進階課程裡,我們學習如何找尋以及歸回個案的靈魂碎片。 1961年哈納博士在跟著亞馬遜叢林的 柯尼波 (Conibo) 族一起 居住時學會了靈魂復元療癒, 然後將這療癒方 法帶回了現代社會裡。 核心靈魂復元療 癒是薩滿療癒方法,不加入任何心理學的運作。*先修課程:1) 薩滿之道:薩滿旅程,力量及療癒 (基礎) + 2) 薩滿祛除療癒訓練 + 3) 薩滿, 死亡, 與超越工作坊:  (星期六) +  (星期日) 9:30am – 6:30pm   (英文/中文)開課地點: 台北市(報名後通知詳細地址) 費用: NT$11,000/人 開課地點: 台北市(報名後通知詳細地址) 有中文翻譯:

薩滿、死亡、與超越工作坊  台湾台北:2016年11月5日〜6日 (English/中文)

學 員將從薩滿的角度學習如何處理死亡以及靈魂宿命的議題。 課程內容涵蓋熟悉死亡之後的疆域、利用薩滿旅程尋人、完成未了心願、協助他人跨越、以及典型的靈魂引領(psychopomp)的工作。 此工作坊適合那些對此議題有興趣,或者是想要協助病危或已過往者的人。先修課程:薩滿之道:薩滿旅程,力量及療癒 (基礎)   (星期六) +  (星期日) 9:30am – 6:30pm   (英文/中文)費用: NT$11,000/人 開課地點: 台北市(報名後通知詳細地址) 有中文翻譯:索取報名表格: 

薩滿之道: 薩滿旅程, 力量及療癒  台湾台北:2016年9月3日〜4日 (English/中文)

在 基礎工作坊中,參加的學員將會了解什麼是核心薩滿 ——這是用薩滿們共同或是幾近相同的基本方式,來進入非尋常世界,探查問題並且療癒它。此基礎課程特別強調傳統薩滿的旅程,以不可思議方式讓人們去探索, 除了在神話及夢境中才出現的隱藏宇宙。伴隨著鼓聲及其他的技術,學員開始了薩滿之旅程,去經驗薩滿意識及喚醒內在靈性能力,例如與自然溝通的能力。在課程 中,學員將會互相分享探索旅程的經驗,以及介紹一般薩滿占卜及療癒;並實踐典型薩滿的教導,藉由旅程的方式,在非尋常世界中認識並與自己個別的指導靈學 習。學員將學習如何利用旅程去恢復靈性力量及健康,以及如何應用薩滿教導在日常生活中來療癒自己、他人以及地球。開課日期與時間:  (星期六) +  (星期日) 9:30am – 6:30pm   (英文/中文)開課地點: 台北市(報名後通知詳細地址) 費用: NT$10,000/人 開課地點: 台北市(報名後通知詳細地址) 有中文翻譯:索取報名表格: 

薩滿祛除療癒訓練工作坊 台湾台北:2016年10月29日〜30日 (English/中文)

參 加的學員將學習祛除的療癒方法,包括如何看、感覺與移除心靈因素導致的局部性病痛與疼痛,這是薩滿療癒訓練中很重要的一部分。學員也會學習如何與夥伴合作 來加強工作上的效率。祛除的療癒訓練是專門為想要將薩滿療癒帶入團體練習的人所設計的,這訓練並不是設計給尋求自我療癒的人. 開課日期與時間:  (星期六) +  (星期日) 9:30am – 6:30pm   (英文/中文)開課地點: 台北市(報名後通知詳細地址) 費用: NT$11,000/人 開課地點: 台北市(報名後通知詳細地址) 有中文翻譯:索取報名表格: 

Shamanic Dreamwork,  16-17 April 2016

In this unique experiential workshop you will have the opportunity to explore the nature, meaning, and use of dreams among shamanic peoples, with dreamwork practices from a range of cultures. Researched and developed by Michael Harner, subjects to be covered include shamanic dream theory and big dreams, as well as dreams and the soul, spirits, shamanic journeys, the Dreamtime, and the vision quest. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge to contemporary life, including the use of dreams in divination, health, and healing.

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Drumming Circles in Asia

Journeying Circles in Asia

Journeying Circles, also known as Drumming Circles, are voluntary meetings where participants, who have completed at least the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) basic Way of the Shaman course, can practice the shamanic techniques they have learned and continue to explore and deepen their relationship to the Spirits.

We are now coordinating  Journeying Circles in Bali, Singapore, Phuket (Thailand), Taipei, Hongkong, Tokyo, and Osaka. Please let us know if you would like to host or join a Circle in your area. We can then put you in contact with others in your area. Contact us here: http://www.shamanism-asia.com/en/contact/

Please also review this fine article about how to have Effective Core Shamanic Drumming Circles by Susan Mokelke, the Executive Director of FSS:  http://www.shamanism.org/articles/article14.html

Download Drumming MP3s here

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