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Core Shamanic Healing Series, Thailand! 18~28 February 2023

THE CORE SHAMANIC HEALING SERIES

The Way of the Shaman; Shamanic Extraction Healing Training;

Shamanism, Dying, and Beyond; Power Soul Retrieval

18~28 February 2023: Thailand


  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: 18-19 February 2023

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: 21-22 February 2023

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: 24-25 February 2023

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:  27-28 February 2023

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: Thailand

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 Thai passport holders: 25%. 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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AUSTRALIA: Shamanic Knowledge Series, 26 Jan~ 12 Feb 2023

The FSS Shamanic Knowledge Series

Melbourne, Australia: 26 Jan~ 12 Feb 2023

 

The Way of the Shaman; Shamanism & the Spirits of Nature; Advanced Shamanic Divination; and Shamanic Dreamwork

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, Ph.D., Founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and author of The Way of the Shaman and Cave and Cosmos

Innate Wisdom Connection is excited to announce a series of four training workshops on core shamanism, taught by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS).

The workshops will take place in Melbourne, VIC, (venue to be announced)

The dates are: https://innatewisdomconnection.com.au/event/the-fss-shamanic-knowledge-series/

  • 26–27 Jan 2023: The Way of the Shaman: Shamanic Journeying, Power and Healing. The basic workshop in Core Shamanism

ADVANCED COURSES (These require The Way of the Shaman to be completed first)

  • 28–29 Jan:  Shamanism & the Spirits of Nature
  • 4–5 Feb Advanced Shamanic Divination
  • 11–12 Feb:  Shamanic Dreamwork

Core Shamanism

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. Since 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: Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing

The Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism

Polana Retreat, Yarra Valley (residential or non-residential options)
26–27 Jan 2023. 9.30am–6.30pm each day.

Investment: $475 (full) or $415 (Concession)

 

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 from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (require the basic Way of the Shaman course first)

Shamanism and the Spirits of Nature

Polana Retreat, Yarra Valley (residential or non-residential options)
28–29 Jan 2023.  9.30–6.30pm each day.

Investment: $475 (full) or $415 (Concession)

 

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

Melbourne, (Hawthorn)
4–5 Feb 2023. 9.30–6.30pm each day.

Investment: $475 (full) or $415 (Concession)

 

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

Melbourne, (Hawthorn)

11–12 Feb 2023. 9.30–6.30pm each day.

Investment: $475 (full) or $415 (Concession)

 

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).

 

Special Offer for those who wish to take all four workshops:
$1650 (Waged) or $1450 (Concession)
Advanced course bundle (for those who have already taken The Way of the Shaman and just want the 3 advanced courses
$1425 (Waged) or $1145 (Concession)

 

 

What previous participants said:

  • Dear Phoenix and Mike. I want to thank you deeply for inviting the Foundation for Shamanic Studies to Australia. It was a fantastic week of courses, but not only that, I feel that it really helped to bring contemporary shamanic practice into our country in a way that all people can practice, no matter where they are from. I personally believe contemporary western society is deeply ill and in dire need of shamanic help and you have helped open a door to that in a very real, practical way. Thank you so much for all the work you do in this space. xxx ” Fam Charko
  • 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. The teacher’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. The teacher’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. The teacher 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.
  • The teacher’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. Our guide displays a deep knowledge of the Spirits. I look forward to learning more in advanced workshops.
  • The explanations were clear, comprehensive, easy to understand and supported by the teacher’s 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.
  • The teacher 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.
  • 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!
  • The teacher 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. The teacher 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.
  • The teacher is very knowledgeable and makes challenging concepts easy to understand. Very enjoyable.
  • Our teacher 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.

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Bali: Shamanic Healing Series, June 2023

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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: 14-24 June 2023

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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: 14-15 June 2023

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: 17-18 June 2023

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 (Psychopomp Training): 20-21 June 2023

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: 23-24 June 2023

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, July 2023

THE CORE SHAMANIC KNOWLEDGE SERIES

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

Advanced Shamanic Divination; and Shamanic Dreamwork

Bali:  2-12 July 2023

 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

The Way of the Shaman basic course: 2-3 July 2023

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: 5-6 July 2023

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: 8-9 July 2023

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: 11-12 July 2023

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: 2023~2025

Michael Harner’s 4th FSS Asia

Three-Year Program of Advanced Initiations

in Shamanism & Shamanic Healing™

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ASIA: 15~26 May 2023~2025

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

[*Only 4 spaces left: early application recommended!]

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 2023, 2024, 2025) 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. *(This is shamanic practitioner development program of initiations, not a teacher-training program).

PREREQUISITES: The FSS basic Way of the Shaman course, Shamanic Extraction Healing Training, and at least two other advanced FSS two-day workshops of your choice. OR 7 online FSS courses, 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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SHAMANIC HEALING SERIES: 4 Online Advanced Courses

FSS Asia Online Healing Series

ONLINE: POSTPONED

  • Shamanism, Spirits, and Healing This online #4 workshop sets the context for the online Shamanic Healing Training Program. As such, it is the prerequisite for other workshops in this program. In this experiential workshop, 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; and Middle World non-ordinary reality spiritual aspects and their relationship to illness and wholeness. Prerequisites: The in-person Basic course, or 3 online courses: Shamanic Journey, Shamanic Divination, and The Shamanic Worldview courses. Sat-Sunday, 3pm~6:30pm Singapore time. US$139.
  • The Shaman As Psychopomp™ Online workshop #5.  Shamans are concerned with the human soul, with healing during life and assisting the soul’s passage out of the Middle World after death. Familiar with the realms of the dead, a shaman can act as a psychopomp – a conductor of souls. A trained shamanic practitioner is able to guide the soul of a deceased person out of the Middle World to a place where the soul can receive help in taking the next step on its path. The focus of this training is on learning and practicing the psychopomp method. Sat-Sun. US$209.
  • Shamanic Extraction Healing Method™ Prerequisites: The in-person Basic course, or 4 online courses: Shamanic Journey, Shamanic Divination, Shamanism, Spirits, and Healing and The Shamanic Worldview courses. Shamanic extraction healing at a distance is a powerful practice for treating localized pain and illness resulting from spiritual factors. “The shaman works to remove things that interfere with the health of the body, such as spiritual intrusions, and extract them. It’s done through working here in the Middle World in an altered state of consciousness.” —Michael Harner.  *Must use desktop or laptop (not mobile phone). Sat-Sun. US$209.
  • Power Soul Retrieval™ Prerequisite courses: both Psychopomp & Extraction courses, either online or in-person. Soul loss due to trauma – such as emotional pain and shock, accidents, long term illness, constant stress, overwork and even the loss of connection with nature – is a spiritual illness, recognized by shamans cross-culturally. A missing soul portion can be thought of as part of a person’s vitality and essence that they can no longer access, leaving them diminished and lacking in power. Soul retrieval is a classic shamanic method in which the practitioner, with the assistance of their helping spirits, in an altered state using rhythmic drumming or rattling, makes a shamanic journey to locate and return any missing portions of a client’s soul. We will learn the distance healing method as well as the in-person.  *Must use desktop or laptop (not mobile phone). Sat-Sun. US$209.
  • 25% discount for FSS Asia repeating students.
  • Please write us for the registration form and payment details: info@ shamanism-asia. com

Looking forward to seeing many of you online soon!

Kevin B. Turner
Director for Asia
The Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS)
www.shamanism-asia.com

*The FSS is postponing in-person workshops and training programs during the covid 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.

www.shamanism-asia.com/schedule/

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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

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies ASIA

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:

Previous courses:

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.

索取報名表格: info @ shamanism-asia .com

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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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