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BASIC AND ADVANCED WORKSHOPS CALENDAR

July - December 2013

 

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CONTENTS
A. 2013 Residential
Advanced Workshops
B. Registration
C. Basic Workshop
D. Extraction Healing
E. Shamanism, Dying,
and Beyond
F. Shamanic Divination
G. Spirits of Nature
H. Shamanic Dreamwork
I. Shamanic Training
in Creativity
J. Shamanism Practicum
K. Core Soul Retrieval
L. Faculty Western
Region USA

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Dear Friend of Shamanism,    

 

"Shamanism is a path of knowledge, not of faith, and that knowledge cannot come from me or anyone else in this reality. To acquire that knowledge, including the knowledge of the reality of the spirits, it is necessary to step through the shaman's doorway and acquire empirical evidence."   

Michael Harner      

 

Study Michael Harner's groundbreaking "Core Shamanism" with experienced Harner-trained FSS Faculty. Find a course near you in the WESTERN REGION USA in the listings below; or search the complete FSS course listings on our website for workshops in the Central, Eastern, and Western Regions of the USA; and in Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia, and Asia.   

2013-14 RESIDENTIAL ADVANCED WORKSHOPS


♦ The new 2nd Pacific Northwest Summertime Three-Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing with Susan Mokelke will begin August 4 - 15, 2013 in the Seattle area, Washington.

♦ The East Coast Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, taught by David Corbin and Nan Moss, will be held October 20 - 31, 2013 in Madison, Virginia.

♦ The West Coast Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, taught by Alicia L. Gates, will be held March 23 - April 4, 2014 in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

♦ The 9th East Coast Three-Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing with David Corbin and Nan Moss will begin April 27 - May 2, 2014 in Madison Virginia.

       

Please check the website for PREREQUISITES for these advanced shamanic training programs as some have changed 

 

For details and to REGISTER for the above five-day and longer programs, contact registrar Michael Flanagin: flanagin4@msn.com, (503) 282-6315.

REGISTRATION   

To register, or for fees and locations for the workshops listed below, please  contact the person or organization listed for the workshop. The Foundation office does not register participants for the two-day workshops and will refer you to the listed contact.


SPONSOR A WORKSHOP. If you would like to sponsor a workshop in your area, please contact Noelle at info@shamanism.org and she can connect you with an experienced FSS Faculty member who can come to your location.

 

 
Michael Harner's

BASIC WORKSHOP: The Way of the Shaman®

Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing 

 

In this workshop participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal and common features of shamanism, including journeying to other worlds and working with compassionate spirits to increase knowledge, alleviate suffering, and heal. Methods the shaman uses to enter nonordinary reality for problem solving and healing are experienced, with particular emphasis 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.


NOTE: The FSS Basic Workshop is a prerequisite for all advanced weekend and residential courses.

BASIC WORKSHOP: THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN CALENDAR
DATELOCATIONINSTRUCTORCONTACT
Aug 3-4, 2013
Bainbridge
Island, Washington
Lora JanssonLora Jansson
(206) 661-3875
lorajansson@gmail.com
Register Online
Aug 10-11, 2013
Phoenix,
Arizona
Melissa DawahareMelissa Dawahare
(480) 993-8249
shamanism@drmelissa.com
Register Online
Sep 7- 8, 2013
Mt. Shasta, California
Beth BeurkensBeth Beurkens
(541) 708-0473
beth@shamanicuniverse.com
Register Online
Sep 07-08, 2013
Sierra Madre, California
Amanda FoulgerAmanda Foulger
(310) 455-3758
afoulger@aol.com
Sep 14-15, 2013
Spokane, Washington
Leon SprouleDebra Peterson
(509)276-4028
debraaht@gmail.com
Oct 05-06, 2013
Carmel Valley, California
Timothy FlynnTimothy Flynn
(831) 204-8323
tim@alchemistsjournal.com
Oct 05-06, 2013
Maui, Hawaii
Nancy FriedrichNancy Freidrich
(808) 269-5137
shamanicjourneying@gmail.com
Register Online
Oct 19-20, 2013
San Diego, California
Alicia L. GatesJ.C. Safa
(619) 990-7435
jcsafa1@hotmail.com
Oct 26-27, 2013
San Francisco, California
Michael Harner
(Sunday am Q & A) & Susan Mokelke
(Saturday-Sunday)

13 CEUs (MFT, LCSW, RN)
CIIS Public Programs
(415) 575-6175
publicprograms@ciis.edu
Register Online
Nov 2-3, 2013
Portland,
Oregon
Beth BeurkensBeth Beurkens
(541) 708-0473
beth@shamanicuniverse.com
Register Online

ADVANCED WEEKEND WORKSHOPS 

  
PREREQUISITE FOR ALL ADVANCED WORKSHOPS: The FSS Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman®
Michael Harner's

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. They 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. The training is not designed for people looking for personal healing.

SHAMANIC EXTRACTION HEALING TRAINING CALENDAR
DATELOCATIONINSTRUCTORCONTACT
Sep 28-29, 2013
Santa Barbara, California
Amanda FoulgerMujiba Cabugos
(805) 966-4465
mujiba@heartwaymuse.com
Michael Harner's

Shamanism, Dying, and Beyond   

 

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.

SHAMANISM, DYING & BEYOND CALENDAR
DATELOCATIONINSTRUCTORCONTACT
Oct 12-13, 2013
Sacramento, California
Beth BeurkensBeth Beurkens
(541) 708-0473
beth@shamanicuniverse.com
Register Online
Nov 02-03, 2013
Sierra Madre, California
Amanda FoulgerAmanda Foulger
(310) 455-3758
afoulger@aol.com
Nov 02-03, 2013
Carmel Valley, California
Susan MokelkeTimothy Flynn
(831) 204-8323
tim@alchemistsjournal.com
Michael Harner's

Shamanic Divination Training    

 

One of the classic tasks of the shaman is to journey into nonordinary 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 DIVINATION CALENDAR
DATELOCATIONINSTRUCTORCONTACT
Jul 13-14, 2013
Sierra Madre,
California
Amanda FoulgerAmanda Foulger
(310) 455-3758
afoulger@aol.com
Sep 21-22, 2013
Sacramento, California
Beth BeurkensBeth Beurkens
(541) 708-0473
beth@shamanicuniverse.com
Register Online
Michael Harner's

Shamanism and the Spirits of Nature    

 

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 nonordinary and ordinary reality to restore and maintain a living planet.

SHAMANISM AND THE SPIRITS OF NATURE CALENDAR  
DATELOCATIONINSTRUCTORCONTACT
None presently scheduled


 
Michael Harner's

Shamanic Dreamwork

 

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.

SHAMANIC DREAMWORK CALENDAR  
DATELOCATIONINSTRUCTORCONTACT
Oct 05-06, 2013
Sierra Madre,
California
Amanda FoulgerAmanda Foulger
(310) 455-3758
afoulger@aol.com
Sandra Harner's

Shamanic Training in Creativity

 

Creativity is so ancient that it is at once fundamental and complex, even a driving force in our lives. Shamanism brings a fresh approach to Westerners for cultivating their creative potential. In this workshop, based on years of research, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their creativity through the practice of shamanic methods. Selected historical and anthropological examples will illustrate connections between shamanism and creative abilities, and a variety of specific shamanic exercises will be taught that participants can apply to their personal lives.

SHAMANIC TRAINING IN CREATIVITY CALENDAR  
DATELOCATIONINSTRUCTORCONTACT
Jul 13-14, 2013
San Francisco
Bay Area
Northern Marin
Susan MokelkeMichael Flanagin
(503) 282-6315
fax: (503) 287-4712
flanagin4@msn.com
Register Online
Aug 17-18, 2013
San Diego,
California
Alicia L. GatesJ.C. Safa
(619) 990-7435
jcsafa1@hotmail.com
Nov 02-03, 2013
Maui, Hawaii
Nancy FriedrichNancy Friedrich
(808) 269-5137
shamanicjourneying@gmail.com
Register Online
Dec 07-08, 2013
Santa Barbara, California
Amanda FoulgerMujiba Cabugos
(805)966-4465
mujiba@heartwaymuse.com

Shamanism Practicum: Guidelines for a Healthy Shamanic Practice™

 Ethical and legal considerations and practical tools for your shamanic healing practice.

 

Are you considering starting a shamanic healing and/or divination practice and would like some guidance? Do you have an established practice and would welcome the opportunity to discuss ethical issues and other pragmatic aspects with other practitioners? This two-day workshop developed by Susan Mokelke provides participants with guidelines for the development of a healthy shamanic practice. Subjects to be covered include the ethical practice of shamanic healing and divination; legal considerations; what to say to potential clients; the screening process; payment issues; useful forms to have; organization of your practice; and other pragmatic matters related to practicing shamanism in an ethical, professional, and effective way. The workshop will be a combination of lecture, discussion, and interactive-experiential exercises, including journeying.

SHAMANISM PRACTICUM CALENDAR  
DATELOCATIONINSTRUCTORCONTACT
None presently scheduled


 
Michael Harner's

Core Soul Retrieval Training

 

We are the fortunate heirs of a great and venerable spiritual tradition, shamanism, many thousands of years old, with core principles and practices that are universal or common for one simple reason: they work. Among them is soul retrieval, found widely in shamanic cultures. Dr. Harner learned how to do soul retrieval in 1961 while living among the Amazonian Conibo and brought it to the West. The training in core soul retrieval to be offered by the Foundation is based on principles and methods that have been used successfully not just by the Conibo, but cross-culturally. Core soul retrieval is a shamanic healing method and does not involve the addition of Western psychological practices. NOTE: Please check the website for additional prerequisites for this advanced training.  

CORE SOUL RETRIEVAL TRAINING CALENDAR  
DATELOCATIONINSTRUCTORCONTACT
Aug 24-25, 2013
San Francisco
Bay Area,
California
Michael Harner
assisted by Alicia Gates
First public offering.
Some FSS faculty will attend.
COURSE FULL
Michael Flanagin
(503) 282-6315
fax: (503) 287-4712
flanagin4@msn.com
Register Online
Oct 12-13, 2013
Phoenix, Arizona
Melissa DawahareMelissa Dawahare
(480) 993-8249
shamanism@drmelissa.com
Nov 09-10, 2013
San Diego, California
Alicia L. GatesJ.C. Safa
(619) 990-7435
jcsafa1@hotmail.com
Dec 07-08, 2013
San Francisco
Bay Area
Northern Marin
Susan Mokelke
Workshop Interest Form
Michael Flanagin
(503) 282-6315
fax: (503) 287-4712
flanagin4@msn.com
Register Online

FSS FACULTY WESTERN REGION USA    

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington

Faculty members of the Foundation teach workshops worldwide in the core shamanic methods of healing and divination. FSS Faculty are Harner-trained and all are experienced shamanic practitioners as well as teachers. Before teaching a particular workshop, faculty members must take the workshop as a participant at least twice. Faculty members are also required to complete the Three Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing, as well as the Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive.

 

FSS faculty members who are teaching in the USA Western Region are listed below, with links to their web bios. For a complete list of the FSS international faculty, visit the website. 

 

FSS FACULTY WESTERN REGION USA (click image to view bio)
Beth Beurkens
Beth Beurkens
Melissa M. Dawahare
Melissa Dawahare
Tim Flynn
Timothy R. Flynn
Amanda Foulger
Amanda Foulger
Nancy Friedrich
Nancy Friedrich
Alicia L. Gates
Alicia L. Gates
Michael Harner
Michael Harner
Sandra Harner
Sandra Harner
Lora Jansson
Lora Jansson
Susan Mokelke
Susan Mokelke
Leon Sproule
Leon Sproule

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

Michael Harner Internationally renowned anthropologist Michael Harner pioneered the return of shamanism and the shamanic journey to contemporary life. In 1979, Michael and Sandra Harner established the Center for Shamanic Studies, the precursor to the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, which took over the function of the Center in the mid-eighties. FSS is dedicated to the preservation, study, and teaching of shamanic knowledge for the benefit of the Planet and its inhabitants.
Cave and Cosmos by Michael Harner
Join the thousands of people each year who take the Foundation's rigorous training in Core Shamanism, which consists of the universal, near-universal, and common features of shamanism, together with journeys to other worlds, a distinguishing feature of shamanism. Originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner, the principles of core shamanism are not bound to any specific cultural group or perspective.  The workshops and training programs have been carefully developed by Dr. Harner and thoroughly tested to provide an authentic shamanic experience and practical results. New from Michael Harner - Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality.

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