Foundation for Shamanic Studies Faculty
Faculty members of the Foundation teach workshops worldwide in the core shamanic methods of healing and divination. FSS Faculty are Harner-trained and are experienced shamanic practitioners as well as teachers. FSS faculty members must complete the Three Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing and the Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive. All faculty members have active shamanic healing practices; many have over a decade of shamanic healing experience.
In addition to these minimum requirements, faculty members must have taken as a participant each workshop they teach multiple times and are required to update their training periodically with an advanced teacher to ensure knowledge of the latest content. This combination of rigorous experiential training and active shamanic practice has produced a world-class team of shamanic teachers who can help you gain depth in your shamanic training and confidence in your shamanic practice. To learn more about a specific faculty member, click on a name below.
BECOMING AN FSS FACULTY MEMBER. The FSS Faculty Intern Program is intended to train and prepare potential FSS faculty members to teach the FSS weekend (two-day) workshops in core shamanism in locations throughout North America. More information...
In North America and Hawaii:Beth Beurkens, M.A.
Oregon, Nevada, Northern California
Bill Brunton, Ph.D.
Glenn Campbell, M.Ed.
Ontario Province, Maritimes, Canada
Charles W. Conatser, Ph.D., Guest Faculty
Timothy Cope, M.F.A., CSC
David Corbin, M.S., CSC In Memoriam (1953-2014)
Melissa M. Dawahare, N.M.D., R.N.
Elaine M. Egidio, M.C.A.T., L.P.C.
Southern California (Greater Los Angeles Area)
Nancy Friedrich, Guest Faculty
Alicia Luengas Gates, CSC
Latin America and Spain
Quebec Province, Maritimes, Canada
Michael Harner, Ph.D.
Sandra Harner, Ph.D., CSC
Susan Mokelke, J.D.
Nan Moss, CSC
North Eastern USA, Montana
Gizelle Rhyon-Berry, M.A.Ed.
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Provinces, Canada
Marcia Rich, Ph.D., Guest Faculty
Alberta Province, Canada
Dana Robinson, CSC
Middle and South Atlantic States, Southern USA, Missouri, Ohio, Washington, DC
Leon Sproule, PE, Guest Faculty
Robbie Staufer, M.A., M.S., Guest Faculty
April E. Tuck, M.S., CSC
Northwestern New York
Ellen Winner, JD, CSC, Guest Faculty
In Europe - United Kingdom (FSS):Simon Buxton
In Europe (FSS Europe):Stefan Bierbaum, CSC
Wieland Braun, Dipl.-Ing.
Nello Ceccon, Dipl.-Ing.
Paul David, Dipl.-Ing., CSC
Marko Fedor, Guest Faculty
Zora Frešová, Mag. (Psychology)
Luís Gonçalves Louro
Michael Hasslinger, Dipl.-Ing., CSC
Andreas Hirsch, PhD (Juris)
Katarina Hrčková, Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Radek Kašpar, Dr. Vet. Med., Guest Faculty
Maria da Conceição Marques
Lorenza Menegoni, Ph.D. (Anthropology)
Winfried Picard, Ph.D. (Psychology), CSC
Daniela Rupp, CSC
Heike Spalteholz, Dr. Med., CSC
Roman Steiner, Guest Faculty
Ulla Straessle, CSC
Roswitha Uccusic, CSC
Roland Urban, Mag. (Psychology), CSC
In Japan and Asia:Kevin Turner, M.A.
In Latin America and Spain:Alicia Luengas Gates, CSC (Program Coordinator; faculty, Argentina and Spain)
Gerardo Roemer (Argentina and Chile)
Hector Adell, Guest Faculty (Spain)
Maria Luisa Freijeiro, Guest Faculty (Spain)
*CSC® denotes Certified Shamanic Counselor® (Harner Method) - registered trademarks of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.
International Faculty Administrative Offices
For North America, the Pacific, Australia, Asia, and the United Kingdom:Susan Mokelke, President
Michael Harner, Vice President for Development
For Europe:Roland Urban, Chairman
Michael Hasslinger, Vice Chairman
Roswitha Uccusic, Coordinator
In Memoriam, 1937 - 2013
Foundation for Shamanic Studies
For Latin America and Spain:Alicia Luengas Gates
P.O. Box 131482
Carlsbad, CA 92013-1482
(760) 602-9189 (fax)
For Japan and Asia:Kevin Turner
Director for Asia