Archive for May, 2009

New 8th East Coast Three-Year Program Starts May 6 – 11, 2012, with David Corbin & Nan Moss

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
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RESCHEDULED TO MAY 6 – 11, 2012

Madison, Virginia – Eighth East Coast Three-Year Program in Advanced Initiations in Shamanism & Shamanic Healing taught by David Corbin and Nan Moss, assisted by Elaine Egidio. [First meeting.]

Originated by Michael Harner, this course is the most advanced training in shamanism and shamanic healing offered by the Foundation and generally is considered unparalleled in the world. It involves intensive extended training in progressively higher levels of very advanced shamanism, including rare and little-known principles.

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The Foundation on YouTube

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

We are very pleased to announce that the Foundation now has a YouTube site — the ShamanicStudies channel. This is part of our continuing efforts to enhance the Foundation’s web presence to inform the public about the importance of shamanism and shamanic healing in these challenging times. Visit the ShamanicStudies channel.

Drums of the Ancestors

Drums of the Ancestors

View the videos directly on the Foundation’s website. There are video clips of Foundation expeditions and interviews with Michael and others, such as Stan Grof. More clips will be added soon — with Ram Dass, Ralph Metzner, Jack Kornfield and more. We hope also to add statements from faculty and students and more videos about shamanism and about the work of the Foundation.

See Michael receiving the 2009 Pioneers in Integrative Medicine Award in San Francisco in March. Michael gave an acceptance talk about the value of shamanic healing to an audience of more than 400, predominantly from the medical profession. It was very well received, with a standing ovation — and it might be the only time you have ever seen him in a suit! (Very distinguished looking.)

Practitioners and students of core shamanism, send us suggestions and news about shamanism and the practice of shamanic healing for our blog. If you have a video to recommend or would like to create one for us to consider for the ShamanicStudies channel, please email Susan. We are especially interested in how core shamanism is being used for healing, what it has meant in people’s lives, how you feel that you have benefited from Foundation training, and how you think the return of shamanic knowledge is helping our communities and our world. Email Susan at smokelke@shamanism.org.

Harner Shamanic Counseling Training, August 15 – 19, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, with April Tuck

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Five-Day Training in Harner Shamanic Counseling
August 15 – 19, 2011, with April Tuck, C.S.C. Held in the Boston area, Massachusetts. Intensive training to develop skills for answering personal life questions with the assistance of helping spirits.

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In essence, the clients become practitioners of divinatory shamanism for themselves, with the help and guidance in ordinary reality of the shamanic counselor. One of the features of HSC (previously known as HMSC) is that the real shamanic counselors are in nonordinary reality. These are wise teachers that the clients encounter in their shamanic journeys and who provide answers to the clients’ questions. The ordinary reality HSC counselors, in contrast, provide instruction, orientation, and methodological advice based upon core shamanism and shamanic journeying.

“The HSC work is among the most powerful I have encountered, not only for myself at the training, but in use with clients afterwards. With regard to the training itself, I really loved it. April is a very focused teacher and that discipline translated into a very practical, useful training. I came away, not only with insights and new practices for myself, but a method I can use to help clients develop their own disciplined work and connection to helping spirits.”

— Susan Rossi

All five days of this course are devoted to experiential practice in question framing, journeying, and shamanic interpretation in an intimate setting. The work is intense and exciting. As one participant observed, “The deepest journey I ever had occurred in this course.”

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Certificates of Completion for FSS Graduates

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies is pleased to offer Certificates of Completion to graduates of most of the FSS advanced residential training programs in Core Shamanism.

certificate_gold_webThe Certificate of Completion is meant to publicly acknowledge the considerable time and effort invested by students in the completion of the Foundation’s training programs in advanced shamanism and shamanic healing.

Important Note: The Certificate of Completion is not intended to convey that a person is a shaman, a shamanic practitioner, or a shamanic healer. The Foundation cannot certify that a person is a shaman — it is successful results in shamanic healing that make a person recognized by his/her clients as a shaman or shamanic healer, and even that status can change at any time according to a practitioner’s relationship with the helping spirits.

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Michael Harner Receives Pioneers in Integrative Medicine Award

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Michael Harner Receives Award

Michael Harner Receives Award

Every year the Institute for Health & Healing honors an international expert whose work is furthering the field of integrative medicine. On Sunday, March 8, 2009, at a dinner ceremony in San Francisco, the Institute honored Michael Harner as one of the world’s foremost authorities on indigenous healing practices and their relevance in contemporary times. The Institute for Health & Healing is part of the Sutter Health community of medical centers. For more information, please visit the Institute’s website.

View a video clip of the award ceremony on the Foundation’s website. (Use the left/right arrows to browse the videos.)