FSS Faculty Kevin Turner spent July 2011 on field assignment in Mongolia where he represented FSS at the Ataa Tenger Conference of International Shamanic Studies. Kevin spoke on core shamanism in Asia, and met a number of researchers involved in central Asian shamanism. Kevin also personally interviewed 6 remarkable shamans for research purposes. He gave a one-hour talk on core shamanism at the largest bookstore in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar in honor of the new Mongolian translation of The Way of the Shaman, as well as a 5-minute Mongolian television interview. There is significant interest in our work in Mongolia, and Kevin may be returning to offer the first FSS courses there next year. We look forward to further collaboration with Mongolian shamans and Mongolian shamanic researchers in the future. Members of the Circle of the Foundation, look for more about FSS in Mongolia in this year’s issue of the Shamanism Annual, coming out in December.
Michael Harner gave a keynote address at the annual Science and Nonduality (SAND) Conference “On the Edge of Time” on Friday, October 21, in San Rafael, California. Michael spoke about “The Transcendence of Time in Shamanic Practice” to an enthusiastic audience. He discussed the ways that shamans go outside of time in the shamanic journey, including into the past and the future. The session included a brief demo of shamanic drumming.
At the Science and Nonduality Conference 2011, over 100 preeminent scientists, philosophers, and spiritual teachers gathered to to explore the question of time from the point of view of their area of study.
Annual Science and Nonduality Conference:
On the Edge of Time
October 19 – 23, 2011
Embassy Suites Hotel, San Rafael, CA 94903
More info, visit: www.scienceandnonduality.com