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2016 East Coast Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive Oct 23 – Nov 3

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Nan MossEast Coast Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, October 23 – November 3, 2016, Madison, Virginia. This life-changing course will be taught by Nan Moss and assisted by Elaine Egidio. A special live video interactive video conference with guest Michael Harner is planned.

Originated by Michael Harner, this intensive training in advanced core shamanism is described by former participants as “amazing,” “transformative,” “life-changing,” and “the most important experience of my life.” A variety of advanced methods are practiced in this residential program, including extraction healing, power (core) soul retrieval training, psychopomp work, divination, and work with the spirits of nature. There will also be work that is not included in FSS weekend workshops, such as selected advanced healing methods, the dream dance, explorations, and initiatory experiences.


The West and East Coast Two Week Intensives are the centerpiece annual programs of the Foundation and the best preparation for the Three-Year Programs. Enrollment is limited and early application is recommended. To assure a place in the program, please return your application promptly; acceptance will be according to priority received.

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New Issue of the Journal Shamanism December 2015

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The new December 2015 issue of Shamanism (Annual) is now available. This print journal contains articles practical articles that support your interest in shamanism, including information about indigenous shamanism. (Cover image and table of contents below.) Shamanism is available as one of the many benefits of membership. Not a member? Join the Circle of the Foundation.



Shamanism Table of Contents, December 2015

Shamanism Table of Contents, December 2015

Shamanic Training in London February 2016 – Special Series

Friday, January 15th, 2016

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies Europe is pleased to announce a series of core shamanic workshops in London in February 2016. This is a great opportunity to experience and learn about different aspects of shamanism and healing in a concentrated and comprehensive format. The workshops will be taught by an international team of the faculty of FSS Europe: Roland Urban, Andreas Hirsch, and Marta Niccolai. The special series will also include opportunities to practice as well as optional ceremonial work. You may book the whole series or individual workshops.

Please contact Roland Urban, Director of FSS Europe, for more information and to register:


Prerequisite to take the advanced two day workshops: The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman(R) with an authorized FSS Faculty Member (this workshop begins the series).

The series includes (workshop descriptions below):

  • February 15 and 16 (prerequisite for all other workshops): The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman(R)
  • February 17 and 18: Shamanic Extraction Healing Training
  • February 19, Half-Day of Practice
  • February 20 and 21: Shamanism, Dying and Beyond

Schedule of Workshops:

Day 1: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm; ceremonial work (optional), 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Day 2: 9.30 am to 4.00 pm; half-day of practice, 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm


Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman(R)

  • During this workshop you will be introduced to basic techniques in core shamanism, the universal and near universal methods used by shamans:
  • How to journey to non ordinary reality
  • How to meet and communicate with your Spirit helpers
  • How to ask for help and healing
  • How to retrieve information for yourself and for the benefit of others
  • How to communicate with Nature for divination purposes

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. The training includes learning 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.

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 people affected by a terminal illness or those who have already passed on. Additional learning will include how to become experientially familiar with the after-death realms, following a person’s spirit using shamanic journeying, completing unfinished business, helping a person to cross over, and classic psychopomp work.