New Issue of Shamanism, December 2017

The new FSS journal Shamanism (Issue 30, December 2017) is now available. Members, look for the issue in your mailbox soon. Download a sample, the FSS News Section.

In this issue:

  • Transcultural Shamanic Experiences: Some Examples from Indigenous and Core Shamanism
  • The Resurgence in Mongolia: Implications for the Worldwide Revival of Shamanism
  • Universal Shamanic Tradition
  • The Old Slovenian Faith and the Old Believers
  • Shamanism in Europe: Thirty Year Anniversary of FSS Europe
  • Classic reprint: Plant Spirit Medicine
  • Shamanic Divination as Spiritual Problem Solving
  • FSS News, Member Directory, Drumming Circles, and more

The annual journal Shamanism is a benefit of membership in the Circle of the Foundation. Not a member? How to Join Us

FSS Holiday Schedule, December 2017


The administrative office will be closed starting Friday, December 22, 2017 and will reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2018, so that we may enjoy the holidays with our families. For information during that time, check this website. Email will be checked on a limited basis. We look forward to meeting again in 2018.

Have a peaceful and joyous holiday and New Year!

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Live Premiere of The Way of the Shaman Documentary

The live premiere of the new documentary film The Way of the Shaman: The Work of Michael and Sandra Harner took place on Friday May 19, 2017. An enthusiastic audience of about 200 FSS members, supporters, and guests were present at the Lark Theater in Larkspur, California for the first public showing. A viewer says:

“Thank you for making such a beautiful and inspiring film about the birth of the foundation. It was absolutely stunning!  Thank you Michael and Sandra for your vision and your commitment.”

The documentary will be available soon for streaming at no cost. Learn more and view the trailer

Michael and Sandra Harner arriving for the premiere.


FSS President Susan Mokelke introducing the film, with Michael and Sandra.


Sandra Harner and Michael welcoming the audience.

Now Accepting Applications 2017 FSS Faculty Intern Program

We are pleased to announce the new 2017 FSS Faculty Intern Program — now accepting applications.

The Faculty Intern Program prepares potential FSS faculty members to teach the FSS weekend (two-day) workshops in core shamanism throughout North America. FSS faculty members are experienced, highly qualified, core shamanic practitioners, who have been fully trained and initiated in shamanism and core shamanic healing methods.

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies teaching of shamanic knowledge is based in the pioneering work of Michael Harner, author of The Way of the Shaman. The FSS offers time-tested authentic shamanic methods, with an emphasis on ethical practice, arising from more than 50 years of anthropological research, teaching experience, experimentation, and development. FSS programs are widely recognized as the gold standard of contemporary shamanic training.

Please visit the FSS Faculty Intern Program page for general requirements and to request an APPLICATION packet.

Applications accepted through June 2, 2017.