NEW! Shamanic Dreamwork™ – Weekend Workshop

We are pleased to announce Shamanic Dreamwork, a new workshop researched and developed by Michael Harner.

First Public Offering was taught by Michael Harner, assisted by Susan Mokelke, in August of 2010. Michael presented his recently formulated “A Core Shamanic Theory of Dreams.”

Additional dates and locations for Shamanic Dreamwork can be found on the website.

In this unique experiential workshop you will have the opportunity to explore the nature, meaning, and use of dreams among shamanic peoples, with dreamwork practices from a range of cultures. Researched and developed by Michael Harner, subjects to be covered include shamanic dream theory and big dreams, as well as dreams and the soul, spirits, shamanic journeys, the Dreamtime, and the vision quest. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge to contemporary life, including the use of dreams in divination, health, and healing.

Prerequisite: the FSS Basic Workshop, with authorized FSS Faculty Member.

Shamanic Journey CDs and MP3s, New Look, Even Better; Digital Download: Drumming, Rattle, Didjeridu, Musical Bow, Singing Chorus

Michael Harner’s CD No. 1: Shamanic Journey Solo and Double Drumming is now available forMP3  digital download on the Foundation’s website. The solo drumming is in the classic mode by Michael Harner using a single-headed, round-frame, hand drum. The double drumming, which some journeyers prefer, is also by Michael Harner, assisted by David Corbin. Both are using single-headed, round-frame drums. The drums are beaten facing each other at a slight angle, about four feet apart, to produce the maximum effect without excessive reverberation. Program 15 and 30 minute solo or double drumming play with callback.

CDs are getting a new look, with even better sound. CDs 1 and 7 have been digitally remastered in 2010.

No. 5: Michael Harner’s Shamanic Double Drumming (TM) NEW to CD
The use of two drums, played facing each other, creates more reverberations and overtones than are usually produced by one drum alone. The slower measured beat of this recording is useful for many shamanic practices, such as calling in the spirits, and may also be used for journeying. Digitally remastered to CD June 2010.

All of the Shamanic Journey CDs in the series are now available in MP# format for convenient digital download:

  • No. 2: Michael Harner’s Shamanic Journey Didjeridu
  • No. 3: Michael Harner’s Shamanic Journey Singing Chorus
  • No. 4: Michael Harner’s Shamanic Journey Musical Bow
  • No. 6: Michael Harner’s Shamanic Journey Rattle
  • No. 7: Michael Harner’s Shamanic Journey Multiple Drumming

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


Nan & David


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

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

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

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.


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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