Mission statement: The Foundation is dedicated to the preservation, study, and teaching of shamanic knowledge for the welfare of the Planet and its inhabitants.

Program goal: The FSS Faculty Intern Program is intended to train and prepare 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.

For the power and wisdom of shamanism to be available widely and thereby to address the immense challenges facing our communities and our precious Earth, high-quality, consistent, and authentic training must be available clear, focused, and disciplined, as practiced by those who know how to work intensively with the spirits to bring this healing power into our world. The FSS Faculty Intern Program is designed to produce highly qualified teachers of core shamanism.

Program Director: Susan Mokelke
Program Associate: Narrye Caldwell
Program Associate: Robbie Staufer


In order to APPLY for the FSS Faculty Intern Program, requirements include: