Amara Honeck was led to a shamanic path after experiencing a life changing spiritual event that launched her on a quest for understanding. She read Michael Harner's first book, Way of the Shaman, which inspired her to take the FSS introductory workshop in core shamanism. She then knew she had discovered the tools that would provide her with guidance and direction in life. The challenges and growing pains she encountered on her own spiritual journey, transformed her and gave her the perspective and empathy necessary to work with clients and students with a deep level of understanding, compassion, and love.
Amara is a graduate of the Foundation's Two-Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, Harner Shamanic Counseling Training, and the Three-Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing.
In addition to her FSS training, she has studied with Nepalese and Peruvian shamanic cultures. Her education also includes studies in Christian mysticism, sound healing, dreamwork, and creative arts healing using mixed media.
Amara's shamanic healing and divinatory practice is located in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where she offers core shamanic methods such as soul retrieval, extraction, psychopomp work, Harner shamanic counseling, and divination. She is dedicated to supporting individuals on their path of healing, personal growth, and spiritual transformation.
Amara has a degree in Marketing Communications and has held positions as a writer, designer, and director. She has spent most of her pre-shamanic life in the "world of words" as both the owner of a large bookstore and small publishing company. She is a teacher, spiritual growth and development writer, and mixed media artist who believes deeply in the healing, empowerment, and connectivity that personal creativity has in our lives.
"Amara is a phenomenal presenter. She's knowledgeable, confident, professional yet witty, humorous, very accessible, approachable, and relatable. Organized, hospitable, genuine!"
"Amara was fantastic at presenting the material and accommodating everyone in class."
"This introduction to this work was amazing! Amara, you made this experience comfortable and easy to digest."
"Amara presented the information in a clear, concise way. She answered questions and made sure that everyone understood before proceeding to the next phase."
"Amara's style was very friendly, warm, and accommodating and she was very respectful and had good boundaries in keeping on task."
"This workshop was a life-changing experience for me. Synchronicities occurred nonstop."
Amara is the author of Creative Meditation and Manifestation: Using Your 21 Innate Powers to Create Your Life and Dark Night of the Soul: Using Ancestral Traditions to Overcome Depression, Loss, and Grief.