NEW 4th Pacific Northwest Summer Three Year Program Begins August 2017, Seattle area, with Susan Mokelke

October 6th, 2016

Susan MokelkeWe are pleased to announce that the 4th Pacific Northwest Summertime Three-Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing will begin August 6 – 17, 2017 in the Seattle, Washington area. It will be taught by Susan Mokelke. There will be three sessions of 11 nights each, one session each summer in 2017, 2018, and 2019. As in the current Three-Year programs, the same profound initiatory and advanced shamanic practices, as originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner, will be covered. Please check the website for details.

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Video Q & A with Susan Mokelke about the program

West Coast Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, June 2017

September 9th, 2016

Amanda FoulgerWest Coast Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, June 3-14, 2017, Northern Marin, California (San Francisco Bay area). This life-changing course will be taught by Amanda Foulger.

The course includes a live interactive video question & answer session with guest MICHAEL HARNER.

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 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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Video with Amanda Foulger FSS Two Week Intensive & the Three Year Program in Advanced Shamanism

June 8th, 2016

Q&A with FSS faculty members Amanda Foulger and Susan Mokelke: the Three Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing and the Two Week Week Shamanic Healing Intensive. VIEW THE VIDEO.

FSS Now Offers Continuing Education (CE) Credits

June 8th, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the FSS now offers Continuing Education (CE) Contact Hours/Credits (CEUs) for its workshops and training programs in the USA and Canada. Click here for details and to request FSS CE credits for FSS workshops you have completed…

Cave and Cosmos Named Kirkus Book of the Month

March 28th, 2016

Cave-CosmosCoverFinalWebThe Foundation is pleased to announce that in February 2016, Kirkus Reviews named Michael Harner’s Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality, as the Nonfiction Indie Book of the Month. The Kirkus Review states: “Harner’s rich compendium gives many ways to consider and explore a powerful and inspiring view of the cosmos. His recommendation to develop one’s own spiritual authority rather than depend on ‘the cosmological dogmas of organized religion’ may resonate with readers, and the diversity of accounts allows for inclusion of traditional religious figures (St. Francis, the Virgin Mary, etc.). While the amount of detail is at times overwhelming, this work offers a welcome message of universal healing.” Read more

Foundation News 2016

March 28th, 2016

FSS E-NEWS OCTOBER 2016

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FSS E-NEWS ARCHIVES

OCTOBER 2016

The Foundation is now offering Continuing Education (CE) Contact Hours/Credits (CEUs) for its workshops and training programs in the USA and Canada. Read more

Circle of the Foundation membership benefits are now available. Join our shamanic community and receive special benefits, as well as supporting shamanism and shamanic healing worldwide. Read more

Marie Claire magazine recently came out with an article on the growing popularity of shamanic healing and listed the Foundation for Shamanic Studies as a resource to find a shamanic healer. Read more

Several FSS faculty members from the first FSS Faculty Intern Program are now successfully teaching weekend workshops in their local areas. Welcome to these talented new FSS teachers: Jo Ann Broder, Mujiba Cabugos, Narrye Caldwell, Kenny Emerson, Jack Hebrank, Marcia Hebrank, Sharon Collings Licata, Christobel Macdonald, Susan Opie, Denise Paulette, Wade Prpich, Janet Rodriguez, and Juan Carlos “JC” Safa. Read more

We expect to open a new FSS Faculty Intern Program soon. Watch your emails or check the FSS website. Read more

Cave and Cosmos by Michael Harner In February 2016, Kirkus Reviews named Michael Harner’s Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality, as the Nonfiction Indie Book of the Month: “Harner’s rich compendium gives many ways to consider and explore a powerful and inspiring view of the cosmos.”
Translations available: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Turkish. Upcoming: Russian and Estonian. Cave and Cosmos is available in paperback directly through the Foundation, as well as online and in local bookstores. Paperback and e-book editions may be obtained online from Random House and Amazon.com. At Michael Harner’s request, all royalties from Cave and Cosmos go to the Foundation for Shamanic Studies in support of its work. Read more

MARCH 2016

GATHERING OF THE COUNCIL

The Annual Gathering of the Council by Live Video Conference was held on Saturday at the end of January. Council members from the USA, Canada, Europe, Argentina, and Thailand were present and could see and hear each other for the four-hour meeting. Using the latest technology, we were also able to break into smaller groups and have face-to-face video discussions, giving us a real ability to connect more personally.

  • Michael Harner spoke about the history and evolution of the Foundation.
  • Kevin Turner read an excerpt from his just published book Sky Shamans of Mongolia, available now in bookstores and soon to be offered on the FSS website bookstore.
  • Alicia Luengas Gates and Gerardo Roemer discussed how it is going in Argentina and in Spain, including a 3rd Latin American Three Year program beginning in April. Michael Hasslinger updated us on FSS Europe progress, and Kevin Turner shared about the workshops in Asia, including the 1st Asia Three Year program that began in November 2015 in Bali.
  • Kevin Turner gave a fascinating video presentation, with questions and answers, showing a powerful Balinese shaman Ibu Gambuh performing shamanic healing, including extraction. (Look for more about this in this year’s annual journal Shamanism.)
  • Roland Urban, Director of FSS Europe, and Susan Mokelke, President of the FSS, talked about the need for core shamanism in helping to solve some of the crucial issues facing our world: climate change, influx of refugees, etc. It was noted that it is important to work locally on issues that most concern you, accessing the wisdom of the spirits to make a real difference. Small group discussion followed, focused on how we could contribute to the well-being of human and other beings with our shamanic work.
  • The meeting culminated in a journey to live drumming, with participants seeking wisdom from the spirits on how they might help alleviate a real situation they cared deeply about. To close, each person who wished to share, offered a bit of the wisdom received in the journey.

Afterwards, participants noted how well this video format seemed to work, that it seemed to have come of age. The small “breakout” group discussions were especially popular and effective. We plan to have more time for this kind of intimate discussion in further video gatherings.

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CAVE AND COSMOS NAMED KIRKUS BOOK OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY 2016

In February 2016, Kirkus Reviews named Michael Harner’s Cave and Cosmos, as the Nonfiction Indie Book of the Month. Read the full review

SKY SHAMANS OF MONGOLIA

FSS Director for Asia, Kevin Turner’s new book Sky Shamans of Mongolia will be released April 12. This fascinating book, based on Kevin’s adventures with shamans in Mongolia as a representative of the FSS, was excerpted in the December 2015 issue of the annual journal Shamanism. It will be available soon through the FSS bookstore.

CAVE AND COSMOS RELEASED IN CHINESE

The complex Chinese edition of Cave and Cosmos was released in January 2016. A Russian version is now underway and an Estonian edition is planned. The Spanish version of Cave and Cosmos (La cueva y el cosmos: Encuentros chamânicos con otra realidad) was released in January 2015, joining other translations, which include the Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovenian, Turkish, French, and German editions. Cave and Cosmos is available in paperback directly through the Foundation, as well as online and in local bookstores. Paperback and e-book editions may be obtained online from Random House and Amazon.com. At Michael Harner’s request, all royalties from Cave and Cosmos go to the Foundation for Shamanic Studies in support of its work.

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

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.

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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

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.

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Shamanism Table of Contents, December 2015

Shamanism Table of Contents, December 2015

Shamanic Training in London February 2016 – Special Series

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: office@shamanicstudies.net

Website: http://www.shamanicstudies.net/?Language=English

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

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

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.

FSS E-News December 2015

December 18th, 2015

Check out the December 2015 issue of the FSS E-News: Thanks and holiday greeting; highlights of 2015; new Living Treasure of Shamanism Grandmother Nadia Duvan, brain research on shamanic consciousness, healing words of hope, and more. Visit the FSS E-News archive for back issues.