10th East Coast Three Year Program – Initiations in Advanced Shamanism & Shamanic Healing with Nan Moss, Begins May 15-20, 2016

July 20th, 2015

Nan MossBegins May 15 – 20, 2016

Madison, Virginia. 10th East Coast Three-Year Program in Advanced Initiations in Shamanism & Shamanic Healing taught by 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. More about the program

Foundation for Shamanic Studies in the United Kingdom – Special Series Shamanic Healing Training February 2016

July 20th, 2015

We are pleased to announce that beginning in the Fall of 2015, workshops will be offered in Great Britain with experienced FSS Europe (FSSE) faculty members. There has been a reorganization of Foundation trainings in the United Kingdom, which will now be under the direction of FSSE.

The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman(R), Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing is scheduled in London on September 26-27, 2015 and November 7-8, 2015. Please visit www.shamanicstudies.net for details. Contact email: office@shamanicstudies.net.

Susan Mokelke - Roland UrbanSPECIAL SHAMANIC INTENSIVE TRAINING. In addition, there will be a very special series training event held in Great Britain February 15-21, 2016. Susan Mokelke, President of the FSS, and Roland Urban, Director of the FSSE, will co-teach three workshops (the Basic Workshop; Shamanic Extraction Healing; and Shamanism, Dying, and Beyond). The training in London is expected to include a day of practice and various evening activities. Details will be posted on the FSS as well as the FSSE websites. This concentrated shamanic healing series is a great opportunity to begin or deepen your training in core shamanism methods. Visit www.shamanicstudies.net for details.

Live Video Webinar April 14, 2015: Q&A about Harner Shamanic Counseling Training with Instructor April Tuck

April 1st, 2015

Join instructor April Tuck for a LIVE VIDEO webinar discussion and Q&A about the training. Hosted by Susan Mokelke. April 14, 2015, 9:30 am Pacific time; 12:30 pm Eastern time. Click here to REGISTER.

Details about the training.

March 2015 FSS E-newsletter

March 26th, 2015

The March 2015 FSS E-newsletter is now available. Read about the latest Foundation happenings: Council meeting summary; new Asia Three Year program; Cave and Cosmos released in Spanish; links to articles like the friendship between a bear and a wolf, healing words, and much more.

Check the FSS E-newsletter archives for more news about shamanism.

Q & A with Susan Mokelke – Video Conference Recording: Three Year Program Advanced Shamanic Training

March 21st, 2015

Susan Mokelke videoThis video recording of a Q & A session with Susan Mokelke may answer some of your questions about the Three Year program of Advanced Initiation in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing.

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Find out more about the Three Year Program.

East Coast Two-Week Shamanic Healing Intensive October 18-29, 2015 with Nan Moss, Live Video Conference with Guest Michael Harner

March 6th, 2015

Nan MossEast Coast Two-Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, October 18-29, 2015, 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.


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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Free Live Video Webinar with Susan Mokelke, January 27, 12:00 pm PST: Learn more about the Foundation’s shamanic training programs

January 20th, 2015

FREE LIVE VIDEO-WEBINAR. Learn more about the Foundation’s workshops and advanced trainings in shamanism and shamanic healing, including the upcoming Three Year Program taught by Susan Mokelke. Begins June 21 – July 2, 2015 in the Seattle, Washington area. Join us in a free live video webinar with FSS President Susan Mokelke: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.

Please register for the webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Free Live Video Webinar with Amanda Foulger, January 22, 12:00 pm PST: Learn more about the Two Week Intensive

January 20th, 2015

Are you considering taking the Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive? With Amanda Foulger, May 31 – June 11, 2015, San Francisco Bay Area, California. To learn more about this advanced training program and meet Amanda Foulger, join us in a free live video webinar, hosted by Susan Mokelke: Thursday, January 22, 2015, 12:00 – 12:30 pm Pacific Standard Time. Amanda will be available to answer your questions about the program.

Please REGISTER for the webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

FSS Journal Shamanism Annual and FSS Enewsletter Available (December 2014)

December 19th, 2014

14Dec Cover Page ShamanismAnnual webThe December 2014 FSS Enewsletter is now available: highlights of 2014 Foundation news; information about the just released issue of the FSS scholarly journal Shamanism — with an emphasis on miracles; and a toast to kindhearted people. Visit the FSS Enewsletter archives for more FSS news, articles, and shamanic information.


“For the shaman who is intimately interacting with helping spirits, miracles are almost routine events in healing work. In fact, spirit-produced miracles of healing are probably shamans’ most celebrated feature in indigenous societies. Separate from helping shamans carry out healing activities, spirits often attempt to communicate their reality through miracles and ‘micro-miracles.’ These ‘wake-up calls’ that the spirits send, often with the help of a shaman or shamanic practitioner, are perhaps best understood as attempts to educate people about their existence.” From Michael Harner, Cave and Cosmos, Chapter 12

The new issue of the Foundation’s scholarly journal Shamanism Annual is now available. This journal has a focus on miracles from the spirits, with three articles approaching the subject from different viewpoints: teaching, shamanic healing, and personal transformation. Contents include:

  • The Shaman Unbound: A Teaching Miracle
  • An Ongoing Miracle: A Firsthand Report of Personal Experiences
  • With Love From the Moon Bears
  • Shamanic Healing Reports
  • Shamanism in Bali: Balinese Master Shaman and Shaman Priestess of Bali
  • The Reawakening of Shamanism in the West (classic Shamanism reprint)
  • Circle of the Foundation Telephone Directory (Voluntary), Foundation news, and more.

The journal is a benefit of membership in the Circle of the Foundation. Members will receive the issue in the mail this month. Not a member? Join the Circle by December 31, 2014 and you will be sent the December 2014 issue.

FSS Office Holiday Hours December 24, 2014 – January 5, 2015

December 18th, 2014


The administrative office will be closed starting Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will reopen Monday, January 5, 2015, so that we may enjoy the holidays with our families. For information during that time, visit shamanism.org. Email will be checked on a limited basis. We look forward to meeting again in 2015!