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Shamanism for Inspired Local & Global Change™ Online

In these challenging times, shamanic work, when combined with ordinary reality knowledge and action, can make an immense contribution toward effective long-term solutions for community and global problems. Shamanic divination - asking the fully compassionate spirits for answers to questions - is particularly helpful in providing inspired and workable ways to address complex issues in ordinary reality.

This workshop offers practical methods to gain and apply wisdom from the spirits to resolve persistent problems facing humanity, our precious Earth, and its inhabitants.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Practice applying shamanic divination/journeying methods to the problem-solving process
  • Use shamanic divination to gain insight into real-world issues you care about
  • Examine ethical guidelines and issues of permission
  • Look at some of the personal benefits of spirit-inspired community action
  • Explore possible ways to ethically bring the power of the compassionate spirits to our world
Participants say:
"This is a very interesting workshop that challenges your ability to find solutions in OR and NOR. It gave me a wonderful opportunity to explore my vision and my attitudes. ... Creating a world or community view project was a struggle for me in the beginning but with help of the teacher and the spirits I developed something quite unexpected. This project gave me focus, grounding, and purpose. A very refreshing change in this time of uncertainty and anxiety."

"Enjoyed the process of journeying with purpose to refine questions to form a plan of action that was tangible and do-able. The best part is the practice of consulting with the spirits so that there is clearer decision-making based on direct revelation rather than ego based action/reaction."

"The content was not entirely what I expected, but was a lot more than what I expected! I liked the personal aspect of working on self-improvement, or any personal problem we had -- so the workshop incorporated "change" in all its aspects."

"I loved all the journeying! It made a huge difference for me, as I got more comfortable and I cannot think of the right words to express this...but more thankful, joyful, confident."

"This is the only place ever, to get enough academic and accurate knowledge in regards to shamanic work. It answered lots of questions I always had in my mind. FSS is one of the organizations that tremendously helps humanity to fulfill its destiny."

WORKSHOP DETAILS. This experiential online training taught by FSS faculty members is offered via Zoom video conferencing, which is free to individual users. Participants will see and hear each other and interact in pairs and small groups, as well as in the full circle. (All students must participate with audio and video and access the meeting through their own individual device.) Instructions for Zoom and workshop access will be provided by the instructor after registration. The course consists of 14 hours of training. Faculty members may teach the workshop in four 3.5-hour sessions or two 7-hour sessions.

PREREQUISITES: The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power (online) or the in-person Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman. AND 2. Shamanic Divination in Practice (online) OR any of the FSS in-person advanced weekend workshops (see list in right-hand column). NOTE: Participants must be able to successfully journey to contact at least one helping spirit from the Upper or Lower Worlds.

14 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available. (Link for information on how to verify acceptance of FSS CE credits with your approval board.) Completion of the entire workshop (14 hours) is required for credit.

FOR THE MEETING. Please have handy a notebook/pen for notes, a rattle, a drum (optional), and an eye covering (bandana or Mindfold) to block ambient light. Before the workshop, consider a comfortable chair or place to sit or lie down for journeys. Many Zoom users find that headphones or ear buds provide an enhanced listening experience. Please check the battery power on your computer/device; you will need it to last 3.5 hours. DOWNLOAD Zoom participant instructions, including audio/video settings.

REGISTRATION. Please see the calendar listings below organized by time zones. For registration and workshop details, please contact the instructor for the workshop you wish to attend.
Member Tuition Discount. Members of the Circle of the Foundation will receive $20 off tuition for this workshop, beginning November 1, 2020. Discount will be applied by the instructor during registration. Not a member? Join us.

Electronic recording of audio, video, and images is not permitted during the workshop.

FSS workshops are offered in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Use the links below to quickly check if this workshop is currently offered near you.

The workshops calendar is updated frequently with additional offerings. If this workshop is not currently being offered in your area, check back again soon or check for other workshops now being offered in your area.

Find Shamanism for Inspired Local & Global Change™ (online) in Your Area

United States
Feb 08-17, 2021
Southeast ET
Feb 8 9am-12:30pm
Feb 10 9am-12:30pm
Feb 15 9am-12:30pm
Feb 17 9am-12:30pm
Sharon Licata
14 FSS CE credits
Sharon Licata
Register Online
Feb 19-27, 2021
West PT
Feb 19 1pm-4:30pm
Feb 20 1pm-4:30pm
Feb 26 1pm-4:30pm
Feb 27 1pm-4:30pm
Narrye Caldwell
14 FSS CE credits
Narrye Caldwell
Register Online
Mar 05-13, 2021
West PT
Mar 5 9am-12:30pm
Mar 6 9am-12:30pm
Mar 12 9am-12:30pm
Mar 13 9am-12:30pm
Mujiba Cabugos
14 FSS CE credits
Mujiba Cabugos
Mar 13-28, 2021
West PT
Mar 13 9am-1pm
Mar 14 9am-1pm
Mar 27 9am-1pm
Mar 28 9am-1pm
Amanda Foulger
14 FSS CE credits
Amanda Foulger
Mar 20-28, 2021
West MT
Mar 20 10am-1:30pm
Mar 21 10am-1:30pm
Mar 27 10am-1:30pm
Mar 28 10am-1:30pm
Robbie Staufer
14 FSS CE credits
Robbie Staufer
Register Online
Apr 17-25, 2021
Midwest MT
Apr 17 9am-12:30pm
Apr 18 9am-12:30pm
Apr 24 9am-12:30pm
Apr 25 9am-12:30pm
Ellen Winner
14 FSS CE credits
Ellen Winner
May 11-20, 2021
Southeast ET
May 11 9am-12:30pm
May 13 9am-12:30pm
May 18 9am-12:30pm
May 20 9am-12:30pm
Sharon Licata
14 FSS CE credits
Sharon Licata
Register Online
Jan 30-Feb 06, 2021
Atlantic Region AT
Jan 30 11am-4:30pm
Jan 31 11am-4:30pm
Feb 6 11am-2pm
Catherine Hughes
14 FSS CE credits
Catherine Hughes
Register Online
Mar 06-13, 2021
Praire Prov CT
Mar 6 9:30am-5:30pm
Mar 13 9:30am-5:30pm
Susan Opie
14 FSS CE credits
Susan Opie
Mar 06-27, 2021
Central Canada ET
Mar 6 10am-2pm
Mar 13 10am-2pm
Mar 20 10am-2pm
Mar 27 10am-2pm
Mora File
14 FSS CE credits
Mora File
Apr 16-24, 2021
Central Canada ET
Apr 16 6pm-9:30pm
Apr 17 10am-1:30pm
Apr 18 10am-1:30pm
Apr 24 10am-1:30pm
Glenn Campbell
14 FSS CE credits
Glenn Campbell
Register Online

Please note that on rare occasions the dates and locations of listed programs may change, depending upon the availability of facilities and faculty. FSS reserves the right to change or cancel any program if necessary. In such cases, enrolled participants will be notified promptly and deposits refunded or applied to another program.







Important Workshop Information

To register, obtain additional information, get fees and/or locations for any workshop, contact the person or organization listed in the schedule. The Foundation does not typically register participants for its courses and will refer you to the workshop contact for registration, fees and additional information.

The Basic Workshop - The Way of the Shaman® is the prerequisite for all advanced workshops and trainings. You must complete the Basic Workshop with an authorized FSS Faculty Member before registering for any advanced workshop.

All Foundation workshops and training programs are offered for teaching purposes only and not for healing or treating any student or participant for any physical or mental condition or illness.

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