In-person programs have been postponed during the pandemic.

In response we launched our online workshops and community meetings. For general information, see Shamanic Practice Information During the Pandemic.


Shamanism for Inspired Local & Global Change™ Online

TRAINING IN SHAMANIC METHODS TO ADDRESS SPECIFIC ISSUES: If you would like to join with others interested in applying shamanism and the power of the spirits to find ordinary reality ways to help focused on a specific issue, please scroll down to the calendar listings. In the Instructor column, look for a workshop that displays "Focus on [subject]." For example, for Ukraine, look for "Focus on Ukraine." (Contact instructor for details.) We expect to add more focused trainings soon. If no focus is listed, the participants will each choose their own subject when learning the method.

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.

NOTE: Participants must be able to successfully journey to contact at least one helping spirit from the Upper or Lower Worlds.

  1. The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman (in-person workshop)
  2. OR The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power AND Shamanic Divination in Practice
Recommended, not required: The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive

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, select a private location where you are unlikely to be disturbed to facilitate your experience and that of the group participants. 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 to find a workshop. FSS faculty members are independent contractors and register their own workshops. For registration 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. 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.

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

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.

How to Get Started (PDF) Online Workshops In-Person Workshops Index FAQ

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.

All FSS workshops and training courses are copyrighted and were originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner (except as otherwise noted).

United States
May 23-30, 2022
Southeast EDT
May 23 9am-12:30pm
May 25 9am-12:30pm
May 27 9am-12:30pm
May 30 9am-12:30pm
Sharon Licata
14 FSS CE credits
Sharon Licata
Register Online
Aug 06-07, 2022
West PDT
Aug 6 9am-5:15pm
Aug 7 9am-5:15pm
Mujiba Cabugos
14 FSS CE credits
Mujiba Cabugos
Aug 06-14, 2022
Midwest MDT
Aug 6 9am-12:30pm
Aug 7 9am-12:30pm
Aug 13 9am-12:30pm
Aug 14 9am-12:30pm
Ellen Winner
14 FSS CE credits
Focus on Mental Illness
Ellen Winner
Register Online
Aug 22-29, 2022
Southeast EDT
Aug 22 9am-12:30pm
Aug 24 9am-12:30pm
Aug 26 9am-12:30pm
Aug 29 9am-12:30pm
Sharon Licata
14 FSS CE credits
Sharon Licata
Register Online
Aug 13-21, 2022
Eastern Canada EDT
Aug 13 10:30am-1:30pm
Aug 14 10:30am-1:30pm
Aug 20 10:30am-1:30pm
Aug 21 10:30am-1:30pm
Glenn Campbell
14 FSS CE credits
Glenn Campbell
Register Online
Aug 21-28, 2022
Prairie Provinces CDT
Aug 21 9:30am-5:30pm
Aug 28 9:30am-5:30pm
Susan Opie
14 FSS CE credits
Focus on Climate Change
Susan Opie
Latin America
Jun 18-19, 2022
Argentina, Chile, Brazil AT
Jun 18 10am-6pm
Jun 19 10am-6pm
Gerardo Roemer Gerardo Roemer

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.