Applied Shamanism Overview

as_icon_large.jpgShamanism is one of the oldest systems in the world for acquiring knowledge and accessing healing. The term shaman is used to describe the healer, counselor, and spiritual advisor of a community. It is a Tungus word meaning "he who knows," though it is commonly used to refer to healers in many indigenous cultures.

The Applied Shamanism Training Program’s workshops are powerful, in-depth courses that teach shamanic principles and techniques for healing. This program is different from other shamanism training programs because it consistently seeks to demonstrate how to apply these principles and techniques to the challenges of modern life. The Applied Shamanism workshops seek to offer students tools for understanding this wisdom in a contemporary context and for working with them in the service of others.

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2014 Applied Shamanism Course Offerings and Free Drum Circles


Introduction to the Shamanic Journey
(February 8 & 9)

Spring Equinox Drum Circle (March 23)

Working with Dreams (Teleclass) (April 24, May 1, 8, & 15)
Special Circle for the Earth (April 30)

Special Circle for the Earth (May 14)
Tracking Spirit in the Birth Environment (May 17 & 18)
Initiations of the Sacred Masculine (May 17 & 18)
Special Circle for the Earth (May 28)

Introduction to the Shamanic Journey
(June 21 & 22)
Summer Solstice Drum Circle (June 22)

Introduction to the Shamanic Journey (September 20 & 21)
Fall Equinox Drum Circle (September 21)

Power Retrieval and Working in the Middle World (October 11 & 12)

Soul Retrieval and the Guiding of Souls (November 1 & 2)
Understanding the Worlds Beyond Death (November 14 - 16)

Working with Dreams (December 7)
Winter Solstice Drum Circle (December 7)


Special Circles for the Earth

These circles are called to help you strengthen your practice and to align with the weather spirits and assist in bringing balance to the earth during these times of climate change. We will be offering a round of these circles once every quarter for the foreseeable future - alternating between the Redwood Room and the Sacred Stream Center. You must know how to journey to join these circles. Please join us!

April 30, May 14 and May 28, 2014
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Applied Shamanism Podcasts

Remarks from the Special Circle for the Earth Part 3

Remarks from the Special Circle for the Earth Part 2

Remarks from the Special Circle for the Earth

The Sacred Earth

Shamanism and Dogma

Shamanism in Contemporary Culture