Basic Workshop in Core Shamanism

Foundation for Shamanic Studies

Michael Harner's "The Way of the Shaman"®
Shamanic Journeying, Power and Healing


Taught by Ellen Winner, JD, CSC®

During the Basic experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-universal, and common methods of the shaman to enter nonordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature.

Practice includes comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as being introduced to shamanic divination and healing. They are also provided with methods for journeying to meet and study with their own individual spirit helpers in nonordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. Participants learn how the journey is utilized to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the Planet.

The workshop is given all day Saturday and Sunday, and in selected venues a free lecture open to the public may be provided on the Friday evening  just prior to the workshop.

Completion of this workshop with an authorized Foundation for Shamanic Studies Faculty member qualifies participants to take more advanced Foundation workshops.

Dates and locations:

September  2  - 3, 2017

Lawrence, Kansas

Saturday:  10:00 am. to 5:30 pm.
Sunday:  9:30 am. to 5:00 pm.

$240 after August 2, 2017

Register for Lawrence, KS  Basic online here


Contact: Marta Schwartz  785-550-9576,
for more information or registration.

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the Basic Workshop will make you eligible to take the Shamanic Extraction Healing Training workshop. (Taught by Ellen Winner on September 9 - 10, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. See for other dates and venues.) If you have ALSO previously completed the Shamanism, Dying and Beyond workshop, you will be eligible to take the Power Soul Retrieval Training workshop taught by Ellen Winner in Lawrence, Kansas on September 16 - 17, 2017).