Ellen Winner

Foundation for Shamanic Studies

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.


This workshop is a prerequisite for all advanced training workshops.


Thirteen FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits are available.

$240 if paid by July 31, 2019 

$260 if paid after July 31, 2019

You Need to Experience this Life-Changing Workshop for Yourself  . . .

Register now to experience this powerful work

  •     It’s mind-expanding. Designed for  healers, teachers, spiritual seekers, academics and scientists, it will not only broaden your perspective on the ancient visions and revelations that lie at the roots of religion and science, but show you how to have such experiences yourself.
  •     Shamans are neither saints nor ascended masters. They are usually just regular people with “day jobs” who are well acquainted with the challenges of practical life. They don’t hold themselves out as gurus or holy people, but they do know how to access knowledge and power from compassionate helping spirits to bring harmony and healing to the people and animals around them.
  •     Once you learn the shamanic journey for meeting compassionate, helping spirits, these spirits can  give you initiations and knowledge tailored specifically for where you are at at any given time.
  •     The subject matter was developed by Anthropologist Michael Harner and refined over decades with thousands of students to become the most efficient, ethical, and enjoyable way to learn the shamanic journey. You will find it easy and enjoyable.
  •     You’ll learn basic shamanic techniques you can use right away to help others. In the energy of the group students rapidly build proficiency and confidence.
  •     You’ll experience for yourself the nature  and uses of shamanic power
  •     The workshop is safe and comfortable. No psychoactive drugs are involved or allowed. To induce an altered state for the shamanic journey we use drumming at about 4 to 7 beats per second  to entrain a theta brainwave state (the state we normally experience at the moments of falling asleep and waking up). 
  •     This weekend of learning and initiations  will be a solid foundation for your future spiritual growth.

What others are saying . . .

“Overall enlightening, engaging, fascinating, fun, holistic, wonderful, entertaining, intellectually stimulating, spiritually stimulating, emotionally stimulating. This was heart and mind opening and on a deeper level, healing heart and mind, healing. HEALING.”

“I am so grateful to the Foundation for Shamanic Studies for sharing and teaching this honorable healing work. It has forever change my life and will continue to further my soul’s journey to help others.”

“I loved the experiential nature of the class and that each participant’s experience was valued.” is a website of  Healing in Consciousness, LLC

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