Events at: Montpelier Area, VT
LEVEL I: INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER SHAMANISM
A Shamanic Path of Discovery, Personal Growth, Meaning of Life and Global Healing.
A form of spiritual ecology – a call to those who care about where our world may be heading, and who sincerely wish to safeguard the health of our planet.
A look at our culture’s relationship with weather – including our own – and a critical opportunity to expand our world-view beyond the confines of our mainstream perspectives.
An invitation to resurrect the venerable and respected task of the shaman to ensure good relations among the living communities of humans, beings of nature, and the local spirits of our home realm, all my relations.
May we whisper it to the winds.
LEVEL II: WEATHER IN THE MIDDLE WORLD
A deepening of our spiritual understanding of the Middle World and our relationship with the spirits of weather. We begin to explore the connection between spirit and form, the whirlwind of chaos and order, and where we fit into that dance of cocreation. For this we need to know more about ourselves, and the True Human Being within us.
In Level II our aim is to approach weather shamanism with a high degree of awareness. This quality of deep attention, and full-embodied respect is essential for relating with Middle World spirits and powers.
It is the “knowing” path of direct experience.
Register here: Shaman’s Flame
For more information contact: Peter Clark
Led by: Nan Moss
Originated by Michael Harner, this is the basic workshop of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and is the prerequisite for all Foundation workshops and training courses.
During this experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal and near-universal basic methods of the shaman to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving, well-being, and healing.Particular emphasis is put 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 movement techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities and connections with Nature. Practice includes comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as work on personal problem solving. They are also provided with methods for journeying to discover and study with their own individual spiritual teachers in non-ordinary 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.
Led by: Nan Moss
Participants learn how to deal with the issue of dying and the destiny of souls from a shamanic perspective. The workshop is both for those who wish to learn for themselves, and for those who wish to help others who are in terminal situations or who have already passed on. Experiences to be undertaken include learning how to become experientially familiar with the after-death realms, tracking a person using shamanic journeying, completing unfinished business, helping a person to cross over, and classic psychopomp work.
Prerequisite: the FSS Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman®, with an authorized FSS Faculty Member.
Led by: Nan Moss
Creativity is so ancient that it is at once fundamental and complex, even a driving force in our lives. Shamanism brings a fresh approach to Westerners for cultivating their creative potential. In this workshop, based on years of research, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their creativity through the practice of shamanic methods. Selected historical and anthropological examples will illustrate connections between shamanism and creative abilities, and a variety of specific shamanic exercises will be taught that participants can apply to their personal lives. (Article: “Shamanism and Creativity” by Sandra Harner.)
13 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available
WHAT TO BRING. Please bring a rattle or a drum if you have one. Wear comfortable clothing, warm socks, and bring a bandanna, cushion and/or blanket (if the sponsor does not provide cushions), and a pen and notebook to record your journeys. (Electronic recording — audio, video, photographic — and the use of computers are not permitted during the workshop.)