Here is a calendar of shamanic-related events and gatherings happening in the Twin Cities, the Midwest, maybe even the world. If you have an event that you would like to have listed on this calendar, please contact me.
Contact: Gerrie Ordaz 608-695-8620 email
"Shamanism is a path of knowledge, not of faith, and that knowledge cannot come from me or anyone else in this reality. To acquire that knowledge, including the knowledge of the reality of the spirits, it is necessary to step through the shaman's doorway and acquire empirical evidence."
Michael Harner, Ph.D. FSS Founder and President
During the Basic experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal and near-universal basic 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.
Contact: Relax4Life, 847-842-1752 website
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.
Prerequisite: FSS Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman®, with an authorized FSS Faculty Member.
Contact: Ethan Boatner 612-870-8035 email
Learning shamanism is not just a matter of acquiring methods, but also of increasing spiritual power and knowing how to use it. From the shamanic point of view, people who are not spiritually "power-filled” are prone to illness, accidents, and misfortune. Anyone who has had a traumatic experience may lose a portion of their soul, of their spiritual essence. In this workshop, participants will learn about soul loss and soul retrieval from a shamanic perspective. There will be a particular emphasis on the importance of shamanic power to do successful soul retrieval. Participants will also learn how to re-empower a client’s soul after it has been returned so that the client is once again spiritually power-filled, leading to greater health and well-being. This soul retrieval training is based on worldwide core principles and methods. It does not require Western psychological perspectives and practices.
Prerequisite FSS workshops: Because effective soul retrieval practice is based in shamanic power, which comes from strong connections with helping spirits and advanced practice in shamanism, participation in this program requires these prerequisites: 1. Shamanic Extraction Healing AND Shamanism, Dying, and Beyond; OR 2. Completion of the
Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive
(offered annually on both coasts of the USA).
Contact: Amy Wilinski, 920-609-8277 register online
In this unique experiential workshop you will have the opportunity to explore the nature, meaning, and use of dreams among shamanic peoples, with dreamwork practices from a range of cultures. Researched and developed by Michael Harner, subjects to be covered include shamanic dream theory and big dreams, as well as dreams and the soul, spirits, shamanic journeys, the Dreamtime, and the vision quest. You will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge to contemporary life, including the use of dreams in divination, health, and healing.
Drum and Journey Circles
An opportunity for those with prior shamanic experience to further explore the shamanic path, address personal concerns, and become more at home with journeying. There will also be songs, chanting and movement. Bring your own drums, rattles and sacred objects, and if you wish, a treat to share after the ritual work is completed. Please be prompt. The doors will be locked and no one admitted to the building after the circle convenes.
For more info call 612-721-5566 or email me
Free. New members welcome.
For more information call Nancy Hauer at 651-426-4917 or email