Way of the Shaman: The Basic Workshop with Susan Mokelke and Michael Harner
Saturday, June 8: 10 am-5:30 pm
Sunday, June 9: 9:30 am-5 pm
About the Workshop
Developed by Michael Harner after decades of research and experimentation, core shamanism consists of the universal, near-universal, and common features of shamanism, together with journeys to other worlds, that shamans use to enter a non-ordinary reality for problem solving, well-being, and healing. Susan Mokelke will lead the participants in a series of experiential exercises to learn the fundamental methods for successful shamanic journeying-using classic shamanic drumming to access the shamanic state of consciousness-to receive answers to important life questions and to do healing work. Michael Harner, international authority on shamanism and the originator of core shamanism, will be present before lunch on Sunday morning for a question and answer session. This workshop is a prerequisite for all advanced workshops and training courses given by faculty members of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.
13 CEUs (MFT, LCSW, RN)
About the Presenters
Michael Harner, PhD, anthropologist and founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, is internationally recognized for originating core shamanism and pioneering the return of shamanism and the shamanic journey to the West. He has done fieldwork in the upper Amazon, western North America, Samiland (Lapland), and the Canadian Arctic. His books include The Way of the Shaman, Hallucinogens and Shamanism, and The Jίvaro: People of the Sacred Waterfalls. His new book Cave and Cosmos will be released in April 2013.
Susan Mokelke, JD, co-teaches with Michael Harner for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and teaches the FSS Pacific Northwest summertime Three-Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing. Her articles on shamanism include: "Ethical Considerations in Shamanic Healing," "Effective Core Shamanic Drumming Circles," and "Core Shamanism and Daily Life." She developed the new FSS workshop Shamanism Practicum: Guidelines for a Healthy Shamanic Practice, edits the FSS journal Shamanism Annual, and serves as the executive director of the foundation, as well as maintaining an active shamanic healing practice.