SHA 502 Basic Shamanic Journeying
Karen Furr, MSW
Contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
For many the word “shaman” calls to mind a spiritual healer steeped in secret knowledge and mysterious powers. But in the workshop, based on Sandra Ingerman’s book Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide participants will directly experience the shamanic journey.
Using the shamanic journey to meet up with power animals, guardian spirits, teachers in human form and nature spirits we will explore altered states of awareness that can unlock answers to different personal questions, for healing help, and to mobilize energy for reaching goals in everyday life.
Participants will learn how to use the shamanic journey for insight, vision, and healing.
Required Text and Learning Materials:
Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide (book which includes a CD).
Ability to follow directions is all that’s required!
To learn what the practice of shamanism is.
To learn how to journey to helping spirits in the hidden realms for insight, vision, and healing.
- What is shamanism?
- What is the shamanic journey including where do shamans travel to in the hidden realms, who are the helping spirits they work with, and how to go into an altered state of awareness.
- Experiential journeys to the Lower World, Upper World, and Middle World to meet up with power animals, guardian spirits, teachers in human form, and nature spirits.
- How to journey to receive an answer to a question or for general guidance, how to journey to receive a healing, how to reconnect with nature, how to journey for others.
- How to continue the practice of shamanic journeying after the completion of the course.
The course is composed of reading, performing shamanic journeys, and sharing the journeys with others in the course.
Students will complete course readings and perform the shamanic journeys as is given in the course.
Students will write up their journeys and post them for each assignment. Students will also use the Chat tool to communicate with other students and the faculty.
Self paced. Course must be completed within 12 weeks.
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