SHA 501 Foundations of Shamanism
Instructor: Mark Perkins
This course studies shamanism from the perspective of anthropology, psychology, consciousness studies, and the physical sciences and gives the student a broad perspective on how shamanic studies relates to research-oriented arts and sciences plus it gives the student a broad historical perspective of shamanism.
- Published author, My Journey Back to Oneness
- Trained in basic and advanced Ho’oponopono as taught by Morna Simeona and Dr. Vince Wingo.
- Participated in advanced training workshops in shamanism and shamanic healing with anthropologist and author Hank Wesselman PhD and transpersonal medical practitioner Jill Kuykendall RPT
- Certified ARCH (Ancient Rainbow Conscious Healing, an energy healing technique based on Hawaiian Spirituality) teacher by Laurie Grant (re-discoverer of ARCH) after three year apprenticeship
- Conducts regular seminars on shamanism and energy healing.
Required Text and Learning Materials:
- An Encyclopedia of Shamanism by Christina Pratt
- Shamans Through Time: 500 years on the path to knowledge Edited by Jeremy Narby and Francis Huxley
By the end of this course, students will:
- Define the term shamanism
- Describe the three shamanic worlds
- Document the student’s research findings on the history of shamanism
- What is the link between the anthropologist and the Shaman?
- How do the worlds of the Shaman relate to the view of psychology?
- How are new descriptions of the cosmos moving closer to the shamanic view?
- How does shamanic history vary from culture to culture?
The course is composed of audio/video presentations.
Students will conduct research into the history of a specific shamanic lineage, document the student’s findings and post these to the Chat Tool. Students will also use the Chat tool to communicate with other students and the faculty.
Students will write a brief paper describing the subjects in the Course Topics section of the Syllabus.
Self paced. Course must be completed within 12 weeks.