Shamanism is a way of life that engages our interconnection to the natural world and the spiritual world. While professional shamanic training requires years of study, many core shamanic practices can be used for personal empowerment, guidance and healing. If you wish to deepen your spiritual awareness, strengthen your intuitive gifts, and expand your communications with the spirit world and with animals, plants and minerals, this year-long exploration will give you the tools and the experiences you need for your own personal shamanic practice. Core shamanism is welcoming of all spiritual and religious traditions. In these classes, you will explore your own personal experiences of sacredness and spirituality.
There are 12 different courses in this series. You may take each one in sequence if you are interested in receiving a certificate of completion in personal shamanic practice. Or you may take any classes that interest you without committing to the entire curriculum. Experience with shamanic journeying is a prerequisite for most of these courses.
This series is being offered through Infinity Foundation in Highland Park. Registration information will be available soon.
The first four courses are:
Create Your Spiritual Sanctuary (Tuesday, November 14, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)
Shamanism recognizes that the sacred is all around you and that spirit is in all things. Creating a spiritual sanctuary will help you access and connect to these gifts on a deep level. In this class you will: explore the shamanic view of sacred and spirit; learn how to build and use an altar; create a personal invocation to call in the directions, spirit guides and the Divine; discover ways to honor the spirits and sacredness of the land; explore the power of intention and prayer.
Shamanic Journeying (Tuesday, December 12, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)
Shamanic journeying is a powerful way to tap into your inner wisdom, strengthen your connection to the Divine and expand your awareness of spiritual realms.
Similar to a guided meditation, journeying allows you to “travel” in other dimensions of awareness and interact with compassionate spirits, such as power animals, spirit guides, and angelic beings, to receive guidance, information, teaching and healing. It also helps you examine real life situations on an energetic level to affect positive change. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of how to journey safely and effectively.
Power Animals and Nature Spirits (Tuesday, January 16, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)
In shamanic work, spiritual guidance and connection can come through many different guides from both the earthly and heavenly realms. This workshop focuses on guidance from the earthly realm. Learn how to connect with animals, plants and minerals in physical and spiritual form for guidance, protection and enlightenment. Using shamanic journeying, you will meet power animals and explore ways to work with them. Learn about nature spirits and how to communicate with them. Connect with stones and crystals (bring your own if desired).
Spirit Guides (Tuesday, February 13, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)
In shamanic work, spiritual guidance and connection can come through many different guides from both the earthly and heavenly realms. This workshop focuses on guides from the heavenly realms. Learn to connect with archangels, spirit guides, ascended masters, gods and goddesses, ancestral guides and other light beings. Explore ways to work with these spirit guides for guidance, protection and enlightenment.
Other topics in the series:
Creating Personal Rituals (Tuesday, March, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)
Clearing and Healing Your Energy Field (Tuesday, April 10, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)
Energetic Cord Cutting (Tuesday, May 8, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)
Release of Harmful Beliefs (Tuesday, June 12, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)
Space clearing (Tuesday, July 10, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)
Ancestral healing (Tuesday, August 14, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)
Psychopomp (Tuesday, September 11, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)
Healing Journeys (Tuesday, October 9 12:30 pm – 2:30pm)