What the future holds

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.

Michael Harners’s THE WAY OF THE SHAMAN®

    “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.
     

    The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge and Power™

      The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power™

      The shamanic journey is a remarkable visionary method for entering into another reality with discipline and purpose. Using classic drumming techniques to alter consciousness, participants will be introduced to the shamanic journey to awaken one’s soul and dormant spiritual power. Travel outside of time and space into another reality and make contact with compassionate helping spirits, such as teachers and power animals, for personal wisdom and to gain knowledge to help create a better world.

      This experiential online training is offered via Zoom video conferencing. Participants will see and hear each other and interact in pairs and small groups, as well as in the full circle. (All students must participate with audio and video.) Instructions for Zoom (free to individual users) and workshop access will be provided by the instructor after registration. The course consists of six hours of training.

      The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power is the prerequisite workshop for other online workshops offered by the FSS. The in-person Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman also meets the prerequisite for FSS online advanced workshops. Please note: The Shamanic Journey online workshop does not meet the prerequisite for the FSS in-person advanced weekend workshops. The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman will still be required for the in-person workshops.

      Completion of the entire workshop (6 hours) is required for credit.

      7 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available

      Community Meetings

        September 8-8 2022

        Contact: Timothy Cope, 6127215566 email

        October 11-11 2022

        Contact: Timothy Cope, 6127243153 email

      FSS Core Shamanism Online Community Meetings are designed to support the shamanic community in these challenging times. We will have the opportunity to practice shamanic selfcare, share stories of hope and inspiration, and journey for ways we can personally help during the pandemic and other global crises.

      These experiential meetings will be in full video using Zoom video conferencing, with all participants able to be seen and heard. There will be opportunities to share and to interact with each other in small groups. Instructions for Zoom meeting access will be provided after registration by the host faculty member.

      Community meetings are offered by the FSS as a service to the shamanic community at no cost to attendees. Zoom is free to individual users.

      Shamanic Divination in Practice

        August 27-28 2022

        Contact: Timothy Cope, 612-721-5566 email

      The skilled practice of shamanic divination, the process of consulting the spirits for knowledge, is an essential aspect of shamanic healing and of bringing the wisdom of the helping spirits to bear on personal, local, and global issues. This workshop offers students opportunities to practice methods for contacting their compassionate spirit helpers, particularly through the shamanic journey, and to enhance their abilities to form on-topic questions and interpret the messages received. Participants will also experience classic shamanic ways to build and nurture strong relationships with their own spirits.

      The skilled practice of shamanic divination, the process of consulting the spirits for knowledge, is an essential aspect of shamanic healing and of bringing the wisdom of the helping spirits to bear on personal, local, and global issues. This workshop offers students opportunities to practice methods for contacting their compassionate spirit helpers, particularly through the shamanic journey, and to enhance their abilities to form on-topic questions and interpret the messages received. Participants will also experience classic shamanic ways to build and nurture strong relationships with their own spirits.

      Participants say:

      “This workshop is amazing. I am so grateful that FSS is doing these workshops for us. FSS has expanded my experience of life in so many ways, in so many worlds, on so many levels.”

      “I really enjoyed this workshop. I liked the way I could enjoy the teachings from the comfort of my home, rather than being rushed and exhausted from travelling and preparing to be away from home when I attend a workshop. I found the breakout sessions more intimate, somehow, as it was really face-to-face with a partner.”

      “I felt we were an intimate group. Zoom works really well and I can take courses that are usually very expensive for me to attend due to flying, accommodations, etc.”

      PREREQUISITE: The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power (online) or the in-person Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman.

      7 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available. (Link for information on how to verify acceptance of FSS CE credits with your approval board.) Completion of the entire workshop (7 hours) is required for credit.

      Drum and Journey Circles

      Ongoing — Now on Zoom
      Led by Lin Butler and Val Ohanian
      Pathways, 3115 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408 map

      This group is for those with previous experience in shamanic journeying. Come explore the shamanic path, share personal concerns & receive support for your own healing. We will be drumming, singing, and sharing our stories. Bring your own drums, rattles, & sacred objects. Please be prompt out of respect for The Circle.

      For more info call Lin at (612) 978-2035 or email


      Ongoing — 7pm, the third Tuesday of every month
      Led by Nancy Hauer at White Bear Unitarian Church
      328 Maple Street, Mahtomidi, MN 55115 map

      Free. New members welcome.

      For more information call Nancy Hauer at 651-426-4917 or email

      © 2022 Rattle & Drum Journeys Timothy Cope — Shamanic Practitioner