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®

    July 11-12 2020

    Contact: Ethan Boatner, 612-351-1437 email

    November 7-8 2020
    Minneapolis, MN

    Contact: Ethan Boatner, 612-351-1437 email

“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.


    From ancient times, shamans have worked with the spirits of nature for healing, survival, and knowledge. By learning from the plants and animals, from the rocks and mountains, from the winds and waters, and from the sun, moon, and stars, shamans helped their peoples live in harmony with the universe. In a world now out of balance, the way of the shaman can teach how again to respect nature, our Planet, and its inhabitants at a deep spiritual level. As our ancestors everywhere once knew, our survival depends on the survival of the other species. By working together intensively through shamanic journeys and other spiritual experiences, we will dedicate ourselves to working in both nonordinary and ordinary reality to restore and maintain a living Planet.

    Prerequisite: the FSS Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman®, with an authorized FSS Faculty Member.


      September 12-13 2020
      Minneapolis, MN

      Contact: Ethan Boatner, 612-351-1437 email

    Participants are initiated into the extraction method of healing, including how to see, sense, and remove localized illness and pain connected to spiritual factors. This is an important part of shamanic healing training. They will also learn how shamanic practitioners can work in partnership to increase the effectiveness of this work. The Extraction Healing Training workshop is designed exclusively for people who want to bring shamanic healing work into their practice with others. The training is not designed for people looking for personal healing.

    Prerequisite: the FSS Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman®, with an authorized FSS Faculty Member.

    Drum and Journey Circles

    Ongoing — 7 – 9:30pm, the third Saturday of every month
    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

    Ongoing —4-7pm, the fourth Saturday of every month
    Hosted by Betty Roth in Shoreview, MN

    Healing drum circle for those with core shamanic background.

    email for details

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