Take a look at the world. Think it could use some help? Think YOU could use some help in making it a better place? (Please check Home Page for current class schedule.)

Well, consider walking a spiritual path of service by learning and practicing the world's first — and still the best — method for effecting POSITIVE change: shamanism.

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A Final Thought

It will be my honor to serve you. Shamanism is a journey of awakening which simply begins by remembering who you are. Others helped me do it, and I now pass this along to you. It is the shaman's way.                                                  


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You can do it, just like the wonderful people shown here who completed the course in the past.

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Thus, if you should miss a class, payment for the missed class will be expected at the next class you attend. (You can make up the missed class in the future, at no extra charge, provided you have already paid for it previously.) Once you are enrolled in a class, refunds are limited to 50% of your total payments to date, should you withdraw from the class before it begins. 

 If you miss a class, you can make it up with a future class, and thereby be assured of completing the course. However, you will not be able to "graduate" with the class you started with, and will not receive your Certificate until you complete the course.


 We will meet in the sacred circle once a month for five months, in order to allow you time for practice between classes. 

Each class will focus on a specific topic and related activities:

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Important Notes And A Final Thought

When you have completed the course, you will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment.

Schedule, Location, Etc.
We will meet in the healing circle once a month for five months. The first circle will meet at our Healing Center here in Kentucky at a time you and your classmates agree on. From there on, you and classmates determine future dates. This gives you maximum flexibility in scheduling! 

Each class will meet an entire day, on a Saturday or Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with breaks, including lunch).   

Cost, Class Size, Contact and Registration Deadline
Total cost is $400 if paid in full in advance by check or PayPal, $425 if you prefer payments, a service available only via PayPal only. Cost includes all materials. Reduced rates are available for college students and others who may be facing particularly challenging financial concerns.

A typical payment plan works like this: $85 down payment with registration, then four equal payments of $85 with no interest or any other fees added on. But please remember that you are committing to paying the total amount due of $425 whether you finish the course or not.

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What You Will Learn

• to play the sacred drum and rattle
• to make your own medicine bag 
• to do your own shamanic journey 
• to help yourself and others spiritually heal using shamanic techniques and ceremonies
• to retrieve power animals for yourself and others
• to perform soul retrieval
• to extract and negate negative energy from others
• and to learn many other techniques intended to help yourself and others

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Brief Shaman Training Course Outline

Shamanism is not a religion, but it may help you to find deeper meaning in the religious beliefs you now hold. And, for sure, it will expand your perspective and help you to discover your inner soul and source of spiritual healing power, what is called "first medicine." 
It requires work and commitment. And focus, heart focus. Then comes the realization that you are a shining jewel in the vastness of existence, and that your mission is to polish your luster until your light illuminates the path for others. That is the essence of shamanism, to be in service to others and to all of life.

Isn't it time to get in touch with that quiet voice inside, the one who knows who you really are? And to then get your feet back on the ground, back on Mother Earth?​

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Shaman Training




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Become The Shamanic Healer You Were Meant To Be


Day One:

Introduction To The Four P's Plus One / Experiential: Journeying /

Make Your Own Medicine Bag


Day Two:

Experiential: Techniques For Diagnosing Spiritual Illness / Sacred Ceremonies

for Power Animal Retrieval  

Day Three:

 Experiential: Spiritual Healing Techniques For Soul

 Retrieval / Healing At A Distance


Day Four:

Experiential: Sacred Ceremonies for Extraction, Divination

Day Five:

Bringing It All Together in Nature (weather permitting)

A Shamanic Initiation Ceremony For You

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