AN INTRODUCTION TO SHAMANISM: A 12-Week Class Series with Jerel
Shamanism is an earth/nature-based spiritual path found in many indigenous as well as modern traditions around the world. Throughout history the shaman was someone who, within their tribe or community, played many roles: healer, diviner, storyteller, counselor, priest, leader. As such, Shamans have been able to guide and heal their communities through their connection with spirits of the land, their skill in tracking problematic patterns and energies, and their ability to travel between the spirit realms. Presently, there has been a resurgence of interest for Shamanism, leading many people onto a path of healing and growth through reclaiming their lives on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
If you are new to Shamanism, or simply want to learn more about it, this series will help you cultivate an understanding of a Shamanic worldview. In this series we will explore and discuss the various commonalities amongst Shamanic traditions from around the world, and demonstrate simple ways in which you may incorporate Shamanic practices and skills into your own spiritual practices and everyday lives.
This class series is structured into three 4-week courses which will meet every Thursday, wherein each course delves into a fundamental theme within the study of Shamanism. While the option of “dropping in” at any point in the series is open, to fully and cohesively benefit from the lessons and practices taught, it is highly recommended to attend all classes in the series, or at least every class within any of the given three courses.
Course 1: NAVIGATING THE JOURNEY
(4-Weeks/ Feb 28, Mar 7, 14 & 21)
The first part of this series will be an introduction to different aspects of the Shamanic Worldview. Here, we will discuss what Shamanism is, as well as how it is viewed and practiced around the world. Other topics within these first 4 weeks will include Animism, The Great Web of Life, Spirit Realms, Power Animals, and Shamanic Journeying.
Course 2: PERSONAL SHAMANISM
(4-Weeks/ Mar 28, Apr 4,11 &18)
In this next part of the series, we will be learning how to develop our personal relationship to spirit, and to the soul. The work of a Shamanic Practitioner often delves into the realm of the subconscious, where we may attend the story of self-healing and personal growth. Here we will introduce and explore topics including Spirit Allies, Shadow Work, Dreams, and Ancestors.
Course 3: SHAMANIC CRAFT
(4 Weeks/ Apr 25, May 2, 9 &16)
In this last part of the series, we will be getting into a more practical side of Shamanism. We will explore, hands-on, the various tools & practices used within Shamanic Ceremony, Healing and Divination.
$28/ class; $3 discount if paid in cash.
If any 4-week course is paid in full before the start of that course’s second class, the price is $83 ($80 cash).
If the series is paid in full before the start of the second class, the price is $243 ($240 cash).