The Shamanic Rose
Classes, workshops & sessions
COURSE DESCRIPTION: During this experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the basic universal and near-universal methods of the shaman to enter non-ordinary reality for healing, well being and problem solving. Particular emphasis is put on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known 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.
PRACTICE INCLUDES: Comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as being introduced to shamanic divination and healing. They are also provided with methods for journeying to discover and study with their own individual spiritual teachers in non-ordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. Participants learn how the journey is utilized to help restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the planet. Completion of this workshop qualifies participants to take more advanced Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) trainings.
PLEASE BRING: Rattle or a drum if you have one. Wear comfortable layered clothing and warm socks, bring an eye cover, cushion and pad/blanket, a rough-surfaced rock the size of a grapefruit, a pen and notebook to record your journeys, a sack lunch for each day and drinking water.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Leslie Conton is a Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. She is Founding Faculty for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies in California, a practitioner of core shamanism, and a certified Harner Method shamanic counselor. Over the past 30 years, she has studied with many shamans from Papua New Guinea, China, the United States, and, most recently, Tibet & Nepal. Dr. Conton is a talented, inspirational teacher and gifted shamanic healer.