Our world is changing. Our felt securities, routines, our whole lives have begun to shift substantially; traditional ways do not seem to be sufficient any more to manage the challenges ahead (such as climate change, pandemics, social tensions, etc.) successfully and sustainably. We need to develop a new perspective, gain new knowledge and power, identify new ways and solutions. We have to pro-actively facilitate change and transformation, through implementation of shamanic knowledge and shamanic power in everyday reality. This is not only recommendable, but – given the responsibility for future generations – mandatory.
Intention and aims
This experiential programme, designed by Roland Urban, aims to develop and establish
- profound and differentiated knowledge on shamanism;
- safe and efficient practice of divinatory journeywork and long-distance healing;
- ways of (self-)empowerment;
- practices and ways to enable facilitation of change through responsible shamanic action.
The overall intention is to prepare for taking responsible action, through manifestation of the gained knowledge and of spiritual power in ordinary reality. In this way, the programme is intended to support community building as well as facilitation of change and transformation.
Format of the one year programme
In a series of eight online workshops and four review sessions over the period of one year, relevant knowledge and experiential practice are designed to build up towards a fundamental understanding of shamanism. Through structurally initiated encounters with their personal helping spirits, and based on their own – and successively deepening – perspective on non-ordinary reality, participants will undergo an individual as well as group learning process in developing shamanic knowledge and skills. These experiences should be consequently transferred to ordinary reality (´responsible action´), thereby initiating change and transformation processes in oneself and support others in doing so.
In addition, assignments, peer support and (in-person) „Change Sessions“ in between the workshops, together with a written paper or project report on a focus of interest in core shamanism complement and deepen the learning.
Training structure and modalities
The workshops represent three main fields of interest. Each of those areas of shamanism is covered in a special module of the programme containing a certain number of workshops.
The two workshops contained in the module “Essentials – Shamanic Journeying and Divination” are offered within the context of the programme as the basis for the following modules. Those two introductory workshops may be replaced by an earlier participation in the respective online workshops ´The Shamanic Journey to Power and Healing´ and ´ Essentials of Shamanic Divination´, or by having previously completed the In-Person Basic Workshop of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies ´The Way of the Shaman´. Completion of the module “Essentials – Shamanic Journeying and Divination” or the mentioned alternative workshops qualify to enrol for the further steps in the program.
From the moment of entering the module ´A Way of Power and Knowledge´ onwards, the group is closed to new participants. It is not possible to join the group after that.
Registration is possible only for the entire programme (not for single workshops or parts of it). Attending and completing all workshops of the programme is mandatory. Participation in at least 80 per cent of the programme time (i.e. 8 days; workshops and review sessions) is required to complete the training.
SHAMANIC JOURNEYING AND DIVINATION
including the workshops ´The Shamanic Journey to Power and Knowledge´ and ´Essentials of Shamanic Divination´
A WAY OF POWER AND KNOWLEDGE
including Review Session ´Essentials´ and the workshops ´On Power´, ´Shamanic Cosmology´ and ´On Spirits´
FACILITATION OF CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION
including Review Sessions ´A Way of Power and Knowledge´ as well as ´Facilitation of Change and Transformation´, and the workshops ´Shamanism for Inspired Local and Global Change´, ´Long-distance healing´, ´Facilitating Change & Transformation´
SUMMARY & CLOSING
Final session and closing event.
The workshops and sessions will be facilitated in a virtual meeting room, using Zoom videoconferencing software. Details, technical instructions and etiquette will follow after acceptance to the programme.
The programme begins on November 28th 2020 with ´The Shamanic Journey to Power and Knowledge´.
For those who have completed ´The Shamanic Journey to Power and Knowledge´ and ´ Essentials of Shamanic Divination´ or the In-Person Basic Workshop of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies ´The Way of the Shaman´, respectively, the programme starts with the Review Session on ´Essentials – Shamanic Journeying and Divination´ on January 15th 2021.
Further details on the workshops and sessions, as well as on modalities and dates, are supplied in the enrolment process.
The programme will end on Saturday, November 26th 2021, with the Closing Event.
Participation fee for the entire Programme (Modules 1 – 3 and Summary Event): € 1500.-
(due until November 10th 2020).
Participation fee for the Programme when joining with Module 2 (excluding Module 1 – ´Essentials – Shamanic Journeying and Divination´, which had been completed separately): € 1300.- (due until January 10th 2021).
Payment in three instalments is possible (3 x € 500.- / due dates: November 10th 2020, January 10 2021, May 10th 2021).
In case of payment of the full fee ahead of the programme a reduced amount for the full programme of € 1400.- is applicable (for the programme excluding „Essentials“ the reduced amount is: € 1200.-).
An undisturbed room; a comfortable chair to sit on; a bandana to cover your eyes, writing materials. A drum and/or a rattle.
Information on technical instructions to join the online sessions will follow after enrolment.
To apply for the programme, send a short letter of interest to email@example.com and enclose a list of FSS workshops (topic, instructor, date) that you have already completed (if that is the case).
Further details on the enrolment process and the programme will follow.