We are postponing in-person workshops and training programs during the crisis. In the coming weeks, online video conferences and webinars will be offered in support of your shamanic practice.

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- Your friends at the Foundation for Shamanic Studies

Announcing the release of the documentary movie
The Way of the Shaman: The Work of Michael and Sandra Harner


Watch Way of the Shaman Documentary

"What's really important about shamanism is that there is another reality that you can personally discover...we are not alone."

— Michael Harner

Over tens of thousands of years, shamans developed a time-tested system of healing, using journeying and other practices. Michael Harner uncovered and synthesized these methods, enabling a breathtaking and personal access to the spiritual realms that is available to everyone. These teachings make possible nothing short of union with the entire cosmos. Learn more...


Based on years of research and experimentation, core shamanism consists of the universal, near-universal, and common features of shamanism, together with journeys to other worlds.... Comprehensive, practical, life-changing. Learn more...


In a safe and comfortable workshop environment, study locally with Harner-trained faculty who are also experienced healer-diviners.

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Michael Harner, the founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, pioneered the introduction of shamanism to contemporary life and is recognized as the world leader in this movement. Learn more...

"What Yogananda did for Hinduism and D.T. Suzuki did for Zen, Michael Harner has done for shamanism, namely bring the tradition and its richness to Western awareness."

— Walsh/Grob



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