Application Deadline for new first-year class is September 15, 2019
An Apprenticeship In Core Shamanism
Taught by Robert Patton and Tracey Forest
Assisted by Joanne Grisanti and Maggie Murphy
For those serious about deepening their spiritual life, understanding the universe and the natural world more fully, and accessing power and guidance for healing self and others, this three-year apprenticeship is tailored to you.
Described as a “life-altering course,” this on-going training offers leading-edge instruction in shamanic techniques and spiritual development in a circle of dedicated people and meets one Saturday each month for 8 months on land, sanctified over years by the spiritual efforts of many, in the beautiful mountains of southwestern Vermont. The focus is on learning ancient shamanic techniques blended with contemporary approaches.
Set up as a three-year program, apprentices will “graduate” with many tools, including a variety of journeying techniques, drumming and rattling skills, techniques for clearing and extraction healing, soul retrieval training, psychopomp work, working with the elements in a compassionate way, doing group ceremony and performing ritual, becoming intimate with the spirits of the Three Realms and developing a language to communicate and co-create with the spirits of nature directly.
This course was created by Tracey Forest and Ananda Forest, both graduates of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies’ Three-Year Program in Advanced Shamanism and Shamanic Healing under the direction of the late and incredible Dr. Michael Harner. For the last 19 years, Spirit Hollow has been training shamanic healers and teachers at the beautiful sanctuary that is Spirit Hollow. Hundreds of people from all over New England have gone through this apprenticeship and have found their places as guides and healers in many communities.
Is this the right fit for you? Michael Harner, our root teacher says, “the shaman is social activist on a spiritual level,” and indeed the primary “call” to this work is that nagging pull in one’s soul-spirit-self to be a spiritual activist, to be of service, to help the world to wholeness, to help alleviate suffering and pain. Certainly, we need as many healers and soul-infused leaders as possible in this unprecedented times. However, this apprenticeship is not intended for people solely seeking personal healing, although as a side effect, there will be deep insights, releases and profound practices that will help you become more whole. For people with pressing psychological issues or those in a healing crisis, we do not recommend this course, but instead recommend working with a licensed therapist.
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