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+ 03.02.2018

Mit großer Trauer geben wir bekannt, dass Michael J. Harner, Leitfigur des Core Schamanismus und Gründer der Foundation for Shamanic Studies, am 3. Februar 2018 im Alter von 88 Jahren aus dieser Welt geschieden ist. Unser Mitgefühl gilt seiner Frau Sandra Harner, der gesamten Familie und den Hinterbliebenen.

Am 14.04.2018 wird von 22.00 bis 23.30 Uhr eine Gedenkfeier in Kalifornien stattfinden, die via live stream mitverfolgt werden kann: https://www.youtube.com/user/shamanicstudies/live

Finally on an evening in 1982

I approached the entrance of the cave alone, silently calling upon the spirits to have compassion for me and to confer greater power for my work in healing others. I used a flashlight to descend to a remote recess deep inside the cavern, which took about a quarter of an hour. There I extinguished the light. The darkness was thick and silent. Next, according to what I had learned, I was supposed to sleep until the middle of the night, wake up, eat a small amount of food, and not go back to sleep until something happened."

Michael Harner >> Cave and Cosmos >> From Chapter 1: Spirit Power and the Cave

Cave and Cosmos

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies is pleased to announce that in February, Kirkus Reviews named Michael Harner's Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality, as the Nonfiction Indie Book of the Month.

Their review:

Cave and Cosmos by Michael Harner In 1980, anthropologist/shaman Harner published The Way of the Shaman, raising awareness of shamanic practice in the West. In this sequel, Harner, now in his 80s, notes that he has chosen to spend his limited time to share information that he feels is "really important, even urgent, to pass on to a fractious and perilous world willing to quarrel interminably about spiritual matters on the basis of belief in old stories."

In demonstrating the value of shamanic journeying, Harner draws on almost 5,000 reports of such journeys by present-day Westerners (Americans, Canadians, and some Europeans) collected over the last quarter-century through a project sponsored by his Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

The narratives largely focus on ascents to the Upper World, in which animal guides and mystical and/or historical spiritual teachers figure, as does a sense of "cosmic union," after which one can choose "to undertake the classic healing work of the shaman to help those who are suffering or in pain." Descriptions of descents to the Lower World are also included, with visitors reporting positive experiences of meeting guides and crossing beautiful terrains. (In shamanism cosmology, the Lower World is not a punishing hell but simply another spiritual dimension.) "Possibly the closest thing to hell," says Harner, "is in our own world, the Middle World."

In the appendices, the book outlines how to navigate one's own journeys, including tapping into ascent/descent portals (including rainbows and caves, respectively) and training resources. Harner's rich compendium gives many ways to consider and explore a powerful and inspiring view of the cosmos. His recommendation to develop one's own spiritual authority rather than depend on 'the cosmological dogmas of organized religion' may resonate with readers, and the diversity of accounts allows for inclusion of traditional religious figures (St. Francis, the Virgin Mary, etc.). While the amount of detail is at times overwhelming, this work offers a welcome message of universal healing. Kirkus Reviews

301 pages 10 illus. $19.95 paper ISBN: 978-1-58394-546-9 NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS www.northatlanticbooks.com



A Dialogue between Br. David Steindl-Rast and Michael Harner

In this rare recording Brother David Steindl-Rast and Michael Harner > discuss the similarities and differences between shamans and monks and > their perspectives on reality. > Recorded at the Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California on January 28, > 1993 (58 minutes)

The Way of the Shaman: The Work of Michael and Sandra Harner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNloOTQoRzA ... 1:07:42

Susan Mokelke, president of the FSS

, was recently interviewed about shamanism by Eileen Nash for her online/TV program called Restore Your Caring Soul. For those who would like an introduction to contemporary shamanism, you can watch the interview here: “Core Shamanism Explained by Susan Mokelke” — http://www.rhgtvnetwork.com/media/310738 (interview begins at about 55 seconds in).

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At various times in her life Susan Mokelke has been a lawyer, educator, video producer, technical writer, and essayist. For 15 years she worked with a non-profit foundation concerned with issues of unity - our fundamental oneness with each other, with other living beings and with the natural world - and the practical implications for our daily lives. Currently she is studying shamanism, an ancient healing practice, writing songs, and writing fiction to entertain and inspire. She lives in California with her husband and various furry companions. Visit her website: http://www.heartandsoulsongs.com

020120 via https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/1410724670/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=roseheart+susan+mokelke&qid=1577995316&sr=8-1


In herausfordernden Zeiten kann schamanische Arbeit, umgesetzt in der alltäglichen Wirklichkeit, einen signifikanten Beitrag für effektive und nachhaltige Lösungen für gemeinschaftliche Probleme liefern. Dieses Seminar bietet praktische Methoden, um essenzielles Wissen der ausschließlich wohlwollenden Geister zutage zu fördern und in konkrete Aktion überzuführen. Damit werden Lösungen greifbar, von denen wir Menschen an sich, unsere kostbare Erde und all ihre BewohnerInnen profitieren.


14.09.2019 - 15.09.2019 Dr. Susan Mokelke Ohlstadt, Bayern / D (Englisch / Deutsch)

Information und Anmeldung

Foundation for Shamanic Studies Europe Untere Reitling 26 A-4224 Wartberg ob der Aist Tel.: +43 650-77 00 660 eMail: office@shamanicstudies.net


Nach alter schamanischer Tradition wird die gesamte Natur als belebt bzw. beseelt empfunden. Ziel dieses Seminars ist es, unser Wissen über und unsere Beziehung zur Natur zu erweitern und zu vertiefen, indem wir mit den Geistern der Mittleren Welt in direkten Kontakt treten – als so mit Steinen, Pflanzen, Tiere, den Elementen und dem Wetter. Auch Wesen aus den Märchen oder der Mythologie spielen eine Rolle. Die TeilnehmerInnen werden aufgrund ihrer schamanischen Erfahrungen in der Natur, deren Teil wir sind, lernen, diese mit anderen Augen zu betrachten. Ökologische Zusammenhänge werden klar, der Blick auf ein größeres Ganzes möglich.


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Mittels schamanischer Techniken die eigene Kreativität entdecken und erweitern

Kreativität ist eine uralte, treibende Kraft in unserem Leben. Sie ist ebenso grundlegend wie komplex; ohne sie wäre Leben undenkbar. Schamanismus bringt uns Menschen der westlichen Welt einen erfrischend neuen Ansatz, um unser kreatives Potential zu pflegen. So enthält die schamanische Reise selbst kreative und schöpferische Elemente, kann jedoch auch als Mittel zur produktiven Kreativität dienen, durch die wir Probleme lösen und unsere Wirklichkeit mitgestalten.

In diesem Seminar, das in jahrzehntelanger Forschungsarbeit entwickelt wurde, haben die Teilnehmer:innen die Gelegenheit, mithilfe schamanischer Techniken ihre Kreativität weiterzuentwickeln und zu verstärken. Ausgewählte historische Beispiele und solche aus schamanischen Kulturen werden die Verbindung zwischen Schamanismus und schöpferischen Fähigkeiten beleuchten, und den Teilnehmer:innen helfen, ihr persönliches Leben um neue Aspekte zu erweitern. Darüber hinaus spielt auch die Frage nach dem Wesen von kreativer Kraft in diesem Seminar eine wichtige Rolle.

Im Seminar „Schamanismus und Kreativität™“ werden insbesondere folgende Aspekte schamanischer Arbeit praktisch bearbeitet:

Vertieftes Kennenlernen der Kreativität, der treibenden Kraft unseres Lebens.

Grundlegende Problemlösungskompetenz durch kreative schamanische Arbeit.

Zusammenschau „westlicher“ und „indigener“ Zugänge zu Kreativität.

Schamanische Techniken zur Weiterentwicklung und Stärkung der eigenen Kreativität.

Wege zur Manifestation und Umsetzung von kreativer Kraft in der alltäglichen Wirklichkeit.

Voraussetzung für den Besuch dieses Seminars ist die Teilnahme am BASIS-SEMINAR: "DER WEG DES SCHAMANEN®"



Datum Vortragender Sprache Veranstaltungsort

23.08.2024 - 25.08.2024 Mar Wieland in Deutsch Oltingen, Schweiz


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"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more." Lord Byron

Shamanic practice requires commitment and strong intention. It is a beautiful spiritual practice that with the help of compassionate spirits can address real-world problems. You can learn more about the Foundation and our comprehensive training by visiting https://www.shamanism.org/workshops

The Way of the Shaman - Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing

In this workshop participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal and common features of shamanism, including journeying to other worlds and working with compassionate spirits to increase knowledge, alleviate suffering, and heal.

Methods the shaman uses to enter nonordinary reality for problem solving and healing are experienced, with particular emphasis on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly 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.


Bergseminar in 08.2024



Trommeln bis zur Trance: Was kann Schamanismus – und was nicht?

https://www.srf.ch/kultur/gesellschaft-religion/schamanismus-in-der-schweiz-trommeln-bis-zur-trance-was-kann-schamanismus-und-was-nicht?ns_source=mobile&srg_sm_medium=tw via @srfkultur



3-Jahresprogramm ab 10.2022==

Das Dreijahresprogramm in fortgeschrittenen schamanischen Initiationen und schamanischem Heilen wurde in jahrzehntelanger Forschungsarbeit entwickelt und gilt weltweit als einzigartig. Michael Harner selbst bezeichnet es als sein Lebenswerk. Es beinhaltet sich ständig weiter entwickelnde Initiationen sowie selten gezeigte schamanische Techniken.




Shamanism is not a belief system. It's based on personal experiments conducted to heal, to get information, or do other things. People ask me, "How do you know if somebody's a shaman?" I say, "It's simple. Do they journey to other worlds? And do they perform miracles?" —Michael Harner, We Are Not Alone





Die-Wirklichkeit-des-Schamanen - leseprobe





Nach der Tagung ´Schamanismus und Ökologie´ im Jahr 2018, die in der Essenz den Klimawandel thematisierte, widmen wir uns heuer der zweiten globalen Herausforderung unserer Zeit: Die Tagung ´Schamanismus und Digitalisierung´ findet am 26.06.2020 im Deutschen Architekturzentrum Berlin statt.

office@shamanicstudies.net +43-650-7700660 http://www.fss.at


In the beginning, there was only the sea. One day, a maiden came down from heaven to the water. She was riding on an eight-legged reindeer, and tufts of reindeer fur that scattered on the surface of the sea became a raft. The reindeer gave their body to become earth, mountains and forests. The lice from their fur became wild reindeer roaming the landscape. The reindeer’s heart became a hero, and their lungs became a boy and a girl. So says one Eveny legend, recounted by Semyon Egorovich Dyachkov and recorded by professor Vasily Afanasievich Robbeck in 1978. The Evens /əˈvɛn/ (Even: эвэн; pl. эвэсэл, evesel in Even and эвены, eveny in Russian; formerly called Lamuts) are a people in Siberia and the Russian Far East. They live in regions of the Magadan Oblast and Kamchatka Krai and northern parts of Sakha east of the Lena River. According to the 2002 census, there were 19,071 Evens in Russia. According to the 2010 census, there were 22,383 Evens in Russia. They speak their own language called Even, one of the Tungusic languages. The Evens are close to the Evenks by their origins and culture. Officially, they have been considered to be of Orthodox faith since the 19th century, though the Evens have retained some pre-Christian practices, such as shamanism. Traditional Even life is centred upon nomadic pastoralism of domesticated reindeer, supplemented with hunting, fishing and animal-trapping. There were 104 Evens in Ukraine, 19 of whom spoke Even.

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"After having personally practiced shamanism, shamanic healing, and shamanic journeying for more than half a century, I can say that there is nothing I have encountered in reports of the spiritual experiences of saints, prophets, psychedelic drug experimenters, near death survivors, avatars and other mystics that is not commonly experienced when following classic journey methods using a drum."

—Michael Harner


Heal yourself with the light of the sun and the rays of the moon. With the sound of the river and the waterfall. With the swaying of the sea and the fluttering of birds. Heal yourself with mint, neem, and eucalyptus. Sweeten with lavender, rosemary, and chamomile. Hug yourself with the cocoa bean and a hint of cinnamon. Put love in tea instead of sugar and drink it looking at the stars. Heal yourself with the kisses that the wind gives you and the hugs of the rain. Stand strong with your bare feet on the ground and with everything that comes from it. Be smarter every day by listening to your intuition, looking at the world with your forehead. Jump, dance, sing, so that you live happier. Heal yourself, with beautiful love, and always remember...you are the medicine. ~María Sabina María Sabina Magdalena García was a Mazatec curandera, medicine woman and poet who lived in Huautla de Jiménez, a town in the Sierra Mazateca area of the Mexican state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico.]


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