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Death, Psychopomp, and Shamanism

A Special Shamanic Training
October 16-17, 2021
Limited Space

Shamanism teaches us that death is not an end, but a transition. In current Western culture, we often avoid talking much about or considering death; we have labeled it as "morbid," see death as a failure, don't have healing conversations with dying loved ones, and may have unresolved fears around dying.


Many people are also unaware of the tools that our ancestors used to help souls who become stuck in our world (often called ghosts), usually as the result of a sudden and traumatic death, to make their transition into realms of peace and healing. This is called psychopomp.

In this online weekend training developed by my helping spirits, you will examine death and dying from the classic shamanic perspective, and learn how to safely guide stuck souls into the afterlife realms through shamanic psychopomp work.


You will engage in powerful personal healing exercises, reshape your relationship with death, and explore the rich subject of death and dying in ways that benefit and bring healing to yourself and others.

This training incorporates shamanic exercises and principles that are not specific to any one culture. Additionally, we will be using repetitious drumming and rattling, rather than vision plants, to enter into the state of consciousness needed to do shamanic work.

Over the weekend, you will explore:

- The classic shamanic perspective on death, dying, and the afterlife.​

- The role of the shaman as a healer of the dead.

- Examining and working through fears that you may have about death.

- A profound initiatory experience that can help you to heal on a deep level, release grief, and understand death to a greater degree.

- The transition of the human to a transcendent reality in a good death.

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- Healing personal unfinished business with a departed individual. 

- Reincarnation, karma, and visiting the eternal spirit of those who have died and moved into the transcendent realities.

- Why some souls get stuck in this reality at death, and how to safely help these ghosts cross over through psychopomp methods. 

- Tips for speaking to, and doing divination and healing work for, the dying. 


A life review that can help you to understand where you've been, and how you want to transform your present and future.

And much more.

In addition to learning the above principles and techniques, you will connect with like-minded classmates in a small group, practice the material in a safe and loving online container, and be given plenty of breaks and an hour lunch break on both days, during which time you can step away or eat with the circle.

This workshop is limited to 6 participants (there are 5 spaces remaining) who are confident in their shamanic journeying skills. In addition, you must attend with camera on so that I can monitor the space.

If you have not yet learned the practice of shamanic journeying, you can do so in my upcoming online weekend workshop on shamanism and shamanic journeying. You can also learn to journey by reading this book, listening to this CD, or taking a pre-recorded or live online shamanic jounryeing workshop. I am also available to privately teach you the shamanic journey. 

This training will help you to understand the shamanic perspective on death and the afterlife, give you the tools to conduct deep and powerful healing work on yourself, and teach you how you can aid stuck souls in moving over into transcendent realities. This poignant and beautiful work will ultimately help you, and other souls, step into a richer experience of existence in the universe.


What to Have: An eye covering (such as a bandana or sleep mask), pen/pencil, notebook. Headphones are highly recommended. Optional items to bring include a drum and/or rattle. Please make sure that you tune in from a quiet space where you will not be disturbed so that you can fully engage with the material.

Time: Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17, 10am-4pm EST (7am-1pm PST) both days.

Location: Online via Zoom video conferencing. You must participate in the class with video on, and audio when appropriate.

Cost: $200.

To Register: Registration payment can be made online through the Register Here button below. You can also send payment, and a note of what workshop you are registering for and your email address, to @GarrettPJackson on Venmo. Shortly after you register, you will be emailed the information required to access the training. There are 5 spaces remaining. Enrollment deadline is October 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

Enrollment for this event is now closed. Thank you for your interest!

You can see my upcoming class schedule by clicking here.

This training is service-based; therefore, no refunds are obliged, except as noted below. Garrett Jackson reserves the right to cancel this training at any time for any reason, without needing to specify said reason. If a training is cancelled, all fees paid in advance will be refunded in full. Garrett Jackson reserves the right to cancel anyone's participation in this training at any time for any reason, without needing to specify said reason. If an individual's participation is cancelled by Garrett, a full refund will be issuedThis training is for educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical and psychological care.

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