Introduction to Shamanism and Shamanic Journeying
A Beginner's Training
September 25-26, 2021
Shamanism is the world's oldest spiritual tradition, dating back well over 100,000 years. It is a way of connecting with our helping spirits, with nature, and with the physical and spiritual realities in a deep, personal, and meaningful manner.
The shamanic journey is one of the classic ways that shamans and shamanic practitioners interact with the spiritual realms. The shaman enters an altered state of consciousness, commonly through repetitious percussion (such as drumming), and allows their consciousness to journey into the unseen realms.
Through shamanic journeying, shamans and shamanic practitioners work directly with the helping spirits to divine helpful information, address the spiritual aspect of illness, preform healing ceremonies, and much more.
In shamanism, there are no gurus or outside authorities. You receive your own wisdom from the helping spirits. Shamanism is a path of direct revelation that allows us to explore the spirit worlds for ourselves.
In this highly experiential online weekend training, you will be introduced to the path of shamanism, as well as to the practice of shamanic journeying. You will learn how you can partner with your helping spirits to bring valuable insight and spiritual healing to yourself, and if you are called, to others.
This course examines classic shamanic practices and understandings that were, and are, common to shamanic cultures worldwide, not any one specific culture's practices. 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.
In addition to learning the above principles and techniques, you will connect with like-minded classmates, practice the material in a safe and loving online space, and be given plenty of breaks and an hour lunch break, during which time you can step away or eat with the circle.
No experience with shamanism or a spiritual practice is necessary to participate in this course; all are welcome!
This course also provides you with the knowledge that you will need to take advanced shamanic trainings, such as the Death, Psychopomp, and Shamanism workshop October 23-24, 2021.
It is time for each of us to reclaim our right to receive our own guidance, and form our own relationships with, the spiritual realities. Being introduced to the path of shamanism and learning to work with shamanic journeying gives you a way to work with your helping spirits in a practical, loving, and healing way that benefits yourself, others, and all of life.
What to Have: An eye covering (such as a bandana or sleep mask), pen/pencil, and notebook, and headphones. 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, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26, 10am-4pm EST (7am-1pm PST) both days.
Location: Online via Zoom video conferencing. You must be able to participate in the class sessions with both audio and video when appropriate.
Cost: $̶2̶0̶0̶ Early bird discount of $150 USD available until September 4 at 11:59pm EST.
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. Enrollment deadline is September 24, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.
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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 issued. This training is for educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical and psychological care.
Over the weekend, you will discover:
- What shamanism is, what a shaman is, and the work that shamans do.
- The three worlds that shamans work in, and how to take shamanic journeys into these worlds.
- How to meet a personal power animal and teacher in human form in the spiritual realities that can offer you wisdom and healing.
- Meeting and cultivating relationships with the spirits of nature.
- How to receive guidance for yourself and others from the helping spirits through shamanic divination.
- How to interpret the messages that you receive in your shamanic journeys.
- Illness, health, and healing from a shamanic perspective.
- How to insulate yourself energetically with the aid of your helping spirits.
- The shamanic healing method of power animal retrieval, and how to use it to bring healing to people in-person and long-distance.
And much more.