The rediscovery of shamanism has emerged as a major thrust in the spiritual reawakening of the Western world. The techniques of traditional shamans provide an extraordinary method for accessing hidden dimensions of reality and connecting with inner sources of power and wisdom.
Hank Wesselman writes, "We will rediscover our indigenous heart through the classic shamanic journey, reestablishing connections with our spirit helpers, teachers, and ancestors, as we engage in visionary fieldwork and examine the nature of health, illness, and healing from the perspective of spirit medicine." The workshop offers a clear introduction for those new to the shaman’s path, and, for the more experienced, provides unique material on the soul cluster from the Hawaiian kahuna perspective.
Wesselman has worked for more than thirty years with scientists investigating the mystery of human origins in East Africa, and has spent much of his life with indigenous people. In the 1970s, doing fieldwork in Ethiopia, he began to have spontaneous visionary experiences strikingly like those of traditional shamans. His wife, Jill Kuykendall, is a physical therapist and transpersonal medical practitioner, specializing in soul retrieval.
Bring drums and rattles, a notebook, sketchpad, a small set of oil or chalk pastels, a bandana or eyeshade, and a light blanket. Please refrain from alcohol during the workshop.
Recommended reading: Ingerman & Wesselman, Awakening to the Spirit World; Wesselman, The Bowl of Light and Journey to the Sacred Garden.