Today, interest in complementary and alternative therapies is on the rise, and more people are rediscovering the healing modalities pioneered by indigenous peoples. Among them, the time-tested techniques of the traditional shamans are being reconsidered and reworked, providing nontribal Westerners with effective methods for healing and problem solving.
This workshop provides an in-depth training in shamanic healing. At its core lies a cross-cultural overview of the nature of health, illness, and health care. Anthropologist Hank Wesselman writes: “We will expand our connections to inner sources of wisdom and power and deepen our contacts with ancestral spirits and healing masters, as well as the elementals. We will experience the initiation of spiritual dismemberment, work with shamanic extraction methods and explore the transpersonal healing tools that enable soul retrieval, also known as soul renewal.”
The Visionseeker workshops provide a shamanic perspective derived from the Hawaiian kahuna tradition in which knowledge of the personal soul cluster, as well as the nature of reality, forms the foundation. This training will explore the three classic causes of illness, as well as the four levels of transpersonal healing that will enhance the practice of practitioners in all disciplines. Bring a rattle, hand drum, notebook, bandanna or eyeshade, and light blanket. Please refrain from alcohol use during the workshop.
Recommended reading: Wesselman and Kuykendall, Spirit Medicine; Wesselman The Bowl of Light and Awakening to the Spirit World (with Sandra Ingerman).