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The Shaman's Journey | Basic Workshop in Western Shamanic Journeying, Divination, and Healing

  • Location: Reiki Rocks Crystal Shoppe 1811 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203 Albany, NY 12203
  • Dates: 7/20/2024, 7/21/2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Early-bird discount: $275 (until June 29). After June 29, $295. Bundle discount for two following week-of trainings available.
  • Overview

    The path of the shaman - although well over 100,000 years old, and the first spiritual practice known to humankind - is still vitally relevant today.

    Through the shaman's most important ceremony - the shamanic journey - you can safely enter an expanded state of awareness, and travel into the unseen realms in order to access spiritual guidance, healing, and knowledge for yourself and others firsthand - thus reclaiming your spiritual independence.

    In this basic shamanic workshop, originated by world-renowned shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman, MA, you will step onto the shaman's path by practicing basic shamanic journey, divination, and healing skills.

    Together, we will explore:

    - What shamanism is, and why we in the West can ethically and effectively practice it,

    - How the shaman safely expands their consciousness (using only sound), the spirit worlds that they journey to, and the beings they meet there,

    - Journeying to meet your own power animal and spirit teacher - incredible forces who counsel, cure, and wonderfully support you and others,

    - How to interpret the messages you receive in your journeys,

    - The basics of divination - getting answers to questions posed by others,

    - Forming a supportive and powerful journey circle in your community,

    - How shamans view and treat illness,

    - The spirit boat healing ceremony - focused on one spirit-chosen member of our circle,

    - Practice giving and receiving the power animal retrieval method,

    - And so much more.

    This transformative workshop will be held in the historic and lively capital of New York State - Albany. The venue (which infuses its crystals, locally-made jewelry, and all other products with Reiki energy, and will have spiritual services available during workshop off-hours), is only minutes from Albany International Airport, the Albany Pine Bush (said to be the “only sizable inland pine barren sand dune ecosystem in the United States”), and a short drive from the breathtaking cliff views of Thacher State Park - all while being just steps away from the rich cuisine, summer concerts, and entertainment of the city.

    Stepping onto the shaman's path does not require you to be a shaman - you can utilize these timeless and results-based practices to enrich your own life with personal guidance and support, or use this as a starting point to becoming a professional shamanic practitioner. Even those who have taken this workshop already may find their knowledge deepened and refined, and themselves opened to beneficial new power. Whether you wish to help yourself or learn techniques for helping and healing others, if you feel called to this life-changing course, there is something in this exploration of the shaman's journey for you.

    Completion of both days of this workshop serves as the beginning journeying workshop prerequisite for application to Sandra Ingerman's 2025-2026 Two-Year Teacher Training.

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    Dates and Times: Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 | 10am-5pm both days.

    What to Bring: Something to cover your eyes with (such as a sleep mask or a bandana), a writing utensil and notebook, and a blanket and other items you may need to comfortably lie on the floor. Optional items include a drum and/or rattle, a lunch/snacks, and something to place on our sacred altar for the weekend. Dress comfortably; no formal attire necessary!

    TO REGISTER, visit garrettpjackson.com/events/p/nybasic. Upon registration, you will receive a secure link to download the workshop’s welcome letter, which contains further details about the venue, dining and lodging options, and more. For additional payment options, visit the workshop webpage.


    Cancelation policy: Before June 20, full refund. June 21-July 9, 50% refund. After July 9, no refunds.

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