Interview with Michael Running Bear on Shamanism

A Taste of Shamanism

Series of two classes, three hours each

Join Michael RunningBear’s Introductory class of Shamanistic Journeys and Healing and learn to walk “The Beauty Way.” Although Shamanism is an ancient system proved throughout the millenniums, it is still appropriate and now more than ever essential for our modern world. In essence, Shamanism is a path of the heart where the inner and outer worlds meet. Through ceremony, you will experience and discover animal spirits guides which will help you connect to nature and teach you how to heal yourself, others and the world. This is a class, which will prepare you for a variety of ceremonies in the future. Join the tribe and let your spiritual warrior flourish.

Class 1

Feeling Disconnected? Floating along in a “comfortably numb state of discontent?”  Want to find your passion and connect to a more meaningful life? Then join Michael Running Bear’s Introductory Class of Shamanistic Journeys and Healing and learn to walk “The Beauty Way.” 

Although Shamanism is an ancient system proved through the millenniums, it is entirely appropriate for our modern world. In essence, it is a path of the heart where the inner and outer worlds meet. Through shamanic drumming, you will experience and discover some of your animal spirits/totems and many other realities, which will help you, connect to nature and teach you about healing yourself, others and the world. This is a class which will prepare you for a variety of ceremonies and vision quests in the future. Join the tribe and let your spiritual warrior flourish.

Participants will learn:

  • History and benefits of practicing Shamanism
  • Why Shamanism is appropriate and essential for the 21st century
  • Shamanic drumming to find your animal totems / spirit guides
  • How to work with your animal totem
  • Homework: Flowering Tree Ceremony

*All participants will receive personalized mini-readings throughout the class.

Class 2

Through ceremony and Shamanic Reiki, we will build upon skills learned in Taste of Shamanism Workshop 1 and use a variety of group healing techniques on participants in the group.  We will also begin to introduce the keys of the traditional Medicine Wheel teachings, and how they can open you to a new way of understanding and awareness in your life. Come join us and be part of a new community committed to peace, love, harmony, and balance through Shamanism. Learn to walk the Sacred Medicine Path and Dance your Dream Awake!

Participants will learn:

  • Continued Shamanic Drumming to find animal totems
  • Healing Circle using Shamanic Reiki and crystals
  • Introduction to the traditional teaching keys of the Medicine Wheel
  • All participants will receive personalized mini-readings throughout the class.
  • All participants will be the focus and receivers of healing energy through the ceremony