Shamanic journeying is a spiritual technique used to contact helping spirits in the Otherworlds in order to receive healing, knowledge, and problem-solving assistance. It is a type of direct revelation that is empowering, and can be learned by individuals within all cultures. Numerous articles, books, magazines, blogs, and videos provide education about shamanic journeying; a great start is Sandra Ingerman‘s text: Shamanic Journeying, a Beginner’s Guide. It is very grounded in basic skills and techniques, and written in an easily-understandable tone.
I first learned how to journey at a pagan workshop during the summer of 2002. The workshop leader drummed for a group of us, after providing basic instructions. I absolutely loved it, and immediately began searching for drumming circles and journeying groups near my home. Sadly, there were none local to me, and so I spent the next eight years meeting spirits during individual journey work. During my professional shamanic training (2010-2012) with Gryphons Grove School of Shamanism (now closed), I was ecstatic to be able to journey with a group of peers again. As per my Ethical Code– journeying alone can sometimes be dangerous (What is real/projection? Can I trust what this Spirit is telling me? How do I make sure that I’m “fully back” from my Journey?).
All of us are still dealing with the ongoing, long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and currently, all classes are held online via Zoom. Once vaccinations have lead to a greater amount of immunity within the public, classes will also include a limited number of in-person attendees (in addition to online, for those who find online learning more accessible). Each lesson is self-contained, and all are welcome.
I also offer more advanced shamanic training, such as soul retrieval, psychopomp work, shielding, grounding & centering, increasing one’s perceptions in the Otherworlds, etc. These classes are geared towards individuals who have more experience with journeywork, and have established healthy relationships with their helping spirits. Although there are pre-requisites, these classes are also open to the public, and are currently given online over Zoom (but will include in-person attendees in the future).
This link will direct you to the Facebook Events Page, where you can look at past, present, and future events. I can’t wait to meet new students, and to help foster your own communication with Spirits!