Workshop Series in Shamanic Healing
Offered through the Ann Arbor Shamanism Meetup and Spirit Assist Shamanic Healing.
New Classes in Shamanic Healing Fundamentals I, II, III will be held Sept.20, Oct. 4, 18 in 2020. Limit 15 per class.
How to register for these classes:
Go to the website of the Ann Arbor Shamanism Meetup Group
OR contact Marjorie Farnsworth directly at 734-347-8180 (email [email protected])
What to bring to the classes:
What to bring: yoga mat, blanket, eye covering (eg bandana), pillow, one item to put on the altar, notebook and pen, frame hand drum (boudhrain type drum) and / or rattle. Eventually you will need to buy your own drum and rattle. The Remo Buffalo Drum is the recommended choice for the drum, available on Amazon for around $30.
Location of the classes:
4488 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI, upstairs conference room
Dr. Marjorie Farnsworth, PhD, Shamanic Practitioner in Ann Arbor, MI
Class Descriptions and Prices:
Shamanic Healing Fundamentals I: Introduction and Journeying, $35
In this class, you will gain a basic understanding of the philosophy and origins of Shamanism, who shamans are, how they are selected, what they do, and an overview of how shamanic healing works. You will have the opportunity to go on a drum (trance) journey to the Lower World to meet your own animal helping spirit, and also an opportunity to go on a drum journey on behalf of a partner to practice finding an animal helping spirit for someone else.
Shamanic Healing Fundamentals II, $35
In this class, you will learn about the attitude and lifestyle which are necessary if you wish to practice shamanism and do it safely and effectively. You also will learn how to keep safe when working with other people and their energy, and the spirit world generally, including how to set up sacred space, and the use of stones, amulets, essential oils, etc. We will be doing some exercises to help you learn how energy feels, yours and someone else’s. We also will practice drum and rattle healing, so that you have a first opportunity to work with shamanic tools.
Shamanic Healing Fundamentals III: Communication with Spirits, $35
In this class, you will practice communicating with shamanic tools and spirit guides. We will go on drum journeys to your rattle and drum to learn their names, how they want to be honored, and how they want to be used. Later we will go on a journey to the Lower World to visit your animal helping spirit and learn more about them, and a first journey to the Upper World to find a spirit guide.
Advanced Shamanic Healing I: Soul Retrieval, $40
In this class, you will learn what soul retrieval is, how it works, and what are the symptoms of soul loss. Your first drum journey will be to the Lower World to find an animal helping spirit who will help you with soul retrieval. Then you and a partner will take turns practicing doing soul retrieval for each other.
Advanced Shamanic Healing II: Extraction, $40
In this class, you will learn what extraction is, how it works, and what are the symptoms of “cosmic slime”. The instructor will give a demonstration and discuss different diagnostic techniques. You will go on a drum journey to the Lower World to find an animal helping spirit to help you with extraction and be your body protector. Then you and a partner will take turns practicing doing extraction for each other.
Advanced Shamanic Healing III: Curse Removal, $40
In this class, you will learn what curses are, how they are created, and the dangers of practicing sorcery generally. Your first journey will be to the Lower World to find an animal helping spirit to help you to locate and unravel curses, both personal and lineage. Then you and a partner will take turns practicing curse removal for each other.
Advanced Shamanic Healing IV: Depossession. $40
Depossession is nothing like the movies! It’s really about happy endings for everyone (or everything) involved. In this class, you will learn how to detect spirit attachments in a client, open the blessing field, remove attached spirits and send them home. For the sake of simplicity, we will only be focusing on ghosts, not on all the other types of spirits you may encounter doing this work. You will go on a drum journey to find a helping spirit to help you with this work and keep you safe. Then you and a partner will take turns practicing on each other. The instructor will give a demonstration before you begin.
Advanced Shamanic Healing V: Depossession II, $40
This class is a continuation of the previous class, giving students more opportunity to get comfortable with psychopomp, which is the removal of ghosts from people’s bodies and crossing the ghosts into the light. Depossession is the most complicated of the basic shamanic protocols.
Advanced Shamanic Healing VI, Practicum, $40
This class gives students the opportunity to practice on each other as if they were encountering a new client. Students will have the opportunity to run through the whole process of briefly explaining what shamanic healing is (and is not), listening to client concerns, setting up sacred space, and consulting with spirits to determine which shamanic protocols the client needs.
This class prepares students to participate in the shamanic healing clinics offered by the Enlightened Soul Center. In these clinics, friends of students and also members of the public can come in for shamanic healing, giving the students the opportunity to practice all of their skills under the supervision of the instructor, Dr. Farnsworth.