Shamanism – The Path of a Shaman

What is Shamanism?

Shamanism is the oldest known spiritual system, allowing us to be a part of a larger universe. This universe encompasses more than just the physical world. Shamanism encourages us to be aware of the spirit around us and connecting us to everything.

“Shamanism is an ancient universal spiritual practice that dates back over a hundred thousand years…As shamanism has been practiced all over the world, you most likely have personal ancestors who at one time practiced shamanism.”
Sandra Ingerman in Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of a Shamanic Life

Shamanism is a global spiritual system, encompassing cross-cultural spiritual practices and addressing the spiritual needs of people everywhere.


20 Thursdays beginning Nov 10, 2022
Time: 10 to 11 am OR 1 to 2 pm Hawaii Standard
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Shamanism Spiritual Practice

Shamanism has similarities and differences from culture to culture.   While there are core principles across cultures, each culture also offers a unique approach.  I may be captivated by the ecstatic dancing practices of the San Bushmen in the Kalahari while you may find you are drawn to the songs of the Celts, vision plants of South America or the drumming of Native Americans.

“The techniques of shamanism help us awaken to our true essence,” says Sandra Ingerman. “When we do, we become a vessel of light, able to radiate healing by our very presence.”

Shamanism is not a religion and doesn’t conflict with any religious traditions.  People of all faiths can and do practice shamanism.  There are no rules or beliefs in Shamanism.  Shamanic practice is based on the principle of direct revelation.  This means that you have a direct experience with the helping spirits and spirit worlds.

Western shamanic teachers have realized there are core practices common across shamanic cultures such as Shamanic Journeying, Healing with Spiritual Light, Soul Retrieval, and Dreaming with Awareness.

Shamanism Course Introduction

Who is a Shaman?

The name Shaman is a Siberian word with multiple meanings.  One meaning is “to be consumed with fire” [of inspiration]. The term Shaman refers to a person who can be a bridge between the physical and spirit worlds.

A shaman can have many skills such as spiritual and physical healing, performing soul retrievals, helping spirits of the deceased and divining information.  A shaman often plays multiple roles such as medicine woman, herbalist, gardener, therapist, and diviner.

A simple definition of a shaman was given in 1944 by Swiss anthropologist Alfred Metraux as “any individual who maintains by profession and in the interest of the community an intermittent commerce with spirits…”

Mircea Eliade in his 1951 book Shamanism:  Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy defines a shaman as “…the great master of ecstasy.”

The modern shaman continues to fulfill many roles such as teacher, doctor, information technology specialist and weather worker.

Practicing Shamanism

Everyone can learn Shamanism, integrate shamanic principles into their everyday life and journey into the spirit worlds for guidance, inspiration, and healing.

If you feel your heart pulled in the direction of spirit and you would like some guidance, you may consider taking our introductory Shamanism Training course listed below.

If you’d like some guidance on living shamanically and integrating the principles of shamanism into your everyday life, you would enjoy a personal teaching session.

These teachings are about learning how to connect with the spiritual world.  If it’s your destiny to become a Shaman, you will be guided by your helping spirits.  We’ll help you connect with your helping spirits and the spirit realms.  You will also be taught how to live a spiritual way of life and gain ancient practices to help you live with integrity as a spiritual being.


Watch 5 Video Classes or Attend Private training


Shamanism Training

We offer an ongoing remote course for training in shamanism. This format provides a strong foundation in shamanism and personalized guidance in shamanic journeying. These shamanic teaching sessions allow for a deep learning experience without having to travel across the world. One-on-one or small group sessions are currently available.

The first five hours of our Shamanism Training are designed to develop your personal shamanic practice and help you live shamanically.

Shamanic Teacher Julie

  1. Connect to a Power Animal and Spirit Teacher
  2. Engage and Honor Spiritual Relationships
  3. Travel to the world of spirit and meet helping compassionate spirits
  4. Experience The Shamanic Journey – a core practice common to all shamanic cultures
  5. Activate the energy of your Dreams to receive insight, guidance, and energy for your waking life
  6. Learn to follow your destiny (versus your fate)
  7. Create personal Sacred Space in the spirit world
  8. Build personal mana (spiritual power) and shine your inner light
  9. Learn how to follow your intuition and divine answers to your questions
  10. Relax your mind and engage the power, protection, and support of the invisible realms

Learning More About Shamanism

If you feel called to Shamanism, an additional five hours of training sessions can be taken to learn about using Shamanism to help others, your communities, organizations and the Earth.

  1. Learn about illness and spiritual healing from a shamanic perspective
  2. Merge with a helping spirit
  3. Journey to a helping ancestral spirit for healing
  4. Begin to connect to plant spirits as medicine teachers
  5. Perform a Divination Journey for another person
  6. Retrieve lost power and learn a spiritual healing technique called a Power Animal Retrieval
  7. Explore the power of Healing with Spiritual Light

Our shamanic training is an introductory level course that helps you connect to your helping spirits for healing, protection, and insights. It teaches an ancient practice of direct revelation so that you learn to become your primary spiritual authority through inner guidance and intuition.

Shamanism is a path towards “seeing with the heart” to become a force for positive change in your life, family, community and the world.

Sign Up For Shamanic Training

Contact Julie & Casey
1 (360) 245-6261USA

We offer 1 to 1 and group sessions
Over the Phone and Online.

Shamanic Training Supplies

  • journal for tracking dreams & journeys
  • eye curtain, bandanna or scarf that can be tied loosely around your eyes
  • items from nature that are sacred to you
  • internet/phone (headset is nice but optional)
  • a drum and/or rattle (optional)
  • shamanic books & resources we use
Shamanism and Shamans Path

Following the path of Shamanism leads us to be the authority of our spirituality. The path rewards us with insightful dreams, magic, healing, understanding, and personalized guidance through journeys.

Maybe you’ve been drawn to shamanic practice for a long time, or maybe, as I did, you’ve found your way here almost by accident. Maybe you’re a therapist, teacher or healer who wants to incorporate these methods into your practice. Maybe you’re a parent, leader, or person who wants to build more personal power and connection in your life, home, and work.

This shamanic training is taken from the convenience of your home via phone/Zoom with email support between sessions. If you decide to try a personal one-on-one session we’ll adjust the teachings specific to you and your pathway. You may also go at your own pace with daily, weekly, or monthly sessions!

Contact Julie with questions about her Introduction to Shamanism course, Shamanism Training, and private sessions!


5 Thursdays beginning Nov 10, 2022, or WATCH NOW!
Time: 10 to 11 am Hawaii Standard
Check Your Time! London Evening Available

Shamanism 101 – A Compassionate Teacher

This course serves as a wonderful introduction to shamanism and for gaining experience with shamanic practices. Julie is a supportive, compassionate and insightful teacher. She explains concepts in a clear and understandable way, and she provides guidance from a non-judgmental and growth-oriented perspective. Among many things I appreciated about Julie as a teacher was her availability to provide feedback via e-mail in the time between sessions. This really helped me to integrate what I learned from the sessions into my daily life.

What I learned through the course might best be described as a set of practices and ways of thinking and being that are life-enriching and life-enhancing. This description is necessarily broad because, at its core, the course invited me to gain a deeper connection with spirit – to my own essence and to other helping spirits. This was a very personal experience, and so the specific lessons that I learned were uniquely relevant to my life path. In general, I was able to gain an awareness of how spirit can support my own life and how I can interact with spirit to help others and the world. The journey was full of surprises and unexpected revelations, resonating personal truths, and wonder. Through this course, I learned to more fully accept and embrace wholeness, which is a path I hope to continue throughout my life. I will always be grateful to Julie for inviting me on this journey.

Shamanism 101 - A Compassionate Teacher
Shamanism 101 - A Compassionate Teacher
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Flowing with Taoism

Casey cares deeply about his clients. I not only consider him my Taoist Master, but I also consider him a friend. His first priority is helping his clients navigate this twisty maze of life, and he does so with compassion and humor. I highly recommend Casey if you are looking for Taoist guidance and/or personal counseling. He’s just fun to talk to! 🙂

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Resources for Shamanism

Shaman Drum

Remo Buffalo Drum – Standard, 16″

Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation.

Shaman Dream
Conscious Dreaming: A Spiritual Path for Everyday Life
Shamanic Journey

Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide

Shamanism Class and Practice
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