"What's really important about shamanism is that there is another reality that you can personally discover...we are not alone."

— Michael Harner

Over tens of thousands of years, shamans developed a time-tested system of healing, using journeying and other practices. Michael Harner uncovered and synthesized these methods, enabling a breathtaking and personal access to the spiritual realms that is available to everyone. These teachings make possible nothing short of union with the entire cosmos. Learn more...

CORE SHAMANISM

Based on years of research and experimentation, core shamanism consists of the universal, near-universal, and common features of shamanism, together with journeys to other worlds.... Comprehensive, practical, life-changing. Learn more...

WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

In a safe and comfortable workshop environment, study locally with Harner-trained faculty who are also experienced healer-diviners.

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Michael Harner, the founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, pioneered the introduction of shamanism to contemporary life and is recognized as the world leader in this movement. Learn more...


"What Yogananda did for Hinduism and D.T. Suzuki did for Zen, Michael Harner has done for shamanism, namely bring the tradition and its richness to Western awareness."

— Walsh/Grob

 

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