Online Workshops

Workshops in this series focus on powerful and effective methods to gain and apply wisdom from the spirits to resolve persistent problems facing humanity, our precious Earth, and its inhabitants. The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power™ is the first workshop in this series. It is the prerequisite for other online workshops.
These online reviews are available to those who have taken selected in-person, advanced weekend workshops.
In this program, fundamental shamanic healing methods will be covered: power animal retrieval, extraction healing, psychopomp work with the spirits of the deceased, and power soul retrieval. It will also incorporate enrichment experiences designed to provide a depth of knowledge essential to an effective shamanic healing practice.

The first course in this program is open to those who have completed these prerequisites:


The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman® (in person)

Or these online workshops

The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power™
Shamanic Divination in Practice
The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive™
(recommended, but not required, to begin the program).

FSS online workshops were launched in May 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We began with the Knowledge & Power Series, designed to apply shamanic awareness and the power of the compassionate spirits to personal, local, and global issues. In January 2021, the online Shamanic Healing Training Program was added. The knowledge and healing programs have proven to be highly effective options for students who want to learn the “way of the shaman,” where travel, work, family or other personal considerations make in-person attendance impractical. Online training also provides flexible options for those seeking to review, deepen, and enhance their shamanic practice and knowledge.

We teach these fully interactive and experiential workshops via video conferencing.

Since 1985, the Foundation for Shamanic Studies has been offering authentic, effective, and powerful shamanic training in its internationally-recognized in-person workshops and advanced residential programs. FSS training is based in core shamanism, as originated, researched, and developed by anthropologist Michael Harner (1929 – 2018) over many decades.

knowledge & power series

Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power ™

The shamanic journey is a remarkable visionary method for entering into another reality with discipline and purpose. Using classic drumming techniques to alter consciousness, participants will be introduced to the shamanic journey to awaken one’s soul and dormant spiritual power.

Shamanic Divination in Practice

The skilled practice of shamanic divination, the process of consulting the spirits for knowledge, is an essential aspect of shamanic healing and of bringing the wisdom of the helping spirits to bear on personal, local, and global issues. This workshop offers students opportunities to practice journeying to contact their compassionate spirit helpers and to enhance their abilities to form on-topic questions and interpret the messages received. Participants will also experience classic shamanic ways to build and nurture strong relationships with their own spirits.

The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive ™

The shamanic worldview underpins the ethical and effective practice of shamanism. Experiential knowledge of this worldview leads to a profound awareness of the sacred nature of our world and an awakening of compassion, resulting in a deep desire to relieve pain and suffering and restore balance and harmony.

Shamanism for Inspired Local & Global Change™

In these challenging times, shamanic work, when combined with ordinary reality knowledge and action, can make an immense contribution toward effective long-term solutions for community and global problems. Shamanic divination – asking the fully compassionate spirits for answers to questions – is particularly helpful in providing inspired and workable ways to address complex issues in ordinary reality. This workshop offers practical methods to gain and apply wisdom from the spirits to resolve persistent problems facing humanity, our precious Earth, and its inhabitants.

Shamanism & Personal Transformation™

Shamanism has much to offer those seeking personal knowledge and emotional and spiritual maturity. Shamanism & Personal Transformation teaches us how to work with our spirit helpers and in ordinary reality to transform personal attitudes, emotions, and blocks to living a fulfilled and inspired life. Exercises are provided to help participants see and move beyond personal limitations to a centered and compassionate state of being. In so doing, we bring these qualities into the world to the benefit and ultimate transformation of our Earth and its inhabitants.

Advanced Weekend Workshops Review

Advanced Two-Day Workshop Reviews

Faculty members are offering online review sessions for selected advanced two-day, in-person workshops. These online sessions are available to those who have taken the in-person workshop and wish to clarify, practice, and deepen their understanding of the material.

The workshops currently eligible for these review sessions are:

Shamanism, Dying, and Beyond
Shamanic Dreamwork
Shamanic Training in Creativity
Shamanism & the Spirits of Nature