Foundation for Shamanic Studies

The story of Michael and Sandra Harner in the history and development of core shamanism, the universal, near universal, and common practices of shamanism worldwide. This documentary movie takes us through Michael's early expeditions as a young anthropologist in the jungles of the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon and his life-altering insights into shamanic power. The Harners established the Foundation for Shamanic Studies to preserve, study, and teach shamanism for the benefit of all, leading to a worldwide renaissance of shamanism and shamanic healing through the Foundation's premiere international training programs. The film is an informative and inspiring look at the people behind the evolution of this groundbreaking spiritual healing methodology that honors and builds upon the ancient knowledge of the world's shamans. Through these methods, thousands of students have discovered hidden spiritual resources, transformed their lives, and learned how to help others and our precious Earth.

in order of appearance

Michael Harner
Jack Kornfield
Amanda Foulger
William S. Lyon
Sandra Harner

Roger Walsh
Jeffrey D. Ehrenreich
Stanislav Grof
Susan Mokelke
Larry Peters

Producer: Wisdom Streaming
Director: Coleen LeDrew Elgin

Running time: 1:07:42
Released: July 2017


In this experiential workshop, learn the basics of core shamanism to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Taught by our experienced faculty, fully trained in the core shamanism practices created and developed by Michael Harner.


The Way of the Shaman pioneered the shamanic renaissance in the West and remains the foremost resource and reference on practical shamanism. Cave and Cosmos, its sequel, draws from a lifetime of personal shamanic experiences, providing instructions on Michael Harner's innovative core shamanism.

Your donation will help preserve endangered shamanic knowledge and return this transformative healing practice to contemporary society — as well as fostering essential long-term planning crucial to sustaining the Foundation's programs.

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