Intro To Shamanism, Shamanic, Shaman
Tim Cope stepped onto the shamanic path in 1983 when, in a local Minneapolis bookstore, the topmost copy of Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman leapt off its stack by the cash register and landed in his hands. It was shouting: “READ ME!”
No wizened natives beckoning from behind cacti; no paradigm-shattering mystical visions along the roadside. A prosaic beginning, but a beginning nonetheless. Discovering shamanism gave his spiritual seeking a direction and focus it had lacked before.
A few months after reading the Harner book, he took a beginning shamanism course with Harner. Since that time, Tim has learned from many other shamans and teachers along the way such as Sandra Ingerman, Bill Brunton, and Americo Yabar. His shamanic practice reaches out to all parts of the United States as well as Europe and Asia. For over 15 years, he has taught shamanism, drumming and led journeying gatherings.
Tim is on the faculty (covering the upper midwest region) as well as a certified counselor for Michael Harner’s Foundation For Shamanic Studies. In addition, he has completed Sandra Ingerman’s Two Year Shaman Teacher Training Program in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is also ordained as a healing minister by the Center for Wholeness in Edina, Minnesota and has served as a Ministerial Guide for the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, an interfaith community in Minneapolis. Tim is also a certified Firewalk instructor.
He currently resides and has a healing practice in Minneapolis.