Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 9:00 am
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 5:00 pm
AddressChicago Northwest Suburbs - 26402 N. Edgemond Lane Barrington, IL 60010 View map
August Intro To Shamanism: The Way of the Shaman®
Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing
A Foundation for Shamanic Studies Live Introductory/Basic Workshop
at Relax4Life Center in Barrington, IL
During the August Intro To Shamanism Basic experiential workshop, developed by leading shamanistic researcher, Michael Harner, you’ll be taught about core shamanism, the universal and near-universal basic methods of the shaman to enter nonordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. You will be initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature.
“Shamanism is a path of knowledge, not of faith, and that knowledge cannot come from me or anyone else in this reality. To acquire that knowledge, including the knowledge of the reality of the spirits, it is necessary to step through the shaman’s doorway and acquire empirical evidence.” Michael Harner, Ph.D., FSS Founder and President
Practice includes comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as being introduced to shamanic divination and healing. You are also provided with methods for journeying to meet and study with your own individual spirit helpers in nonordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. You will learn how the journey is utilized to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the Planet.
- Class begins promptly at 9:00a and runs until 5p each day. Be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early for check in. If you need lodging suggestions, click here.
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- The center is kept fragrance free to protect the health of all who attend. Click Here if you need more information about our fragrance policy.
- Bring a sack lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Note: Lunch is only 30 minutes; therefore there isn’t enough time to leave the premises.
- Bring a rattle and a drum if you have them. Wear comfortable clothing, comfortable socks, and bring a bandanna, a blanket, a rough-surfaced rock approximately the size of a grapefruit (not a crystal), and a pen and notebook to record your journeys.
- Your professional license number (if you’re earning CEUs). You’ll sign in with your name and license number at the end of class and receive your certificate.
This class is a prerequisite for any of the advanced Shaman trainings through the Foundation For Shamanic Studies (FSS).
Address: 26402 N. Edgemond Lane, Barrington, IL 60010
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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.
What Students Say About Shamanism Training at Relax4Life:
“This class fulfilled all my expectations and more! I learned an unbelievably huge amount and yet didn’t feel overwhelmed or anxious about any part which was great! I would definitely come back as he was one of the most excellent teachers I’ve had.”
“I Love Tim’s way of teaching and his enthusiasm and passion for the subject! I would very much enjoy taking more classes with him.”
“Fantastic! Perfectly carried out-Tim and this venue is perfect for this retreat.”
“This is my favorite of all classes taken at Relax4Life! Loved it!”
“Tim is a wonderful instructor. Very knowledgeable on subject and good at making learning fun.”
“Tim was excellent! I really appreciate his calming and clear teaching/instructing style. The class was very engaging and interesting as well.”
“Great class! He answered all my questions and let everybody interact.”
“I absolutely loved both the workshop and Tim. He is an amazing well of knowlege and presented it in such a fun and understandable way. I look forward to taking more of his workshops. I would also like to note, I love the atmosphere at Relax4Life. It was very warm and welcoming as was Neal. I look forward to attending more events here! Thank you!”
“Inspiring teacher, beautiful space and the class is a great adjunct to the creative work I’m already doing.”
“It was an Amazing experience & Tim is Fantastic as a Teacher! I look forward to the next level of Shamanism.”
“Fantastic intro to shamanism. Excellent instructor! Perfect mix of dialog & journeys etc.”
“Tim was a fantastic instructor and embodied fully the qualities of a loving Shaman. Very grateful for being here and all I learned.”
“Tim is obviously super knowlegeable and the fact that he’s really entertaining made the class extra fun.”
“Great teaching, great content. Timothy you are an excellent teacher. Thank you!”
“Timothy was wonderful, facilitated well. Knew how to control adult learners so they don’t take over or disrupt (an art in itself!). Loved the material, great group!”
“Powerful, enjoyable and spiritual…thanks Tim!”
“Excellent experience-a journey of healing and self discovery.”
“Amazing-door opening to Shamanism-teacher very present.”
“A great intro to shamanism. Thank you Tim! Appreciate your kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness.” Lisa
“It all worked well together. A perfect balance of lecture and exercises.”
“Overall great experience”.
“Thank you for all of it. It was all meaningful.”
“Great course, great location and great teacher!”
“This was an excellent workshop with an excellent instructor. Thank you!” Loralee Chadwick
“The quality and thoroughness of the information and the sense of community healing was great.”
“Everything was wonderful. Beautiful space, excellent class!”
“Good intro to Shamanism. Excellent course.”
“Great resources for learning; very positive and therapeutic.”
“Awesome, beautiful place.”
“Thank you Tim for giving me tools for life.”
“Lovely space to learn.”