shamanism 101

Shamanism 101 is a one and a half- to 2-hour class for those who wish to learn more about core shamanism. This class is great offering for metaphysical shop patrons, healing circles, and clubs, or can occur in someone's home for a group of friends who want to learn more about Shamanism.  This class is a combination of lecture-style and experiential. The class begins with a lecture that covers the basics of core Shamanism:

In this class, you will learn about:

  • the origins and history of Shamanism

  • the tools of the Shaman

  • protecting yourself from negative thoughts, intentions, and malevolent forces

  • various Shamanic healing techniques

  • how to journey to other worlds and dimensions to work with Spirit Teachers.

  • the modern definition of Shamanism, its place in the history of the world, and the role of the Shaman;

  • an examination of the Shaman's tools, their significance, and use

  • how to protect yourself from negative thoughts, intentions, and malevolent forces; and

  • an explanation of the core techniques used in healing: the Shamanic Journey, Soul Retrieval, Extraction, Power Animal Retrieval, working with the dead and dying, and more.


Next, Tess will take the group on a Shamanic Journey to retrieve a Power Animal or other helping spirit and receive healing, as she drums on her medicine drum to help them on their journey. After everyone returns from the other world or Dreamtime, participants are encouraged to share their experiences. 

At the end of class, participants will receive an outline of the lecture plus a list of resources -- websites and books -- where they can learn more should like to follow that path.

Upcoming Classes

Currently, no Shamanism 101 classes are scheduled.

If you would like to schedule a class at your shop for your patrons or are interested in having Tess coming to speak to your club or group, please email her for more information.

Tess Snyder

Shamanic Practitioner & Certified Hypnotherapist

Avon Lake, Ohio

Please note that Shamanic healing is spiritual healing, and should never replace or be substituted for medical care. Shamanic healing is a complement to your doctor's care, not a replacement. Please consult a physician for your condition before pursuing alternative healing.

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