The rediscovery of shamanism has emerged as a major component of the modern world’s spiritual reawakening. This experiential, introductory weekend with shaman, author, and anthropologist Hank Wesselman grants us direct access to the techniques traditional shamans use to access hidden dimensions of reality and connect with inner sources of power and wisdom.
In the 1970s, while doing fieldwork in Ethiopia, Hank Wesselman experienced spontaneous expanded states of awareness that brought him to direct, personal contact with the ancient methods practiced by tribal peoples. During this workshop, which is appropriate for laypeople and helping professionals, we learn the methods he experienced.
Through these shamanic journey methods, we connect with the inner levels of reality, awareness, and experience to find our spirit helpers and teachers. The workshop concludes with a shamanic healing ritual.
Faculty asks that you please refrain from alcohol use during the workshop.
Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:
- The Re-Enchantment: A Shamanic Path to a Life of Wonder by Hank Wesselman
- The Spiritwalker Trilogy: Spiritwalker: Messages from the Future; MedicineMaker: Mystic Encounters on the Shaman’s Path; and VisionSeeker: Shared Wisdom from the Place of Refuge all by Hank Wesselman
- The Journey to the Sacred Garden: A Guide to Traveling in the Spiritual Realms by Hank Wesselman
- Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation by Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman
Bring drums and rattles if you have them, a notebook, and a bandana or eyeshade.
Please note there is a special schedule for this course:
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.
Regrettably, this workshop has been cancelled.
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight
Stay With Us
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.
A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).
2 nights commuter fee
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.
See our Cancellation Policy.
Certificate of Attendance : $25