As shamanic practitioners, we use our body and mind as a bridge between the visible and invisible worlds, allowing gifts to flow from the hidden spiritual realms into ours. These gifts are conveyed to us by elemental spirits—those nature spirits that govern the four elements of earth, water, air, and fire.
As gatekeepers, we look to develop a special relationship with one of the elemental spirits. Many indigenous cultures believe we are born embodying the essence of one of the elementals and the gifts we receive from them may determine the shape of our unique genius.
Shaman, author, and anthropologist Hank Wesselman takes us on an experiential journey to explore the nature of the primary elemental spirits and the gifts they have to offer. We encounter our primary elemental and learn what it means to be a gatekeeper between worlds.
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
Things To Bring
Faculty asks that you bring drums and rattles if you have them, a notebook, and a bandana or eyeshade with you to the course.
Please note that 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.
Meet the Teachers
Anthropologist Hank Wesselman, PhD, is author of nine books on shamanism, including the best-sell ...
Tuition & Fees
The Shaman & the Elemental Spirits
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.
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 below).
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.
Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
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