The Foundation for Shamanic Studies
The Foundation for Shamanic Studies integrated series of workshops and advanced shamanic training programs are widely recognized as unparalleled in the world. Originated, researched and developed over nearly 50 years by anthropologist Michael Harner—the pioneer of contemporary shamanism—the Foundation's training offers students the opportunity to learn and practice authentic, powerful, and effective shamanic healing methods to high ethical standards. By taking workshops in a flexible weekend format, students can advance step-by-step in their training. Five-day and longer advanced residential programs, such as the Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive and the Three Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing, include profound and life-changing shamanic initiations. The Foundation's experienced Harner-trained practitioner-faculty help to ensure a high-quality, rich, and transformative learning experience. The Foundation's programs are based in decades of practical experience. Whether you are looking to improve your life or to practice shamanic healing in your community, we look forward to assisting you on your shamanic path.
Preservation and Revival of Indigenous Shamanism
The Foundation is dedicated to preserving, studying, and teaching shamanic knowledge for the welfare of all. The FSS has initiated a wide range of projects and programs for carrying out this three-part mission. Results from these strategic programs are incorporated into FSS courses worldwide.
“What Yogananda did for Hinduism and D.T. Suzuki did for Zen, Michael Harner has done for shamanism, namely bring the tradition and its richness to Western awareness. Michael Harner is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost authority on shamanism and has had an enormous influence on both the academic and lay worlds,” say Roger Walsh and Charles S. Grob, in their book, Higher Wisdom.