Life Force Arts Method WheelA 12 session course in Shamanic Practice with the Archetypes of the Life Force Arts Method Wheel with Joan Forest Mage

part of Life Force Arts Shamanic Training

Starts March 21, 2021

12 Sundays, 4 – 6 PM each class meeting

March 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23, June 6, 13, 27 & July 11, 2021

(no class April 4, May 9, May 30, June 20 & July 4)

Prerequisite: familiarity with working with spirit guides, such as having taken the Shamanic Journeying seminar of the Life Force Shamanic Training Program

Preregistration required

Cost: $360 for complete 12 session course; or two payments of $195 each due on March 14 and April 25.

Connect with your spirit guides for healing and wisdom in this 12-session intensive course in contemporary shamanic practice. The Life Force Arts Method, developed by Joan Forest Mage, is a map of the healthy relationship of humankind, nature, and the spirit realm. In this Course, students build relationships with the 12 Archetypes that embody the energies of the Life Force Arts Method Wheel, finding their own personal spirit guide for each of the Archetypes.

At each class meeting, we will be exploring and experiencing a different position on the Wheel, and meeting the Archetype associated with that position. We will start with discussing the meaning of that Archetype. Then we do a shamanic journey meditation so that each participant meets the spiritual being that is THEIR guide for that Archetype. For example, you may discover that you have King Arthur as your spirit guide in the Archetype of the Sovereign, Kwan Yin as your spirit guide in the Archetype of the Healer, and one or more of your Ancestors as your spirit guide(s) in the Archetype of the Tribe. Through this in-depth practice, participants build strong connections with their helpers in the Otherworld. By the end of the Course, students will feel solidly grounded in relating to the spirit realm, and in how spiritual energies relate to the physical plane.

This class meets for a two-hour session 12 times, between March 21 and July 11, 2021. $360 for complete 12 session course; or two payments of $195 each due on March 14 and April 25. There are readings, assignments, and online interaction with the instructor and fellow students in between class meetings. Students who register should plan to take the entire 12 meetings Course.

Note: Building Your Team of Spirit Guides is part of the new LFAM series within Life Force Arts Shamanic Training; it is a course in addition to Levels 1 – 4 of the Life Force Shamanic Training Program.

Joan Forest Mage ( is proud to serve as a shamanic artist, teacher, and healer in her hometown of Chicago. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Life Force Arts Ensemble. First awakened to an understanding of the human energy field through her life-long profession of music and dance, Joan studied energy work, shamanism, and healing ritual with numerous teachers, and has been doing shamanic healing since 1995, performing more than 700 Soul Retrieval healing sessions. Joan earned a Master of Arts Degree from School for New Learning, De Paul University, Chicago, with the focus area “Creating Healing Ritual Through the Arts.” She is one of the contributing authors of Healing with Art and Soul: Engaging One’s Self Through Art Modalities, a book on Expressive Arts Therapy. Joan is the creator of Life Force Arts Shamanic Training, a comprehensive program of shamanic study from beginning practice to training to be a shamanic healer and ritual leader/teacher. Joan also continues her artistic work, giving shamanic music and dance performances with her performance group, Life Force Ensemble.

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  • March 21, 2021
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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