Shamanic Journeying

Eagleheart (c) Auriel Rene

4 Tuesdays, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 & 1/10/23
7 – 9 PM Central time
$180/150 early registration by November 15 (includes required books)

This class may be taken in person or via zoom

Learn the ancient shamanic journey meditation: traveling to the spirit realm to gain wisdom and healing from angels, ancestors, totem animals and other helpful spiritual beings. To the classic shamanic drumbeat, you will journey to the three territories of non-ordinary reality to begin building relationships with your own group of spirit helpers. Learn about shamanic cosmology, the history and ethical basis of shamanism, and the ways shamanic practice applies to the modern world and to healing the web of all life.

No Prerequisite. Please have a rattle, and something to write with such as a notebook or your computer. This seminar is a four week process that meets once a week for two hours each session, from 7-9 PM. It will be done via Zoom. Required reading: Singing The Soul Back Home by Caitlin Matthews (book included in tuition).

This is one of four seminars in Level 1 of Life Force Arts Shamanic Training, a contemporary form of shamanic practice. The four seminars in Level 1 are: Energetic Protection, Shamanic Journeying, Lessons of the Wheel, and Opening Psychic Perception. You can start Level 1 with any of the four seminars. No prerequisites.

Joan Forest Mage ( is proud to serve as a shamanic artist, teacher and healer in her hometown of Chicago. She is the founder and Executive Director of Life Force Arts Foundation, dedicated to activating the spiritual power of the visual, literary and performing arts. 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 Ones Self Through Art Modalities, a book on Expressive Arts Therapy. Joan is the creator of Life Force Shamanic training, a comprehensive program of shamanic study from beginning practice to training to be a shamanic healer and ritual leader/teacher.


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