With Crow MacKinnon
March 09-23, 2024
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Shamans Directory Ambassador and Member Crow (John) MacKinnon invites you to travel with him to the Amazon Rainforest for an intensive experiential program with don Cesar Agustin Rivas (Viejo), and doña Andrea Marques (Nina Caspi), where you will learn about the traditional healing and visionary plant medicines of the jungle amid the sights and sounds of the most important ecosystem in the world.

Crow is the founder of Shamanic Voyages, a non-profit organization that provides educational programs, trainings, workshops, and travel experiences to shamanic cultures worldwide. He has been involved with shamanism since the mid 1970's, and has been a member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies since the mid 1990's. Crow completed advanced training offered by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and is a Harner Shamanic Counselor.

Throughout his travels he has worked with shamans in North, South and Central America, as well as Asia. His teaching practice is primarily that of Core Shamanism, but has been influenced by his exposure to a variety of other shamanic cultures and initiations. Crow includes sweat lodges, drumming workshops and healing services in his shamanic practice. When he is not traveling the world, he is also a creative artist, producing shamanic tools such as natural hide hand drums, rattles and smudge fans.

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With Grandmother Flordemayo
In-Person and Online
Santa Fe New Mexico
October 13-15, 2023

The Sacred Reciprocity Gathering for Mother Earth is a powerful and timely 3-day retreat for unity, healing, and awakening at this pivotal moment on Earth. Indigenous Elders, Seed Keepers and progressive spiritual voices will come together to offer guidance, blessings, sacred ceremony, and higher wisdom.

The Land of Enchantment, in particular the area surrounding Santa Fe, is the perfect location to experience the potent transformational energies of this important Gathering. You are invited to join Grandmother Flordemayo and other esteemed Elders for a once in a lifetime in-person and online event.

An ancient prophecy, known by many of the world's indigenous tribes, says, “When the Grandmothers from the four directions speak, a new time comes to humanity.” Grandmother Flordemayo, Unci Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance, and Grandmother Mona Polacca were some of the first to answer the call as founders of The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.

During this event you will be invited to:

Join Grandmother Flordemayo in conversation and ceremony, planting seeds of prayer, peace, and intention for our collective future. The time is now. You may attend in-person or online.

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In person with Bhola Banstola
Kathmandu, Nepal
September 4 - September 19, 2023
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Shamans Directory Ambassador Bhola Nath Banstola is a valued teacher of Nepali-Khasa Himalayan Shamanism and a 27th generation Nepali shaman. He has a graduate in cultural anthropology and has spent many years in the shamanic communities of Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet. Bhola is the Founder and President of the Nepalese Shamans Association and will be your guide and teacher for this pilgrimage.

A pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place to renew and recharge spiritually, to meet and learn from renowned teachers, and to seek healing in far-off places. These are the most common forms of pilgrimage in Nepal. Every day of this pilgrimage will offer new revelations and opportunities to explore the richness of Nepali culture and practice.

Nepal is one of the few countries where a millennium-old lineage of wisdom-carrying shamans still live. The renowned Dhami-Jhankri-Shamans, both men and women with diverse cultural backgrounds, will share the rituals and practices of their lineages in an eco-friendly village nestled on the slopes of Nagarkot Hills above the medieval heritage town of Bhaktapur.

Presentations and ceremonies will offer intimate and powerful experiences for everyone, and focus specifically on Nepal’s rich and varied shamanic culture. As humankind's oldest spiritual healing practice, shamanism helps us address past events, enrich the present moment, and envision the future. Universally recognized spiritual healing supports our emotional and psychological health. There is no use of any mind-altering plants or substances in this tradition.

All of the Nepal Pilgrimages help to preserve the wisdom of their beloved ancestors and are designed to be comfortably suited to individuals and groups from different corners of the planet, even without previous experience.

Namaste! Bhola looks forward to welcoming you to Nepal.

Join the pilgrimage by emailing Bhola

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In person with Maestro Dario Poletti
Cielo de la Vera, in Extremadura, Spain
August 4-6, 2023
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Icaros, or ikaros, are songs that are interpreted as an accompaniment to healing ceremonies with sacred plants. They are musical prayers that embody the powers of the spirits of plants and animals, deities, ancestors and elemental forces. Channeled into this reality by healers, they are used as effective healing agents, powerful spiritual tools, or creators of ineffable kingdoms.

Each icaro is unique, responding to certain techniques of interpretation, singing, voice emission and breathing, as well as certain rhythmic patterns, musical scales, formal structures, and poetic themes, to guarantee real compliance with its harmonizing and healing purpose.

Darío Poletti is a musician and composer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In his workshops, he shares knowledge and experience that he has gathered over 25 years of contributing his own music and accompanying the work of various facilitators in the ceremonial context of Master Plants. Maestros include: Emerson Jackson (Navajo Nation), Alonso del Río (Peru), Sacha Domenech (Argentina ), among others. Much of his inspiration comes from the work of retreats and diets carried out in the hills of the Argentine Northwest. In the ceremonial context, in addition to his own singing, he uses a multiplicity of sounds from different parts of the world including: kalimbas, sikus, African udu, charango, ronroco, and native flutes. His singing includes his own compositions and also innumerable traditional ikaros used in the Amazon jungle. Dario's music can easily be found wherever you listen online.

This training is for you if …

No previous experience is required.

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