Up Your Shamanic Practice Game

Workshops, Training, and Shamanic Courses


Are you interested in Shamanism?
Do you want to learn more?
Do you want to learn how to practice Shamanism yourself?
If you are interested in studying with me, send me an email and let's gather a group together and begin.

Following is a partial list of the shaman techniques that I can teach you. I am constantly learning from the helping spirits, so this list grows and changes! Click any title for a full description and content notes, or scroll down and browse through the catalog as you like.

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Shamanic Workshop Course Listing




Course Descriptions

Introduction to Shamanic Mediumship with Compassionate Deities

a 2 1/2-day shamanic training workshop

This is an advanced shamanic workshop
Prerequisites: basic shamanic journey skills and good working relationship with your helping spirits.


This workshop gives you new tools to help you work more closely with the helping spirits and provides new insights into the ways in which you experience the energies of the world around you.  Using traditional mediumistic techniques, you will learn a method of safe conscious mediumship to help you develop and use your innate abilities to connect with compassionate deities, nature spirits and to connect more deeply with your own helping spirits.

Working with powerful compassionate Deities and spirits is an excellent and unique way to receive deep wisdom and insight into the issues and problems of daily living.  Learning to safely embody compassionate beings is also a beautiful way to strengthen and refine one's energy body, and gives new ways to connect with the energies of  the world around us.

Note: This workshop does not teach the advanced skills necessary to communicate with the spirits of the dead.  That advanced practice is well beyond the scope of this course.


In this course you will learn


An Introduction to Curse and Oath Unraveling

a 2 1/2-day workshop

This is an advanced shamanic workshop
Prerequisites: basic shamanic journey skills and good working relationship with your helping spirits.


The energies of Curses, Thoughtforms and Oaths can affect our daily lives, and using curse energies against others is a frequent occurrence in our culture; we do it without knowing that we do.  Curses were regularly used in ancient times - and still are, to oftentimes devastating effect. This course explores the form and nature of simple curses and oaths and gives methods and approaches for safely unraveling them. 


In this course you will learn


Advanced Curse and Oath Unraveling

a 2 1/2-day shamanic training workshop

This is an advanced shamanic workshop
Prerequisites: basic shamanic journey skills and good working relationship with your helping spirits
plus Curse and Oath Unraveling I.


The energies of Curses, Thoughtforms and Oaths can affect our daily lives, and using curse energies against others is a frequent occurrence in our culture; we do it without knowing that we do.  Curses were regularly used in ancient times - and still are, to oftentimes devastating effect. This course explores the form and nature of more complex curses and oaths and binding spells fueled by and created in the names of gods and deities and gives methods for safely unraveling them.



In this course you will learn


Energetic Clearing of Objects and Spaces

a 2 1/2-day workshop

This is an advanced shamanic workshop
Prerequisites: basic shamanic journey skills and good working relationship with your helping spirits.


This is a fun and experiential class that explores various methods for energetic clearing of auras, body energies, spaces, and objects.  Having methods for achieving the "cashmere touch" is essential for the person working with body energies and energy medicine, and being able to clear energetic imprints from homes, workspaces, businesses, and healing tools is essential. 


In this course you will learn


Intermediate Topics in Shamanism

a 1-day shamanic training workshop

This is an advanced shamanic workshop
Prerequisites: basic shamanic journey skills and good working relationship with your helping spirits


This advanced workshop will explore topics of interest to the gathered participants

In this class we will explore some of the following possible topics and journeys:


Heart-Centered Compassionate Depossession I

a 6-day shamanic training workshop

This is an advanced shamanic workshop
Prerequisites: excellent shamanic journey skills and good working relationship with your helping spirits.
 

Possession or Obsession by other beings is a common malady little known and treated here in the West, yet which is dealt with routinely in other cultures around the world. A person who has suffered loss of vital essence or who has a spiritual void of some kind can become the host to a possessing Being easily, and with no evil or malice involved. The presence of the energy of the obsessing/possessing Beings can overshadow a person, altering behaviors, creating physical discomfort and lowering quality of life. Memories and personality can be shared between teh possessing Being and the host person. Paranormal phenomena (spontaneous sounds, objects moving, doors and cabinets opening) can result from the presence of a possessing Being in one's energy field.

Heart-Centered Compassionate Depossession provides a beautiful and safe method of alleviating the suffering of all beings concerned. This is my favorite shamanic work! This workshop will also give you new tools to help you work more closely with the helping spirits and provides new insights into the ways in which you experience the energies of the world around you. 

Heart-Centered Compassionate Depossession can bring immense relief to persons experiencing troubling symptoms of unknown cause. 

In this course you will learn

Compassionate Witness and Healing with the Ancestors I

a 1-day shamanic training workshop

This is an advanced shamanic workshop
Prerequisites: basic shamanic journey skills and good working relationship with your helping spirits.
Helpful adjuncts: An Introduction to Curse and Oath Unraveling and Advanced Curse and Oath Unraveling


As incarnate beings, we are the embodiment of the hopes and dreams of our ancestors.  We carry the gifts of their DNA and also the energies of their unfinished business which can help us or hinder us.  We also are the carriers of their luminous wisdom and strengths.  This class is designed to teach an introductory method of working with your ancestors for witnessing and to begin to help heal their unfinished business, feuds and regrets, freeing your family line of these heavy influences and bringing in the fresh energies of the beautiful fruits of their lives and labors.


In this course you will learn

Introduction to Seidr, Norse Magic:

Song, Staff, Seat and Spirits

a 2-day workshop

This is an advanced shamanic workshop
Prerequisites: basic shamanic journey skills and good working relationship with your helping spirits.

This is an advanced workshop requiring solid shamanic journey skills and a good working relationship with your helping spirits.

Seidr, the Norse system of divinatory and healing magic, was written about in the Icelandic Sagas a thousand years ago. Using shamanic methods, we can access many of these ancient Seidr techniques using a staff and powered by song to connect with the helping spirits.

In this weekend you will explore a truly Northern European magical system that is an authentic lineage of shamanism for those of Northern European descent. We will explore some of the techniques written about in the sagas, and we will end our weekend with a ceremony of oracular divination, sometimes referred to as the High Seat, or Oracular Seidr. This ceremony is described in greatest extant detail in the saga of Eirik the Red, chapter 4.


For further information about the history of seidr and its modern reconstruction around the world, here is a link to an excellent article on the legacy of seidr by Danish seidr teacher Annetta Host who teaches seidr techniques and has been researching this powerful form of shamanism for over 25 years.


Energetic Methods for Balance, Stability, and Protection For Sensitive and Empathic  People


a 1-day shamanic workshop

This is a beginning shamanic workshop
Prerequisites: None. Basic shamanic journey skills are a plus, but not required.


Being able to be stable and balanced in the changing Middle World of energetic influences is very important. This course could also be titled "Psychic Protection" as it is designed to give you ways to be safe, stable, grounded, rooted, and protected in everyday life. In this workshop we explore various methods for becoming rooted and stable in our own energetics, and for moving out of the influence of surrounding energy fields that may be difficult or toxic for us. Some of these methods are also useful for transforming the environment around us, such as in homes and businesses. This is a highly experiential workshop with many exercises and explorations, each designed to give you options and a palette of tools to use which suit you best in any situation.

Jeffrey Rich