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March 2 - March 3


The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, a non-profit public 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization

Michael Harner’s Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman® Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing

Sharon Collings Licata MA

March 2nd-3rd, 2024

During the Basic experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-universal, or common basic methods of the shaman to enter nonordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature.

Practice includes comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as being introduced to shamanic divination and healing. They are also provided with methods for journeying to meet and study with their own individual spirit helpers in nonordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. Participants learn how the journey is utilized to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the Planet.


Please bring:

•A rattle or a drum if you have one.

•A bandana or other eye covering.

•A cushion and/or blanket.

•A rough-surfaced GRAPEFRUIT-sized rock.

•A pen and notebook to record your journeys.

• A bag lunch (optional).


$265 with a $25 discount if paid in full by February 2nd. (13 CE credits through FSS)

*Wear comfortable layered clothing and warm socks.

*Please do not use perfumes or scented oils



My path to becoming a shamanic practitioner is similar to the stories of the journey told by many others through the centuries. It began when I was struck with a serious and painful illness, which threatened total disability over time.

I am a sculptor— primarily stone, but also bronze, clay, and formed stone. It was vital to my teaching career that I regain my stamina and abilities for the visiting Artist Program in the public schools of South Carolina (since 1993) and other artistic endeavors.

Something remarkable resulted from my illness. The spirits forced me to slow down and make changes to introduce me to a larger purpose. The more I focused on what was being revealed through my growing shamanic practice, the more my physical strength returned. That miracle was my introduction to shamanic healing. I came to see the improvements in my illness as gifts from the helping spirits, teaching me another way to become whole and present in life.

My academic career includes a BA in political science and art from Agnes Scott College, Georgia, summer studies at New York University, a Master of Media Arts from the University of South Carolina and education specialist course work from Georgia State University. I have attended numerous workshops and symposiums for further studies and served as a graduate assistant at USC while completing a Masters. Before going into the visual arts and teaching, I worked at Emory University Hospital, designing and producing patient and staff AV educational training materials.

My studies with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) include completing the advanced workshops, FSS Harner Shamanic Counseling Training, the Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, and the Three Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing. I’m a full “Mesa Carrier” in a Four Winds lineage and an ordained minister with The Brigade of Light in Cedar Mountain, DC.

With the helping spirits, I provide shamanic healing services including: power animal retrieval, extraction, soul retrieval, divination, psychopomp and other healing practices, depending on the needs of the client. My experience allows me to work remotely, as well as in person, if required.

Since Shamanic Walk is based in the midlands of South Carolina, FSS workshops and healing sessions are accessible from anywhere in the state. In addition, I coordinate the local Shamanic drum circle twice a month. Please contact me if you are interested in our working together.


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March 3
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Black Creek Arts Center
116 W College Ave
Hartsville, SC 29550 United States
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(843) 332-6234
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