Native American Teachings (Advanced)

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Advanced Native American Teachings
  • Be awarded the New Age Foundation Certificate in Mantic Arts

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Native American culture and spirituality are inextricably intertwined. This fascinating course examines the philosophy behind Native American belief, studying the general principles and applying them in everyday life. Each unit contains simple, practical exercises which will bring the student closer to the very essence of the Native American spiritual path. This course will not only help you to understand Native American teachings, it will help you to live them to the full.


  • Lesson One
    • The Native American Circle of Life
      • We Are All One
      • Exercise: Preparing for the Medicine Walk
  • Lesson Two
    • The Medicine Wheel
      • Basic Perceptions
      • The Four Cardinal Points
      • The Walk of Souls
      • Reincarnation
      • Directions
      • Exercise One: Setting Up a Medicine Wheel
      • Totem Animals and the Medicine Wheel
      • Exercise Two: Using the Medicine Wheel
  • Lesson Three
    • Totem Animals
      • Connecting with your Totem Animal
      • What Totem Animals Will and Will Not do for You
      • Exercise: How to Discover your Totem Animals
      • Characteristics
      • Your Left-Hand Walker and Right-Hand Walker
      • Working with your Totem Animal on a Daily Basis
  • Lesson Four
    • The Concept of Balance
      • Lines and Circles
      • The Need for Balance
      • Exercise: Raising Awareness
  • Lesson Five
    • Native American Divination Techniques
      • Divining from Nature
      • Dream Divination
      • Divination with Medicine Stones
      • Divination with Medicine Cards
      • Creating your Own Set of Medicine Stones
      • Making a Casting with your Medicine Stones
      • The Totem Interpretations
  • Lesson Six
    • Creating your Sacred Space
      • Decorating and Furnishing your Lodge
      • Spiritual Literature
      • Exercise: Smudging your Lodge
  • Lesson Seven
    • The Sacred Mountain
      • The Sacred Mountain in Native American Belief
      • Visualising your Sacred Mountain
      • Exercise One:  Visualising
      • Exercise Two: Visiting
  • Lesson Eight
    • Native American Prophecies and Outlooks
      • Each to his Own
      • The Caretaker Theory
      • The Dilution Theory
      • Separating Truth from Falsehood
      • Interest in Native American Spirituality
      • What the Future Holds
      • Exercise: Keeping a Medicine Walk Diary
      • Dancing your Dream Awake

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.