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Shamanism

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain knowledge in Shamanism
  • 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

Interest in the art of the Shaman is growing rapidly, partly as a reaction to the lack of spirituality in our Western culture. The word itself refers to a person who is an expert on every aspect of the human soul.  Such an individual is frequently the focus of religion and magic within his or her community, and enters into a trance in order to journey to heaven to pit himself against the gods for the benefit of his people.  The course outlines Shamanic practice across a wide range of cultures. Whilst it cannot teach you to become a Shaman, it does include exercises which can attune you to the energies involved.

Syllabus

  • Lesson One
    • Principles and Techniques of Shamanic Practice
      • Introduction
      • Exercise to Meet the Inner Shaman
      • Exercise to Find an Animal Helper
      • Exercise to Find your Purpose in the Universe
  • Lesson Two
    • Ways to Ecstasy
      • Stimulants
      • Sense Deprivation
      • Costume
      • Drumming
      • Singing and Dancing
      • The Trance State
      • Exercise to Embark on the Shamanic Path
  • Lesson Three
    • The Shaman’s World
      • Access to Other Worlds
      • Numbers
      • Spirits and Power Animals
      • Entering the Shaman’s World
      • Exercise for Shamanic Visualisation
      • Exercise for Shamanic Divination
  • Lesson Four
    • Shaman as Healer
      • Diagnosis
      • Séance
      • Healing Devices
      • Connecting with the Environment
      • Some Methods for Shamanic Healing
  • Lesson Five
    • Contemporary Shamanism
      • Other Traditions
      • Popular Culture
      • Responsibilities of the Shaman
      • Exercise to Feel the Spirit

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.