This experiential workshop introduces participants to core shamanism, the universal and near-universal basic methods of shamanic practice used to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving, wellbeing, and healing. Particular emphasis is placed upon the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humans to explore the hidden universe, otherwise known primarily through myth and dream. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques, as a method of experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including deep connections with Nature.

Practices include introductions to methods of shamanic divination and healing as well as comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys. Participants are also provided with methods for journeying to meet and study with their own individual helping spirits in non-ordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. Participants also learn how the shamanic journey may be utilized to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism may become an integral part of contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the planet.

This workshop is a prerequisite for ALL advanced FSS workshops and trainings. You must complete this BASIC Workshop with an authorized FSS Faculty Member before attending any advanced workshop.

Workshop times are Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

How to Register

Regular tuition is $295, with an early registration discount of $260 through September 30th.

Register by Check

Please make checks payable to Mystic Rhythm, LLC, and send them to

Kevin Main c/o Mystic Rhythm, LLC
P.O. BOX 250167
Plano, TX 75025-0167.

Checks must be received no later than Friday, October 25th.

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Online registration is available via PayPal through Friday, November 15th. Scroll down and click the Register button below.

Completing your Registration

Once you've registered, please send your contact information, including an email address and phone number, to Kevin Main at For advanced workshops, please also send the date, location and instructor of your FSS Basic Workshop. You'll receive a welcome email with the workshop location and directions, additional details about the venue, what to bring with you, and information about nearby hotels and restaurants.


This workshop is taught by Kevin Main, FSS Guest Faculty Member.

Cancellation Policy

Decisions about potential cancellation of workshops are made based on enrollment as of one week in advance of the workshop dates. This is necessary to accommodate the cancellation policies of our venues and to allow people who have registered and made travel arrangements to cancel them without penalty.

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies reserves the right to cancel any of its workshops or training courses, or the participation of anyone, at any time, for any reason. In such a case, fees paid in advance will be refunded. If you cancel your enrollment two weeks or more prior to the workshop, we will refund any money you have paid.

Continuing Education Credits

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) offers CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) CREDITS/UNITS for workshops and training programs. For more information, see:

Tuition Discounts

Native Americans with proof of tribal enrollment are entitled to a 50% tuition scholarship refund from FSS after completing the workshop.

FSS Sponsoring or Council Members receive a 10% tuition discount for two workshops. In order to receive this discount, please do not register online, and instead contact Kevin Main at

For more information, see:

More Information

For further information about this workshop, please contact us.

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