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The Way of the Shaman – Mount Shasta (May 2020)

May 16, 2020 - May 17, 2020

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, I am postponing    in-person workshops.  In the coming weeks, I will be offering online video webinars in support of your shamanic practice.  Please email me so that I can get updates, information and support out to you. 

Thank you. 


Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman®

The Shamanic Journey
Power and Healing with Beth Beurkens, M.A.

Mount Shasta, California

Saturday, May 16, 2020 – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2020 – 8:45AM to 4:15 PM

Course Description

During this experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal and near-universal basic methods of the shaman to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is placed 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. Students are also provided with methods to discover, and study with, their own individual power animals and spiritual teachers in non-ordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. Participants learn how the journey is utilized for divination and to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the planet.

This workshop constitutes the prerequisite for more advanced workshops and training courses with Beth Beurkens and the other authorized faculty members of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.


sunrise_on_mount_shastaMount Shasta

The City of Mount Shasta is surrounded by pine-covered mountains with the snowy volcanic peak of Mt. Shasta towering 14,179 feet high.  Our group room has extraordinary views of Mt. Shasta’s natural beauty and power and also is within walking distance to many small cafes, restaurants and crystal shops.

Scattered throughout the county’s varied landscape are hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails. Spectacular mountain vistas and crystal-clear alpine lakes make Mt. Shasta one of the most idyllic destinations in the state of California.

Tea will be provided on our morning and afternoon breaks.

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The Foundation for Shamanic Studies will offer Continuing Education (CE) contact hours/credit (CEU’s) for this workshop. 13 CE credits will be offered for this workshop. Please see the FSS website CE page for how to apply for these credits.


$280 per person for early registration – before April 13, 2020 . Sign-ups after April 13, 2020 will be $295.

Early Bird (Before April 13, 2020)280.00 USD
Standard (After April 13, 2020)295.00 USD
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Cancellation Policy


Cancellations will be processed as follows: notification received prior to April 13, 2020: full refund minus $75.00 administration fee; notification received prior to April 18, 2020: 50% refund minus $100.00 administration fee. No refunds on or after April 18, 2020. If you cancel 30 days or more before the workshop, you may apply the amount paid to another of my FSS workshops with no penalty except for any Pay Pal fees.

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies retains the right to cancel any workshop at any time for any reason. In this case all tuition fees will be refunded in full or may be applied to a future FSS workshop of mine.

Lodging in Mt. Shasta

This is not a residential workshop. You are responsible for your own travel and lodging. Please note the refund and cancellation policies for airlines and hotels. Travel insurance may be advised. There is a vast range of accommodations here in all price ranges. I’ve included a few less expensive options. Please make your own reservations.

Best Western Plus Treehouse 530-926-3101

Swiss Holiday Lodge 530-926-3446

Alpine Lodge 530-926-3145

Mt. Shasta Inns & Suites 530-918-9292

Lake Siskiyou Cabins and Campgrounds 530-926-2618


You can also go to the Mt Shasta Chamber of Commerce website for more lodging information at mtshastachamber.com or call them at 800-926-4865.


There are many excellent healthy food options that range from inexpensive to deluxe. You’ll find American, Chinese, Thai… you name it. $7.00 and up.

A Mt. Shasta lodging, directions, and what-to-bring packet will be mailed or emailed to you upon receipt of your tuition payment and registration.

Thank you for your interest in the Way of the Shaman.


May 16, 2020
May 17, 2020
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