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The Way of the Shaman – Portland, Oregon
June 3 - June 4
Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman®
The Shamanic Journey
Power and Healing with Beth Beurkens, M.A.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017
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 Michael Harner, Beth Beurkens, and the other faculty members of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.
Portland is known as the Rose City. Portland is closely tied to the water. The Willamette River runs through its center, while the enormous Columbia River flows along its northern edge, dividing Oregon and Washington. Within a short drive from downtown you can be hiking or wind-surfing in the Columbia Gorge, playing in the sand on the Oregon coast, staring at the crater of Mt. St. Helens or hiking the trails on Mount Hood. Portland is known for its its plethora of top-notch restaurants and is also famous for its coffee and huge Powell’s bookstores.
Coffee and tea will be provided on our morning and afternoon breaks.
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.
$250 per person for early registration – before May 3, 2017. Sign-ups after May 3, 2017 will be $265. Payments may be made by Check, Money Order, or online with PayPal using either Visa or MasterCard. Paypal payments may only be made for the full amount. If you choose to use PayPal, be sure to also print, fill out, and mail the below Registration Form and Liability Waiver via USPS to Beth.
Preregistration is required.
A $175 Deposit is required in order to register for this workshop and will be applied toward your tuition balance.
If you choose the option of a check deposit to register for this workshop, please note that your balance is due one month before the workshop begins. You are responsible for sending your balance due in a timely manner. If it is not received on time, please note that you will be charged a $30 late fee, and you will no longer be eligible for the early registration tuition price. This means that you will have to include an extra $20 fee for the tuition. Your extra fees will come to an additional $50 total. Thank you!
You may also send the full fee to register.
We recommend the deposit be paid early, as enrollments are limited.
Please send balance due by event date so all tuition matters are complete before arriving at the workshop.
To register for this course:
Click here to print the Registration Form and Liability Waiver
which needs to be sent via US Mail.
Please fill out this form completely and Mail it to:
Beth Beurkens, P.O. Box 483, Ashland, OR 97520
Include your Check or Money Order, or
Make your payment online via PayPal here:
Portland, Oregon – The Way of the Shaman® – June 3 & 4, 2017
Early registration is 30 days or more before event date.
Cancellations will be processed as follows: notification received prior to May 3, 2017: full refund minus $60.00 administration fee; notification received prior to May 10, 2017: 50% refund minus $75.00 administration fee. No refunds on or after May 10, 2017. 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 Portland
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.
However, since the Way of the Shaman will be held at The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, you may wish to lodge here at the discounted group room rate.
Here is a list of other accommodations that are available in Portland as well.
Best Western Inn – At the Meadows 855-286-9600
Portland Hostel 1-866-447-3031 or 503-236-3380
Bluebird Guesthouse 503-235-3089 or toll free 866-717-4333
You can go to the Portland Chamber of Commerce for more lodging information or call them at (503) 224 8684.
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.
Directions and what-to-bring information will be emailed to you upon receipt of your tuition payment and registration.
Thank you for your interest in the Way of the Shaman.