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The Online Courses
After completing at least one of the college’s Next-Step courses, the Further-Step courses continue the exploration of Therapeutic Shamanism and take people’s practice to new levels and into new areas. The courses included exploration of the shamanic Upper-world, shamanic spirituality and meditation practices, the ‘cycle of life’ (sometimes referred to as the medicine wheel), exploring the body’s energy systems, and much more.
Like the courses that precede them, the Further-Steps are usually arranged into one or two online sessions a week, with exercises to practice at home. Courses vary in length, depending on the topic being covered, and can be taken in any order.
The next courses are:
Grounded Spirituality: Meditation, Mindfulness and Animist Spiritual Practices (Upper-World 1). A fresh look at spirituality, meditation practices, and mindfulness from the perspective of Therapeutic Shamanism and Animism. Since our domestication and the Fall, we have adopted hierarchical thinking which has led to our profoundly broken relationship with nature and the other-than-human. This thinking has infected many aspects of modern-day spirituality too, resulting in spiritual beliefs that are often ungrounded, disembodied, Earth-rejecting, and human-centric. On this course we seek to heal ourselves of this, and begin reclaiming a healthy, practical, Earth-embracing, embodied and grounded relationship with spirituality. The next course is:
2021: Aug 7, 14, 21, 28. Four Saturday meetings, each each around 3½ to 4 hours long 3½ to 4 hours long, 4pm start (UK time). Course fee is £100. For more details or to book, contact Cat at firstname.lastname@example.org
Exploring the Shamanic Upper-World (Upper-World 2). On this course we explore how to journey to the shamanic Upper-World, and make sense of what you encounter there. It includes an exploration of the different ‘tiers’ of the Upper-World and the different Beings you encounter there, learning Upper-World healing practices, and exploring Upper-World teachings on things like perspective, compassion, detachment and ethics. The next course is:
2021: Oct 2, 9, 16, 23. Four Saturday meetings, each each around 3½ to 4 hours long 3½ to 4 hours long, 4pm start (UK time). Course fee is £100. For more details or to book, contact Cat at email@example.com
Shamanic Protection, Cleansing and Healthy Boundaries. Even if you mostly journey in the Lower and Upper Worlds, some shamanic middle-world journeying is almost inevitable (and sometimes necessary). The middle-world is not always safe or benign, and so on this course we explore protection and cleansing when doing shamanic journeys. In addition, since when not journeying we spend most of our life living in the middle-world, we also explore what healthy boundaries are, how to develop and maintain them, and how shamanism can help with this. The next course is:
2021: Oct 24, 31, Nov 7, 14. Four Sunday meetings, each around 3½ to 4 hours long, 10am start (UK time). Course fee is £100. For more details or to book, contact Cat at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Live and How to Die – A Shamanic View on Death and Living. In terms of what happens when we die, most modern-day spiritual teachings offer some version of either eternal life or reincarnation. However, these are ideas that only since our domestication, and Fall and as such they are quite different from the teachings of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. On this course we explore what these much older shamanic and animist teachings are and what they offer, not just in what they teach us about death, but even more importantly, what they teach about living (and the richness, acceptance and peace that can follow from this). The next course is:
2021: Nov 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19. Five Sunday meetings, each around 3½ to 4 hours long, 10am start (UK time). Course fee is £125. For more details or to book, contact Cat at email@example.com
The Wheel of Life – The Shamanic Guide to the Seasons of the Year and the Stages of Life. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Medicine Wheel’, this course explores the cycle of the 5 elements of ether, air, fire, water and earth. Learning this can not only be of immense help in helping us to reconnect with Nature and the natural cycles of the year, but can also provide us with a profoundly useful road map for our own emotional, psychological and spiritual development too. This course, and the knowledge in it, is one of the ones that students most often refer to as life-changing and life-enhancing, and one that most brings their shamanic work together. The next course is:
2022: Jan 30, March 20, May 1, June 19, July 31, Sept 18, Oct 30, Dec 18. Eight Sunday meetings, each around 3½ to 4 hours long, 10 am start time (UK time), each roughly 6 weeks apart, following the eight sabbats (turning points) of the year. Each meeting is between 3½ to 4 hours long. Course fee is £200. For more details or to book, contact Cat at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Further-Steps courses in the future will include:
The Three Ravens College of Therapeutic Shamanism. Introduction to shamanism. Find out if shamanism is for you by doing a one-day workshop. Learn how to do a shamanic journey. Days are low-cost and held at venues throughout the UK. More dates are added regularly. Join the mailing list to keep informed.