Shamanism Intensive and Self-Paced Mentorship

About Soul Intent Arts - Intertribal ShamanismThe Spirited Path is a two-year+ Intensive in modern shamanism. Initiates completing this Intensive demonstrate:

  • The willingness to stand between through all life dynammics and experiences
  • A commitment to support the interconnectedness and interdependency of All Things
  • An awareness of and articulate response to cultural appropriation
  • High ethical standards in providing compassionate care of self and others
  • A significant capacity to facilitate wellbeing for self and others
  • Servitude to community

Intensive or Mentorship

This Intensive is conducted as a self-paced private mentorship, which requires involvement in group sessions with other Initiates. You may begin any time you choose. The schedule is custom fitted to your needs and goals. Because it is self-paced, the time to complete the coursework varies, so it may take longer than two years. A regular interval for mentoring sessions will be set, in addition to class and experiential work.

All engaged in this mentorship are required to participate in Sharing Sessions, which are Initiate peer witnessing sessions that meet once a month via webconference. If you are local, in-person coursework and mentoring sessions can be arranged.
Shamanic Mentoring is at my discretion. Contact me to learn more.

THE SPIRITED PATH

As most westerners walk broken spiritual paths, we cannot claim shamanic traditions that went before us as our own. We can, however, create our own way, authentic to how we live and engage.
I don’t teach a brand of shamanism. I don’t teach a path of shamanism. I teach you how to find your path of shamanism, and ground the teachings you receive into everyday life with sustainable passion and wisdom. This coursework implements an A-Z intensive of everything I can impart, to form your own approach to modern shamanism and bring it to the world.

In my years of teaching shamanism and working with others, what’s missing in the modern path is community–learning the techniques and how to apply them, process them, in community. Likewise, shamanism is often taught as a healing modality, which it is not. Shamanism is full engagement with spirit allies, such that through embodying them healing occurs. It is a result of that relationship. This Intensive provides not only an approach to ground your personal experience and teaching into a unique shamanic path, it does so through deepening your relationship with spirit allies, and with the support and insight of community.

This coursework is intended for those who want to work in some capacity of servitude to community in the role of shaman. It is not intended as self-work.

I am not fond of our cultural reliance on certifications, which is why I’m not overtly offering one. At this point in my path, my work stands on its own merit, or it doesn’t, and I’m comfortable with that. If you desire a lovely writ of completion at the end of the second year, we can discuss it.

This coursework is everything I know about modern shamanism and working with others as a facilitator of soul awareness and healing. If you want to study a set methodology in shamanism, this is not the approach for you. Candidates for this Intensive are confident in learning techniques that draw on bringing their innate wisdom to the world in a way that is unique to them, and bringing that principle forward for others to do the same.

INTENSIVE CURRICULUM

Material is slated for a two-year immersion, with optional continued Sharing Sessions, following. This Intensive will consist of monthly studies in a hybrid classroom (simultaneous remote and in-person classes, your choice), personal mentoring, group interaction, and homework with the intention of building skills to work with others. Candidates for this work are comfortable with live online classes and mentoring sessions, pre-recorded material, turning in assignments through an online forum, and keeping themselves on task with the rest of the group.  The time commitment will be strict, with topics building on each other month-to-month.

Year One coursework includes a growing understanding of the history of shamanism, creating rituals, totemism, implementing personal cosmology, working with fetishes, ecstatic journeying, working with oracles, etheric self-care, shamanic tracking, shapeshifting, and understanding and implementing your personal animistic relationship to the world. Year One teaches all the basics.

Year Two coursework includes engaging the Healing Story, basic energy healing, deathwalking, dreamwork, the personal and shared path, animistic consumerism, Soul Retrieval, working with the Pain Body, the role of community, the business of Soul work, all with an intense emphasis on ethics. Year Two is focused on refinement of basic skills and applying them to diverse dynamics.

Beyond the Intensive/Mentorship  focuses on continuation of monthly Sharing Sessions, in the form of peer support of the shaman in the everyday, developing leadership skills in the community, and coaching of professional development. Beyond two years, ongoing support is optional.

Time Commitment

Expect to devote 24-28 hours a month to studies. Plan for 1-2 hours in class/mentoring sessions per month (depending on how you pace yourself); one hour in Sharing Sessions (two hours for Second Year Initiates), and at least 4-6 hours per week exploring on your own, engaging Tribe, and fulfilling assignments.

Initiates are expected to participate and engage with each other regularly in and outside of class to complete assignments, and to provide support for each other. The ability to share openly and deeply of your personal experiences is required.

If you have taken classes on this work with Soul Intent Arts prior, you will still be required to complete them again, for your own benefit, and because other Initiates will benefit from your experience with various techniques.

This Intensive encompasses one-on-one mentoring, in addition to class interaction. Mentoring includes helping you frame the work in the way that helps you progress along your personal path, not just the Intensive work. Mentoring comes in the form of witnessing and supporting, and giving you ways to engage the work in a way that best suits your needs and path. Healing work done with me is beyond the scope of mentoring, and Initiates will receive 20% off all private sessions with me for the duration of the Intensive, as well as full access to The Weekly Rune.

Contact Kelley to discuss participating in this initiatory Intensive.

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

If you choose to pay upfront, fees are as follows:

Year One Course $2600.00

Year Two Course $2600.00

There are several ways to make payment compatible with what works for you; fees and the pacing of the Intensive can be scaled to manageable increments paid over time. Another option is to pay by the course, with the understanding that it will take more than two years to complete the coursework. You still receive personal mentoring and Sharing Session access, regardless of the approach taken. Contact me for details.

Ongoing Sharing Sessions $600

Classes already taken -$50.00 each class, for Year One, only. These discounts do not apply to Year Two or Sharing Sessions.  Contact Kelley to verify previous classes taken.

If you decide this work isn’t for you within the first two months of study, 50% of your payment will be refunded. Withdrawal must be submitted in writing to receive this refund. After the second month, no refund is given on amounts paid.

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • To be actively involved, engaged, and supportive of self and other initiates, in and out of class
  • To openly and deeply share your personal experiences
  • One-year commitment to self, me, and other initiates
  • Accountability to self, me, and other initiates
  • Technical accoutability on systems used
  • Daily homework, including journaling and ecstatic journeying
  • Regular homework, including artwork, essays, and interaction with classmates outside class
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to turn in assignments weekly via a web interface
  • Ability to upload scanned items, or upload photos taken with a mobile device
  • Ability to engage in live video teleconferences, or in-person sessions, and possibly with other students outside class, as it is possible