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Host: Itzhak Beery

Special Guests: John Perkins, Oscar Miro-Quesada, Christina Pratt, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, and Uncle Agaangaq Angakkorsuaq

5 Sessions • Starts October 22 

 

Learn about initiation from leading shamanic practitioners trained in indigenous lineages from around the world.

 

We are all being called upon to transform through a profound shamanic journey. But too often we are held back by ignorance and fear. We feel alone and uncertain about the best way forward.  

  • How do you know when you have received the "call" to enter onto the shamanic path?

  • Why, when you go through your initiation, do you have to face your own dark night of the soul?

  • When might plant medicines be helpful in the initiation process, and how might they lead to connection to Source without entheogens? 

  • How do indigenous societies support people and encourage personal growth through initiation ceremonies -- and what can we learn from them? 

In this live, interactive video course, Itzhak Beery, an internationally recognized shamanic healer and teacher, has gathered five respected shamans from a variety of traditions, who will share with you their own experience of initiation, to help you embrace your own. They include: John Perkins, Oscar Miro-Quesada, Christina Pratt, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, and Uncle Agaangaq Angakkorsuaq 

Your shamanic initiation can be the doorway onto a path that leads to a life of deep fulfillment and illumination. It can appear as a sudden awakening, or be triggered by a health crisis or the passing of a loved one. But what may strike you at first as tragic can turn into an opportunity for deep transformation that reveals your truest, highest self. 

Modern society rarely conducts initiation ceremonies to support individual growth and mark critical life stages -- other than school graduations and the occasional bar mitzvah. For this reason, many of us feel we have no permission from society to step into our power -- our birthright gifts -- and fulfill our life mission. This can lead to emotional distress, alienation, violence and depression. 

But in traditional shamanic societies the world over, respected healers undergo a rite of passage -- a profound, ceremonial initiation -- that acts as an acknowledgement of their wisdom and maturation. This ceremony challenges the initiate on many levels: physical, spiritual and emotional. The experience brings them in touch with their own death and rebirth, ushering in a new stage of life.

This witnessing by the community gives the initiates formal backing and blessings, which are necessary as they embarks on a new passage, confident to perform new duties. They have acquired greater personal stature, but also new communal responsibilities, which they are now ready to carry as part of their personal growth.

 

In this course, you will learn: 

  • How to recognize and trust true spirit initiation

  • How to identify a self-initiation, also known as "spontaneous initiation" or "spiritual emergency"

  • The universal and sacred nature of the initiation rites for each of life's stages

  • Ways to honor the callings of spirits that come to you

  • How to prepare yourself to be initiated

  • What you are willing to sacrifice in order to be reborn into your new existence

Are you ready to cross the threshold of initiation? In his new book, Shamanic Transformations: True Stories of the Moment of Awakening, Itzhak has gathered many different forms of the "aha" moment of shamanic awakening, whether they arise from ceremony, near-death experiences, dream messages, or entheogenic substances. In this course, Itzhak and his guests will share the wisdom of their experiences with you, to help you on your own personal journey.  

In each session, Itzhak will discuss the personal initiation of his guest, and explore the traditional approach to initiation within that shaman's lineage. You will be part of the discussion, able to ask your questions on camera, just like a Skype call. If you happen to miss a live session, you can view a video recording at any time. These sessions will be filled with provocative information, clear instruction, and practical advice from some of the world's most respected shamanic teachers. 

In this course you will: 

  • Gain realization about the profound importance of the different stages of your life

  • Develop the confidence you need to support the emergence of your true self

  • Understand the importance of living life with integrity, responsibility and impeccability

  • Expand your sense of acceptance, belonging, affiliation and self-identity as you embrace your own growth

  • Recognize what it means to step into your inner shamanic power 

 

SCHEDULE

October 22 - Oscar Miro-Quesada

8:00 p.m. New York • 5:00 p.m. Los Angeles

Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo is a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru, dedicating his life to the revitalization of aboriginal wisdom traditions as a means of restoring sacred trust between humankind and the natural world. He is founder of The Heart of the Healer (THOTH), originator of Pachakuti Mesa Tradition cross-cultural shamanism, and co-author of Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life (Rainbow Ridge, 2013; with Bonnie Glass-Coffin).

An internationally-acclaimed shamanic teacher, healer and Earth honoring ritualist, don Oscar is also an OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology, and UN Invited Observer to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. He has been guiding ethnospiritual apprenticeship expeditions to sacred sites of the world since 1986, with special emphasis on Peru and Bolivia. His work and shamanic training programs have been featured on CNN, Univision, A&E, Discovery Channel and The History Channel.


October 29 - Christina Pratt

8:00 p.m. New York • 5:00 p.m. Los Angeles

Christina Pratt is a shamanic healer and teacher of the Cycle of Transformation, author of the two-volume set An Encyclopedia of Shamanism, and host of the international, live-Internet radio show Why Shamanism Now, offering over 300 hours of free podcasts (www.whyshamanismnow.com). She has worked for twenty-five years performing effective, transformative shamanic healing for individuals, families, communities, and our ancestors at Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing (www.lastmaskcenter.org) located in Portland, OR.

November 5 - John Perkins

8:00 p.m. New York • 5:00 p.m. Los Angeles

Best-selling author John Perkins is an expert on shamanism, transformation, and shapeshifting. He has lived, studied with, and been initiated by indigenous cultures on six continents and has taken the lessons he has learned to a variety of venues - from new age centers and universities to corporate board rooms and government agencies.

As Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm, John Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He worked directly with heads of state and CEOs of major companies. John’s Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list) is a startling exposé of international corruption. His The Secret History of the American Empire, also a New York Times bestseller, details the clandestine operations that created the world’s first truly global empire. His Hoodwinked is a blueprint for a new form of global economics.

John is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to establishing a world our children will want to inherit, has lectured at more than 50 universities around the world, and is the author of books on indigenous cultures and transformation, including Shapeshifting, The World Is As You Dream It, Psychonavigation, Spirit of the Shuar, and The Stress-Free Habit. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, NPR, A&E, the History Channel, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel, and many other publications.


November 19 - Uncle Agaangaq Angakkorsuaq

8:00 p.m. New York • 5:00 p.m. Los Angeles

Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq is an Elder, Teacher, Healer and Shaman. His name means the man who looks like his Uncle, he is frequently called Uncle.

Angaangaq was raised in a remote village in Greenland. His grandmother, Anakassaa, herself a Healer, recognized him to be the one to carry on the tradition of Healer in the family and trained him to become the next Shaman. In 2004, after years of being the runner for his Elders, bringing the message of the melting of the ice to the world, he went to the Sacred Mountain. When he came down from the mountain he accepted the immense responsibility of being a Shaman.

His work, Melting the Ice in the Heart of Man, has taken him to five continents and over 66 countries around the world. He has been a keynote speaker at International conferences on Climate Change and Environmental and Indigenous issues. He has represented the Arctic people in the United Nations General Assembly and he frequently speaks before governments, at universities, forums and summits. He has been featured in many documentary films. His work throughout the world has taken him to native villages, to schools, senior homes, to prisons and businesses.

His teachings are from the Eskimo-Kalaallit people, a peaceful culture thousands of years old that has never known war. The teachings are routed in the oral traditions of his people and summon us to bridge the distance from our minds to our hearts through strength and gentleness; through compassion and love; through courage and grace, bringing about personal transformation and global healing for the times to come. He leads Healing Circles, Intensives and traditional Sweat Lodge ceremonies.

Angaangaq was called by his people to bring home the Sacred Fire to Greenland. In July 2009 Elders and Spiritual Leaders from Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Siberia, from the Amazonia, Bolivia, Peru, from Nepal, Japan, Africa, North America and Europe made their way to an ancient sacred site on the Top of the World, fulfilling an prophecy so old that no one knows the time.

November 25 - Lewis Mehl-Madrona

8:00 p.m. New York • 5:00 p.m. Los Angeles

Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and clinical psychology. Lewis currently teaches with the Clinical Psychology Program at Union Institute & University in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has been on the faculties of several medical schools, including the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. He continues to work with aboriginal communities to develop uniquely aboriginal styles of healing and health care for use in those communities. He is also currently working with people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia to explore healing through dialogue in community.

Lewis has been studying traditional healing and healers since his early days and has written about their work and the process of healing. His primary focus has been upon Cherokee and Lakota traditions, though he has also explored other Plains Cultures and those of Northeastern North America. His goal is to bring the wisdom of indigenous peoples about healing back into mainstream medicine and to transform medicine and psychology through this wisdom coupled with more European derived narrative traditions. 

He is the author of Coyote Medicine, Coyote Healing, and Coyote Wisdom, a trilogy of books on what Native culture has to offer the modern world. He has also written Narrative Medicine, and Healing the Mind through the Power of Story: the Promise of Narrative Psychiatry. He is co-author of the recently released Remapping Your Mind: The Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story (co-written with Barbara Mainguy).

 

ABOUT OUR HOST

Itzhak Beery is an internationally recognized shamanic healer and teacher. He was initiated into the Circle of 24 Yachaks by his Quecha teacher in Ecuador and by Amazonian Kanamari Page. He has also trained intensively with other elders from South and North America. The founder of ShamanPortal.org and cofounder of the New York Shamanic Circle, he is on the faculty of the New York Open Center.

Itzhak is the author of The Gift of Shamanism and editor of Shamanic Transformations: True Stories of the Moment of Awakening. His work has been featured in the New York Times, films, TV, and webinars. An accomplished visual artist and owner of an award-winning advertising agency, he grew up on Kibbutz Beit Alfa in Israel and lives in New York.

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By participating in this online course, you will receive:

  • Five 60-minute live video seminars with Itzhak Beery and his guests on October 22 and 29, and November 5, 11, and 19.

  • 30 minutes of question and answer time following each seminar

  • Unlimited online access to recordings of all sessions

Prepare yourself to experience your own shamanic initiation and embrace your highest self!

 

Early bird special ends October 12! $25 discount with the coupon code INITIATION.

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