Beginning each January, I offer The Spirited Path, a two-year+ intensive in modern shamanism. There are only 12 seats available for this initiatory program. Initiates completing this Intensive demonstrate:
- – 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
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. This Intensive provides not only an approach to ground your personal experience and teaching into a unique shamanic path, it does so with the support and insight of community.
This coursework is intended for those who want to work with others as a modern 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.
Material is slated for a two-year immersion, with an optional third year, 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, working with fetishes, ecstatic journeying, working with oracles, etheric self-care, shamanic tracking, and understanding your personal animistic relationship to the world.
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.
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.
The culmination of this two-year Intensive is a seal of ethical assurance to yourself and others that you have not only contemplated the ethics of modern shamanic work, but crafted your work accordingly, and pledge to communicate it clearly.
Initiates will receive 20% off private sessions with Kelley for the duration of the Intensive, as well as full access to The Weekly Rune.
Contact Kelley to discuss participating in this initiatory Intensive.
Year One Course $2200.00
Year Two Course $2200.00
Classes already taken -$50.00 each class, for Year One, only. These discounts do not apply to Year Two. Contact Kelley to verify previous classes taken.
For each year, you may pay the full amount or half , due by 20 Dec 2014, with the other half due by 20 June 2015.
If you pay half or in full and decide this work isn’t for you within the first two months, 50% of your payment will be refunded. Withdrawal must be submitted in writing by 20 March to receive this refund.
After the second month, no refund is given on amounts paid.
- 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
- Daily homework, including journaling and ecstatic journeying
- Regular homework, including artwork, essays, and interaction with classmates outside class
- 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