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Artist Shaman Healer Sage 2022 Course in Shamanism
April 16 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm$300.00 – $1,495.00
Spring 2022 Course Overview
Third Saturday Monthly – April 2022 through Sept. 2022 • 9am to 5pm
April 16 • May 21 • June 18 • July 16 • Aug. 20 • Sept. 17
Held at Katherine Skaggs Studio in Fort Collins, CO
All times for classes and zoom calls are in Mountain time.
Artist Shaman Healer Sage is a foundational course is multi-cultural shamanism. Learn about and practice spiritual wisdom, ritual, and ceremony for navigating the current day, chaotic world. Through personal experience and practice you will have the opportunity to understand and experience direct revelation that brings true transformation.This course is all about living your life in power and unity. Artist Shaman Healer Sage is for someone who is ready for change, for clearing away the things that block you from being you, and for awakening your true soul Self. This is for someone who wants to embrace his or her capacity to dream a life born of passion, joy and fulfillment… and THEN Embody it!
Each designated Saturday Meeting we will gather in a safe, ceremonial space for learning universal shamanic wisdom, practices, storytelling, drum journeying, soul remembering, and creating shamanic tools. We will also meet virtually on Zoom once monthly at an agreed upon evening time for teleconference and check-in, to maintain and ground our teachings into our every day life, to build community and to gain support.
The content of the course will include foundational Shamanic teachings, the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel, and shamanic practices for living life empowered and awakened! You will receive everything you need to shape shift your life into greater harmony and empowerment for a joyful life.
Each meeting we will also make ceremonial, shamanic tools associated with the work of that month.
Saturday attendance and zoom attendance are required for acceptance into this course.
Every class will include a ceremonial, creative shamanic tool project. We’ll use ceremony and ritual to create our tools with intention and power.
Course Tuition: $1495
Deposit of $300 to register. 5 Payments of $250 per month beginning in April 2022. (Credit card will be held on file once you register.)
Includes course materials and teachings, as well as all materials to make your shamanic tools (crystals and stones, rattle making materials, medicine bag leather and materials, beads, feathers, wood for clicking sticks, and so much more. Also includes a copy of Katherine Skaggs’ book Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul. If you already own this book, you will have in in-store credit of $25 for other purchases when you arrive at class. Katherine will check with you upon registration to see if you have the book. If you don’t, she will ship it with your first payment.
Register Early to save your place in this course.
Limited to 11 students.
This is an in-person course. A remote Course is in the works.
Email [email protected] if you want to learn at a distance.
Saturday, April 16th, 2022 • 9am to 5pm
New Beginnings, The Void, Child, Sunrise, Spring
Your First Class in Artist Shaman Healer Sage will introduce you to working with:
- The History and Foundational Principles of Shamanism
- The Medicine Wheel as a Map for Living Life Well
- Nature walk – The Microcosm and the Macrocosm of Spirit and Mother Nature
- The Spirit of the East, its symbolism, energy and how to work with it as an ally
- How to work with Spirit helpers, allies, ancestors, guides, angels, totem animals
- Shamanic Drum Journey as a path to direct revelation
- The power of innocence, prayer and intention
- Altar Work
- Ceremonial Art – MEDICINE WAND/STAFF
Zoom Call Tuesday, April 26th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm
- Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the East, Q&A
Saturday, May 21st, 2022 • 9am to 5pm
Expansion, Growth, Heart, Tribe, Support, Adolescence, Mid-day, Summer
Your Second Class will introduce you to working with:
- The Spirit of the South, its symbolism, energy and how to work with it as an ally
- Working with Containers and Boundaries to support your soul dreams
- Better boundaries and protection
- Deepening your relationship with Allies and Elementals
- How to work with Spirit helpers, allies, ancestors, guides, angels, totem animals
- Shamanic Drum Journey with the South
- Ritual and Ceremony
- What Spiritual Medicine is, how to find it and connect to it
- The Medicine and Experience of the Plant Bath
- Ceremonial Art – MEDICINE BAG
Zoom Call Tuesday, May 31st • 6:30 to 8:00 pm
- Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the South, Q&A
Saturday, June 18th, 2022 • 9am to 5pm
Harvest, Completion, Death, Middle Age, Sunset, Autumn
Your Third Class will introduce you to working with:
- The Spirit of the West
- Understanding and working with Ancestors and Ancestral patterns
- Releasing trauma
- Confronting and healing fear
- Understanding and embracing the power of death
- Overcoming obstacles
- Recapitulation and forgiveness
- Shamanic initiation
- Shape shifting
- The Jungle Smoke Bath Teachings and Experience
- Ceremonial Art – ABORIGINAL CLICKING STICKS
Zoom Call Tuesday, June 28th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the West, Q&A
Saturday, July 16th, 2022 • 9am to 5pm
Rest, Regeneration, Wisdom, Power, Old Age, Nighttime, Winter
Your Fourth Class will introduce you to working with:
- The Spirit of the North
- Deepening into rest, regeneration, introspection, stillness, wisdom and vision
- Soul loss
- Soul retrieval – Calling Home Lost Soul Parts
- Shamanic helpers in Soul Retrieval
- Power places; power objects
- Restoring power
- The Path of Empowerment, Generosity and Wisdom
- Ceremonial Art – RATTLE
Zoom Call Tuesday, July 26th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the North, Q&A
Saturday, August 20th, 2022 • 9am to 5pm
Father Sky, Mother Earth
The Power of Above and Below
Your Fifth Class will introduce you to working with:
- The Spirit Medicine of Father Sky and Mother Earth
- Exploring the Divine Masculine wisdom of Father Sky
- Wisdom, Protection
- Illumination and Light
- Angelic realm, spirit helpers
- Exploring the Divine Feminine wisdom of Mother Earth
- Cycles and Rhythms
- Working with Her restorative energy, allies, elementals and helpers
- Working with shamanic feathers to clean, clear and bring in energy
Ceremonial Art – SHAMANIC FEATHERS
Zoom Call Tuesday, August 30th • 6:30 to 8:00 pm
- Check-in, clearing, drum journey with Father Sky and Mother Earth, Q&A
Saturday, September 17th, 2022 • 9am to 5pm
Integration, Celebration, Graduation
The Power of Great Spirit, Our Final Meeting
Ceremony, Graduation and Celebration. It is time for our harvest, our completion, graduation and honoring of the hard work and play we have put in learning together, creating tribe together, and preparing to move to the next level of experience in our lives. Plan on an all day affair, to recap your learning and use of your tools, to give gratitude, and to celebrate.
Review and Practice
The morning will be set aside to honor our tools and what they have taught us so far, as well as how else we may take them into our personal practices, and any offerings we may choose to offer others.
In the afternoon we will work with the Andean Medicine Ritual of a Despacho. This ceremonial ritual will be dedicated to the blessings for each student and the clan of your 2022 Artist Shaman Healer Sage as you go into the world. It will be a time for each student to offer blessings to each tribe mate in the ceremony, and to make an offering to Pachamama for the blessings to bring harmony to our clan and to all of our kin on earth.
Let’s celebrate! You will bring some food to share with your tribe at the end of the day as you celebrate your transformation and honor one another.
Course Tuition: $1495
Payment plan: Deposit of $300 to register. 5 Payments of $250 per month beginning in April 2022. (Credit card will be held on file once you register.)
Includes course materials and teachings, as well as all materials to make your shamanic tools (crystals and stones, rattle making materials, medicine bag leather and materials, beads, feathers, wood for clicking sticks, and so much more. Also includes a copy of Katherine Skaggs’ book Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul. If you already own this book, you will have in in-store credit of $25 for other purchases when you arrive at class.
Limited Spaces in the Class
What do you need to do to be accepted into this coursework?
The application process is really very simple. I am accepting students who are very interested in the subject matter and course work. If you are committed to attendance of all classes, in-person Saturday classes, as well as all Zoom calls you are almost ready to put your deposit down. Attendance, desire to learn, willliness to adopt and try new practices each month, and your agreement to put your best effort forth qualifies you to join the course. What you put into this class will be what you get out of it. Also, how you show up affects everything. And whatever you put into the class will support the entire class in getting the most that is possible from this course. You, the student, ARE the class! And everyone’s attendance brings great richness to the journey of all in the class.
Physical Health and Ability to Participate
We hope to open this to anyone who can participate. There is nothing terribly rigorous about this shamanic course. However, you do need to be able to walk at least a mile on the flat lands in Colorado. It is also best if you are able to do short hikes in the foothills near Katherine’s home. There will be a few short morning outings to be in nature, to gather her wisdom, energy, and often times found items. First class (weather permitting) there is a morning outing for some of the teachings and experiences. Other classes will have similar teaching opportunities outside when possible. Some may be in Katherine’s backyard, some in the foothills.
Class Location and Times
Classes are held at Katherine Skaggs’ studio in foothills in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Financial Commitment and Agreement
An essential part of the energy exchange is your payment for the class. A deposit of $300 is required to hold your place in class, with five monthly payments of $250 starting in April (unless you would like to begin to pay earlier). Or a one time payment of $1495 is due to hold your place in class. A credit card will be on file to run payments on the 1st of each month beginning in April. If for any reason you don’t want to continue in the course at any time during the six-month course, you agree to complete your financial agreement. If for any unseen reason you must drop out (such as due to illness or family crisis, each situation will be dealt with on a one-time basis per student to find the best outcome for all involved). Harmony and reciprocity are always held as guides for the highest and best outcome for all.