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One-Day Praying with Tobacco Dieta
Saturday, September 25th
8:00am to 5:30pm

Pre-requisite: ASHS Course I, or other Advanced Shamanic Work approved by Katherine

***If you have not taken shamanic course work with Katherine, please contact her before you purchase this event so you are pre-approved. If you have studied with other shamanic teachers, Katherine will review your qualifications and possibly speak to you ahead of time to approve you for this sacred work.

Connect with the spirit and essence of Tobacco in sacred ceremony and ritual. In this day of retreat, work with this sacred plant medicine teacher in silence, fasting and prayer. You will learn to invoke  the Spirt of tobacco as your ally and as a powerful shamanic tool in your everyday life for clearing, cleaning and healing. Create a sacred relationship with tobacco, learning also to call it in for protection, and for assistance in creating greater boundaries and integrity in all areas of your life.

Tobacco is a sacred plant used by many indigenous peoples around the world. The sacred tobacco we work with is direct from the jungles of Peru. It is pure nicotine rustica, and is used by Peruvian shamans for clearing low frequency energies, such as trauma, unpleasant fear patterns, fright, as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual imbalances. Tobacco is a very good plant ally to use for protection and raising your frequency when done in reverence for the sacred plant. It greatly assists sensitive, empathic people when used consciously as an ally, through prayer and with intention.

8am Arrival and Beginning

Arrive well hydrated and fasting from food.

This is a one-day prayerful diet with tobacco, with an opportunity to get to know it better as a spirit ally and powerful healing tool. You learn to smoke it prayerfully, and do not inhale the smoke. You can also opt in to pray with it as an ally and not smoke it all, as the relationship is not dependent on smoking it, but on how you honor it and call it in as a spirit ally.

This is a day of fasting. Prior to the beginning of the day diet with tobacco, you are requested to hydrate early morning. No food. You will be in prayer and silence all day with Tobacco until 3pm. (If you have blood sugar issues, hypoglycemia, or diabetes, please talk to Katherine for proper supervision and support.)

3pm - Breaking the Fast

The day of prayer, fasting, and work with tobacco ends at 3pm. An organic soup, fresh fruit, vegetables, and GF bread are provided to break your fast and nourish you.

4pm-ish - Integration and Closing the Circle

After eating, an integration of the group will be offered and a closing of the day of ceremony with tobacco. You will be free to leave by 5:30pm or sooner.

One-Day Tobacco Dieta Cost $145
Repeat students $111

OPTIONAL Two-Day Tobacco Dieta
Saturday, Sept. 25th and 26th
8:00am to 5:30pm each day

For those who would like to go deeper with Tobacco as your spirit ally, join for the two-day immersion with Tobacco. Day 2 will begin at 8am with ceremony and prayer to begin the day as it was in Day 1. At 3pm you will break the fast as with the day with an organic meal. Then we will do another integration, with a closing of the circle for the event.

In the jungles with the Shipibo tribe, the traditional Dieta with Tobacco is a 7-day diet. You actually consume a drink made of the tobacco leaves (prayed over by the shamans), as well smoke the mapachos (tobacco in what looks like cigarette form) in prayer. This offers you the opportunity to infuse your energy bodies with the plant intelligence and deepen into an ally relationship with the plant.

The two-day Tobacco Dieta offers a deeper experience with the plant for those who are interested in having Tobacco as a great protective and healing ally.

Two-Day Tobacco Dieta Cost - $275
Repeat Students - $222

Katherine Skaggs, Shamanic Practitioner
Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner who has trained extensively with the Shipibo shamans from the Amazon jungles of Peru and their shamanic traditions since 2007. In her apprenticeship she has dieted with sacred tobacco and a ladder of other sacred plants from the jungle that assist energetically, spiritually and physically. The first plant to diet with is Tobacco.

"To get to know this plant, the shamans create a fresh pressed drink out the the leaves of the tobacco plant. Each day the shamans pray into the plant drink with prayers for the medicine to assist us, and for us to become allies with it and its powers. They would also put prayers into three mapacchos for us to work with each day. A mapaccho looks like a cigarette, but is not, as it is pure tobacco and only meant for prayerful use. Then we would pray into our tobacco drink (or whatever plant we were working with), and drink it down. We would then rest, fast, pray and dream during the day. We began at dawn and were in ceremony until 3pm. Then we could break our fast. We did this for 7 days, as that is the minimum time for the sacred relationship to be created, and for the plant to lay its energy matrix into our field."

Tobacco is sacred and not meant to be used mindlessly. It knows your prayers and will go to work for you if you hold it in its sacredness. And if you disrespect it, it will kill you! This class is to get to know Tobacco as a powerful ally, and to have a sacred relationship with it.

One Year Advanced Practitioner Training & Adventures 2020 - 2021

  • May 1, 2, 3
  • July 30, 31, Aug 1, Aug 2
  • October 30, 31, Nov 1
  • January 29, 30, 31 
  • April 23, 24, 25
**Pre-requisite - Artist Shaman Healer Sage Course Graduate
*Recommended - Tobacco Dieta (either with Katherine or Enrique/Jungle)
Each meeting will begin on Friday at 6pm, leaving Sunday at 5pm except for the second meeting which is a retreat. We will gather on Thursday morning July 30th and drive to a yet to be determined location for our retreat (expected to be within an hour or two of Fort Collins in the mountains), and be finished on Sunday mid-day. 

The Year of Ceremony is an Advanced Shamanic Practitioner’s Training program for those wanting to further develop their practices and understanding of working the shamanic pathways for growth, empowerment and awakening. 

Answering the Call

As we have put this course together, it is very clear that we have answered the call to assisting others as well as ourselves, to living in the light, and to expanding that light to others. This Year of Ceremony course is a gathering of Tribe, a gathering of shamanic practitioners who are ready to go to the next level, through personal commitment to Self, as well as to the Whole. Humanity is at a crossroads, a time of birthing from a dark space to a new and expanded awareness. Each choice we make to evolve, to love more deeply, to release the old patterns born of suffering and separation, and to serve the Whole, the more easily, gracefully we evolve together in love. 

One of the exciting parts of this class is our exploration into the Inner Soul Self, the Inner Healer, the Inner Shaman through the deepening of practices in Mysticism and Shamanism. The two are truly one as you look more deeply and transcend the language. However, we bring to you what is most important in accessing the Inner Self with additional mystical shamanic teachers and practices. It is time to embrace and embody the path of the Seer and the Shaman, the Priestess/Priest and the Shaman in your spiraling up on the shamanic adventure. 

Through this course, we are here to create the sacred space required to continue developing your greatest gifts, as well as offering the tools, the teachings, the practices and the experiences that empower you to your next evolutionary you. There are five meetings along the way, as well as many online videos, zoom calls and written materials to support your journey. Most of all there is Tribe you connect to and are supported by along the way. There is always exponential power in numbers. 

Together both Kim and I look forward to co-creation, manifestation, alchemy, personal healing, working as healer with others, and brining alchemical healing to the collective consciousness of Humanity. We need to do our work, which we all know. We need each other. And Humanity is counting on us. Will you join us? 

**There may be some additions and tweaks to the curriculum to best serve the participants as we gather.

Curriculum includes (but not necessarily limited to):

  • Mysticism and Shamanism
    • Deepening Your Channel and Intuition
    • Dreaming Your Reality - Manifesting Higher States of Reality
    • Understanding Day Dreams and Night Dreams 
    • Quantum Physics, Universal Law & Truth and Shamanistic Practices
    • Shamanic Alchemy 
    • Reading Signs and Symbols 
    • Kabbalah and Shamanic Practices
    • Shapeshifting (thought, emotion and physical presence for healing)
    • Hindu, Buddhist, Celtic, Pagan, and other multi-cultural shamanic practices
    • Deepening Shipibo, Huichol and Native American shamanic practices
    • Commanding the Archangels, Ascended Masters and Higher Light Beings
    • Invoking Elementals, Guides, Angels, Spirit Helpers 
    • Elemental Magick
    • Love Baths - Experience, learn and make shamanic love baths.
    • Smoke Baths - Experience, learn and make various smoke baths for clearing energy, and infusing plant medicines into self and others.
    • Candle Magick - Learn and make candles for invoking and shifting energies
    • Healing Herb remedies - Learn and make herb incenses, and remedies for healing and ceremonial magick.
    • Deepening Trance States 
    • Recognizing and sealing energy leaks
    • Cord Cutting 
    • Clearing and rewriting Soul Contracts and Vows (outdated)
    • DNA Activations
    • Geometric Work with Gridding and Sealing Techniques
    • Temple Altar Work - Setting and working your Altar to shift energies, etc. 
    • Power of the Spoken Word
  • Basics
    • Working within the container of the Medicine Wheel
    • Ceremony and Ritual work for shapeshifting reality
    • The Power of Plants in Ceremony and Ritual
    • Setting the Container - boundaries, growth, manifestation
    • Protection/Boundaries
    • Shamanic journey work 
    • Healing the Story
    • Clearing Fear and Trauma 
    • Clearing Ancestral Patterns
    • Soul Retrieval
    • Extraction work
    • Shamanic Tool Use
    • Vibrational Sound Healing

****This is an experiential class, where you are expected to practice, embody and demonstrate the teachings.

Requirements to join: This is for all ASHS graduates who want to go further, deeper, wider, higher on the path! A commitment is to all meetings is expected and required as a prerequisite to this advanced study and participation. Must be able and willing to hike, camp and participate in ceremonial work, as well as all homework and monthly Zoom calls, and building the community of Tribe through the group participation. It is strongly requested that the participant also do additional once quarterly recommended ceremonial work in addition the course work. 

Each participant is responsible for his own travel costs and any additional costs of lodging or food when not at Katherine’s Casa. One gathering will be a camping trip/outdoor excursion (location yet to be determined).


Each participant will have potluck item(s) to bring to each meeting, as we will cook all meals together, clean up, and act in cooperation as Tribe supporting and nourishing each other. (Expectation is to keep the cost each person’s food contribution to $25 each)

Training Cost -  $2250

Deposit to hold your place in class - $400

Monthly payments of $185 due in 10 installments beginning April 15, 2020. 

Enrollment is limited to 15 students.


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