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Artist Shaman Healer Sage
Multi-cultural Shamanism Course

 2024 Course Overview

One Saturday Monthly - April through Sept. 2024 • 9am to 5pm
April 27 • May 25 • June 22 • July 27 • Aug. 24 • Sept. 21

Held at Katherine Skaggs Studio in Fort Collins, CO

All times for in-person classes and zoom calls are in Mountain time.

The above video was recorded live on Facebook addressing the teachings of the Artist Shaman Healer Sage Shamanic Programs with Q&A, particularly focused to the 1-year program beginning at Grayslake, Il. beginning April 2024. However all the content about the teachings is relevant to the 6-month Artist Shaman Healer Sage Course in Fort Collins, Co. 2024. If you are considering this course please take time to listen to this video and be inspired to what is possible for what you truly desire to not only learn, but to how you can transform your life.

What Katherine's Students Have to Say about Artist Shaman Healer Sage Program:

"My experience with the Artist Shaman Healer Sage course was profound.  I've been teaching Yoga for 12 years and during this course I realized how much these two wisdom practices Shamanism and Yoga have in common.  This training has given me a deeper understanding into my relationship with mother earth and how my most ancient teachers come from the trees, animals, plants and elements.  The monthly Shaman tool art projects helped me reconnect to the natural artist that lives inside of me; that I had not connected with since high school. Learning the tools that I learned within this course will carry one with me in all that I do. I recommend this course as all of the knowledge taught is adaptable to all spectrums of life. Katherine is a blessing to our community and I am honored to have her as my teacher.  She holds space in a way that feels nurturing, mentally stimulating and emotionally supportive. Katherine has important knowledge to share and within this course you'll be given the time and space held to receive and practice this knowledge.  I feel that everyone should take this course as our world shifts, this knowledge needs to be given, practiced and then taught to the next generation.  I would take this course every single year and highly recommend it. "
- Angie Katz

"Being with Katherine in ASHS was an essential container of deep support I cherished while navigating a major shift in my life. The knowledge and traditions Katherine shared often carried me through this period of time, giving me strength and tools to reprogram and reassemble as a new and more whole version of myself." - Bailey Johnson

A Foundational Course in Multi-Cultural Shamanism

Artist Shaman Healer Sage is a foundational course is multi-cultural shamanism and its application to living your life in greater harmony. Learn about and practice spiritual wisdom, ritual, and ceremony to better navigate our 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. No matter where you are on the path, the teachings and experiences will support you and deepen your relationship to your own divinity, and the divine in all life.

Are You Ready for Change?

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!

Whatever you put into this class you will get out of this class.

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. Your zoom calls are equally important as the Saturday sessions. Please plan on them too.

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, AND making your own shamanic tools! 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. This is an exciting and expansively empowering part of the class, awakening your creativity and much more.

***Saturday attendance and zoom attendance are required for acceptance into this course.

EARLY BIRD TUITION: $1675 if paid in full by Dec. 31, 2023

Course Tuition: $1800 (when paid in full before beginning of class)

Payment plan tuition:
Deposit of $500 to register with either 4 Payments of $365 per month or 5 payment plan of $295 per month beginning April 1st, 2024.
If you register after April 1st, 2024 you either owe full tuition or the deposit plus one of the payments in the plan.

(Katherine will contact you for a credit card number to keep on file once you have registered. Your payment will be processed on the first of each month. A payment plan agreement will be sent out for the payment plan. You are responsible to pay for class in full even if you drop it at any time. I always consider the circumstances and will work with you best as possible if there is a medical emergency or something significant that causes you to drop the course in an untimely manner.)

Tuition includes course materials, teachings, and all materials to make your shamanic tools. Recommendations for additional supplies may be given, but are not mandatory in most cases. You will also receive a copy of Katherine Skaggs' award-winning book Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul at the beginning of the first class. A list of other supplies will be given as you learn to work with other tools, such as flower water, smudge, etc.

Registration is Open - Limited to 15 students.

This is an in-person course. A remote Course is in the works.

There will be a once a month evening zoom call for an hour an a half for journey work, integration, questions, and tribe connections. These dates will be set at the first class gathering.

Saturday, April 27th, 2024 • 9am to 5pm 

The East

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 TBA


Saturday, May 25th, 2024 • 9am to 5pm

The South

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 TBA


Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 • 9am to 5pm

The West

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 TBA


Saturday, July 27th, 2024 • 9am to 5pm

The North

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 TBA


Saturday, August 24th, 2024 • 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 TBA


Saturday, September 21st, 2024 • 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.

Graduation Despacho

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 2024 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.

Potluck Feast

Let's celebrate! You will bring some food to share with your tribe at lunch as you celebrate your transformation and honor one another.


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 interested in the subject matter and course work. Monthly attendance for both the Saturday class and the zoom call is required, along with your desire to learn, your openness and willingness to adopt and try new practices monthly, and your agreement to put your best effort forth qualifies you to join the course. What you put into this class is what you get out of it. How you show up affects everything and everyone. You, the student, ARE the class! Everyone’s attendance brings great richness to the journey of all in the class.

Physical Health and Ability to 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. We meet each month on the day indicated on this event page. Doors open at 8:30am. You are encouraged to come between 8:30 and 8:45am so we can begin promptly at 9am each month. We are complete by 5pm that same day.

You are expected to join the class for the full day every month, as well as to attend all zoom meetings.

Financial Commitment and Agreement

An essential part of the energy exchange is your payment for the class.

EARLY BIRD TUITION: $1675 if paid in full by Dec. 24, 2023

Course Tuition: $1800 (when paid in full before beginning of class)

Payment plan tuition:
Deposit of $500 to register with either 4 Payments of $365 per month or 5 payment plan of $295 per month beginning April 1st, 2024.
If you register after April 1st, 2024 you either owe full tuition or the deposit plus one of the payments in the plan.

A deposit of $500 is required to hold your place in class, with either four monthly payments of $365 beginning April 1, 2024 or five monthly payments of $295, or a one time payment of $1800. A credit card is requested to have on file so we can run payments on the 1st of each month. 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.

Teacher Katherine Skaggs

Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner, spiritual teacher, ceremonialist, visionary artist, and award-winning Author of her multi-award winning book Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ceremony, and Ritual to Transform Your LIfe and Awaken Your Soul.

Katherine has been immersed in metaphysical for more than 37 years and on a multi-cultural shamanic pathway since 2007. She brings direct experience and wisdom from her journey, offering you tools and timeless wisdom teachings from the wise ones from around the globe. These teachings are meant for use iin any location or time period, city or country, urban or jungle. Though deeply spiritual and mystical, they are grounding and practical for personal transformation and empowerment.

 

Celebrate!!! Over the past few months the Artist Shaman Healer Sage book has won 10 prestigious awards!!! I am deeply honored and humbled for this amazing book to receive so many acknowledgments in the Mind, Body, Spirit book industry.

I would also like to thank Karen Stuth and Satiama Publishing for getting this important offering into the world, that we may learn, grow, and love more deeply as we navigate a world of change and chaos. The wisdom teachings, practices, and rituals are timeless and highly supportive when we need it the most. I am so very grateful that the work is being honored, and catapulted into the awareness of so many. We need wisdom teachings and practices as much now, perhaps more, than ever before.

Book awards and acknowledgements for 2022 for Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul.

Nautilus Book Awards 2022
Book Category - Religion/Spirituality of Other Traditions - Silver Winner

Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2022
Book Category - New Age - Gold Winner; Best Art - Finalist

COVR Awards 2022 (Coalition of Visionary Resources)
Book of the Year 2022; Industry Choice Book of 2022
Gold Winner in the following categories: Health and Wellness; World Spirituality; Best Book Cover
Silver Winner in the following categories: Shamanism and Paganism; Best Illustrations

Deep gratitude to all who are on this sacred path of life. May these teachings always support you as they have me. May we share what we learn that brings blessings, that we may make our world a better place.

Much love and blessings

Katherine Skaggs

Artist Shaman Healer Sage Book

Join me, Katherine Skaggs (author of Artist Shaman Healer Sage - The Book), with Bernadette King, author of the Ark Animal Tarot & Oracle Cards Deck, and the upcoming book to be released in fall 2021, Spirit, Totem, & Power Animals - The Book. Bernadette King is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to Spirit Animals, psychic readings, and all things mystical and magical - along with some of the most amazing websites that are portals to spiritual wisdom, along with some new forums for connecting to community focused in these areas.

Together Bernadette and I dive into all things shamanism, speaking to travels around the world to the world of multi-cultural shamanism and how it changed my life, and what it offers to you. There are simple, practical practices and wisdom that can be practiced on a daily basis regardless of who you are, where you live, and whether you are in a city or the country.

Learn more about Bernadette King at www.BuildingBeautifulSouls.com, www.WhatisMySpiritAnimal.com, www.WildPackWisdom.com.

Join both Bernadette and Katherine Skaggs on YouTube.com for more wisdom and guidance from the world of spirit animals, shamanism, tarot, mysticism and so much more, all to guide and empower you upon your life's earth walk!

Artist Shaman Healer Sage Book

 

Join author Katherine Skaggs as she opens her initial shipment of ten books of the Artist Shaman Healer Sage. These first ten books give her the actual experience of the book to review and approve, so the large shipment can get upon its way to Katherine's storage and shipping location, so YOU can get your book in hand after the first of May. Experience the excitement and the beauty of a foundational guidebook on shamanism, with amazing spiritual wisdom and mapping systems that will assist you in living a better life.

Shamans, shamanic cultures, and ancient mystical cultures all know the secrets to a happy and healthy life. Now more than ever in a time when life is full of chaos and confusion, many are returning to foundational and timeless principles and practices that restore harmony, peace, and well-being, personally, and for the good of the whole. The times we live in have been prophesied for generation after generation, from the Hindu teachings on the Kali Yuga, to the Christian teachings on the end times, to the prophesies of the Hopi, the Maya, the Navajo, and the Aztec (to name just a few) telling us major change is upon us. We must shift consciously, and willingly, that we may clear away suffering and hardship, and return to a time of peace and well-being. It needs all of us to participate consciously and willingly as best as possible. Artist Shaman Healer Sage is a wise map that assists you in choosing a better reality for yourself.

Let's do this together, to dream a better world for ourselves, and the generations to come. You truly are the blessing when you begin to center in your heart and become present to the blessings within you and all around you.

Artist Shaman Healer Sage

Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul

Author and Artist Katherine Skaggs

Shipping May 2021 – 264-Page Full Color Shamanic Guidebook

Check out Katherine’s new book, Artist Shaman Healer Sage to learn more about shamanism and how its wisdom, practices, rituals, and ceremonies can bring greater balance and harmony to your life. Artist Shaman Healer Sage is filled with wisdom teachings and stories, “How to” guidance for working with shamanic tools, ceremony, ritual, prayer, altar work and much more. This shamanic guidebook is a life map for the soul on their earth walk. It provides insights into the spiritual working of the earthly world, and how to live in balance with the ancient woven truths that bring flow, harmony, and balance to life.

Artist Shaman Healer Sage is a foundational guide for igniting your creativity and passion as the conscious dreamer of your life. Great Spirit gives us many clues to living a life of joy, abundance, and harmony. However, as humans, we often walk around in the dark, confused as we chase linear goals, disguised and separate from our true nature as spirit. Artist Shaman Healer Sage shines a light upon the workings of Great Mystery, and to the eternal truth that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, souls upon a spiritually purpose-filled Earth walk. It also gives you timeless shamanic teachings, practices, and tools for living in balance, empowered to live in harmony and joy once again.”
-Excerpt from the Introduction of Artist Shaman Healer Sage

An Interview of Katherine Skaggs by Diane of Differing Together

March 2021

Enjoy a hearty conversation on shamanism between Diane of Differing Together and Katherine Skaggs is an Intuitive, Visionary Artist, Author, Spiritual Guide and Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner, and Soul Painter. Katherine found the world of metaphysics and all things spiritual in the early 80s. In 2007 Katherine stepped upon the symbiotic path of Shamanism — studying, apprenticing, and sitting in many years of healing ceremonies with Shamans worldwide. She now brings these universal, multi-cultural teachings and practices to you from her heart-centered voice of personal experience. Katherine Skaggs' Website: https://katherineskaggs.com Order Katherine's Book: https://www.artistshamanhealersage.com

Katherine has been on her spiritual path since her mid 20s when she sought healing and greater understanding for her spiritual self as she stepped away from traditional religion as she had known it. The world of metaphysics, dream interpretation, symbolism and symbol systems, meditation, and mystical, spiritual practices brought her into a place of greater balance and harmony. And as life unfolded various challenges arose, giving the opportunity for more healing. Katherine tells of a dark night of the soul (or two), that gave way to shamanic death and dismemberment. The difficult yet soul expansive experiences ultimately led Katherine to the world of shamanism in a quest to find greater healing, understanding, and balance.

Enjoy this delightful conversation with Diane and Katherine. You will learn more about shamanism and how it can be beneficial to your life. Sit back and enjoy a time of story telling, taken from Katherine's own personal experiences upon the path that offer insight and practical wisdom for life's journey.

Artist Shaman Healer Sage

Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul

Shipping May 2021 - 264-Page Full Color Shamanic Guidebook

Check out Katherine's new book, Artist Shaman Healer Sage to learn more about shamanism and how its wisdom, practices, rituals, and ceremonies can bring greater balance and harmony to your life. Artist Shaman Healer Sage is filled with wisdom teachings and stories, "How to" guidance for working with shamanic tools, ceremony, ritual, prayer, altar work and much more. This shamanic guidebook is a life map for the soul on their earth walk. It provides insights into the spiritual working of the earthly world, and how to live in balance with the ancient woven truths that bring flow, harmony, and balance to life.

"Artist Shaman Healer Sage is a foundational guide for igniting your creativity and passion as the conscious dreamer of your life. Great Spirit gives us many clues to living a life of joy, abundance, and harmony. However, as humans, we often walk around in the dark, confused as we chase linear goals, disguised and separate from our true nature as spirit. Artist Shaman Healer Sage shines a light upon the workings of Great Mystery, and to the eternal truth that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, souls upon a spiritually purpose-filled Earth walk. It also gives you timeless shamanic teachings, practices, and tools for living in balance, empowered to live in harmony and joy once again."
-Excerpt from the Introduction of Artist Shaman Healer Sage

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Join shamanic practitioner and author, artist Katherine Skaggs to learn about No Smoke Smudging with Flower Water.

Katherine will teach you about Agua de Florida, as well as the flower waters made from palo santo, tobacco, kananga, rose, and orange to clean and clear your space, and that of others. You will also learn about a pusanga or love potion, and how to use that to attract blessings, love, and good fortune.

Flower water is an excellent way to smudge when you can't burn smudge and use smoke to clear. With flower waters plant medicines are infused into alcohol and water, prayed with and sung into, used with intention, to clean your energy, raise your frequency, clear trauma and fear, as well as to bless and bring protection.

Agua de Florida water is the go to for shamans in Peru, and many places in the world. It is a mixture of a variety of plants. Many shamans, shamanic practitioners, and medicine people will pray into this flower water for general or specific prayers to heal and to clear bad energy (Hucha as the Q'ero call it), and to bring in uplifting energies of the plant spirit medicines as well as the prayers and intentions of the practitioner. 

Using flower water as a daily smudge is an excellent way to keep your energy high, and to clean away worry, fear, and fright that is rampant in our world today. 

Open your flower water, then as with all your allies, thank it for its powerful energies that are good in cleaning energy and raising your vibration, pray into it with a heart centered prayer and intention for wellness, shift, balance, love, peace, etc. Then pour some into the palms of your hands, rubbing your hands together, and then bringing up to breathe in deeply three times. Do so gently as this is very strong with alcohol and can be intense.

Once you have breathed in the flower water, use your hands to move through your energy field, above your crown, to the back of your neck, and behind you (intentionally sending to your heart and all of your back), and through your front, sending to your third eye to awaken your vision, to your throat to express your creativity and truth, to your heart for full heartedness, to your solar plexus to activate your power, to your 2nd chakra to support your creativity and intuition, and to your root, that you are grounded in this world with love. Place your hands onto any parts of your body that need extra healing and attention, intentionally sending this energy deep into your physical body and cellular structure to receive this energy and come back into balance. Use your hands and imagination to then send out into your room, to your animals, your loved ones, your land, to your work place, and to the world at large for healing and peace. 

You can do a blessing offering anytime with this practice to clear, to bless, and to give gratitude. Give without condition. Those who would like to receive will do so in their right timing.

Other flower waters you can use are Palo Santo, Tobacco, Kananga, Rose, Orange, Lavender, and any assortment of home made flower waters, such as the pusanga/love potion. 

I also have another company I carry that makes other plant medicine flower waters. Some that she creates are made from White Sage, Clary Sage, Sweetgrass, and Cedar to name a few. She makes an amazing Palo Santo mist that is one of my favorite.

If you want to buy some flower water, go to my website at https://katherineskaggs.com/product-category/flower-waters/

Order Artist Shaman Healer Sage book to learn all about shamanism, smudging, flower waters, plant medicines, calling your allies and ancestors, working with the medicine wheel, and shamanic wisdom teachings. Learn to awaken your inner creative Artist, your inner Shaman, your amazing inner Healer, as well as your wise Sage Self to be more empowered in all of your life. 

with Katherine Skaggs, author of her new book Artist Shaman Healer Sage.
"Join author and shamanic practitioner Katherine Skaggs (Artist Shaman Healer Sage book) to learn more about working with plant medicines to clean your space, your energy bodies, your home, business, and land. Katherine will speak to the power of prayer and smudge to clean and to clear bad juju on an energetic level, as well as on a practical level to clear bacteria and viruses. Enjoy a demo with white sage, palo santo, dragon's blood and sacred tobacco. Learn about honoring the spirits of the plant and their medicine to support you. Plant spirits are amazing allies who will assist you not only in clearing your energy, but also will help take your prayers to Great Spirit to assist you in living more harmoniously."
Indigenous, shamanic cultures, Goddess cultures, and ancient, mystical cultures all know the power of plant medicines, fire, and smoke to clean and to clear bad energy, to purify, and to protect. Plant spirits are excellent allies to take your prayers to Great Spirit, as well as to support you through the powers of their sacred smudge smoke to literally purify the air, cleaning bacteria and viruses, as well as purifying your thoughts and emotions. If you have had an argument in your space, had a fall or accident, or any sort of trauma, smudging is an important practice to clean, clear, and reset your space for harmony once again.
Smudging is an important practice and ritual to clean energy, to clear away fear and trauma, to purify your space, and to raise your vibration. Working with plant spirit medicines is traditional to tribal, indigenous, mystical cultures worldwide. Smudging is a part of any shamanic healing practice, as well as personal daily shamanic practices, just like brushing your teeth!
This video brings important information on the healing power of plant medicines when used in smoke ceremonies, smudging, and clearing practices. Katherine teaches you how to work with plant spirits as your allies, and how to work with their smoke medicine and their consciousness to not only clean, but to take your prayers to spirit. Demo included.
Learn to Pray with the plants
Learn to use intention and prayer with your plant medicine smudging practice
Learn to clear your energy
Cleaning and clearing your energy and physical spaces is a very important and foundational shamanic practice.
The plant spirit medicines mentioned in this video are:
White Sage - use to cleanse, to bless, and to bring protection to your personal energy, another person's energy, to your home, office, land, and community.
Palo Santo - this is the "Holy Wood" from Peru. It is used to bring deep healing and clearing.
Dragon's Blood - this plant medicine is very good at cleansing and clearing difficult energies, as well as brings protection, love, and empowerment.
Sacred Tobacco (mapacho) - Nicotine Rustica from Peru when used in prayer with focus and intention is excellent to clear dense energy, clean trauma, and set up protection. Use to send your prayers to Spirit. Give as an offering to the land, and the the spirits you work with.
Author and teacher, Katherine Skaggs
Artist Shaman Healer Sage
Learn more by ordering your copy of Katherine's book Artist Shaman Healer Sage now!
Pre-Order specials go through mid April 2021. Book ships May 2021
Make sure to also check out the website www.artistshamanhealersage.com to learn more about the book and all things shamanism.

Join author, artist, shamanic practitioner, and teacher Katherine Skaggs to learn more about the Artist Shaman Healer Sage shamanic guide book, and how it can support you in living a more harmonious life.

Shamanism is an ancient spiritual practice that is a way of living life in harmony in the woven web of life, where everything from our inner, spiritual selves is connected to every part of our outer reality. Understanding the fabric of the invisible world known as the spirit world or Non-ordinary reality, and the visible world we call life also known as the ordinary reality, gives us a clue as to why we are here and how to navigate with clarity of intention, practices, ritual, and ceremony. We are sacred beings on an earth walk, meant to live a sacred life.

Today our modern world is confusing, chaotic, and often times fueled by fear and trauma. How do you show up amidst the crazy to live in joy and harmony? Many are struggling to find happiness with the ever changing landscape, seemingly controlled by forces outside of ourselves. Where do you turn and how do you find peace again?

Within the world of shamanism is a treasure trove of timeless wisdom, universal laws and truths, as well as shamanic mapping systems that give you direction to awakening as a conscious dreamer within the chaos of what might be a nightmare rather than a beautiful dream. Take back your power with ancient systems of harmony for creating greater joy, health, abundance, and wellness for your self, as well as for your family, community, and global tribe at large.

Within the Artist Shaman Healer Sage book you will learn about shamanic truths shared around the globe that are universal, regardless of the time, place or tribe you have incarnated into; you will be given shamanic practices for grounding, cleaning energy, working with plant spirits, elementals, guides, allies, ancestors, spirit animals, and angels, altar work and prayer, smoke baths and flower water medicines, working the medicine wheel, and awakening the Artist, Shaman, Healer, and Sage that lives within your very being. This is a hands on, direct experience shamanic guide that is both deeply practical and transcendently spiritual.

Great Spirit gave us everything we need to become aligned with our true spiritual essence that we may live a beautiful life on earth, integrated and harmonious.

Watch this little video, then get in on a Pre-order of the Artist Shaman Healer Sage book to receive many additional gifts of gratitude for ordering early while the book is at press. The book is expected to arrive between late April and mid-May. It will ship as soon as it is in stock.

Much gratitude, Katherine Skaggs

Artist Shaman Healer Sage 2020 Course Overview

The 3rd Saturday Each Month from 9am to 5pm
April 18 • May 16 • June 20 • July 18 • Aug. 15 • Sept. 19

This multi-cultural shamanic course is a foundation for living the ancient spiritual practices of direct revelation for transformation, and for living your life in power and unity. This course 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.

Each designated Saturday Meeting we will gather in a safe, ceremonial space for soulful learning, drum journeying, soul remembering, and creating shamanic tools. We will also meet virtually on Zoom one to two times 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. If for any reason you cannot meet at this agreed upon time by the group, a recording will be available.

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!

Each meeting we will also make ceremonial, shamanic tools associated with the work of that month.

Limited space in class, so get a deposit or full payment in as soon as you can to hold your space in the course. Scroll down to register.


Saturday, April 18 • 9am to 5pm

The East

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
  • 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 for the East - Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the East, Q&A

  • To be announced

Saturday, May 16 • 9am to 5pm

The South

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
  • Ceremonial Art – MEDICINE BAG

Zoom Calls for the South - Check-in, clearing, drum journey with the South, Q&A

  • Wednesday, May 27th - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, June 11th - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, June 20 • 9am to 5pm

The West

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
  • Ceremonial Art – DEATH MASK

Zoom Calls for the West -Check-in, clearing, drum journey with West, Q&A

  • Tuesday, June 25th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 7th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, July 18 • 9am to 5pm

The North

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 Calls for the North - Check-in, clearing, drum journey with North, Q&A

  • Thursday, July 23rd, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 4th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, August 15 • 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 Calls for the Father Sky and Mother Earth - Check-in, clearing, drum journey, Q&A

  • Wednesday, Aug. 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 10th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, September 19 • 9am to 8pm

Integration, Celebration, Graduation

The Power of Great Spirit, Our Final Meeting

Plan on an all day affair, completing the circle of the Medicine Wheel with the teachings of the Center and Great Spirit. We will also review our time together and how to continue to take this work forward into our every day lives.

Instead of ceremonial art we will bring all our tools we have made and work with them. We'll deepen into some healing practices and practice upon each other.

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 live

Every class will include a ceremonial, creative shamanic tool project. We’ll use ceremony and ritual to create our tools with intention and power.

One Pay Tuition $975

Deposit and Payment Plans Options - Your Deposit Holds Your Place in Class
3 Pay Plan -  $335 deposit. You will receive a PayPal invoice for your additional consecutive two payments due 30 days apart.
4 Pay Plan - $255 deposit. You will receive a PayPal invoice for your additional consecutive three payments due 30 days apart.
5 Pay Plan - $205 deposit. You will receive a PayPal invoice for your additional consecutive four payments due 30 days apart.
6 Pay Plan - $175 deposit. You will receive a PayPal invoice for your additional consecutive four payments due 30 days apart.

Your deposit and payments are refundable up to February 18th. Between Feb. 18 and March 18th 50% is refundable. After March 18th there are no refunds available. There is limited space in this class.

Make a HORSE DRUM!
Saturday, January 18, 2020
9:30am to 1:30pm

This is a special drum making class dedicated to working with the Medicine of Horse through drum making.

Join Katherine Skaggs to make a 15″ Horse hide drum in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. You will have the perfect setting to call in the spirit of your drum, connecting to the power and freedom Horse brings to you. This is the perfect time of year to work with Horse as one who assists you in moving to your goals through the power of the heart, so you are free to live a soulful life.

This playshop includes all materials to make your drum, within the setting of sacred shamanic ceremony. We will open a medicine wheel and call in the elements, ancestors and all our allies. You, as well as all of your drum materials will receive a smudge cleansing prior to making your drum. You will also have the opportunity to infuse your drum making process and the drum itself with prayers, blessings and intentions.

The ancient style drum is a beautiful instrument of the heart. It is used often for personal pleasure, shamanic healing work, drum circle gatherings, and shamanic journey work. The melodic beat move you into trance-like, inward, meditative states for accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.

In shamanic healing work the drum is known to bring in a powerful vibration that clears blocks in the energy bodies as well as opens the spiritual heart center. A practitioner may assist another in journeying to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing, or may journey for the them. Drumming can move one out of the linear, left brain, into the frequency of peace obtained in meditation, which is also associated with the right brain.

Making your own drum in a sacred, shamanic environment helps you to get in touch with the spirit of your drum, as well as the spirit animals associated with your drum hide of choice. There is ceremonial work to connect you to the essence of your drum as a heart instrument. This ceremonial playshop infuses prayers, blessings and gratitude energies into your drum.

You will leave with a 15" horse hide drum and drum beater. (The drum cures and is ready to play in 3-5 days.)

HORSE TOTEM MEDICINE

The Horse Spirit Animal and Totem brings the energy of power, stamina and freedom! To work with Horse Totem energy through your drum is truly a way to bring your Horse Medicine to Heart. If Horse is calling you now, know the you are being called to awaken to the freedom and power of being authentically you! Awaken your true power of Soul through the heart beat of Horse medicine. Ride high on the winds of life, balancing your inner and outer worlds through the deep vibrations of the heart.

COST $195 for full pay
or Deposit of $125, with balance due of $85 at class

Payment due by December 20th to insure your place in class. There are limited spaces for 10 available. If this time fills, we will add another late afternoon or evening class, or optional day class if needed. Drum Making Classes fill quickly. If you are called to do this class, now it the time to register!

EVENT SOLD OUT

Make a BEAR DRUM - SPECIAL EVENT!
Sunday, October 20th, 2019
10am to 2pm

EVENT SOLD OUT

CHECK OUT THE WINTER SOLSTICE BEAR DRUM MAKING EVENT NOW.

Make a Bear Drum Winter Solstice

Make your own 15″ bear hide drum in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. Call in the spirit of your drum, and infuse your drum making with love and intention.

This playshop includes all materials to make your drum, within the practice of sacred shamanic ceremony. We will open a medicine wheel and call in the directions and all our allies, we will smudge and smoke ourselves and our drum materials while setting intention and sending prayers to Spirit.

The ancient style drum is a beautiful instrument of the heart. It is used often for personal pleasure, shamanic healing work, drum circle gatherings, and shamanic journey work. The melodic beat can help you enter into trance-like, meditative states to assist you in accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.

In shamanic healing work the drum is known to bring in a vibration to clear blocks in the energy bodies as well as to open the spiritual heart center. A practitioner may assist another in journeying to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing, or may journey for the them. Drumming can move one out of the linear, left brain, into the frequency of peace obtained in meditation, which is also associated with the right brain.

Making your own drum in a sacred, shamanic environment helps you to get in touch with the spirit of your drum, as well as the spirit animals associated with your drum hide of choice. There is ceremonial work to connect you to the essence of your drum as a heart instrument. This ceremonial playshop infuses prayers, blessings and gratitude energies into your drum.

BEAR TOTEM MEDICINE

The bear is symbolic of grounding, stability, courage, fearlessness, confidence and inner strength. This powerful totem assists one in accessing the courage needed to stand up against adversity as well as the support needed in times of difficulty. Bear supports physical and emotional healing. Bear encourages you to stand for your beliefs and to stand in your truth.

The bear guides you to take leadership in your life or in the lives of others. Bear’s presence inspires respect and teaches us to go within to access our true power and wisdom.

COST $210
COST for ASHS or Advanced Shamanic Students $199

Payment due by October 11th to insure your place in class. There are limited spaces for 10 available. If this time fills, we will add another late afternoon or evening class, or optional day class.

Shamanic Drum Making Playshop
Saturday, November 3rd
Noon - 4pm

Sacred Drum MakingNative Hand Drums

Learn to make your own 16" deer hide drum  or an 18" elk hide drum on a maple hoop frame, along with a drum beater, in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. Call in the spirit of your drum, and infuse your drum making with love and intention.

This playshop includes all materials to make your drum, within the practice of sacred shamanic ceremony. We will open a medicine wheel and call in the directions and all our allies, we will smudge and smoke ourselves and our drum materials while setting intention and sending prayers to Spirit.

The ancient style drum is a beautiful instrument of the heart. It is used often for personal pleasure, shamanic healing work, drum circle gatherings, and shamanic journey work. The melodic beat can help you enter into trance-like, meditative states to assist you in accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.

In shamanic healing work the drum is known to bring in a vibration to clear blocks in the energy bodies as well as to open the spiritual heart center. A practitioner may assist another in journeying to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing, or may journey for the them. Drumming can move one out of the linear, left brain, into the frequency of peace obtained in meditation, which is also associated with the right brain.

Making your own drum in a sacred, shamanic environment helps you to get in touch with the spirit of your drum, as well as the spirit animals associated with your drum hide of choice. There is ceremonial work to connect you to the essence of your drum as a heart instrument. This ceremonial playshop infuses prayers, blessings and gratitude energies into your drum.

Deer Medicine Totem is the totem of the heart, bringing the energies of gentleness, love and kindness. Click here to learn more about Deer Medicine.

Elk Medicine Totem is a noble totem representing strength, stamina, passion, nobility, respect and survival. Click here to learn more about Elk Medicine.

You will leave with a completed drum and drum beater.

Deposits are due at the latest by Oct. 18th  to insure your space in the workshop and to buy the materials for your drum. Limited to 12 participants.

All creative materials provided: rawhide drum head and lacing, maple hoop frame; alder stick, leather, padding and sinew for drum beater.

Class will be held in Kearney, NE
*Location to be announced prior to class.

Cost:
16" Deer Hide Drum and beater - $215
18" Elk Hide Drum and beater - $225

Must make a deposit or full payment to hold your place in class.

Praying with Tobacco is for Artist Shaman Healer Sage Grads and Approved Shamanic Explorers

Praying with Sacred Tobacco
Saturday, March 10th
9am to 3pm

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

Connect with the spirit and essence of Tobacco in sacred ceremony and ritual. In this day of retreat, work with this sacred plant 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 tobacco we will work with is 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 and emotions. It is also used for protection and greatly assists sensitive, empathic people when used consciously as an ally, through prayer and with intention.

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, as the relationship is not dependent on smoking it, but on how you honor it and call it in as a spirit ally.

Cost $125
Repeats $99

Katherine Skaggs, Shamanic Practitioner
Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner who has trained extensively since 2007 with the Shipibo shamanic traditions from the Amazon jungles of Peru. In her apprenticeship she has dieted with various plants from the jungle that assist energetically, spiritually and physically. The first plant to diet with is Tobacco. The Spirit of Tobacco is a masculine energy and a fire medicine.

"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!

After the Eclipse
Shamanic Healing Circle
Monday, August 21st
6:30-9:30pm

with shamanic practitioner Katherine Skaggs

Held at Katherine's Studio at 3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins, CO

Join in sacred circle in the Shamanic Healing Circle for cleaning and clearing your mind, body and spirit. Fill up with positive energy and raise your vibration to assist you in navigating these times of conflict, revolution and transformation.

This is a gathering for sacred ceremony of blessing and healing within the Shamanic Healing Circle. As you enter into this evening, you will be cleared with sacred tobacco and agua de florida water. We will then open a medicine wheel circle in ceremonial style, honoring our allies and the directions, calling in support and protection, creating a safe and sacred space for the evening. Short shamanic clearings/healings and blessings will be offered individually within the group setting.

If weather permits we may also have a fire ceremony as part of the healing circle.

The collective group setting and individual clearings assist in clearing patterns of limitation, and opening to the wholeness of each individual, supporting self empowerment and wellness on mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. This also supports one to better navigate their lives in balance and personal power.

Shamanism and shamanic energy healing is known to be as old as 50,000 years according to modern day archeology. Katherine Skaggs has trained internationally with Amazonian Shipibo Indian shamans from the jungles of Peru, the Q'ero from the Andes of Peru and the Huichols from Mexico, in addition to multi-cultural shamanic teachers within the U.S. The practices offered within this ceremonial circle are handed down from these traditions and offered with the intention of personal and community healing and blessing.

Please come early so we can begin at 6:30pm sharp. Thank you so much!

Email Katherine to RSVP if you would like to come and pay in person.

For Artist Shaman Healer Sage Grads and Approved Shamanic Explorers

Saturday, August 26th
9am to 3pm

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

Connect with the spirit and essence of Tobacco in sacred ceremony and ritual. In this day of retreat, work with tobacco in sacred silence and prayer, invoking tobacco as your ally and as a powerful shamanic tool in your everyday life for clearing, cleaning and invoking healing. Bring tobacco in for protection and for assistance in greater boundaries and integrity in all areas of your life.

Tobacco is a sacred plant used by many indigenous peoples around the world. The tobacco we will work with is from the jungles of Peru. It is pure, and is used by the shamans there for clearing low frequency energies, such as trauma, unpleasant patterns and emotions. It is also used for protection and greatly assists sensitive, empathic people when used consciously as an ally, through prayer and with intention.

This is a one-day diet with tobacco, with an opportunity to get to know it better as a spirit ally and powerful healing tool.

Cost $125 first timers
Repeats $75

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