Dates: March 2024
The course consists of 6 pre-recorded theory sessions and 4 two-hour long live sessions (March 31st, April 7th, 21st and 28th) – Sundays 2pm start (UK time).
- In-depth explorations of the lower world
- Advanced hollowing-out practices
- Finding human lower-world guides
- The air, fire, water and earth transformation practices (burials, burnings, dismemberments, sky burials, dissolvings and water burials, cocoonings, poisonings, shapeshifting)
- … and more
WHY NEXT STEPS COURSES?
After completing the college’s First-Step course, these courses are the next step for those who wish to explore therapeutic shamanism and animism further. The courses focus on exploring the shamanic Lower-World practices in detail, developing a deep connection with Lower-World Guides (including Human, Animal Plant and Stone ones) and finding our own true and authentic Lower-World Soul – the person we are truly meant to be. In doing so, as well as being potentially profoundly healing and life-changing, the courses also help people develop a shamanic practice that is both deeply rooted and grounded.
IN THIS COURSE:
LEARN ADVANCED HOLLOWING-OUT TECHNIQUES
Hollowing out means stepping aside from our middle-world stuff as much as possible, and from our own agendas and drives, beliefs and preconceptions, so the healing Spirits can communicate and work through us without all that getting in the way.
We need to hollow out, or our journeys will be coloured, driven and distorted by our ego.
MEET YOUR LOWER WORLD HUMAN GUIDE (and THE TRIBE!)
In journeys, true power and wisdom come not from the practitioner themselves, but from their ability to let greater, wiser spirits (their Guides) work through them. As well as the practitioner’s Power Animal, their Guides can include Human ones too.
Different Human Guides have different temperaments and personalities. Often they have different shamanic specialisms. Join us and meet yours!
AIR, FIRE, WATER AND EARTH TRANSFORMATION PRACTICES
Transformation practices use 5 elements to help us with healing and energy hygiene, hollowing out and they also prepare us for the ultimate transformation – death.
Common to all transformation practices is the experience of being taken completely apart and reduced to something formless, and then being reformed again. In a sense, they are a mini ‘death’ and rebirth.
They include various shamanic practices, including burials, burnings, dismemberments, dissolvings, cocoonings, poisonings and shapeshifting.
The course starts on March 24th, 2024, and consists of:
6 pre-recorded theory sessions
With accompanying handouts, journey suggestions, and other resources, released weekly between March 24th and April 28th.
4 live experiential, journeying and community sessions
These are two hours long and start at 2pm (UK time), on March 31st, April 7th, April 21st and April 28th. These will be recorded (minus the break-out room discussions), and available for anyone who cannot attend the sessions live.
A website forum and (an optional) Signal group
Where students can ask questions, discuss topics, share experiences and additional resources, and get support, encouragement, and a sense of community.
Free bonus videos
Where we answer students’ questions and offer additional teaching.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
LIVE & PRE-RECORDED ONLINE TRAINING
- Zoom Online Sessions With Founder of Therapeutic Shamanism, Paul Francis.
- Live Shamanic Journeying.
- Study in the Comfort of Your Own Home.
SUPPORT BETWEEN SESSIONS
- Detailed Course Notes.
- Video Recording of Every Class.
- Submit Your Questions for the Next Session and Discuss with Peers.
- Learn at Your Own Pace.
YOUR SHAMANIC TRIBE
- Meet Like Minded People.
- Connect Between Sessions on Website Forum and (optional Signal group).
- Deepen the Connection in Break-Out Rooms During Live Sessions.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY?
To attend the course, you need to have completed one of the college’s online First Steps courses. The Exploring the Lower-World course consists of 6 pre-recorded theory sessions and 4 two-hour long live sessions, a total of between 15 and 20 hours of course time.
Theory pre-recorded sessions will be released weekly between the following dates: March 24th and April 28th.
The live (experiential/community) sessions:
March 31st, April 7th, April 21st and April 28th.
They are 2 hours long, and start at 2pm (UK time).