Harner Shamanic Counseling
One on One Journey Instruction
Thank you for your interest in shamanic counseling and welcome to my practice.
If you are interested in learning to do Shamanic journeying, etc. in a group setting, please see the weekend workshops schedule under “Workshops/Trainings.” I also would be glad to schedule a workshop in your area. (8 person min)
The Harner Shamanic Counseling Method combines shamanic journeywork with modern technology to allow you autonomy in obtaining answers to questions that are important to you. You will act as your own shaman as you make the journeys into nonordinary reality for information that is personally relevant.
Because the journeys are recorded, the information is yours to access, allowing you to reflect and interpret further, if desired. My role is to provide you with a safe comfortable environment and teach you the process. I will provide you with feedback, as needed.
Please take some time to review the document from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, “About Shamanic Counseling.” This provides you with further information. If you are interested in learning this method, please contact me at Sha@shamanicwalk.com. I look forward to answering, your questions and working with you.
HARNER SHAMANIC COUNSELING
Foundation for Shamanic Studies
Harner Shamanic Counseling is a spiritual method, a system of shamanic counseling that follows the ancient principles of shamanism, not of psychology or of other Western systems. As a method of spiritual counseling, HSC has at its goal life-enlightenment, not the treatment of psychopathology. It is a problem-solving system for discovering one’s own spiritual power and the wisdom to deal successfully with daily life.
HSC is a copyrighted system based upon classic shamanism with the addition of certain important innovations created by Michael Harner through years of his own practice of shamanic counseling. Concepts, practices, and goals used in Harner Shamanic Counseling include: nonordinary reality; the shamanic journey and shamanic divination (both undertaken by the client); the realization of one’s own personal spiritual power; and the discovery of one’s ability to obtain extraordinary, very practical, spiritual wisdom and answers to important personal questions.
In essence, the client becomes a practitioner of divinatory shamanism, with the help and guidance (in ordinary reality) of the shamanic counselor. One of the features of HSC is that the real shamanic counselors are in nonordinary reality. These are sacred Teachers that the clients spontaneously encounter in their shamanic journeys who provide the nonordinary reality answers to the clients’ questions. The ordinary reality HSC counselors, in contrast, do not provide substantive answers or interpretations for the client, but are essentially experienced shamanic facilitators who provide encouragement and methodological shamanic advice based upon their own more extensive experience in shamanic journeying and shamanism.
HSC uses the electronic sonic-driving technique originated by Michael Harner to alter the state of consciousness of the client in order to go “outside of time” to utilize the ancient shamanic problem-solving methods. The client is trained in the unique Harner-invented simultaneous narration and recording method of shamanic journeying in order to amplify the quality of experience and to have an on-going recording of it. Through his/her experiences in the shamanic journey, the client has the opportunity to overcome inhibitory fears and to gain self-confidence while acquiring heart-felt wisdom. With this, the client commonly experiences a sense of personal empowerment and a new-found joy in existence.