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What Is Shamanism? Introductory Workshop
Shamanic Healing Series
The Nine Rites of the Munay-Ki
Your Karmic Blueprint: Healing Our Ancestors/Healing Ourselves

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What Is Shamanism? Introductory Workshop
Facilitaed by: Dr. Sally Stanton

Have you heard the term shamanism or shamanic healing? Have you wondered what
it means or what it's all about? Thinking about taking the Shamanic Healing Certificate
Series in 2017? If so, this workshop is for you!

This workshop will introduce you to a few of the basic concepts that are common to
shamanic practices and shamanism around the world. You may have already heard of
some of them: sacred space, journeying, altars, spirit flight, sound induction, recapitulation,
etc. You will be able to get your questions answered about the certificate series, and
experience a group shamanic journey yourself.

Come and get a taste of what shamanism has to offer for your personal spiritual journey
as well as for those who practice the healing arts. Workshop Fee: $25.00

Taught by Dr. Sally Stanton, shamanic energy healing practitioner and teacher.


Shamanic Healing Series
Introduction to Shamanism & the Medicine Wheel
Medicine of the South and the West
Medicine of the North and the East
Medicine of the Earth and the Sky

Class 1: 4 Hrs Introduction to Shamanism and the Medicine Wheel
This introductory class will include a brief pan-cultural exploration and overview of
Shamanism in ancient and contemporary urban cultures. We will explore classic
Shamanism including: a discussion of purpose; Fundamentals of the 3 Journey Worlds;
focus on the Shamanic States of Consciousness (SSC); Journeying and Healing; meeting
one’s Spirit Guides and Power Animals.

An overview of sound induction, including rattles, drumming, and vocalizing (chanting
and singing) will be included, along with the setting of intentions for the class and each of
its attendees. We will also introduce the traditional Peruvian shaman’s mesa and how they
work with power objects for healing.

The focus of this class series is the actual practice and experience of sacred journeys. Each
Journey is an Initiation and Empowerment into different dimensions of Shamanic
Consciousness. Weather permitting, during each class we will take “field trips” to the nearby
Elm Grove Town Park to do as much of the work outdoors as possible!

Class 2: 4 Hrs. Medicine of the South and Medicine of the West
In this class we will begin to begin to walk the Way of the Medicine Wheel, exploring the
human energy field and how to heal ourselves and to open the path of healing for others.

Medicine of the South – Snake Medicine
We begin with Snake Medicine. Just as snakes shed their skins, we will journey to
understand the beliefs, emotions, wounds, and experiences that limit and define us, and
practice ways to move those heavy energies and release them, including supportive
breathing techniques and the basic healing technique of Illumination. We will review the
chakra system and study the Peruvian shamanic view of energetic imprints, reality, and
causes of illness. We will continue developing relationships with spirit allies through lower
world shamanic journeys. We will also learn how to create and use sacred space/altars in
healing sessions, ceremonies, and rituals.. We will continue to work with the shaman’s
mesa and learn to conduct a traditional fire ceremony as a powerful way to release that
which we no longer need.

Medicine of the West – Jaguar Medicine
Next, we seek Jaguar Medicine, which helps us track energy, see into the shadows, and
uncover what is hidden. As we let go of our stories and beliefs, releasing them to the fire,
we begin to see ourselves and everything around us in a new way. The role of the shaman
is to walk in two “worlds” at once; to do that, shamanic practitioners must be able to easily
make perceptual shifts, to consciously construct reality, to see what is “not there.” We will
journey to meet our ancestors, to discover and honor the gifts they have given us. We will
learn about and begin to practice diagnostic and healing techniques such as crystallized
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Class 3: 4 Hrs Medicine of the North and Medicine of the East
Medicine of the North - Hummingbird Medicine
As the wheel of the year turns, so does the Medicine Wheel. Hummingbird medicine is
about make the so-called impossible possible, moving instantly and easily between
realities, always seeking the sweetness in life. Together we will journey to heal past lives,
releasing roles and labels given to us by others (and accepted by us) that have limited our
soul’s journey on earth. We will study further how relationships past and present have
created webs, cords, and tubes of energy that hold us back from experiencing joy, love,
and true health, and fulfillment. Students will learn and practice how to remove, cut, and
untangle these energy bonds to heal themselves and help others heal. We will also explore
the concept of soul loss and learn a method of soul retrieval to bring integration and

Medicine of the East – Eagle Medicine
The Medicine that Eagle brings helps us rise above our everyday life and world, and
grasp the larger picture, while also not losing sight of the details. In this class we will
journey to the upper world to meet our higher selves; continue developing our shamanic
tracking and shapeshifting skills; and practice walking in beauty. Students will also learn
and practice a 7-chakra technique to help souls that are ready to transition through the
conscious dying process, and practice spirit flight.

Class 4 – 4 Hrs Medicine of the Earth and Medicine of the Sky
Medicine of the Earth (Pachamama) – Earth Medicine
Shamans throughout time and across the world deeply honor the Earth as our Mother,
the source of all that sustains us. In this class we will study how to work with the spirits of
the four elements (earth, air, fire and water) and of the seasons to assist in healing ourselves,
our clients, and our communities. We will learn about the ceremonial practice of building
an apacheta, and we will work more deeply with the despacho ceremony, a traditional Q’
uero medicine tradition that serves many purposes, but which at its heart deeply expresses
gratitude for the gift of an earthly life and all it holds. We will also briefly discuss how to
open and close energy portals and how to work with natural energy vortexes.

Medicine of the Sky – Star Medicine
The Medicine of the Sky reminds us that we are made of ”star stuff” – infinite and eternal.
We are not separate from the Divine; it permeates every cell, every atom, every particle
of our bodies and our world. With this in mind we know that we are also surrounded by the
unseen, the world we call spirit, and so in the conclusion of this class we will take upper
world journeys meet, develop relationships with, and work with celestial guides (ascended
masters; angels, archangels, etc.) Shamans can learn to master time and space with the
help of those who are already Masters. Their guidance is available to us at all times as we
continue our soul’s journey and assist others on their healing path. We will then end our
Medicine Wheel journey together in ceremony and initiation.

If you are taking the series, please bring to class three stones (any size, uncut/unpolished
is best) that resonate or “speak” to you. We will work with these in class and they will
become “kuyas” – sacred objects in your mesa.

Weather permitting, during each class we will take “field trips” to the nearby Elm Grove
Town Park to do as much of the work outdoors as possible!

Students who complete all four classes receive a certificate in shamanic healing and
become full mesa carriers in the Peruvian tradition.


Instructor: Sally Stanton, PhD      

The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the Incan medicine way. The word
munay (moo-nye) means “I love you as you are” in the ancient Quechua language, still
spoken by native peoples of the Andes. The Munay-Ki rites are the nine gates that heal us
and transform us by planting seeds in our energy bodies that we can actively nurture and
grow. We are born with these aspects, but the momentum of our culture weakens and
distorts them. The Munay-Ki Rites reawaken and strengthen these abilities, connecting us
with an ancient lineage of healers and luminous beings, and healing past wounds so that
we can more effectively dream our new world into being and live our daily lives in the ways
that we truly wish to. The shamans of Peru have gifted these rites to the world after centuries
of silence because we are finally ready to receive them and the world desperately needs the
transformation they bring.

As you receive the Munay-Ki, your chakras will become clear and you’ll acquire a “rainbow”
body. This is when your chakras glow with their original radiance. Remember that each of
the chakras has a color, and when they’re shining with their original light, they emit the
colors of the rainbow. When they’re dulled by trauma from this and from previous lifetimes,
our energy field becomes a grayish hue and our chakras become pools of psychic sludge.
Once we acquire a rainbow body, the luminous beings that the shamans call Earthkeepers
can reach out to us because they recognize that we share a common vision and calling.

In this four-class series presented on two weekends one month apart, you will learn about
the Rites, receive each Rite, and practice gifting the Rite to others. You will also learn how
to nurture the energetic seeds planted when receiving the Rites and receive instructional
handouts to guide you. At the final class, you will receive a Pi Stone, to be used in gifting
the Rites to others. The Rites themselves are to be given freely at no charge; this series is
fee-based because you are also taught how to gift the Rites and mentored through the

Email and phone support will be available during February and March 2016 from the
instructor to students registered for the series. Students may experience profound dreams,
visions, and other spiritual or psychic phenomena after receiving each Rite, as your
energetic and physical bodies are cleared of stagnant or toxic energies and your
vibrational level is increased.

The four classes must be completed in order. Even if you have received one or two of the
Rites previously, it is recommended you sign up for the full series and receive them again
(you can receive the Rites as many times as you like and/or is necessary for you to gain their
full benefit).

Detailed class descriptions:

Class One – Introduction to the Rites and the Healer’s Rite.
Students will receive a brief overview of shamanic beliefs and practices among the
descendants of the Incas who still live high in the peaks of the Andes in Peru, and will
learn about the Nine Rites of the Munay-Ki and why they are so important. Each student
will learn about and receive the first rite, the Healer’s Rite, which awakens the healing
abilities in the recipient’s hands, so that everything and everyone they touch is blessed.
Each will then be taught how to transmit the Rite, and have one or more opportunities to
practice gifting the Rite to others in the class.

Class Two – The Seer’s Rite and the Bands of Power Rite
Each student will experience the Seer’s Rite, which installs filaments of light extending
from your visual cortex in the back of your head to your third eye and heart chakras. This
Rite awakens and enhances your ability to perceive the invisible world of energy and spirit.
Then each student will receive the Bands of Power, which consist of five energetic bands
representing earth, air, fire, water, and pure light installed in their energy field. These
bands act as filters, breaking down any negative energy that come your way into one of
the five elements so that these energies can feed you instead of making you toxic or ill.

Class Three – The Harmony Rites, the Daykeepers’ Rite, and the Wisdomkeepers’ Rite
    • The Harmony Rites: Students will receive seven archetypes into their chakras as
      seeds that must be germinated with fire.

    • The Daykeepers’ Rite: Energetic transmission that connects you to a lineage of
      shamanic healers from the past, begins the process of healing your inner feminine,
      and helps you to step beyond fear, and practice peace.

    • The Wisdomkeepers’ Rite: Wisdomkeepers are medicine men and women from the
      past who defeated death and stepped outside of time. The job of the Wisdomkeeper
      is to protect the medicine teachings and share them with others when appropriate.
      This rite helps you to step outside of time and taste infinity.

Class Four – Earthkeeper, Starkeeper, and Creator Rites
    • The Earthkeeper Rite: This rite connects you to a lineage of archangels reputed to have
      human form and be as tall as trees. As an Earthkeeper, you become a steward of all life
      on the Earth, and come under the direct protection of these archangels. You can summon
      their power when needed to bring healing and balance to any situation. This rite helps
      you learn the ways of the seer, dreaming the world into being.

    • The Starkeeper Rite: When you receive this rite, your physical body begins to evolve.
      The aging process is slowed down, and you become more resistant to diseases. You
      begin to live and process the events of your life at the level of Spirit. You acquire
      stewardship of the time to come and all future generations.

The Creator Rite: This Rite awakens the God-light within you and you acquire steward-
      ship for all of creation, from the smallest grain of sand to the largest cluster of galaxies
      in the universe. It helps to awaken your Christ or Buddha consciousness. Before 2006, this
      Rite was only transmitted directly from Spirit to those who had attained this level of
      initiation. Now it can be transmitted from person-to-person, as the shamans of the Andes
      have seen how much it is needed on this planet and asked their guides to allow this.

Each student will be taught how to transmit these Rites, and have one or more opportunities
to practice gifting them to others in the class.

After the final Rites are given, the class will then learn how to perform a simple candle fire
ceremony to be used regularly to nurture and grow the gifts of the Rites. Students will also
receive a Pi Stone of their own to be used in gifting the rites to others. The fire ceremony
will close the series.


Instructor: Holly Emmer - BSN, Shamanic Practitioner

Class Series Overview
This class series is inspired by Steven Farmer’s book, “Healing Ancestral Karma.” During
this three class series students will begin an exploration of how their ancestors influence
their lives, right up to the present day. They will learn how they can connect with their
ancestors to access their ancient knowledge and how to heal their ancestral karma, thereby
assisting them in reaching their full potential in this lifetime.

Learning How Our Ancestors Influence Us Today
In this class, we will explore how ancestors influence our lives from cultural, scientific, and
energetic viewpoints. We will discuss three types of ancestors and begin to establish our
relationship with our ancestors through the creation of a family tree and experiential group
work. Via a shamanic journey, we will also establish a relationship with a spiritual guide
whose intention is to help us with healing our ancestral wounds.

Creating a Deeper Connection with Our Ancestors
This class will focus further on exploring our family trees, and we will create an ancestral
altar in order to deepen our relationship with our ancient ones. We will also practice some
ways in which we can communicate and experience the lives of our ancestors through
various meditations and the use of messengers and guides.

Healing Dysfunctional Ancestral Lines, Healing Yourself
In this class, we will bring together what we have learned about our ancestors and use
several different modalities and protocols for healing ancestral karma which will help
unravel the unhealthy family patterns that affect us and, in turn, our descendants.

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