What is CORE SHAMANISM? Main beliefs and practices of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies

What is Core Shamanism? In this video, I will cover:

– Michael Harner and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies

– Core Shamanism and its main beliefs

– Shamanic Journey to gain knowledge, power and Soul Retrieval

– The three worlds and the cosmology of this trans-cultural shamanism.

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Published on November 30, 2019