The Pacific Northwest Core Shamanic Community

Who We Are

We are people who speak a common language in shamanic journeying and healing techniques called Core Shamanism.

Core Shamanism is "universal or near-universal principles and practices of shamanism not bound to any specific cultural group or perspective, as originated and developed by Michael Harner" at the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. "Plant medicine" ceremonies are not included in this curriculum.

That said, "Core Shamanism" really does mean Core. The FSS does not teach the beautiful cultural traditions they have encountered all over the world out of respect for those indigenous tribes. This type of ritual and culture we can create on our own! Spirited drumming and music, ritual, sacred garb are all part of this Way. Many of us have blended our spritual paths to create something unique. However the foundation is still there.


The website for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) is




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