Visionseeker Level I: Shamanism and the Modern Mystical Movement
To register for this event by phone: Dial 831-667-3005. Phone reservation hours are Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm, and Friday - Sunday 9am - 5pm. (All times are Pacific.)
To register for this event online: You can find more information and place an online reservation request through Esalen's Accommodations Information page.
This retreat includes elements of the weekend workshops, but in greater depth. We will utilize the classic shamanic journey method to establish connections with our spirit helpers and teachers, ancestral spirits, and possibly descendants.
We will begin to examine the nature of health, illness, and healing from the perspective of the traditional shaman, and the week will conclude with a powerful healing ritual. This workshop provides a clear introduction for those less familiar with the shaman's path and will enhance the practice of more experienced inner travelers.
The Esalen Institute was founded in 1962 as an alternative educational center devoted to the exploration of what Aldous Huxley called the "human potential," the world of unrealized human capacities that lies beyond the imagination. Esalen soon became known for its blend of East/West philosophies, its experiential/didactic workshops, the steady influx of philosophers, psychologists, artists, and religious thinkers, and its breathtaking grounds blessed with natural hot springs.