Shamanic practices, such as the shamanic journey, have been used for tens of thousands of years. They are a form of meditation that uses rhythm, such as drumming, to create the mental context for connecting and interacting with Spirit.
The journey is an accessible and powerful way to engage directly with wisdom through working with teachers and guides, such as animal spirits. It is a doorway through which you can enter non-ordinary reality—the Spirit World—for insights, guidance, and inspiration. Many people who have difficulty with traditional meditation practices find that the shamanic journey works better for them.
This course includes not only videos describing journey, but also a downloadable 16-minute audio soundtrack with guided imagery to help you to begin your journey practice.
This course is an introduction to a larger world... the world of Spirit.
Gerry Starnes, M.Ed., is an Austin, Texas area teacher, facilitator, and practitioner. He is the author of the award-winning book, Spirit Paths: The Quest for Authenticity, and several other spirit-oriented publications.
A light-hearted and engaging speaker, Gerry has offered workshops and presentation for more than 15 years. In 2003, he established the first shamanic journey circle in Austin, which still continues weekly. He created the six-month immersive Spirit Paths program, the basis for the book. He also has created more than a dozen videos on shamanic topics, hosted in the Shamanic Passages YouTube channel.
Gerry is a shamanic and Reiki practitioner, and a Traditional Tribal Healer of the Turtle Island Provider Network.
Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Psychology, Special Education, and Education.
Experience and Distinctions
Shamanic Practitioner and Teacher
Usui Reiki Master/Teacher
Traditional Tribal Healer, Turtle Island Providers Network
Gerry Starnes, M.Ed., TTH