Course Description

Senior Instructor

Gerry Starnes

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.EducationMasters of Education (M.Ed) in Psychology, Special Education, and Education.Experience and DistinctionsShamanic Practitioner and TeacherUsui Reiki Master/TeacherTraditional Tribal Healer, Turtle Island Providers Network

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • Welcome to Creating Your Shamanic Practice!

    • The Shamanic Journey: Beginner's Guide to Journeying (PDF)

    • Power Animals: The Role of Spirit Guides in the Shamanic Journey (PDF)

    • Spiritual Connection Through Mysticism

    • Evolutionary Tree of Religion

    • Spiritual Connection Through Mysticism (Transcript)

    • Shamanism Past and Present

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Eight Characteristics of Shamanic Practice

    • Shamanism Past and Present (Transcript)

  • 2

    Core Tools and Practices

    • What Is Smudging?

      FREE PREVIEW
    • What Is Smudging (Transcript)

    • The Power of the Shamanic Journey

    • Shamanic Journey Resources

    • Drumming Soundtrack

    • Your Shamanic Journey Center

    • The Power of the Shamanic Journey (Transcript)

    • Journeying to the Spirits of Place

    • Journeying To Spirits Of Place (Transcript)

    • The Medicine Wheel (Part One)

    • Four Directions Medicine Wheel Comparison

    • The Jewish Directions Wheel

    • The Medicine Wheel (Part One ~ Transcript)

    • The Medicine Wheel, Part Two

    • The Medicine Wheel (Part Two ~ Transcript)

    • Calling the Directions

    • Calling The Directions (Group)

    • Calling the Directions (Transcript)

    • Closing the Circle - Releasing the Spirits

    • Your Shamanic Day Plan (Part One)

    • Your Shamanic Day Plan (Part Two)

    • Touching Base

  • 3

    Shamanic Healing

    • What Is Shamanic Healing?

    • What Is Shamanic Healing (Transcript)

    • What Is Curse Healing?

    • What Is Curse Healing? (Transcript)

    • Soul Loss and Soul Retrieval (Live : 28 min)

    • Healing Emotional Wounds

    • Congratulations! One Quarter Completed!

    • Healing Emotional Wounds (Outline)

  • 4

    More Tools and Practices

    • The Middle World (Live : 26 minutes)

    • Finding Your Drum

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Rattles In Shamanic Practice

    • Breaking The Program (Live)

    • Journey Into Mother Earth (15 minutes)

    • Time For Review

  • 5

    Power and Power Objects

    • Shamanic Concepts of Power

    • Accessing Power (Live)

    • Altars

    • Bridging Journeys & Dreams to Everyday Life

    • Making and Using Fetishes

    • Stone Allies

    • Congratulations! Halfway Mark!

  • 6

    Spirit Guides and Allies

    • Spirit Guides & Allies

    • Spirit Guides & Allies (Live - Part 1)

    • Spirit Guides & Allies (Live - Part 2)

    • Honoring and Gratidute: Honoring

    • Honoring and Gratitude: Gratitude

    • Honoring What Sustains Us (Live)

    • What Is Your Totem?

    • Time For Review

  • 7

    The Four Agreements (Don Miguel Ruiz)

    • An Overview of the Four Agreements

    • Persecutors and Victims: Two Sides of the Same Coin

    • Persecutors And Victims: Two Sides of the Same Coin (Transcript)

    • The Power of Your Word

    • The Power of Your Word (Transcript)

    • Stop Taking It Personally!

    • Stop Taking It Personally! (Transcript)

    • When You Assume...

    • When You Assume... (Transcript)

    • Over-Achievers Anonymous

    • Over-Achievers Anonymous (Transcript)

    • Congratulations! Three Quarters Complete!

    • Pause and Reflect: The Four Agreements

  • 8

    Personal History

    • What's Your Story? (Part One)

    • What's Your Story (Part One Transcript)

    • What's Your Story (Part Two)

    • What's Your Story? (Part Two Transcript)

    • Checking In...

    • Is Your Truth Actually A Myth?

    • Managing Regrets With Ho'oponopono

    • Managing Regrets With Ho'oponopono (Transcript)

    • Reclaiming Power With Recapitulation (Live)

  • 9

    The Power of Writing

    • Get It Out Of Your Head

    • Connecting Through Journaling

    • Stop. Look. Listen.

    • Stop. Look. Listen. (Transcript)

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