The Shamanic Journey

An Introduction to Journeying | taught by Gerry Starnes

What this course is about...

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.

The Shamanic Journey course is an introduction to a larger world... the world of Spirit.

Gerry Starnes
Gerry Starnes
Senior Instructor

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.

Education
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
gerry@gerrystarnes.com

What this course includes...

The Shamanic Journey
26:26
The Shamanic Journey: Fundamentals
Preparing For Your Journey
A Shamanic Journey Into Mother Earth (MP3)
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Reviews (2)

Beginner's Beginning

by Tasha Miner
I've always thoroughly enjoyed Native American culture. When I decided to begin my spiritual journey away from the unwelcoming Lutheran church, I first took an online quiz that suggested Taoism. My Dad recently having converted from Atheism to Buddhism, I felt this was a good step for me. But it was only a step. When I studied further, I realized that Nature needed to be my guide, my teacher, and my spirituality -- so I studied and found Shamanism. I've been studying off & on for months. This course was GREAT. I am so glad I did it, especially today when I'm having a really hard time with my PTSD symptoms. Thank you so much for this course, Mr. Starnes. I am forever grateful, and will be signing up for your monthly lessons as well as the newsletter.

Clear Basics

by Shirley Crossland
This is a very clear and concise description, experience, and follow-up to introduce journeying. The length of each segment makes it easy to fit into my day. The fact that there was actually drumming for a journey and follow-up instructions is very important and useful. I appreciate the reminders not to try to compare my journey experience to anyone else's. Comparing can make things confusing. This class gave me a complete overview of the basics and a direction for continuing. It fulfills its purpose of being an introduction.

Beginner's Beginning

by Tasha Miner
I've always thoroughly enjoyed Native American culture. When I decided to begin my spiritual journey away from the unwelcoming Lutheran church, I first took an online quiz that suggested Taoism. My Dad recently having converted from Atheism to Buddhism, I felt this was a good step for me. But it was only a step. When I studied further, I realized that Nature needed to be my guide, my teacher, and my spirituality -- so I studied and found Shamanism. I've been studying off & on for months. This course was GREAT. I am so glad I did it, especially today when I'm having a really hard time with my PTSD symptoms. Thank you so much for this course, Mr. Starnes. I am forever grateful, and will be signing up for your monthly lessons as well as the newsletter.

Clear Basics

by Shirley Crossland
This is a very clear and concise description, experience, and follow-up to introduce journeying. The length of each segment makes it easy to fit into my day. The fact that there was actually drumming for a journey and follow-up instructions is very important and useful. I appreciate the reminders not to try to compare my journey experience to anyone else's. Comparing can make things confusing. This class gave me a complete overview of the basics and a direction for continuing. It fulfills its purpose of being an introduction.