Steven Joseph Schmitz
Track: Shamanism and Its Potential for Modern Man
Workshop: Shamanic Morning Prayer Circle
This Shamanic Morning Prayer Circle is an opportunity to start your morning in a sacred way sharing gratitude, connecting with spirit, drumming, dancing, and sharing ritual in community. Bring a drum or rattle, if you have one. This activity, before breakfast, will be facilitated by Dr. Steven Schmitz and Dr. Pier Luigi Lattuada.
Workshop: Benefits of the ancient spiritual practice of shamanic journeying for contemporary times
This workshop will be a combination of theory of how shamanic practice is relevant to contemporary times and experience of the shamanic journey. Dr. Schmitz will present his research on shamanic journeying, explore the context for shamanic practice, create sacred space, and provide time for attendees to experience shamanic journeying to live drumming. Bring a drum or rattle, if you have one, eye-covering, and a notebook for recording your journey experience. This workshop is open for everyone regardless of previous shamanic experience.
Dr. Steven Schmitz is a professor at Sofia University (USA), teaches internationally, has a private practice in shamanic counseling and healing, offers shamanic journey circles, and provides ceremonies. He is President of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP) and a former Board Secretary of EUROTAS. Dr. Schmitz was initiated into shamanic practice in 1974.