The Center for Transformational Studies

FAQs for Shamanic Apprenticeship

What is Shamanism?

Shamanism is a way of life that acknowledges that all life is sacred, that everything is alive and has a spirit, and that everything is connected. Living in Right Relationship by honoring and respecting all our relations is also a quality of shamanism.

How does this apprenticeship differ from others?

Rather than a series of group weekend workshops, this apprenticeship was designed for continuous independent study along with nurturing support through one-on-one mentoring and spiritual healing sessions.

Do I need any special background or knowledge to participate in these teachings?

No. This apprenticeship was actually designed for beginners. All you need is an open heart, and a commitment to grow and change your perceptions of yourself and the world around you.

How will I benefit by becoming your shamanic student?

This is a time of Great Awakening on Mother Earth, and many of us are being called to find a way to open our hearts, accelerate our inner growth, and reconnect with nature. Resurrecting the Old Ways: Walking the Land & Honoring the Spirits in Right Relationship is an apprenticeship designed to inspire your spirit and shift your perceptions of yourself and nature, so you fully embrace the sacred and walk in balance with all our relations. By helping you to shift your consciousness, become aware of, and work with the spirits of Nature, this cross-cultural course will help you develop a reverence and gratitude for the natural world.

Why study cross-cultural shamanic studies?

By weaving Native American culture with Celtic, Australian, Norse, Vedic and Tibetan Buddhist shamanic traditions with my own personal experiences, you will broaden your knowledge while gaining valuable insights into myth, cosmology, ritual and ceremony.

How do I register for my shamanic apprenticeship?

Simply call me on the phone at (919) 942-7754 or contact me through my website.

When do I begin my shamanic apprenticeship?

Because this apprenticeship specializes in one-on-one mentoring, private spiritual advancement sessions and independent study, you can begin your apprenticeship any time during the year.

How do I work with you if I don’t live close to you?

It’s easy! All the tutorials will be emailed to you. Mentoring sessions can be given through email, phone or Skype and Spiritual Advancement sessions can be given long-distance.

What are the apprenticeship fees?

Selection I (yearly tutorials, 2 hours/monthly of spiritual mentoring, plus 2 hours spiritual advancement sessions) is $3600, and Selection II (yearly tutorials, plus 2 hours/monthly of spiritual mentoring) is $2195.

Do I need to make a deposit for this apprenticeship?

Yes! When you sign up you are required to pay of the tuition fee as a non-refundable deposit.

Do I have to pay the remaining fee all at once or do you have a payment plan?

Yes! We do have payment plans, however if you choose to pay the tuition with one payment you will receive a 5% discount.

Can I sign up for one year at a time in your three year apprenticeship?

Yes! All students commit to one year at a time with the option of continuing at the end of their year’s agreement.

What does my year’s commitment involve?

Each student needs to be able to work independently, seriously study the tutorials, integrate these lessons into their daily life, fully participate in their mentoring and spiritual advancement sessions and pay their fees on time.

How do I work with the Apprenticeship Tutorials?

The tutorials were designed as mini-workshops to be studied independently and integrated into your daily life. You can do this by studying each tutorial’s unique content of history, background and focus, and by completing the exercises provided. Questions are answered during your Mentoring sessions.

What will I learn during Mentoring Sessions?

Although these sessions answer questions, they also help ground your studies into daily life through ceremony, guidance, and prayer.

What are Spiritual Advancement Sessions?

Spiritual Advancement sessions help raise your vibration, shift your consciousness, develop inner peace, and release old emotional patterns that may prevent spiritual development and connection with the natural world.

What happens when I complete three years of study?

After finishing your three years of study you will receive a certificate of completion and an invitation to become a member in my Medicine Society. At this time you may also be called to world or community service.

How do I purchase Tutorials without becoming a formal student?

It’s easy! Simply select the tutorials you would like to purchase from the Foundational, Intermediate and/or Advanced years. When you click the “Pay Now” button a form will come up where you can fill in your contact information and check off the individual tutorials or yearly discounted sets you would like to purchase. When you have completed this form, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Pay Now” button. This will bring you to PayPal where you can pay with a credit/debit card.

Is there an advantage to purchasing Yearly Tutorial Sets over individual tutorials?

Yes! When you purchase a Yearly Tutorial Set for the Foundatinal, Intermediate or Advanced years there will be a substantial discount.