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If you are looking for programs in Celtic shamanism, please click on “Description” below.  The programs listed are presented by people who have studied with me and whose work is solid, credible, and inspiriting.  The list will be updated as i receive notices from them.


Click here for Description of selected programs.


Below are  the dates for the three retreats I will be facilitating in 2017.  Tlhe Michigan and Mosswood retreats are open only to those who have completed the two-year program in Celtic Shamanism.

         Michigan Retreat:  April 20-23, 2017  

         A Celtic Middle Way: Seeking Harmony in the midst of Conflict    

                                 Contact: Kate Durda at 


        Men’s Retreat:  May 19-21, 2017

                          Contact Jim Wood at

 Mosswood Retreat: October 13-15, 2017 

 A Celtic Middle Way: Seeking Harmony in the midst of Conflict

                    Contact Stacy Van Dusen at    


                 North East Society for Shamanic Practice Gathering
                 At Camp Little Notch in the NY’s Adirondacks
                 August 25 – 27, 2017
                 Information at:




The Society for Shamanic Practice (formerly the Society for Shamanic Practitioners) is dedicated to supporting the re-emergence of shamanic wisdom in the modern Western world. Please visit the new web site Also, note that the journal Contemporary Shamanism (formerly the Journal of Shamanic Practice) is now available only  on our web site.  We are no longer publishing the journal as hard copy.  It is now only on-line.

SPECIAL EVENT:  The SSP will sponsor a three-day Nature Retreat in the mountains of Northern New Mexico at Eagle-Bear Ranch. June 7-10, 2017. The theme is “Praying with the Spirits of the Land.”  For more information go to