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Shamanism: From Witch Doctors through the New Millennium

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Shamanism is the oldest form of healing, dating back 30,000 years when medicine men mediated between the inner life of tribal members and their external affairs. The shaman mastered the ecstatic power of dreams, visions and trances. Shamanism was practiced all over the Earth, and the legacy lives on today, not only in indigenous cultures but in Eastern practices of yoga. Western schools of psychology have investigated altered states of consciousness, visualization, dream imagery, breathing techniques and sound to incorporate spiritual insight into therapeutic processes. The schools, based on the depth psychology of Freud and Jung and the newer "experiential therapies" employ techniques of consciousness transformation with ancient roots. We will explore how the new therapies use shamanic methods such as the journey of awakening, healing of psychic fragmentation and the reconciliation of dualities such as good/evil, male/female and human/animal.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

CE South Building

Carol March 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichemnt.



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/7/2019 - 5/28/2019 Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 109 Carol March