Featured Books & Audio

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With permission from the great Kahuna elder, Hale Makua, Hank Wesselman, Ph.D, shares sacred Hawaiian spiritual knowledge seldom imparted to outsiders.

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Two respected shamanic teachers present a comprehensive guidebook on applying indigenous wisdom to modern life for healing, problem-solving and spiritual growth.

This home study 6-CD box set includes 64 tracks of teachings with eight experiential journeys and a new recording of Hank's shamanic drumming and rattling.

Spiritwalker: Messages from the Future

The first volume of Hank Wesselman's spiritual autobiography--the true story of an ongoing continuum of spontaneous altered states that would forever change his life.

Spirit Medicine: Healing in the Sacred Realms

A guide book to shamanic healing from the Hawaiian kahuna perspective that sheds vital light on our own healing systems.

Upcoming Events

Breitenbush Hotsprings Conference Center - Detroit, Oregon
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:30pm

An introductory weekend experiential workshop in which the classic method of shamanic journeywork is taught.

Breitenbush Hotsprings Conference Center - Detroit, Oregon
Sun, 07/27/2014 - 5:00pm

At the core of this week's work lies an in depth cross-cultural consideration of the nature of illness, healing, and healthcare, in which participants will gain valuable experience in spirit medicine.

Esalen Institute - Big Sur, California
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:30pm

An introductory weekend experiential workshop in which the classic method of shamanic journeywork is taught.

Esalen Institute - Big Sur, California
Sun, 08/10/2014 - 8:30pm

This 5 day retreat will be focused primarily upon investigative shamanic fieldwork into the sacred dimensions where all mysteries, great and small, may become known.

Esalen Institute - Big Sur, California
Sun, 09/28/2014 - 8:30pm

At the core of this week's work lies an in depth cross-cultural consideration of the nature of illness, healing, and healthcare, in which participants will gain valuable experience in spirit medicine.

Breitenbush Hotsprings Conference Center - Detroit, Oregon
Sun, 10/05/2014 - 5:00pm

This 5 day retreat will be focused primarily upon investigative shamanic fieldwork into the sacred dimensions where all mysteries, great and small, may become known.

New Stories & Posts

As we move toward the beginning of a new year, many of us are courageously taking stock of what is going on in our world. And as we do, our attention is drawn inexorably, and with discernment, to the storytelling fare that is being presented to us by the major information sharing sources, such as the national and international news media, special interest groups including religion, commerce driven campaigns, and the social media outlets.

Those who have taken our shamanic training workshops over the last twenty years have become familiar, sooner or later, with the elemental spirits that are planetary in nature, as well as with the qualities and abilities that these transpersonal forces may convey to those of us if and when we come into relationship with them.

In March of this year (2013) I arrived at the Breitenbush Hotsprings and Conference Center in the mountain forests and of northern Oregon to teach a week-long Visionseeker workshop to a group of spiritual seekers. These gatherings are designed to assist non-tribal western people in achieving expanded states of awareness, bringing them into connection with those inner sources of wisdom and power and healing that traditional peoples call spirits.

I often mention that in the Western world, when we hear the word "shaman," most of us tend to conjure up an image of a masked and costumed indigenous tribal person, dancing around a fire in the dark, involved in some sort of mysterious ritual, accompanied by singing and drum beats. But inside that cultural shell of mask, costume and ritual, there is a woman or a man with a set of very real skills. The shaman is the master of the trance experience.

Allow me to draw from the book that my wife Jill Kuykendall and I co-authored—Spirit Medicine: Healing in the Sacred Realms—to offer you a gift. If you have a serious health issue, here is a healing meditation that you can do in your sacred garden, your inner place of power and healing (also see my book The Journey to the Sacred Garden) for 30 minutes or more, at least once or twice each day.

In all true beginnings, there is no knowledge of what will follow. And in the beginning, we have no real understanding of what it means to walk the spiritual path, for our lives have yet to be tested against the stark reality of the enormous changes and challenges that life will present to us.

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