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"We are now in transition between what was and what will be, and the decisions that we make or don't make today will affect the entire next stage of human evolution, a truely awesome responsibility".  Hank


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Hank Interviewed by Deepak Chopra

Originally posted on Deepak Chopra's site in March, 2001.Read more

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A Warm Welcome to You!

SHAREDWISDOM is the vision of two accomplished shamanic teachers – Hank Wesselman PhD. and Jill Kuykendall RPT – who offer experiential workshops, presentations and seminars designed to help educate and encourage individuals to rediscover the visionary within themselves. Read more

Old Mystics Never Die... Reflections on Gandalf the Wizard

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.Read more

The Re-emergence of the Shaman in Our Time

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.Read more

The Re-Emergence of the Shaman

Long before the rise of our state level societies, our indigenous ancestors discovered powerful methods for mastering the capabilities of the human body-mind-spirit complex. As we approach the year 2012, a time prophesied by many indigenous cultures as the end of our current cycle, there is a resurgence of interest in the ancient, time tested ways of the shaman. Shamanic methods for entering mystical states of consciousness to heal and to solve problems have become the precursors to contemporary methods of guided imagery and visualization therapies.Read more

Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation

Hank Wesselman  Ph.D, anthropologist and author of the SpiritWalker trilogy, invites you to join him for a discussion of the newly published, Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation (Sounds True Publishing, 2010) which he co-authored with Sandra Ingerman.Read more

Working with the Elemental Spirits

In this workshop we investigate how to use our body and our mind as a bridge between the visible and the invisible worlds, allowing gifts to flow from the hidden spiritual realms into ours. As gatekeepers, shamans know that we tend to have a special relationship with one of the elemental spirits through which specific gifts may be conveyed. It is also known in many indigenous cultures that we are born embodying one of the elementals as part of our essence and that the gifts that we receive through them may determine the shape of our own unique genius.Read more