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Visionary Shamanism & Shamanic Breathwork™:

Accelerated Transformation & Training
to become a Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator and Shamanic Minister

with Linda Star Wolf, Brad Collins, Ruby Falconer and the Venus Rising Staff

at Isis Cove Retreat Center
In the beautiful Blue Mountains of western North Carolina

Featuring Sacred Activism with special guest Teacher:

Andrew Harvey

October 24 – 25, 2011

Special evening session with Andrew Harvey open to the public: October 24, 7:30 pm – 9 pm, $25

“When the joy of compassionate service is combined with the pragmatic and practical drive to transform all existing economic, social and political institutions, a radical divine force is born.”

Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar, spiritual teacher and the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic. Founder of the Institute for Sacred Activism, Harvey has written over 20 books, including The Hope: a Guide to Sacred Activism.

Linda Star Wolf

Oct 23 – Nov 19, 2011

“The accelerated pace of this time of spiritual evolution is forcing each of us to awaken the shaman within and reach our highest potential as quickly as possible. The Visionary Shaman is one who feels called to download and activate the “imaginal cells” of who we are becoming and actually give birth to our future selves in the present. We can make the necessary changes in our own lives and for our planet. As we do so, our energy begins to flow with more grace and we find an inner peace that allows us to step fully into our sacred activism and Visionary Leadership in the world.”

Linda Star Wolf is the Founder of Shamanic Breathwork™, Venus Rising Association for Transformation, Venus Rising University and the co-founder of Isis Cove Community & Retreat Center with her husband, Brad Collins. She is the author of many books, including Visionary Shamanism: Activating the Imaginal Cells of the Human Energy Field.

Listen to testimonials from recent participants in Venus Rising's 28-day Transformation & Training Program...

Four Ways to Participate:

  1. Attend only the special evening with Andrew Harvey on October 24, 7:30 – 9 pm, $25 – RSVP required!
  2. Attend any week or weeks of this program for your own transformation and renewal or as an introduction to Shamanic Psychospiritual work.
  3. Attend two weeks now and two weeks at the next month-long in 2012 to complete your training.
  4. Attend all four weeks now to be eligible to become ordained as a Shamanic Minister and certified as a Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator.

At the end of this 28-day experience participants will be eligible to be ordained as Shamanic Ministers and certified as Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitators authorized to use this process in their own healing practices.

Program includes Shamanic Breathwork™ Journeys and Shamanic Initiations:

Week 1: Oct. 23 – 29 Sacred Activism, The Spiral, The 5 Cycles of Change
Week 2: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5 Family of Origin & The Shadow
Week 3: Nov. 6 – 12 Inner Beloved
Week 4: Nov. 13 – 19 Sacred Purpose

Plus: The 30 Shamanic Questions Process, intro to the Shamanic 12 Steps for Soul Recovery, energetic bodywork, sacred community, movement, group processing and the use of music, art and shamanic ritual as tools for transformation.

Dates & Times: October 23, 2011, 7:30 pm – November 19, 1:00 pm.

Donation: $1,300 USD for one week; $2,600 for two weeks; $5,200 for all four weeks.
Price includes all lodg­ing, mate­ri­als and six din­ners per week.
A $1000 USD deposit will hold your space; flex­i­ble pay­ment plans avail­able – just ask!

Special evening with Andrew Harvey: Oct. 24, 7:30 pm – 9 pm is open to the public for $25.

Space is limited! Call 828-631-2305 or email to RSVP.

Application Required: Students inter­ested in enrolling in this highly expe­ri­en­tial Transformation and Training pro­gram must apply for an inter­view and make a deposit to hold your space. To apply please con­tact the Venus Rising office at 828–631-2305 or .


This intensive, as well as previous trainings and life experience, may be counted for credit for admission to the Venus Rising University. Degrees offered by VRU are as follows:

  • Bachelor of Sacred Elemental Studies
  • Master of Shamanic Intuitional Practices
  • Doctor of Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies
  • Doctor of Ministry Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies