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Awaken the Shaman Within(™): Accelerated Monthlong Transformation and Training Process

Come Awaken the Shaman Within(™) with Linda Star Wolf and Venus Rising in the ancient magical Blue Mountains of Western North Carolina!


Click here to listen to testimonials from our participants who have experienced our Accelerated Monthlong Transformation and Training Process!


Upcoming Segments, Dates and Pricing:

Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process (SHIP): May 19 26, 2018– $1500.00 (includes SHIP teachings and 6 dinners)

Facilitator Skills and Training:  May 27June 2, 2018 $1500.00 (includes Facilitator Skills Trainings and 5 dinners)

Shamanic Immersion: June 4-18, $2800.00 (includes the Shamanic Immersion Experience and 12 dinners)

FULL MONTH LONG:  $4800.00 (includes SHIP, Facilitator Skills Training, the Shamanic Immersion and 23 dinners *$1000.00 discount*)

Click here for the 2018 Spring Accelerated Training & Shamanic Immersion Application and Registration Form

What is the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process (SHIP)?

The Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process (SHIP) is a series of six highly transformative initiations designed to accelerate and awaken shamanic consciousness. The purpose of this program is to assist individuals and professionals in learning how to embody shamanic consciousness by journeying beyond the limitations of their ego identity and shape-shift into their sacred soul purpose.

  • Embrace shamanic tools to create real and lasting change in your life

  • Transform troubling issues from the past that still impact you today

  • Reclaim your passion and your power by recovering lost aspects of your authentic self and remember who you truly are!

  • Deepen your connection to unconditional love for self & others

  • Enhance your ability to support others through these volatile times and share your unique gifts and Sacred Purpose with the world

The SHIP program is core part of our Shamanic Transformation and Training program. Venus Rising believes in the healing power of transforming consciousness so that what has been learned from the path of direct experience can be passed on to others. We at Venus Rising are committed to letting go of the self-seeking consciousness and becoming the change we wish to see in the world, thereby assisting in the rebirth of Shamanic Consciousness for our times.

Walking the Spiral Path: the SIX SHIP Initiations

Each initiation consist of creating sacred space for the Shamanic Breathwork Journey- a safe and powerful healing ceremony that uses cyclical breathing, chakra-attuned music, focused bodywork, artistic expression, and community sharing. These shamanic initiations support individuals in connecting with their Inner Shaman!

  • Water:The Sacred Wheel of Life and The Spiral Path

  • Earth: Honoring the Ancestors and Re-membering the Cosmic Tree of Life

  • Fire: Soul Loss and Reclaiming the Shadow

  • Spirit: Opening to the Beloved- Contacting your Spiritual Helpers and Guides

  • Air: Awakening the Shaman Within

  • Imaginal Cells: Activating your Future Self

    This program is for those who are answering the call of personal and planetary transformation!!  

Certification and Ordainment

There are several ways to become ordained as a Venus Rising Shamanic Minister and/or certified as a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator.

  • Venus Rising’s Monthlong Training and Transformation Process
  • SHIP segments offered by affiliate Venus Rising Congregations

Complete ALL six initiations within two years and become eligible to be ordained as a Shamanic Minister and a member of the Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network. You can do any of these SHIP initiations for your own personal transformation or as part of the training program.

Please check our Events page or email us for more info: .

Facilitator Skills

The Facilitator Skills and Training portion of our Accelerated Transformation program is focused on equipping future Shamanic Breathwork Facilitators with the necessary skill sets and experiential exposure required to take this sacred work out into the world.

In the Facilitator Skills and Training segment, participants experience in-depth training and exposure in the following areas: Bodywork, Music, Art, Processing. Throughout each segment, participants discover:

  • How to create a safe container for deep inner-personal work

  • Developing and trusting your intuition and unique gifts

  • Energetic body work and practices for individual and group safety

  • The sacred use of musical journeys, symbolic art processes and ritual Shamanic Psychospiritual skills for group processing and integration

The Shamanic Immersion

The Venus Rising Shamanic Immersion brings the concepts of the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process (SHIP) into the natural world, allowing participants to experience the teachings of SHIP within the Natural World! Within this two-week workshop and ceremony, individuals dive deep into their own healing processes-experiencing the shamanic processes of Life, Death and Rebirth within Nature and the Elemental World.

Each year Venus Rising invites Special Guest Teachers to facilitate powerful Shamanic Rituals and Ceremonies during the Shamanic Immersion- making each immersion a powerfully transformative and unique experience.

During the Shamanic Immersion participants will:

  • Experience the Shamanic Initiations of Life, Death and Rebirth in the Natural World

  • Connect deeply with the elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water

  • Engage in several different Shamanic Rituals and Ceremonies

  • Have a deeper understanding of themselves, the natural world and the Shamanic Practices

All Venus Rising Programs are designed to awaken Shamanic Consciousness within individuals so that they may return to the world as DYNAMIC Agents of Change.

More Information

Please feel free to ask for additional information from the Venus Rising Staff. You can call us at 828-631-2305 or email