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With Shamanic Teacher and Anthropologist
Hank Wesselman, PhD
New 7-month Live Training Starts
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Explore ancient and traditional shamanic practices to journey to subtle dimensions of light, energy, spirit and creative power.

Access information about your elemental clan, life design and soul contracts, and gain deep insight on how to navigate the path of your current life with greater wisdom and joy.

Have you marveled at the stories of medicine men and women who walk “between the worlds” and access information for healing, guidance and wisdom?

Well, it’s time to take these remarkable beings off the pedestal and recognize that their seemingly magical qualities are also within YOU. We all have these abilities... but they need to be developed.

You have extraordinary capacities for adventures of consciousness that reveal far more about yourself and the world. As you develop these abilities, you can open to exploring the world with shamanic eyes.

That doesn’t mean being naive or blind to hardship and suffering. In fact, you may see life’s challenges with ever-more compassion, and even see THROUGH them to higher truths — that this world is infused with sacredness. Everywhere. Even in the darkest of moments that challenge us.

In fact, some of the worst things that happen in life can actually be part of a higher design — a soul intention to clear residue from other lifetimes, a plan to resolve a particularly challenged relationship, or a hardship to birth an important gift.

With shamanic eyes and access to some of this higher wisdom, you can shift from feeling victimized by life to becoming a creator of your life — consciously owning your participation in each event.

By seeing the larger forces at work — including those from your own soul design, other lifetimes or contracts with your “soul pod” — you can relax into clear alignment with what wants to happen next.

You can also get clearer about who your real allies are and what you have chosen to create together.

Wisdom for the Road Ahead

In the times ahead, tapping into shamanic wisdom will be essential for all us, for it roots us in the earth, in Nature and in the higher dimensions of our consciousness, giving us a calm center and the capacity for clear, steady action in times of crisis. It also gives us specific skills and tools to foster individual and collective healing.

More than anything, it can provide a daily source of sustenance, guidance and wisdom for how to navigate everyday life and be of service in healing our planet.

A shaman is a practical mystic, bridging the heavens with earth, and shamanism is an ancient path of mysticism that is profoundly relevant for the 21st century.

By walking the shamanic path, you become someone who is committed to unifying humanity, healing ancient rifts and restoring wholeness within yourself, in others and with the planet.

The only challenge is that shamanism has often become distorted by people who want to use these lineages for selfish purposes.

And that’s why it is best to study it in-depth with a teacher who can be trusted, one who has spent decades with master guides.

Hank Wesselman is a beloved anthropologist who can be that trusted guide for you — a practitioner who is steeped in the heights and depths of the field, drawing upon lineages from around the world while also exploring the most advanced areas of what he calls “becoming a navigator of light.”

Shamanic Wisdom Is Part of Today’s Spiritual Awakening

Hank has been very influential in the rediscovery of shamanism as a major facet of the spiritual awakening that is taking place today in the Western World.

While modern spiritual traditions each have their wisdom and beauty, ancient shamanic traditions have withstood the tests of millennia.

These shamanic lineages carry essential medicine for the 21st century, a time in which we are now called to form a global community of peace, reharmonizing and shared understanding.

The traditional peoples know that the world presents itself to us in two halves — a world of things seen and a world of things hidden.

The techniques of traditional shamans for expanding our awareness provide inner explorers with an easily learned method for accessing the hidden dimensions of reality behind the world at large and connecting with sources of wisdom and power for healing and problem solving.

In the Navigators of Light 7-month virtual training, you have the opportunity to journey live and in-depth into the heights and depths of shamanism with Hank and a committed global community of spiritual explorers.

The Importance of a Skilled Guide

When you join this groundbreaking 7-month virtual program, you’ll be in the safe tutelage of a professional anthropologist.

Hank Wesselman has worked for more than 45 years with scientists investigating the mystery of human origins in the fossil beds of eastern Africa’s Great Rift Valley and has spent much of his life living with indigenous tribal people.

Hank has spent much of his professional life working with these peoples and learning their culture, cosmology and spiritual practices. For 35 years, he’s studied shamanic practices, melding shamanic principles with his anthropological insights to provide us with unique avenues for exploring the further reaches of human potential.

In the early 1970s, on safari in the eroded surreal fossil beds of southwestern Ethiopia, he began to have spontaneous visions strikingly like those of traditional shamans and he recorded them in his book The Re-Enchantment: A Shamanic Path to a Life of Wonder. He has been an apprentice and teacher of shamanism ever since.

As a result of this deep study, Hank has authored nine books on shamanism, anthropology and personal transformation, including the critically-acclaimed Spiritwalker trilogy, The Bowl of Light and Awakening to the Spirit World with Sandra Ingerman.

Hank will guide you in voyages of consciousness that can result in deep healing of unresolved emotions and profound openings to a more expanded understanding of reality.

These shamanic journeys can connect you with your Oversoul (and the many lifetimes of knowledge that reside there) as well as open you to greater transformation, healing and guidance.

You’ll explore other lifetimes, soul contracts, and realms of light that you traverse before incarnating.

Hank will draw from many indigenous lineages and traditions, particularly from Hawaiian and Polynesian teachings that he has been entrusted with.

And he’ll show you how to put these empowering teachings into practice — expanding your capacity to seek and receive guidance from these higher realms for healing and transformation.

You’ll emerge more joyful, grounded and connected to your Higher Self, with a deeper understanding of how to walk as a bridge between worlds.

During this powerful 7-month virtual program, you’ll:

What You’ll Discover in These 7 Months

Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

In this 7-month transformational virtual workshop, Hank will guide you through advanced shamanic practices you’ll need to successfully connect with higher realms, including explorations of elemental clans, bardos and spiritual domains.

Each weekly, LIVE teaching and training session will build harmoniously upon the next so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles to deepen your connection with your shamanic practice — a practice through which your life can become an incredibly advanced adventure.

The course sessions will take place weekly with an integration week approximately every fourth week where there will not be a live course session. We are offering these integration weeks throughout the course to provide time and space for you to absorb the richness of the teachings and deepen the practices you’ve learned thus far so you can confidently move forward to build your complete understanding of the advanced shamanic practices Hank will be teaching.

Module 1: The Modern Shaman The Re-emergence of an Ancestral Archetype (3 sessions)

Session 1: Nature Mysticism & Deity Mysticism (February 23) (Live)

It’s always been understood among traditional tribal people that each new generation had the responsibility to perpetuate and refresh a continually recreated tradition, adding to and enhancing the accumulating horde of wisdom and techniques and changing it to align with present needs.

It was in this way that this ancient spiritual path remained vital and meaningful to those who walked it. The Modern Shaman is the adventurer and investigator of the non-ordinary hidden worlds. This exploration includes the Dreaming of Nature and the archetypal mind on the planet at the beginning; the Lower Worlds of the Dreaming of Nature and the realms of light; and the Upper Worlds of Spirit, from which we came into physical life as embodied souls and to which we return at the end of life.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Discover the shaman/shamanist as a cosmic traveler
  • Gain an overview of the hidden worlds of spirit and the shaman’s role as mediator between the worlds
  • Explore the functions of the shamanist in traditional societies
  • Illuminate the reappearance of the shaman in western society

Experiential: Discover Shamanic Journeywork as an ancient form of meditation into the Dreaming of Nature.

Session 2: Nature Mysticism (March 2) (Live)

Nature Mysticism is where the shamanic path begins, and you’ll visit this path as you begin your investigations of the “Other Worlds.” You’ll visit the Sacred Garden as an icon within the Middle World and explore the Dreaming of Nature at large. And, you’ll discover the Sacred Garden as your personal bardo as well as the existence of bardos as post-mortem dreams into which we travel at the death of the physical body. You’ll also discover the true definition of magic and the shamanist as the true magician.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Discover the four rules by which the Sacred Garden operates and why it’s so important
  • Discover why everything in the Sacred Garden is symbolic
  • Understand how everything in the Sacred Garden can be communicated with for guidance and healing
  • Experience how everything in the Sacred Garden can be changed
  • Recognize that when you change your Sacred Garden, some aspect of yourself or your life will change in response

Experiential: Journey to your Sacred Garden as the personal Place of Power and Healing and reconnection with your Spirit Helper — a nature spirit that provides you with power, protection and support.

Session 3: Levels of Awareness (March 9) (Pre-recorded)

Discover the three levels of awareness through which you operate all the time: your physical everyday consciousness, your mental-emotional consciousness, which also incorporates your psychic awareness, and your spiritual consciousness, which gives you access to the Spirit World, which is also the Dream World. You’ll also discover that psychic awareness and spiritual consciousness are not the same.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Illuminate the assumptions that allow us to perceive the world through the three levels of awareness
  • Explore the mystic Internet on the second level, through which everything everywhere and everyone is connected
  • Expand the perception of the timeless as you turn your awareness beyond the physical plane
  • Discover the cause and effect in this system

Experiential: Make connection with the matrix, the energetic web (the net of Indra), through which everything is connected, even different beings on different star systems. You’ll also make connection with a star that is attracting you and explore hybrid souls.

Module 2: The Evolution of Religion (4 sessions)

Session 1: The Evolution of Religion, Part 1
Anthropological Approaches to Religion
(March 23) (Live)

The concept of the Father-God icon was not part of archaic tribal belief. It didn’t appear in human cultures until we developed stratified state level societies. By going into the most ancient roots of shamanism, you’ll better understand this as well as shamanism’s modern expression. You’ll explore the Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri forests of the Congo and discover the Molimo Ceremony, as well as the interpretative lens of religion.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Explore your belief in the supernatural, the sacred and the profane
  • Discover the case of Emile Durkheim
  • Explore ideology as a belief system with a powerful emotional appeal
  • Discover mythology (creation myths) and the power of symbols as the basic elements of human existence
  • Explore Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and the monomyth

Experiential: Connect with your spirit teacher to discover your own creation myth.

Session 2: Animism (March 30) (Live)

Animism is the understanding that each manifested thing has its own personal, supernatural essence or soul. This means that everything everywhere is in-spirited. This week, we’ll turn towards the Universal Planetary Intelligence — Sophia — and the understanding that everything, both animate and inanimate, has its own supernatural essence or soul. You’ll explore your connections with the Sophia.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Work with earthbound spirits in the Lower Worlds and the Dreaming of Nature
  • Discover the elemental spirits as the archetypal mind of the planet
  • Discover Edward Tylor and “The Origin of Primitive Beliefs,” the beginnings of religion and the perception of the soul and the inception of animism
  • Gain an indigenous understanding of the nature of the souls of our world
  • Discover spirits from the Hawaiian kahuna perspective

Experiential: Connect with the Spirits of Nature of the Lower Worlds for guidance and spiritual evolution.

Session 3: The Evolution of Religion & Animatism 2 (April 6) (Live)

This week, we’ll explore animatism more deeply, as a belief in an underlying field, energy, power or life force, through which everyone and everything is connected, We’ll also explore belief in ancestral spirits among agriculturalists and discover key insights from many animist cultures.

In this session, you’ll discover insights from:

  • The Mana of the Polynesians
  • The Manitous of the Algonkians
  • Historic Christians and Pagan places of power
  • The Kalahari bushmen and their relationship with power
  • The Tonga Of Zambia and the Zelo — the Misimu
  • The ancestors, as well as their position in extended family systems — including yours

Experiential: Connect with an ancestral or past life ancestral spirit.

Session 4: Evolution of Religion 3: Theism — Polytheism & Monotheism (April 13) (Live)

This week you’ll discover the evolution of religious beliefs in response to your perspectives of yourself and society’s. We’ll explore Polytheism, the belief in many gods and goddesses above and beyond nature; Monotheism, seen as a form of Polytheism, with a Father God on top and various rank and file angels and deified prophets and saints below them. You’ll also discover who the angelic forces really are and glimpse the worlds of the faerie folk and the Djinn.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Guy Swanson and the Birth of the Gods
  • Robert Bellah and the stages of religious evolution
  • The evolution of the Father God of Judeo-Christian ideology
  • The issue of created thoughtforms (egregores ) as gods.
  • The issue of negative witchcraft and sorcery with relation to egregores

Experiential: Connect with an egregore — a negative being who may be connected with you as a thoughtform, and with the Oversoul to seek protection.

Module 3: Nature Mysticism An In-depth View (5 sessions)

Session 1: The Shamanist Working With the Elemental Spirits The Foundation of Nature
(April 27) (Live)

In dealing with the force that breathes life and wonder into our world, we connect with the life force from our star streaming downward and the life force from our planet channeled upwards. The place and function of the elementals puts us into relationship with the planetary soul. Connection with the elemental spirits is about connection with archetypal mind... the composite mind of the planet.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • An overview of the elemental clans from the West African perspective
  • The Fire Clan people and their special qualities and abilities
  • How fire will appear to you in your garden
  • What it means to be a gatekeeper
  • What it means to be a gatekeeper connected with fire
  • The gifts conveyed through the gateway

Experiential: Connect in the garden with the spirit of fire/light and discover how fire appears to you in your garden. Connect with the Fire Clan people — in the positive and in the negative polarity. And discover which spirits work with the element of fire and the element of water as well as their function in healing work.

Session 2: The Elementals Continued
Water Clan People — Their Qualities & Abilities (May 4) (Pre-recorded)

Many people embody water as their primary elemental. This week, we’ll explore what this means as well as who the Water Clan people are.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Gain a brief overview of how we embody one of the elementals in our soul essence
  • Discover the elemental spirits we embody with relation to our genius
  • Find out how water appear to you in your garden
  • Discover what it means to be a gatekeeper connected with water
  • Explore the gifts conveyed through the gateway
  • Discover spirits who work with fire and spirits who work with water and how they work together for healing
  • Find out how healers help others work with the symptoms of fibromyalgia

Experiential: Connect in the garden with the Spirit of Water and as a gatekeeper. Connect with the Water Clan People in the positive and negative polarity.

Session 3: The Earth Clan People
Qualities & Abilities Conveyed by This Elemental Force (May 11) (Pre-recorded)

This week, discover how earth will appear to you in your garden. Do you have a healing place in your garden in which or on which to create healing rituals for those who are in need of healing... and what will those healing energies involve?

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • What it means to be an Earth Clan person
  • How to connect to the gateway of earth
  • The gifts conveyed through this gateway
  • What relationship Earth Clan people have with healing work
  • The primary focus in Earth Clan healing work

Experiential: Connect in the garden with the Spirit of Earth and the Earth Clan people in the positive and in the negative polarity and discover the spirits that work with the element of earth.

Session 4: The Stone Clan People
How Will Stone Appear to You in Your Garden?
(May 18) (Pre-recorded)

This week, you’ll explore how stone may appear to you in your garden through meditation. We’ll also explore the essence of crystals and the qualities and abilities of the Stone Clan, which will deepen your perception of crystals you may have in your own garden as well as how you relate to them and what they can teach you.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • What it means to be a member of the Stone Clan
  • How stone appears for you in your garden
  • What it means to be connected with the gateway to stone
  • The gifts conveyed through this gateway
  • The healing work of the Stone Clan

Experiential: Connect in the garden with the Spirit of Stone and the Stone Clan people in the positive and in the negative polarity and discover which spirits work with the element of stone.

Session 5: The Nature Clan (May 25) (Live)

This week, we’ll explore what it means to be a Nature Clan member. Many of us involved in shamanic work embody nature as an elemental force. Nature is a mosaic, which is vegetative, made up of both plants and animals expressing connection as well with all the elementals it comprises.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Discover the qualities and abilities connected with Nature
  • Find out what it means to be a member of the Nature Clan
  • Connect with the gateway to Nature
  • Discover the gifts conveyed through this gateway
  • Discover the healing work of the Nature Clan

Experiential: Connect in the garden with the Spirits of Nature and discover what it means to be a Nature Clan person in the positive and in the negative polarity... and as a gatekeeper. Connect with a nature spirit and the green man/green woman.

Module 4: Navigation of the Realms of Light
Revealing Your Magnificence (6 sessions)

Session 1: The Oversoul
The Immortal Source of the Self in Each Life (June 8) (Pre-recorded)

The Oversoul is the immortal source of the self in each life. This week, you’ll explore your Self. And we’ll explore the Oversoul as our wise spirit teacher, as well as our three souls — the “subconscious” physical body soul, the “conscious” mental egoic soul, and the “superconscious” spiritual oversoul.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Discover the relationship between the immortal heavenly Oversoul and the embodied physical soul on earth
  • Learn the functions of the Oversoul with relation to the physical soul
  • Discover the co-creative relationship between the immortal soul and the mortal soul
  • Know your spirit teacher as the source of all the knowledge you’ll need in each life
  • Discover the spirit teacher never tells us what to do,but provides us with knowledge in response to our need to know
  • Discover the spirit teacher as the repository to which we withdraw at life’s end

Experiential: Connect with the spirit teacher on an issue of personal divination.

Session 2: Deity Mysticism
The Shamanist as the Navigator of the Realm of Light (June 15) (Pre-recorded)

When we engage with our Higher Self, we discover a new perspective on God in the new mysteries coming into being. This week, we’ll explore the Oversoul and its relationship with the Spirit Guide as its teacher. And, we’ll meet our spirit guide — the one to whom we are assigned at the beginning of our existence as a soul.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Discover higher organizing intelligences
  • Find out who the guides really are
  • Discover the guide as master teacher
  • Discover the angelic forces — who they are and who they are not
  • Explore the concept of alien intelligences

Experiential: Connect with the Oversoul and the three levels of reality: Nature Mysticism and the Lower, Middle, and Upper worlds. Connect with your two spirit teachers in the garden.

Session 3: The Reincarnational Cycle
The Death Experience & the Transition Into the Middle World of Dream (June 22) (Pre-recorded)

In traditional societies, it was always the function of the shamanist to investigate the realms of experience in which we travel after the death of the physical body. The shaman would scout out the post-mortem territories and report back, preparing those who are dying for what happens next. The soul does not die... so where does it go?

This week, we’ll explore the reincarnational cycle to discover what we experience between lifetimes. We’ll also explore the passage into the light and what and where that light is. And we’ll look at post-mortem dreams, which are the bardo worlds from the Tibetan Buddhist perspective – – the bardo heavens and the bardo hells.

In this session, you’ll:

  • View the bardos from the Tibetan perspective
  • Discover the bardo in the Brazilian Catholic perspective — Nosso Lar
  • Explore the issues of suicides and the abysmal waters
  • Discover your garden as your bardo when the big moment comes
  • Explore your life in the afterlife in the bardo

Experiential: Explore the garden as bardo and connect with deceased ancestral spirits.

Session 4: The Healing & Regeneration Center in the Bardo Worlds
The In-Between State Between Life & the True Afterlife (July 6) (Live)

As we explore the nature of the after-death experience, we visit various localities, including the place where souls who need restoration are taken. We’ll also observe the place in the Middle World where the monsters are taken to dilute and restore their energy.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How the healing and regeneration center appears in the realm
  • What is going on there for discarnate souls
  • What the surrounding environments are like
  • Who is in charge of this place and what the caretaker souls do

Experiential: Connect with and investigate the healing and regeneration center and the Middle World of Dream — the bardos.

Session 5: The Spirit Guide & the Transition of the Discarnate Soul Complex to the Upper Worlds (July 13) (Live)

What happens when the time comes to leave the Middle World of Dream — the bardo — and ascend back into the Upper Worlds? This week, we’ll discover the function of the guide in this transition as well as the rapture.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • The identity of the spirit guide
  • The transition into the Upper Worlds — the realms of light
  • The passage of souls leaving earth
  • The Gathering Place
  • The different color hues of the gathered souls (with their guides)

Experiential: Discover the boundary between the Middle and Upper Worlds of Dream, the gathering place of incoming souls returning from the life just lived. Take an experiential journey with the Spirit Guide to the gathering place of souls.

Session 6: The Soul Pod
The Level of the Higher Spheres (July 20) (Pre-recorded)

The pod is a family of souls who have frequent and ongoing connection with each other across countless lives. The ongoing process seems to be helping each other in our soul’s evolution across time as we progress through learning our life lessons.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How the soul pod appears
  • That there are familiars who you recognize and who recognize you
  • The different soul ages reflected in your pod
  • The existence of earthly landmarks
  • The appearance of your soul pod’s locality
  • How neighboring soul pods appear

Experiential: Journey to a soul pod with the spirit guide and reconnect with a soul pod.

Module 5: The Interlife State in the Realms of Light
Revealing Your Magnificence (6 sessions)

Session 1: The Interlife State
Activities & Teachings (August 3) (Live)

This week, we’ll investigate the activities in which souls participate between lives as well as the akashic records, where our life book is kept in the library in the Upper Worlds as a record of all our past lives and our lives to come.

In this session, you’ll explore:

  • Have your guide take you to the library
  • Discover the nature of the interlife state
  • Explore your relationship with your spirit guide
  • Explore the library and the archivists
  • Find your life book and its name
  • Discover fascinating details about your life before this one... and the one before that
  • Discover the deeper pattern that will help you understand your path through this life

Experiential: Journey to the akashic records — the library — to access your life book in the company of your guide.

Session 2: Recap of the Akashic Records Journey
Engage in an Interdimensional Experience (August 10) (Live)

This week, we’ll engage in an Interdimensional Journey with the assistance of an explorer soul. These are highly advanced souls whose primary work is to reconnaissance to seek out training sites for younger souls — searching out localities in the other worlds for their training in various work-related activities.

In this session, you’ll explore:

  • The nature of explorer souls
  • The training of souls between lives
  • The higher dimensional levels
  • How the explorer soul appears to you
  • A brief educational experience to contribute to our practice as shamanists

Experiential: Connect with an explorer soul to go on a brief exploration of a higher dimensional level. Is it a physical, mental or energetic level?... a light dark or pastel world? How do you know?

Session 3: How Souls Come Into Being (August 17) (Live)

In the company of the spirit guide, you’ll journey to discover more about the place where souls are created. We’ll go as observers. Do not touch anything. Simply observe, although you can ask your guide for information.This session will reveal something about how souls come into being... and the nature of the causal realms.

In this session, you’ll explore questions such as:

  • Where do we go?
  • What is the interface between the subtle and the causal in the upper worlds?
  • What is the boundary between level 8 and level 9?
  • How does this place appear?
  • Who else is there? What sounds, sights and emotions do you perceive?
  • What is the purpose for souls coming to earth?

Experiential: Journey to the place where souls are created.

Session 4: Connection With Your Cosmic Council of Elder Spirits (August 24) (Live)

The council of wise elders are the ones who debrief us when we return from a life just lived, and the ones who brief us before we come back into life for another action-packed adventure on the physical plane. They are the ones who hold our sacred contract, which details the life lessons we’ll be working on in this life.

In this session, you’ll explore questions such as:

  • When your guide comes to summon you to visit the council, how does the place appear?
  • Is your guide a member of your council?
  • How many are there on your council and how do they appear to you?
  • Do they seem familiar? Do they all speak, or does one speak for all?
  • How are they dressed? Are they wearing any medallions or pendants — and if so, can you describe their features?
  • Do they ask you about your current life?

Experiential: Visit with your council of wise elder spirits to discover more about how you’re progressing with your life lessons, and what’s written on your cosmic contract. You can ask them about how you might do better.

Session 5: The Presence (August 31) (Live)

Did you perceive a presence when you were before your council of elder spirits? If so, were they aware of it? This will be an investigative journey, in the company of an explorer soul, to gain insights and experiences in the higher dimensional level where the most creative work of the universes is accomplished.

In this session, you’ll explore questions such as:

  • How does the explorer soul appear to you?
  • Where do you go and how does this place appear to you?
  • Is it a light realm or dark realm? What else is there?
  • Do you feel the presence?
  • How does the explorer soul answer your questions about what you are perceiving?

Experiential: Journey with an explorer soul to the place of creation (a very high dimensional level).

Session 6: The Planning & Reentry Center for Your Next Life (September 7) (Live)

Your guide to your next life awaits you. In this session, you’ll journey with your guide and identify the nature of potential future lives – the landmarks, who‘s in control and how these places and lives are organized

In this session, you’ll explore questions such as:

  • What role does your council serve in the next life?
  • How is this place structured — is it earth-like or does it have unfamiliar landscapes?
  • Who else is there — and who is in charge?

Experiential: Journey to the planning and reentry center where we choose the next life and re-enter life on the physical plane.

Final Class (1 session) (September 14)

This will be a live integration session to conclude the course, an open 90-minute Q&A session in which we can discuss the implications of what we have learned with relation to our lives, our spiritual practice, and our passage as souls across eternity, growing into who and what we are becoming.

The Navigators of Light Bonus Collection

In addition to Hank’s transformative 7-month virtual program, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions. These bonus sessions complement the course — and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

Reflections on a Hawaiian Kahuna Elder
1-hour Video Teaching From Hank Wesselman

In this keynote speech from the 2007 International Conference on Shamanism, Hank draws upon cross cultural knowledge to explore the nature of reality and the nature of the self. This teaching will offer knowledge of an indigenous view of reality and broaden your worldview and perspective on the self as well as deliver insights into how this information enhances the perspectives of Western Psychology.

Spirit Medicine: Secrets of Shamanic Healing
2-hour Video Teaching From Hank Wesselman and Jill Kuykendall

In this talk from the 2007 International Conference on Shamanism, Hank and Jill examine the nature of health, illness and healing from the shamanic perspective, reviews the three classic causes of illness, the nature of illness intrusions and the four levels of healing. This presentation will expand your understanding of the causes of illness and how this interfaces with time-tested, transpersonal healing modalities. You’ll understand the indigenous perspective on the causes of illness more fully and broaden your understanding of the necessary precursors for healing to take place more effectively.

The Shamanic Journey Method
Audio Teaching From Hank Wesselman

In this excerpt from Hank’s The Spiritwalker Program, you’ll receive foundational knowledge that is important to know about Shamanism. You’ll be invited to take a journey to your own sacred place, your sacred garden. You’ll discover a map of the inner worlds and will learn protocols on how to get really good at entering the trance state.

Percussion Tracks for Shamanic Journeying
Audio Recordings From Hank Wesselman

In these drumming tracks from Hank’s The Spiritwalker Program, you’ll be offered some advice on how to use the drumming and rattling tracks to enter the journey state. You’ll be provided with three different tracks to use for your journeywork and guide you in your shamanic fieldwork.

What Graduates of Hank’s Previous Course Are Saying...

This course answered many questions I have had for a long time about journey work, and the energetic field. I love Dr. Wesselman’s candid stories and comments particularly around his own personal experiences. There were a wide variety of questions that were presented, and I felt Dr. Wesselman was able to answer each in great, and understandable detail. I would recommend this course to anyone who is on this path.
— Kelly, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Hank Wesselman guides you through a stunning work of art that he paints with his stories and descriptive language. Highly informative and a wonderful experience. Now I want more.
— Coral, California

Hank Wesselman shares from his heart deep wisdom at quantum levels. Yet he is easy to understand. His tone of voice is alive and soulful. I know he speaks from his field experiences over time. His stories are so useful to know clear examples of the shaman’s way. I could study with Hank for years. The webcast format works.
— Violet, Northern California

I have received a huge benefit from the course. I reconnected with journeying. I have received new spirit guides and am using this to grow and heal. Also, the ancestor healing is new for me and had a very successful beginning.
— Lillian, Sonoma, California

This work expanded my horizons and willingness to open up to the worlds that are unseen, so that I can be more conscious regarding why I might be here at this time,what I might attend to at this moment in my life, and also with my exploration and understanding of death and dying,regarding my/our soul & more!
— Lorea, British Columbia, Canada

Yes, I have definitely benefited from this course... I feel I have been preparing myself for this phase of my journey all of my life. Thank you for creating the access to Hank’s training in a fashion that is available and attainable, both physically and financially, not to mention spiritually.
— Leatha Lockhart, North Idaho

I want to say how glad I am that I have taken the course with Hank Wesselman offered on The Shift Network. I had read his books and was fascinated. I am finding that the things he shares with us about shamanism, our soul and how the universe works are very much what I have always believed in, but didn’t know how to express...
— Catherine, Aiken, South Carolina

Deepened knowledge and connection with shamanic practices via this course added much depth, perspective and expansion to my existing knowledge and experience. Warm thanks and appreciation for the expertise in creating a thorough presentation of this knowledge.
— Fla, Thailand

I have been a shamanic practitioner for five years now and enjoy working with different teachers. There is SO MUCH to learn. Enjoyed Hank’s drumming, wisdom and knowledge about that magical world of the shamanism.
— Marianne, Massapequa, New York

I liked Hank’s very matter of fact explanations and his personal stories. He manages the group well, stays on topic, and has a light hearted sense of humor. He is very peaceful as a teacher and that helped me to go deeper into the topic.
— Ms. Basia Alexander, Morris Plains, New Jersey

Join the Global Community

Navigators of Light not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.

Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you learn to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.

This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.

Here’s What You’ll Receive

Twenty-five 90-Minute Class Sessions With Hank Wesselman

Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with internationally respected shamanic teacher and anthropologist Hank Wesselman — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to awaken your spiritual potential. Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

Twenty-five Audio Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.

Twenty-five PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions

In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

Twenty-five 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can ask additional questions, interact with your fellow students and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

The Navigators of Light Bonus Collection

  • 1-hour Video Teaching From Hank Wesselman
    Reflections on a Hawaiian Kahuna Elder
  • Spirit Medicine: Secrets of Shamanic Healing
    2-hour Video Teaching From Hank Wesselman and Jill Kuykendall
  • The Shamanic Journey Method
    Audio Teaching From Hank Wesselman
  • Percussion Tracks for Shamanic Journeying
    Audio Recordings From Hank Wesselman

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Navigators of Light Virtual Training

We’re honored that Hank Wesselman has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with a renowned shamanic teacher whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves, our partners — and our world.

Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Hank’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!

If you are serious about expanding your capacity for awareness, healing and compassion through ancient and traditional shamanic practices, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

More Praise for Hank Wesselman...

...Drawing on a lifetime of scholarship and deep shamanic practice, [Hank] invites us to follow a path of direct experience of the sacred... Boldly, he offers a template for a new mythos, affirming that the greater powers do not require us to follow hand-me-down beliefs, but instead to become co-creators.
— Robert Moss, Bestselling Author of Conscious Dreaming

...Dr. Hank Wesselman’s vision is so important. [His] personal experiences and vision transcend the suffocating limitations of materialism that now threaten our future... If we respond to Dr. Wesselman's message, we humans will not only survive, but thrive.
— Larry Dossey, MD, Author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

...Hank prompts us to perceive our own personal power through direct revelation and through our relationship with nature...
— Itzhak Beery, Author of The Gift of Shamanism

Prying open the doors of perception of the inner worlds, Dr. Hank Wesselman nimbly gifts us with glimpses into the panorama of the great mystery. As a scientist, shamanist, and seer, he combines the genius and discipline of scholarly explorations found in the contributions of Joseph Campbell, Lewis Hyde, Michael Harner and Vine Deloria...
— Nan Moss, Shamanic Teacher and Practitioner and Author of Weather Shamanism: Harmonizing Our Connection with the Elements

Hank Wesselman is a great teacher and guide in this paradigm shifting work. Weekly experiential work changes the course of one’s conscious awareness. Support and nudging towards self revelation is offered in a subtle but brilliant articulation of the mystical path. Can’t wait for more.
— April Lewis, Portland, Oregon

Hank’s gentle but firm, no-nonsense explanations and guidance helped me reconnect with my spiritual self during a time of personal challenge. I am so grateful; thank you.
— Katey O’Neill, Santa Barbara, California

This is a difficult time for so many of us. For me, taking this course has been a way of keeping me in the positive polarity and helping me to focus on interweaving my spiritual practice with my daily life.
— Anonymous

Excellent course, amazing information — it was a blessing to have Hank Wesselman as an instructor. Loved the shamanic journeys. Would highly recommend this course.
— Charlotte, Santa Rosa, California
Excellent review of the journey process with actual session has really deepened my appreciation for access to those other worlds. Using this to get answers was an amazing process to learn as well.
— Earl Commanda, Ontario, Canada

About Hank Wesselman

Anthropologist Hank Wesselman, PhD is author of the bestselling Spiritwalker trilogy: Spiritwalker: Messages from the Future; Medicinemaker: Mystic Encounters on the Shaman’s Path; and Visionseeker: Shared Wisdom from the Place of Refuge. He is also author of the forthcoming The Re-Enchantment: A Shamanic Path to a Life of Wonder, The Journey to the Sacred Garden, The Bowl of Light: Ancestral Wisdom from a Hawaiian Shaman and co-author of Awakening to the Spirit World (with Sandra Ingerman) and Spirit Medicine (with Jill Kuykendall).

Wesselman earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in zoology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, then went on to receive his doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1971, he has worked with an international group of scientists, exploring East Africa’s Great Rift Valley in search of answers to the mystery of human origins.

Hank Wesselman is also a shaman in training, with more than 25 years of apprenticeship. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of shamanism and anthropology in workshops worldwide. “My presentations and workshops draw on my knowledge as an anthropologist and are designed to educate and encourage individuals to rediscover the visionary within themselves. I utilize the ancient, time-tested ways of the mystic to facilitate each person’s process and to reconnect them to their inner sources of wisdom, power and healing,” he says.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.

I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.

Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.

Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is March 9th, 2017. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to a problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.