Year 1- Web of Life Animist Soul Medic and Shamanic Healing Practitioner Training
Optional Year 2= Animist Minister Ordainment Program
Earth Web Media’s Web of Life Animist Church trains those who feel called by their ancestors to become Animist Soul Medics and Shamanic Healing Practitioners in the Web of Life tradition*, in service to Earth and her People.
This training is perfect for those who desire the connection of weekend in-person experiences, and the accessibility of an online program!
*The Web of Life Tradition- We are all connected by the Sacred Web of Life and we are each equal threads in our web. Earth Web Media (a legal Animist “Church”) trains and empowers Earth Honoring People of all Genders, Cultures, and Bio=Regions who are called by their Ancestors to practice the intuitive and shamanic healing arts in their communities. We are each a sacred bridge to harmony within and between Humans, Non-Human Beings in all forms, and the Spirits of Earth and beyond. We have the wisdom within us, we just need to remember to listen.
12 month Training = Opening and Closing Weekends in NW Portland and Online with Quynn Red Mountain
Dates: Weekend 1- May 19- May 21 2017 (Fri 6-8:30pm, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4)
Weekend 2- April 27-April 29 2018 (Fri 6-8:30pm, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4)
All months in between, we meet for 90 minutes every two weeks LIVE ONLINE (meetings are recorded) and participants decide the meeting time. Reading, journaling and journeying assignments will be offered each month (1-2 hours monthly), as well as practicing each months skill set is expected. We will share our experiences in a private FB group. This program is the prerequisite for the Web of Life Animist Minister Ordainment Program.
ALSO INCLUDED- One year membership to the Web of Life Audio Journey Club (valued at $99 a year) to offer practice in journeying and meditative skills.
Many skilled Animist Soul Medics* and Shamanic Healing Practitioners* are needed to tend the spiritual needs of our Earth Loving, Pagan, Animist, Witch and Queer communities.
The dominant culture has been detrimental, dangerous and deadly to Mystics, Intuitives, Blended Spirits, Witches and Healers of the diverse Peoples around the world commonly called Shamanic, Animist and Pagan. Many have been made to believe they are crazy, wrong, weird or evil for hearing the Earth Spirits and the Ancestors. As we remember who we are and the necessity of our medicine skills for a sick world, we are called to heal our soul wounds and competently train ourselves in the ways available to us. In the shamanic worldview, teachings and guidance come from Human teachers, as well as Nature Spirits, Non-Physical Teachers and Ancestors. If you have shamanic* and animist* ancestors, this path is available to YOU.
Words that matter:
*”Full Circle Shamana” is a term Quynn uses to describe those of us who are the first in our ancestral line to come back to “shamanic” healing practices (there have been many names in many cultures) after generations of forgetfulness from colonialism and religious oppression.
*The word “shaman” is a word for a particular culture for a particular vocation. This program does not make anyone a ‘shaman’. This program does not make anyone, anything. The Spirits choose and train the practitioner. Quynn is a human guide to help you hone your innate abilities.
*We use the words “shamanic” healing arts to describe the intuitive and visionary tools, available to all humans, that help to guide us in this living world. Included are the shamanic journey, revelation through trance, divination, dreams, intuition and dialog with “Nature”. There are many varieties and faces of these practices, yet similar threads run through cultures of the Human tribes. In our FULL CIRCLE practice, while guidance and training is handed down to us by our living human elders, we are taught the specifics of our personal practice by the guides and ancestors through our connection to our shamanic and dreaming mind.
*”Animism” (from Latin animus, -i “soul, life“) is the worldview that non-human entities (animals, plants, and inanimate objects or phenomena) possess a spiritual essence. See our Statement of Beliefs here.
*”Called” -One who has experienced a sickness and has been healed, a death, or near-death, and come back, or a life changing event that changes them and feels “called” to a path of healing (often with new abilities).
Learn more about Quynn’s approach to shamanic practitioner training HERE.
“This series is about embracing and accepting the healer energy already dwelling inside you. It was, by far and wide, the best thing I have ever invested in, both of my energy, commitment and monetary resources.”
Outline of 12 month Program:
This is Year 1 of a Two Year Animist Minister ordainment program. You do not have to go on to the second year and become an ordained Animist Minister, however, this training is designed to lead into the second year to be ordained as an Animist Minister in the Web of Life tradition.
Participants will be given assignments and offered mentorship for practicing the following skills in their community. Opportunities to practice online Practitionership (with other members of the group) will also be available.
Web of Life Shamanic Healing Practitioner- One who learns to use aspects of the shamanic arts (shamanic journeying, soul restoration, divination), naturally occurring within, in combination with modalities in which they are already trained (Including intuitive work, psychic/empath work, coaching, body work, energy medicine, counseling, mentoring), to assist people as they tend their soul wounds, remember their direct connection to the spiritual world, and activate their natural abilities.
The following subjects will be approached and participants will practice:
Ceremonial Space Holding (building trust, healing altars, spirit world communication, sacred is everywhere)
Physical and Spirit World Protection and Animist Ancestors Connection
3 Worlds, 8 Days, All Genders= Animist Reality
Communication with the Web of Life as a Nature Guardian
Drum, Rattle and Song Reclamation (Traveling and Healing with Sound)
Divination and Intuition for Sensitive and Empathic People
Soul Renewal and Restoration for Self and Others
Ancestral Soul Wounds-Sickness, Forgiveness, Healing and Gratitude
The Power and Importance of BEAUTY
Animist Soul Medic- One who uses their Healing Practitioner skills, along with the skills listed below, in support of Animists* and Earth Honoring People in need of spiritual support due to living in the dominant culture. An Animist Soul Medic is capable of holding space for those who need support in challenging situations.
The following subjects will be approached and participants will practice:
Animist Reality Awareness-The Web of Life includes All
Crazy Wisdom- Inner Voices, Visions, Visitations Support
Clearing and Balancing as Spiritual Maintenance
Compassionate Listening- Holding Space with Trauma, PTSD
Soul Wounds and the Spiritual Sides of Sickness
Altered States and Multiple Realities Navigation Support
Protection, Boundaries, “Prayer” and Self-Care
Dispelling Colonized Mind
Spirit Guided Calm in Difficult Situations
Thank you for facilitating the magic that happens when people gather honoring spirit.
*This Training emphasizes Animist exploration and shamanic understanding, including offering respect and being open to communication with: animals, elements, plants, trees, spirit world, dream world, intuition, ancestors, spirit guides, other humans, and sacred self. This path honors diversity in our human family, and that there are many ways to interact with the living worlds. Genders, in all expressions, are an important aspect of the Web of Life. As Animists, we may not always get along, but these truths we hold as self-evident. You are loved.
If you still have questions about this training, maybe this Blog post will help!
Requested donation for this 12 month Training Series is $720-$1800 sliding scale, depending on financial situation, for entire series (can be paid $60-$150 monthly).
*Does not include lodging or meals for 2 weekends
Total can be paid in monthly installments with automatic withdrawal
An agreement will be signed regarding payment for all sessions, even if one is missed or the series is not finished.
There are openings for full and partial trade for needed tech jobs on behalf of Earth Web Media. Email Quynn describing your skill set.
Participants are expected to attend at least one of the two live online meetings a month, both weekends, and complete monthly assignments. Upon successful completion of program, the graduate is able to claim they completed this training, and move on to participate in the Web of Life Animist Minister Program.
“I would recommend this training to anyone seeking to develop their shamanic arts. We all have gifts or talents in this area and Quynn is so adept at helping us to realize this. The sessions gave us many opportunities to practice and develop our skills. Quynn facilitates sessions that are respectful, safe and supportive of all participants. They are quite affordable and so worthwhile.”
Interested in going forward?! Please make sure you have~
1) Training in at least one healing modality (Reiki, massage, yoga, EMDR, SE, Expressive Arts Therapy, Herbalism etc)
2) Confidence in your journeying process. Need practice? There are many mp3 options for learning. Find them HERE.
3) The ability to gather in Portland for both weekends and most of the biweekly live online meetings
To apply to participate, please click to download application
Or, send an email to Quynn Red Mountain and you will receive the application.
*You love the Earth and you hear her speak. A generally accepted word for this is Animism.
Your guide is Quynn Red Mountain, OOlah (One Who Balances), Animist Minister of Earth Web Media’s Web of Life Church, Shamanic Practitioner, founder of the Institute of the Shamanic Arts, author and media producer. Quynn was called to the shamanic path while she was in her 20’s, and has worked with many people in individual and group settings for the last 20 years.
Quynn grew up in Portland and her shamanic life began there. She was called to Tucson, AZ 20 years ago and has shamanized there with many others. She now feels called to come “home” and share the teachings of this path with those who too feel called to create their own healing path.
Reflections from past participants:
“I was at a point in my life where I needed to be reawakened into my purpose as a healer. You provided a safe and beautiful space for that purpose.”
“I felt welcomed and appreciated as a colleague and have needed this community to help me be at peace and to find strength with like minded and hearted folks.”
“I am reclaiming something that was lost to my family through time and persecution. I had always felt something was missing in my life, there was a void, this class filled that void. Reconnecting with my guides and my true nature in this life is a priceless gift.”
“You think this series is about being a Shamanic Practitioner. It is and it isn’t. This series is about embracing and accepting the healer energy already dwelling inside you. It was, by far and wide, the best thing I have ever invested in, both of my energy, commitment and monetary resources.”
You, this class, and ISA have blessed and transformed me, given me the gift of myself that I had almost given up on searching for, and the words “thank you” do not even begin to cover the intensity and depth of my gratitude. It is like some sort of living embodiment of the Tao, or some magical entity you have called forth to heal, inspire and transform, not just us, but this world.”
“You provide a portal for infinite possibilities, without too much attachment to controlling the outcome.”
“Quynn, as always, conjures an outstanding circle. The energy channeled through her drumming touches people, myself included, and provides safety that is heard and felt in all the connected worlds.”
“Thank you for creating the space for me/us to PRACTICE….. I know that I wouldn’t be practicing on people without your encouragement and you having this class.”
“The Shamanic Training series helped me to string together the pieces in my life that I now better perceive as Gifts, and provided the space to explore them. Due to this series I feel more confident in my ability to connect with my Spirit Guides and am ambitious to continue exploring the lessons that the Spirits hold for me.”
“Quynn’s Shamanic Practitioner workshop series has expanded my repertoire for my healing practice and helped me feel more comfortable using the shamanic techniques I have learned. It also helped me to realize how at home I feel incorporating shamana into my life’s work.”
“I am grateful for this course as it has helped me to build confidence. Being in this space is a relief because it is a place where I feel I can express the “unknown” without prejudice and judgment, and that is refreshing.”
“I learned much by simply observing and experiencing Quynn’s very skilled shamanic circle facilitation during the training. She demonstrates a certain fearlessness that cuts through, as well as her own deep honesty and presence—all of which makes her highly effective as a facilitator and trainer.”
“I loved all of the stages of this program and the transformation that we all experienced. Every time we gathered for another day of journeying and sharing, it seemed like it was an orchestra of Spirits shaping and shifting our energies, putting us through powerful initiations.