Shamanism across Cultures


Through anthropological rigor and the "naive" outlook of the scientist in unknown territory, without preconceptions or prejudices, we enter to investigate the world of shamanism.  We will study the theoretical foundations, supported by academics, and will explore these practices, which still work to this day and which would otherwise be disused and obsolete.

"Are shamanic healing methods compatible with Western medicine? Can shamanism help in crises or difficult life transitions? Is it relevant in the search for meaning in the wasteland of industrialization and runway technology? Will it help in healing the planet and preventing an ecological catastrophe or nuclear holocaust?" Doore, G. (1988). Shaman's Path: Healing, Personal Growth & Empowerment. Boston: Shambhala.



Introduction to Shamanism. Etymology. History.

Amerindian Shamanism

The archetype of the SUR (Methodology of Angels Arrien)

Copal reading (Mazatec)

Journeying to find one’s power animal (Methodology of Michael Harner)

Shamanic Trance

Integration of experience

We will have the opportunity to verify the ancestral power of the sound of the shamanic drum through practical exercise.

It is appropriate, although not essential, to bring a maraca (you can make one), objects to decorate an altar, a notebook and comfortable clothes.

Course facilitators:
Magda Solé
Jaume Mestres



Information and contact

IPTB C / Granados, 5, Ground Floor. (Sarrià) Barcelona

– Limited places