"Everything that is - Is Alive !"

Dr Allen Goodwin

Shamanic Practitioner

Devon, England


Dr Michael Harner (1929-2018), Founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, author of The Way of the Shaman and Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality. He pioneered the introduction of shamanism and the shamanic drum journey to contemporary life and is recognized as the world leader in this movement.

This is a wonderful, deep and well presented introduction into Shamanism.


Jörgen I Eriksson is a shamanic practitioner since the 1970's. Jörgen has written several books on the Nordic shamanic tradition and rune magic, and two of them are now available in English; Rune Magic and Shamanism – Original Nordic Knowledge from Mother Earth and The Active Side of Infinity – Castaneda and shamanism. His book on Rune Magic and Shamanism, I sincerly believe, is unmatched. If you are seriously interested in the study of Runes then this is the only book you need.


Simon Chamberlain is a shamanic practitioner, drum maker, teacher and founder of the Nordic School of Shamanism. I have known Simon for many years as we trained together. He runs Shamanic pracitioner training courses which are fully residential and are usually held at Ytre Sogn, Norway.


The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids is a mystery school that spans across many different countries around the world. It provides teaching insipried from the ancient druids bound within an inherent respect for and of nature. The training involves a systematic and stuctured approach starting at the Bardic, on through the Ovate and finishing at the Druid grade. It is also anchored within a vibrant rich and supportive community with many Groves and Seed Groups in which many members may choose to participate in locally.


As a global leader in the modern psychedelic movement, the Synthesis Institute, under Synthesis Digital LLC, is dedicated to advancing psychedelic research and delivering high-quality professional education and training for aspiring psychedelic practitioners. With a pioneering history of offering legal psychedelic experiences to over 1,000 individuals, the Synthesis Institute has established itself as a trusted educational provider for a growing community of more than 300 students and graduates. Today, under new leadership, the Synthesis Institute continues to fulfill its mission through the Psychedelic Practitioner Training program. I am currently a learning facilitator with The Synthesis Institute.


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