Upcoming Schedule of Ethnographic Films, Classes, and Workshops

The Art of Classical Siberian Shamanism

The Ulchi’s teach that anyone can learn to shamanize for themselves, but the art of shamanizing for others can only be taught by the spirits. The Art of Classical Siberian Shamanism introduces each individual to the basics of self-healing and personal discovery through ancient trance and drumming as taught by the Ulchi culture of Eastern Siberia. This ancient tribe of people trace their roots directly back to their Neolithic ancestors who inhabited the same territory dating from the Pleistocene epoch, and word shaman comes from their language group only.  Please see the lineage of teachers.


​​​​​​​​​The Shamanic Council meets at East West Bookshop, Seattle, Washington. Each month, typically the second Sunday, we examine new ideas and explore various practices. They include, but are not limited to:

Ways of Nature—This class informs the newcomer to the basic principles of an animistic paradigm. This will provide a solid foundation for the work and interpretation of beliefs, behaviors, and practices in the art of Classical Siberian Shamanism.

The World Tree & Three Worlds—Entry into parallel realities are accessed through variable mythic landscapes.  The stories and legends of the collective worlds will be discussed and how one will gain entry will be presented.

The Nature of Spirits and Invisible Helpers—Spirits and helpers are the guides, teachers, and protectors when traveling in the other worlds. Learning their nature, protocols of first contact, proper etiquette and approach will enable the student to establish an enduring partnership.

Dreamwork and Foundations of Spiritual Authority—Dream portals allow us access into the invisible realms. Dreamwork techniques that are designed for entry into these realms will be provided and discussed.

Our Three Souls and the Nature of Soul Restoration—The nature of our tri-part soul and the inner secrets of soul restoration will be discussed and examined.

Taking the Journey—Learning the call of your spirit helpers, stepping out into the invisible worlds, walking the road, and safe return to normal consciousness will be introduced and discussed

Practice includes: Learning to reconnect with Nature-somatic techniques to feel the intuitive world, traditional classical shamanic rhythms, hypnogogic and hypnopompic principles, variations on trance states, dream work, adding your voice to the drum rhythms, trance dancing, and singing and drumming the journey.

A Native, Celtic, or Siberian Drum is required for all classes. Please, no congas or dumbeks. If you do not own a drum, please borrow one. Drums can also be purchase through the East West Bookshop, music stores in your area, or online.

These classes are designed for either the beginner or advanced student of the practice. Although the Council has been meeting for years, please feel free to join at any time.


Suggested Reading:

Spirits from the Edge of the World: Classical Siberian Shamanism in Ulchi Society,
J. Van Ysslestyne.

A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics,
Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel and Thomas Peisel




If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me at  info@2pathfindercounseling.com

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November 11, 2018

December 09, 2018

January 13, 2019



Come and celebrate the traditional yearly festivals of the Ulchi people throughout the year along with various classes that provide an in-depth view of  Eastern Siberian classical shamanism. Most events will take place in an outdoor setting rain or shine!


Because the Ulchi are hunter/gatherers, they followed a different pattern in seasonal demarcations other than the agricultural solstices and equinoxes.  Patterns of aquatic and land migrations of animals are the foundations of this natural timing of events, along with celestial cycles of the Sun, Moon, and Stars.


Be prepared to bring food to share along with your drums (except for Water rituals). Instructions on outdoor festivities will be shown and practiced by the attending members as we follow the Way of Nature within this year-long cycle.  For further information and location and times of classes and events, please contact me at info@2pathfindercounseling.com.

Sunday – January 14th   5-6:30 PM

The Myth of Western Shamanism and What Indigenous Healers Really Do

This event is held at the East West Bookshop in Seattle, Washington.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.

Wednesday – January 31st

Lunar Eclipse

Begins at 4:51 AM—Totality 5:29 AM

Pacific Standard Time for Seattle, Washington.

Wednesday – February 7th   7-8:30 PM

The Indigenous Art of Smudging

This event is held at the East West Bookshop in Seattle, Washington.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.

Thursday – February 15th

Ulchi New Year's Eve

Dinner and Celebration for current students and their family members.

Friday – February 16th

Ulchi New Year

Sunday – April 8th   9-11 AM

Spring Return of the Salmon

Sunday – July 15th   9-11 AM

Summer Tree Offerings

Sunday – September 9th   9-11 AM

Autumn Return of the Salmon

Wednesday – October 3rd   6-9 PM

Autumn Fire Ritual