Upcoming Schedule of Ethnographic Films, Classes, and Workshops


​​​​​​​​​The Shamanic Council meets at East West Bookshop, Seattle, Washington typically on the Second Sunday of the month.


These classes are designed to introduce the basic principles and practice of 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. The word shaman comes from their language group only. For more information about the lineage of teachers, please click this link.


What you will learn are the basic drumming rhythms of nature, safe entry into controlled trance states, paths to the other worlds, and singing the vision.


This group is open to anyone whether beginner or advanced student. The only requirement is that you bring a Native American, Celtic, Siberian, or another type of round hand-held drum. No congas or doumbeks, please. If you don't own a personal drum, then you can either borrow one from a friend or purchase one through East West Bookshop or other local instrument stores that specialize in ethnic drums.


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

Follow these links for more information including location and time:


May 13, 2018

June 10, 2018

July 8, 2018



The Ethnographic Film Nights are designed for current students and invited guests. The foundational practice from various indigenous Asian cultures will be explored. Although most of our films will focus on Siberian groups, we will also present current practices from Japanese, Korean, and Chinese cultures.

Prior to the showing, there will be a brief opening introduction about the film followed by a short round table discussion by the audience members at the conclusion of the presentation. By contrast and comparison, we will examine the nuances, similarities, and differences to the Manchu-Tungus traditions in Eastern Siberia. Program begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

These viewings are held in a private theater.  Please contact us at info@2pathfindercounseling.com or telephone 206-526-2959 for directions and further information.  Suggested donation: $5, however no one will be turned away.


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