Dr. Michael J. Harner
Michael Harner, founder and president of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, pioneered the introduction of shamanism to contemporary life and is recognized as the world leader in this movement.
Perhaps Dr. Harner’s greatest contribution has been his pivotal role in bridging the worlds of indigenous shamanism and the contemporary West through his fieldwork and research, experimentation, writings, and original development of the core methods of shamanism. By introducing these methods to the West, he started the movement that is returning shamanism and shamanic healing to the spiritual life of peoples throughout the planet.
Honoring the oral tradition of indigenous shamans, for the last quarter of a century Dr. Harner has conveyed his shamanic knowledge first-hand through teaching and experiential work. Today he and his staff annually teach some 5,000 students internationally who, in turn, introduce thousands more to shamanism.
More information at the Foundation for Shamanic Studies website.
Chris Faulconer is an ordained minister, a gifted healer, a dynamic teacher and lecturer. She has originated a healing process, "Journeying", which combines ancient shamanic wisdom and empowerment and connects one to one's own inner resources.
She spent twenty years as a consultant, designing computer systems for aerospace before becoming a minister later in life. She earned her Masters from the Healing Light Center Church Seminary. In 1987, Chris was ordained as a minister of the Healing Light Center Church in Glendale, California.
She has taught courses for continuing education credit for the California Board of Registered Nurses and the Healing Light Center Church Seminary where she was a faculty member from 1987 to 1996.
Chris has also taught CEU courses for the Tennessee Board of Registered Nurses and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and served as the State Consciousness Raising Coordinator for California NOW in the 1970's. She has designed programs and curriculum for all the above institutions.
Chris has a private practice in Pine Mountain and Los Angeles, California. She teaches a wide variety of classes and workshops as well
as individual healing. She also lectures across the United States and Canada.
More information at pinemountaininstitute.com.
Rabbi Steven Fisdel
Rabbi Steven Fisdel is the founder of the Center for Jewish Mystical Studies in Albany, California. Rabbi Fisdel was trained and ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the founder of the Jewish Renewal movement. He is an active Kabbalist and a well known teacher.
As a practicing Kabbalist, Rabbi Fisdel has first hand experience with both sides of Kabbalah. Steven studies the original texts, clarifying the ideas and subsequently teaching the traditional doctrines to people of all spiritual backgrounds. He also uses a wide range of Kabbalist meditation practices to help seekers to access higher levels of consciousness.
Steven maintains a private practice doing psycho-spiritual profiling, spiritual counseling and Kabbalist Healing work. He teaches and lectures widely on the Kabbalah, the nature of consciousness, meditation and the practical application of mysticism to the process of inner repair and soul development.
More information at classicalkabbalist.org.
Rev. Asheme Patricia Bankins
Patricia "Asheme" Bankins, a born intuitive, has devoted over two decades to the study and practices of Higher Consciousness. She is an international trance channel and works with her spirit teachers, Master Ti-Emein, the Ascended Master, St. Germain, Lord Melchizedek and a high spiritual hierarchy for spiritual guidance. She has studied with Blackfoot Nation & Apache medicine teachers, Tibetan shamans, and Lakota medicine women. She is a pipe carrier in the Cherokee lineage.
Throughout the United States and Canada, she works as a certified Crystal Therapist, a Reiki Master Teacher, a Melchizedek Facilitator and a certified Past Life & Regression Integration Therapist. Founder of The Crystal Matrix Healing & Learning Center, Los Angeles and the channel/inventor of The Dragonstone Oracle she shares her gifts as a teacher, healer, writer and trance channel, and aids people in their own transformation and spiritual evolution.
More information at thecrystalmatrix.com.