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Alida Birch and Marta Boyett are pleased to announce advanced-level instruction in shamanic practice, presented as a year-long training. Frontiers in Shamanism both expands on and transcends existing courses in core shamanism. This will be the fourth year it is presented. Feedback from previous participants has been enthusiastic. One student chose to take the course twice!

Going into our fourth year, we look forward to reaping the benefits of experience by deepening the previous curriculum, and expanding certain areas of focus.

Course content will be directed by three factors:

  • Instructor choice, arising from our 48 years combined experience and exposure to many teachings.

  • The guidance of our helping Spirits.

  • The unfolding needs of the Circle.

The current course outline includes but is not limited to:

  • Ethnic traditions, especially central Asian and north European;

  • Advanced ways of merging for miraculous outcomes;

  • Different styles of working with power objects for healing;

  • Shamanic counseling 

and Middle World Specialties including

  • Faery healing

  • Plant Spirit Medicine


Participants learn the beauty and balance of enacting exquisite community ceremony in one tradition, contrasted with the stripped-down, silently effective methods of another.


We include powerful traditional methods that can be most unobtrusively integrated into the modern Euro-American setting.




Frontiers in Shamanism broadens the scope of understanding,
deepens relationship with Spirit to an inexpressible degree,
and promotes practitioner versatility and adaptability to any situation.



We invite you to join us in taking this step.


This is a logical next step for both those who have completed a healing apprenticeship and those who are not focused on healing but wish to explore shamanism for personal revelation.


Pre-requisite is that you are journeying well.


The cost for the trainings is $116 per day. You must make a commitment for the entire Track you have selected. The groups meet in Eugene, OR, for 12 days, usually one day per month on a weekend. Each group begins when we have 10 people signed up.

For more information, email or drop by our informational meetings (see sidebar).


Ready to sign up? Please email for an application.

The pre-requisite for all classes is that you are journeying successfully and have a working relationship with your helping spirit(s). For most people, it is helpful to take an introductory journey class. I teach an introductory journey class every few months.

For those intrepid explorers who have journey skills already developed. Taking ourselves beyond the old realms, we walk the new pathways Marta and I have developed in our shamanic practices. Honoring the wisdom that came before us and bringing through what is called for in this world, in this time. The circle calls you once again.


Frontiers in Shamanism


Free informational sessions:
* Mon Nov 11th
* Wed Jan 8th

from 7-9pm. Come to one or both!

February 13th we will have our final informational meeting and sign-up for Frontiers 2014.

We anticipate the next Frontiers in Shamanism will be offered in 2016.

A note on the March 2014 start date: We realize many of you are planning to attend Weather Shamanism (Jan 31-Feb 2) and Vajra's training (end of Feb) both highly recommended! So we do not want to overload your calendar. Thus we are delaying the start of Frontiers until March and offering these informational meetings to give you a taste of what we are offering and an opportunity to be in circle with your fellow shamanic practitioners once again.

Please let us know you are interested in attending by contacting Alida Birch.

Call 541-686-1610 for more information

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