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don Oscar Miro-Quesada
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
An unprecedented opportunity to discover the universal principles hidden within global shamanic traditions and experience the inner transformation that unifies heaven and earth...
Be prepared to expand your heart, open your mind and tap the divinity within all things to walk a path of real joy.
Have you marveled at the stories of “shape-shifting” shamans, miraculous healers and medicine men and women who walk “between the worlds” for information from ancestors, guides and spirits?
Or have you witnessed indigenous elders whose simple, heart-filled presence effortlessly reminds you of how graced we are to live each day with the blessings of Mother Earth?
Well, it’s time to take them off a pedestal and recognize that those same skills and qualities of being are available to YOU. You have, within you, seemingly miraculous powers and the same humble reverence that illuminates these beloved elders and pioneers.
And you can evoke these capacities in your life through the journey of becoming a universal shaman who is committed to the ONENESS of humanity, healing ancient rifts and restoring wholeness to ourselves and the planet.
While modern spiritual traditions each have their wisdom and beauty, our more ancient shamanic traditions have withstood the tests of millennia to give us access to the mystical dimensions of life and live more harmoniously with ourselves and our relations.
These traditions speak a language of prayer and guidance, harmony and heart that is a balm for our souls, too often caught up in the relentless activity and technological buzz of modernity.
Skilled shamans develop a profound ability to pierce the veil of reality, discover the hidden dimensions between the worlds and then gather information and the support of unseen forces to restore health and vitality in our bodies and our communities.
They connect us with plant and animal allies in unique ways and create rituals that reweave the human family together.
These shamanic lineages carry essential medicine for the 21st century, a time in which we are now called to form a global community of peace and shared understanding.
In recent decades, something wonderful has been happening with these traditions — shamans and healers from different lineages are finding each other and beginning to recognize a common core of understanding about life and how to live in a sacred way.
The ancient prophecies of the reunification of Eagle and Condor speak to this meeting. Tribes from north to south and east to west are sharing their ancient wisdoms and finding their common vision. Emerging groups such as The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers speak to the shared heart, intent and spirit of peoples around the world.
It is time, in short, for the emergence of universal shamans who draw from ancient roots of many cultures, but who express the truth of ONE HUMANITY in new ways. The path of the universal shaman offers us a chance to heal our history, integrate our shadows and express the light at our core in ways that are unprecedented. It offers the chance for us — as a global people — to learn to live in harmony and holiness with each other.
Peruvian shaman and founder of the Heart of the Healer Foundation, don Oscar Miro-Quesada, has emerged as one of the leading lights, pioneering this modern, yet ancient, path of universal shamanism. He speaks humbly from his heart in a way that anyone can recognize as the “voice of the soul.” He creates rituals that draw from his Peruvian Pachakuti tradition and weaves in the wisdom of other peoples.
He teaches us how to live in new-but-ancient ways — connected with the daily blessings of life, filled with love and committed to acts of service.
The stories from don Oscar’s life are truly miraculous, and yet, his demeanor is humble and filled with gentle laughter.
He’s a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru, as well as co-author of Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life. He’s also Fellow in Ethnopsychology with the Organization of American States and a United Nations Invited Observer to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Don Oscar’s advanced studies in modern psychology have given him the tools to understand the common threads of shamanic teachings and weave them together into a more integrated framework. He has worked with luminaries, such as Barbara Marx Hubbard, to blend ancient traditions with modern evolutionary understandings — to create a holistic, integral synthesis.
This results in a unique and beautiful gift to you: a chance for you to harvest the most important insights, practices and perspectives from millennia of shamanism — to integrate them with modern psychological and spiritual teachings and to apply it all to birthing the divine human in you.
If you are curious about the essential spiritual wisdom held within indigenous shamanic traditions, but are unable to spend months in remote rain forests or mountaintops, this 7-week virtual apprenticeship is your best opportunity to be in weekly communion with a powerful spiritual teacher who is bringing together relevant and essential wisdom for our modern lives.
You will gain a uniquely powerful exposure to Peruvian Pachakuti practices that are designed for spiritual evolution and healing. They will help you deepen your enjoyment of every moment and access higher and lower realms for guidance and healing.
The Peruvian practices will be situated in the larger context of universal shamanism, helping you to understand and integrate the key threads of awakening, healing and wholeness that come to us from around the world.
Some of the modules will connect you with the “medicine” of a particular Peruvian animal — from the hummingbird to the condor — as part of the recognition of how deeply interwoven we are with our animal relations. Universal shamans develop this ability to learn from, and observe, the wisdom within animals as a way to access deeper gifts.
By the end of the “virtual apprenticeship,” you will emerge with the universal shaman in you activated in a way that leads to profound shifts in your life towards greater wholeness, wisdom and sacred depth. You will be more connected with the “sacred hoop” of all of life.
During the journey, you will also have the opportunity to engage in discussion, exchange and practice with the global community that gathers for this 7-week virtual apprenticeship. Indigenous traditions recognize that all real healing happens through the community, so to be able to access such profound teachings from the comfort of your home — while still being in deep connection with a global community — is a true blessing.
Greater Connection Through
As a special addition to this course, don Oscar will be live streaming video of selected teaching sessions so that you can have an even more powerful connection and transmission. This live video connection will be easy to use and will greatly increase your learning and transformation.
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks
Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 4:00pm Pacific.
Each weekly LIVE teaching, practice and training session will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to engage universal shamanic teachings with clarity, rigor and transformative power.
You’ll emerge with:
- A more holistic vision of world shamanic traditions, understanding the role of initiation, illness and crisis in the ritualized path of rebirth
- Freedom from old stories of victimhood and an enhanced ability to see why you “volunteered” for some of the most challenging times in your life
- Healing practices that guide you into the “lower worlds” for accessing deeper realms of being and archetypal realms of shadow
- Expanded capacity to access non-ordinary realms of consciousness
- Enhanced ability to live from reverence and peace
- A more open, expanded and generous heart
- Powerful understandings for how to use ritual practices for healing and transformation
- Ability to access higher guidance for your life
- Deeper relationship with the entire “sacred hoop” of life
Please note that an aspect of this journey into the ancestral wisdom teachings and time-proven ritual healing practices of our shamanic people is building your own mesa (or altar).
In order to do that, you’ll be asked to gather certain ceremonial items over the 7 weeks to create this personal ritual space. Materials will include stones, shells, feathers and other sacred items. In addition, to receive the most benefit from this program and the powerful practices you’ll be initiated into, you will be encouraged to spend 30 minutes outside of class time each week in transformative practice.
Module 1: The Call to Heal
Trusting Soul (August 30)
In this first virtual gathering, we shall explore the relevance of a shamanic worldview as a global catalyst for human spiritualization. We’ll overview the various forms of shamanic initiation including illness and crisis. Classic perspectives on dismemberment and ritualized death for the attainment of soul vision and healing power shall also be presented. Additionally, we’ll give an introduction to the cosmovision of Pachakuti Mesa Tradition and ritual healing arts that will serve as the foundation through which to progressively awaken the universal shaman within.
- Releasing the Past — moving beyond the illusion of victimhood and embracing the choice of sacred volunteerism
- The Art of Communion: Quietude, Stillness and Presence — befriending the great originating mystery
- Ukhu Pacha Ch’usay: An Immersion Within (“lower world” journey) — guided practice for accessing inner dimensions of being and the archetypal realms of shadow
Module 2: A Balance of Power
Honoring Spirit (September 6)
The shamanic universe is replete with magical, unexpected and non-ordinary possibilities when compared to our conscious waking reality. In order to benefit from this unlimited panorama of opportunities for growing your soul, we must learn to engage the powers, forces and visionary guidance in this vast sea of human possibility with balance and discernment. In this second apprenticeship gathering, we will share time-proven tools and techniques for harmoniously harnessing such non-ordinary potentials and living in a balanced way.
- Transforming the Present — the disciplined use of imagination, sacred word and ritual gesture
- The Art of Consecration — ceremonial expressions of gratitude for evoking sacred reciprocity in our lives
- Kay Pacha Ch’usay: The Sojourn of Here-and-Now (“middle world” journey) — guided practice for making “this world” a reflection of one’s wholeness, beauty and reverence
Module 3: The Condor’s Quest
Opening Heart (September 13)
It is a well-known fact that true healing is a labor of love. Having learned to say “YES” to the call — having heeded the great dreaming to embrace a transformational vocation of relationship with oneself, others and the universe as a whole — we must now learn to lovingly establish trustworthy spiritual alliances with unseen helpers and guides who inhabit the inner and outer dimensions of our being. From an openhearted place of appreciation for the beauty and grace contained within our Pachakuti Mesa Tradition shamanic altar ground, we will call upon the love which is our essence, in service to personal and planetary renewal.
- Creating the Future — invoking alliances of transformational opportunity in partnership with seen and unseen shamanic realms
- The Art of Composition — tools for ritual patterning and visionary configuration of a sacred shamanic altar ground for personal and planetary healing transformation
- Hanaq Pacha Ch’usay: A Celestial Embrace (“upper world” journey) — guided practice in shamanic flight to access superior realms of universal wisdom and spiritual guidance
Note: This module will be offered via live streaming video.
Module 4: The Hummingbird’s Ascent
Transforming Mind (September 20)
Building upon our accrued wisdom and the shamanic tools learned thus far, we are prepared to embark on the journey of transforming mind. By trusting soul, we re-member; in honoring spirit, vision is bestowed; and through the opening of our hearts, the healing power of love is granted. And thus, our next step is to apprentice the art of making manifest our thoughts, insights and divine imaginings in a manner that positively transforms current reality. The power of intention and disciplined imagination known to Pachakuti Mesa Tradition adepts shall be thoroughly apprenticed and mastered in this fourth gathering of our series.
- Living the Mystery — consciously embracing the wonderfully unpredictable nature of life and finding sustenance in the cosmic order behind the illusion of separateness
- The Art of Connection — shamanic techniques for maximizing our human evolution as luminous strands within the “great sacred web of creation”
- T’eqsimuyu Ch’usay: Returning to One (“cosmic seeding” journey) — guided practice for the shamanic dreaming of a “New Earth”
Module 5: Our Shamanic Self
Healing Body (September 27)
The journey of initiation into perennial shamanic wisdom teachings and ritual practices gives us an embodied understanding of the primacy of consciousness behind all things. This, in turn, deepens our ability to effect healing influence within our physical bodies. Participants in this fifth apprenticeship module shall be introduced to the workings of “kawsay” — vital life force — for the strengthening and evolution of our human neurophysiology. Awakened in the heart by the experience of inextricable solidarity with our living Earth, we shall learn shamanic techniques for harnessing Gaia’s sacred medicine, allowing us to deepen and sustain our attainment of vitality and balanced living.
- Serving the Earth — teaching love by the way we live
- The Art of Cooperation
- Ch’aska Runa Ch’usay: A Starlight Re-membering (“contact” journey) — guided practice for the realization of Self as Creation
Module 6: All Our Relations
Awakening Belongingness (October 4)
We are all native children of Mother Earth, all indigenous participants of her tribal dreaming — blessed by a shared experience of common unity with Pachamama and consciously dedicated to her sustainability. As a global family, our sense of belongingness is a true re-membering, by which each thought, word and action finds radiant reflection in All Our Relations. Based on our shared willingness to stand together, in deep reverence for the Great Sacred Hoop of Life, we realize our earth walk is a path of sacred activism.
- Sustaining the Tribe: Evolving our Human Destiny
- The Art of Compatibility: Exercises in Resonance, Reverence and Revelation
- Munayniyoq Ch’usay: Reflections of the Beloved (“blessing” journey) — guided practice in the sanctification of love as our essence
Module 7: All Our Relations
Evolving Presence (October 11)
In the memorable words of T.S. Eliot, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring, will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time.” Indeed. Although this noble sojourn throughout virtual shamanic dimensions of healing must come to “an end,” in reality, it remains an eternal beginning, a return to the One Source. We are now fully prepared to carry forth the magic, mystery and medicine of universal shamanism to the Four Directions. In doing so, we forever help crystallize The Shift, for we have learned to embrace a lifeway that leads from victimhood to volunteerism, from separation to wholeness, and from fear to love. This is our destiny, this is our decree, Pachakuti Mesa Tradition carriers and Gaia’s children. Infinite gratitude for your evolutionary participation in transforming our world through sacred living!
- Birthing the Cosmos: Initiation into the Immortality of Self
- The Art of Correspondence: As Above So Below — a synergy of the One and the Many
- Tiyayakuy Ch’usay (“welcoming” journey) — guided practice in the evolution of universal sentience
Note: This module will be offered via live streaming video.
When we surrender the need to figure it all out, and cultivate the ability to let it all in, then our earth walk becomes a sacred dance of healing service on the planet. More than the world needs saving, it needs loving.
— don Oscar Miro-Quesada
The Path of the Universal Shaman
In addition to don Oscar’s truly transformational 7-week, live online training, you’ll also receive these powerful training sessions and bonus materials. These bonuses are being offered to further complement what you’ll learn in the course — and take your understanding and transformation to an even deeper level.
An Initiated Life: Finding Wholeness
Audio Dialogue With don Oscar Miro-Quesada and
A sacred dialogue honoring the evolutionary soul dynamics at play between one’s conscious transcendence of victimhood and the awakening/deepening of one’s self-transformational path of healing service in the world.
Mirabai Starr is a critically acclaimed author and translator of sacred literature. She teaches and speaks widely on contemplative practice, interspiritual experience, and the transformational power of loss. Her works include Dark Night of the Soul by John of the Cross, The Interior Castle andThe Book of My Life by Teresa of Avila and The Showings of Julian of Norwich, Mother of God Similar to Fire (in collaboration with iconographer, William Hart McNichols) and Contemplations and Living Wisdom (Sounds True). God OF Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, winner of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Award, positions her at the forefront of the emerging Interspiritual Movement.
Mirror of Heaven, Embodiment of Earth
Video From don Oscar Miro-Quesada
This beautifully crafted 45-minute video tutorial provides the viewer with a step-by-step apprenticeship of the Pachakuti Mesa tradition of cross-cultural shamanism. Stunning images of sacred mountain landscapes, avant-garde urban environments, evocative earth-honoring ceremonies, and concise teachings on the contemporary relevance of this ancestral healing practice are all gracefully woven together to illumine an inspiring spiritual destiny for humankind.
The Shaman’s Flight & Heaven’s Light
Audio Dialogue With don Oscar Miro-Quesada and Dr. Raymond Moody
This lively conversation between two old friends and seasoned navigators of other worldly realms illuminates the inherent self-transformational power accessed through shamanic journey work and the near death experience (NDE). Dr. Moody’s groundbreaking re-discovery of the extraordinary healing potentials available through the use of ancient Greek Psychomanteum chamber, to help individuals and families in bereavement, shall be discussed within the context of shamanic death and rebirth initiatory experience.
Dr. Raymond Moody is the leading authority on the “near-death experience” — a phrase he coined in the late seventies. Dr. Moody’s research into the phenomenon of near-death experience had its start in the 1960’s.The New York Times calls him "the father of the near-death experience.” He is the bestselling author of twelve books including Life After Life — which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide — as well as numerous articles in academic and professional literature. Dr. Moody continues to capture enormous public interest and generate controversy with his ground-breaking work on the near-death experience and what happens when we die.
Quechua Terminology Guide
This resource will unlock the ancient words of prayer and reverence that don Oscar uses through the course. Many find it an indispensable resource in navigating the world of the Universal Shaman.
What Graduates of The Path of the Universal Shaman are Saying...
– Yola Dunne, Chelsea, Québec
– Steve Guettermann, MT
– Eve B., Switzerland
After taking this course, I feel more deeply connected to and in communication with all of nature as a beloved friend.
— Claire, Michigan
I am noticing tremendous improvement in the quality of life, and experience of peace.
— Marja van der Heijden, Oud-Turnhout, Belgium
I feel more balanced and centered within myself. Living in Sacred Relationship has become easier and within grasp. Don Oscar has the ability to take me deep into myself and become one with all that is, was and ever will be. Thank you, thank you, thank you Don Oscar! Love & Light,
— Jacki, Mullumbimby, Australia
A profound experience of ancient mystical wisdom taught by a brilliant and humble, mystic, teacher, and healer. Above all, you experience the power of Love that infuses all of creation, and that resides within you as your true Self.
— Sarah, Machiasport, Maine
I wanted to connect more fully with Pachamama and one of my totems, Condor. I feel that has happened, as well as other totem animals that have made their presence known to me. Thank you don Oscar. I will continue working with the energy that has been created.
— Gretchen Dorr Horst, Reston, Virginia
Often I’ve heard don Oscar referred to as the “real deal.” He’s that and so much more. The perspective on life that don Oscar shares through a contemporary take on indigenous wisdom engages your mind and opens your heart. It’s a feeling and an experience that has no equal and no comparison. You must enjoy the ride first hand!
— D’oro, New York
Don Oscar is a masterful, loving teacher, he will take you on an inner/outer journey like no other. Through his rich and vibrant teachings of the Pachakuti Mesa tradition, you will learn how to create the reality you desire.
— Brunie Feliciano, Oceanside, New York
Don Oscar’s teachings are life enriching lessons in sacred living, wholeness of being and generosity of spirit. He draws from his deep wellspring of knowledge with heartfelt profundity and often times, humor. I complete this course eager to join in sacred hoop again!
— Pieter Lefferts, Sharon, Connecticut
I highly recommend this online course to anyone who is drawn to study, not only shamanic work, but pure and heartfelt reverence to our Pachamama and all sentient beings. Don Oscar’s impeccability, wisdom and knowledge, vision, and gifts from his heart were felt through the airwaves and personally touched me deeply to my soul’s core.
— Mona Rain, Deerfield Beach, Florida
This course gave me a deeper connection with the wisdom of the ancient ones, the shamans. It touched me on a deep level. I think because Don Oscar speaks straight to the heart. The lessons gave me renewed courage and inspiration to move on on this path.
— Eliane, Maastricht, Netherlands
Join the Global Community
The Path of the Universal Shaman live course not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it’s also a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other.
This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions with don Oscar Miro-Quesada
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn from a renowned Peruvian curandero, psychologist and author — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session helps you create the specific skills and abilities to awaken your spiritual potential. Selected class sessions also include a live streaming video option. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 4:00pm Pacific.
Seven Audio Recordings of
After each class, the audio will be available to you to download in high quality MP3 format. This way, you’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on your iPod, in your car, and at your convenience.
Video Recordings of Selected
After each video class, the video will be available for you to download or stream in high quality format. This way, you’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime you desire — on your phone or on your computer.
Seven PDF Transcripts of
In addition to the high quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. This way you can review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices that you’ll learn.
Seven 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Sacred Practices Between
In addition to the course call time, you’ll be invited to participate in time honored rituals and practices on your own outside of class. These experiences will deepen your transformation and learning throughout the course and may become powerful pillars going forward.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can ask additional questions, interact with your fellow students and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Path of the Universal Shaman
- An Initiated Life: Finding Wholeness in Dismemberment
Audio Dialogue With don Oscar Miro-Quesada and Mirabai Starr
- Mirror of Heaven, Embodiment of Earth
Video From don Oscar Miro-Quesada
- The Shaman’s Flight & Heaven’s Light
Audio Dialogue With don Oscar Miro-Quesada and Dr. Raymond Moody
- Quechua Terminology Guide
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Learn the Hidden Wisdom of Universal Shamanism
We feel honored that don Oscar Miro-Quesada has chosen to partner with The Shift Network on this exclusive, LIVE online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a master shamanic practitioner.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars). You’ll also be able to benefit from don Oscar’s incredible teachings and practices from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you’re serious about learning how to access the mystical dimensions of life and live in a more harmonious way with yourself and others, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones — and our world — to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to open your heart and mind and walk a path of reverence, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
More Praise for don Oscar Miro-Quesada...
In this course many things that had been circling around in my life came together and gelled. I now have what I believe is a specific course of action to take. Where I had felt that a time would come when I would be called, I feel that the call has begun.
— Pat Casey, White Plains, New York
I so enjoyed the experience of being with don Oscar. His intense focus and sometimes playful, sometimes serious replies to questions all demonstrate that he is a true master of the art of living.
— Dr. Janet Smith Warfield, Author of Shift: Change Your Words, Change Your World
Oscar is a warm, loving human being who deeply cares about people and our planet and has an infectious belly laugh. He is a master at creating sacred community using the magic of joy, love and compassion as the strands that gently weave us together as a planetary family.
— Envision This, BlogTalkRadio
This has been a fabulous and fascinating course with don Oscar and all of the supporting faculty. Even in the short seven weeks... I feel that a lifetime of wisdom has been imparted to all of us and my personal connection to our Beloved Mother Earth has deepened immensely.
— Cathy Mines, Toronto, Canada
Through this course I have deepened my knowing of the connectedness of all things, of how I can integrate these practices into my daily life and be of better service... I have been able to maintain a more centered approach to problem solving and crisis resolution...
— Nina Ray, Ohio
I’m so grateful to have experienced this extraordinary journey with don Oscar. Deep gratitude for reawakening our oneness to all of life and to gift all on our beloved earth mother with this evolutionary healing path!!
— Meryl Franco, Lilburn, Georgia
I have truly enjoyed connecting with people around the world on this shared path to living in conscious connection with, and honoring our Earth. The rituals are simple but deep and meaningful. With huge gratitude and love to don Oscar, The Shift Network and all other beings — seen and unseen — that have made this possible.
— Marietta van der Werff, Harare, Zimbabwe
The best reason to take this course is don Oscar himself. Spending time on the calls with this kind and gentle teacher has been a wonderful experience. He teaches Love, and he IS Love.
— Diana, Oxnard, California
Once again, don Oscar and the Shift Network have put together a course which has been just as meaningful and packed full of jewels of wisdom as the first time around with the 7-week course on Universal Shamanism. So much new information has been integrated into the time honored traditions that keep revealing greater insight into living a life in harmony, peace and wholeness. With don Oscar’s unique way of teaching, the magic keeps coming and the words, sounds and awakenings go straight into the heart. It is a rare privilege to be able to be in the company of the community of people he draws together. This course is a great gift to humanity.
— Diana Zweygardt, Ft. Collins, Colorado
I got far more than I had ever even dared to hope for from this online initiation, and no longer feel isolated, alone and disconnected in my shamanic pathwork. I am now deeply connected to my mesa, my Self and my Source
— Terri Benning, A Channel of Michael, Animal Wisdom Studies, Metaphysical Mentor
About don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo
Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo is a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru, founder of The Heart of the Healer (THOTH), originator of Pachakuti Mesa Tradition cross-cultural shamanism. An internationally-acclaimed shamanic teacher, healer, Earth honoring ritualist and author, don Oscar is also an OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology, and member of the Birth 2012 Welcoming Committee and the Evolutionary Leaders Circle convened, respectively, by Barbara Marx Hubbard and Source and Synergy Foundation. He has been guiding ethnospiritual apprenticeship expeditions to sacred sites of the world since 1986, with special emphasis on Peru and Bolivia.
He is a popular faculty member at The Shift Network and educational centers in the USA and abroad, dedicating his life to the revitalization of aboriginal wisdom traditions as a means of restoring sacred trust between humankind and the natural world. A seasoned navigator of non-ordinary states of consciousness, don Oscar is well prepared to help people from all walks of life access realms of Being, where multidimensional powers and forces are available for healing self, others and our beloved Mother Earth, as a whole. His work and shamanic training programs have been featured on CNN, Univision, A&E, Discovery Channel and The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens. He has authored Healing Light: An Apprenticeship in Peruvian Shamanism (Sounds True, 2015); Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life (Rainbow Ridge, 2013); and co-authored (with Bonnie Glass-Coffin), Mirror of Heaven; Embodiment of Earth: The Pachakuti Mesa Lineage of Cross-Cultural Shamanism (DVD Tutorial; Ancient Present, 2006).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is September 13th, 2016. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we'll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we'd love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)
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A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to a problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.