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Soul Retrieval with Peruvian Shaman, Jose Luis Herrera

September 12-15, 2019

An exploration into Andean Soul Retrieval techniques.  Join us in this hands-on training seminar and learn different soul retrieval approaches, tracking, assessment, the Cosmovision of the soul’s journey, ritual, and healing techniques.

Soul retrieval is a process of remembering, a journey of discovery. It is bringing back the missing piece of the puzzle into wholeness. It’s bringing the soul part home where it rightfully belongs. As the sense of “home” dawns in the healed individual. The veils of pain, resistance, or memory fade away to awaken dormant vitality, passion, and clarity towards life. Soul retrieval is an ancient practice that reassembles a fractured individual back into synchronicity with life. Lost attributes, passion, vitality, clarity, physicality, zest for life are recovered.

When soul loss happens and no healing or preventive therapies are in place. The psyche and luminous field are in disarray and one’s vitality leaks. As time rolls and the gap of memory deepens; it might affect the ability of the body to remember its healed state. The shaman’s task is to find the original trauma or event and not the replays.

Pre-requisite: This training is offered to mesa carriers.

José Luis Herrera is an exceptional workshop facilitator and international speaker on indigenous healing methods. Of Peruvian lineage, he brings 25 years of experience gained through extensive research, and apprenticeships with shamans of the mountains, jungle and desert. José Luis’ unique education of Engineering and System Science combined with this wisdom of the land and culture enables him to bring the voice, traditions, and wisdom of  indigenous cultures to the West. He is the Founder of Rainbow Jaguar Institute, and Chairperson of the non-profit 
organization the Andean Research Institute which is dedicated to the research and preservation of the traditions of Peruvian medicine people 
and provides social outreach to impoverished villages.

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During the Basic experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-universal, and common methods of the shaman to enter nonordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature.

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Practice includes comparisons by participants of their discoveries in shamanic journeys as well as being introduced to shamanic divination and healing. They are also provided with methods for journeying to meet and study with their own individual spirit helpers in nonordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. Participants learn how the journey is utilized to restore spiritual power and health, and how shamanism can be applied in contemporary daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the Planet.

13 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available

What to Bring:  Please bring a rattle or a drum if you have one. Wear comfortable clothing, warm socks, and bring a bandanna (optional), cushion for sitting on floor, a rough-surfaced rock approximately the size of a grapefruit (NOT a crystal), and a pen and notebook to record your journeys. (Electronic recording — audio, video, photographic — and the use of computers are not permitted during the workshop.)

Completion of this workshop with an authorized FSS Faculty Member qualifies participants to take more advanced FSS workshops. NOTE: You must complete all sessions of this workshop to qualify for further FSS training. Please arrange your schedule so that you can be present at all sessions for both days of the training.


  • $275 non- residential. Lunch included Saturday and Sunday. 
  • $305 camping option (you supply gear) Lunches, Saturday dinner and breakfast on Sunday included 
  • $330 Shared Cabin (based on triple occupancy). Twin-bed with linen and towels provided. Cabin is heated and has electricity. Bathroom with shower a one-minute walk from cabin. Lunches, Saturday dinner and breakfast on Sunday included. 

An additional night stay can be added for Friday or Sunday for $40/night/person cabin or $15/night/person camping (breakfast included). 

Extra Dinner $15

Class Time: Saturday 1000-500, Sunday 900-500

Cancellation Policy: Refunds minus a $50.00 processing fee will be given until 15 days prior to workshop date. Refunds will not be given after that date. Exceptions are not made to this policy. 


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