Initiatory Training Programs

If you’re someone who:

  • knows that there’s more to life,
  • is ready to feel more fulfilled, confident and alive,
  • and feels a call inside to support positive change on the planet

…then these unparalleled initiatory trainings may be right for you!

Grandfather Mikail DuvanSpirit Passages’ 12th
Two-year Initiatory Apprenticeship in Advanced Shamanism and Shamanic Healing


This training is designed to be as close to traditional shamanic teachings as is possible in a modern context.

Our commitment throughout the program is to support you to develop safe and effective skills to step into a shamanic way of being that not only enhances your own life, but can be used in service to your family, your community and the natural world.

In this program you will experience and learn how to perform all traditional shamanic healing methods. These include extraction, power animal retrieval, soul retrieval, sound doctoring, depossession, psychopomp, absentee healing, divination and healing through transfiguration–with a focus on how to negotiate all relationships with other beings in a safe, caring and healthy way.

You will learn to facilitate a healing space and support others to realize their potential. In the process, you will find a deeper sense of your own power, develop more trust in yourself and spirit, strengthen your own clear boundaries, develop ways to be fully embodied and free up more of your creative energies. In addition, you will learn how to be a conduit for healing energies, perform oracular work and divination, enter into a deeper partnership with the natural world, have opportunities to heal from your own wounds and learn how to create and facilitate powerful ceremonies. You will learn how to experience a life with more power, confidence and joy.

This intensive program is limited a small group of participants. This provides you with an extraordinary opportunity to go deeply into the practice of shamanism in a smaller, dedicated circle that allows time for individualized support.

We want you to live from your true nature as a divinely radiant being!
The Spirit Passages Two-Year Initiatory Apprenticeship in Advanced Shamanism and Shamanic Healing meets for a total of six intensive weekends at a lakeside location in midcoast Maine. You need to be able to journey successfully to the Upper and Lower worlds for this program and feel a strong connection to your Teachers and Power animals. This training may be used as a prerequisite for the Spirit Passages Graduate Program.

Please provide:
a. A two-page letter which details your personal reasons for wishing to enter the apprenticeship (This letter should include where you learned shamanic journeying.)
b. The registration form, which can be accessed through the link below the program dates.
c. Your non-refundable deposit of $500

If accepted into the program, you will be required to provide a valid Visa or Mastercard to set up the payment schedule for the remaining tuition. This is a 18-month payment schedule of $250 per month. You are also responsible for food and lodging costs.

We will journey on each application.

12th Two-Year Apprenticeship Program Dates:         

(total of six weekends) 

September 14-17, 2017

October 26-29, 2017

April 19-22, 2018

June 7-10, 2018

September 27-30, 2018

November 8-11, 2018

Printable Registration Form

” …if you are looking to kick your life up a notch, are interested in developing a deeper, personal connection with the Universe, and would love to have more skills in helping others, you already know that you need to take this course.” ~Tom M., Falmouth, Maine

“I feel more fully alive and whole again, and I know that this will be with me all of my life and beyond.” ~ Michael V., Northampton, Massachusetts

“Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. You will feel freedom, love and a sense of peace you didn’t know you could experience. A must do program if want to really live your life!” ~ Ken G., Lisbon Falls, Maine

“…There is still much to learn, but…[through this program] I have become more patient with my process and myself.”~ Eric B., Old Orchard Beach, Maine

AiChurek8th Graduate Program in Advanced Shamanism

In our shamanic practices, learning the nuts and bolts of shamanic techniques and methods of transformation are just the very beginning. This Spirit Passages program supports advanced students to develop a deeper and more intense spiritual potency for the purpose of healing themselves, others and the planet.

Reverent Participatory Relationship is the way shamans capable of miraculous feats, live their lives. Approaching the world feeling a humble respect–expressing consideration and appreciation for all beings, these kinds of shamans participate in the world with profoundly coherent energy. Shamans understand very deeply that everything in the world is inspirited and that no one can exist without the complex interactions of the others with whom we share the planet. This allows their actions to arise from a deep sense sacred reciprocity in motion.

Each long weekend of the program will have one of the four elements as its unifying theme. You will also be supported to explore the living beings with whom you share the ecosystem and learn how to develop relationships with the trees, plants, insects, rocks, and birds. Miracles that are needed in these times require changes in our selves as well as developing relationships with the many “Spirit People” that exist in the Middle world.

In addition, you will explore powerful new forms of healing which are uniquely suited to today’s troublesome diseases and have opportunities to receive supervision of your personal shamanic practice.

The program will meet for a total of four intensive, long weekends at a lakeside location in coastal Maine. You will be bringing the work home by doing journeywork, specific exercises and ceremony on your land or near to where you live.

You must have graduated the Spirit Passages Two-Year Training OR a Foundation for Shamanic Studies Three-Year Training OR another advanced shamanic training to join this program.

Please provide a two-page letter detailing your personal reasons for wishing to enroll. This letter should include indicate your previous training.

A non-refundable application fee of $500 must be included with your letter and application form. If accepted into the program, you will be required to provide a valid Visa or Mastercard to set up the payment schedule for the remaining tuition.  This is an 18-month payment schedule of ~ $250 per month. You are also responsible for food and lodging costs.

We will journey on each application.

Graduate Program Dates
(total of four weekends)

May 11-14, 2017
September 28-October 1, 2017

May 10-13, 2018
September 13-16,, 2018

Printable Registration Form

” Evelyn & Allie are awe inspiring and impeccable in their teaching and content. I credit them for not only transforming my life in an ongoing fashion, but probably saving my life many times over.” ~Dianna, B. Bangor, Maine

“The graduate program has benefited me in immeasurable life-giving ways. …it has helped my everyday life to become my spiritual practice…” ~ Kathleen M., Damariscotta, Maine

“…[this program] … led to co-authoring a book… It really gave me permission, the force, to do what I have been talking about for so long.”~ Eric B., Old Orchard Beach, Maine