Shamanism: Finding Your Soul Friend and the Path to Open Your Life’s Door

Death:OK (Let’s Talk About It) is a day of inspiration, information, and connection taking place October 17, 2015 on the campus of Reed College in Portland, Oregon.  As part of an ongoing series profiling our presenters, we’re pleased to introduce you to… 

Analouise Williams PhD, presenting “Shamanism: Finding Your Soul Friend and the Path to Open Your Life’s Door. “

spiral williamsAnalouise Williams will introduce shamanic philosophy, the practices that help us prepare for and accept our own death, and the meditative practice of shamanic journeying and its physiological effects. She will lead two journeys that are part of shamanic death and dying training: (1) finding a “Soul Friend” who will accompany us as we die; and (2) practice taking the route to “The Door” where our life story is written. Participants will be taught how to practice the continued connection with their Soul Friend throughout their lives. They will also learn about life review rituals.

Analouise Williams, PhD, has studied and practiced shamanism extensively, and began teaching after completing Sandra Ingerman’s teacher training over ten years ago (see  She teaches a three month course, “Dying to Live,” which focuses on shamanic practices that awaken our personal journey with death.  Previously, she led health policy research for the U.S. Congress, biotechnology companies, non-profit research centers, and in developing countries. She was part of a team that won a grant from the NIH to conduct the first clinical trial of shamanic healing, and published three scientific papers describing the results.

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