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“The introductory workshop in New York took those of us who attended through several exercises that did indeed provide us with delightful tools for accessing trance states and modifying our consciousness quickly and easily.” - Chris Kilham

Modern Shamanism

Modern Shamanism™ is an educational foundation founded by Hamilton Souther and Malcolm Rossiter that was designed to explore the principles of shamanism in modern society. We offer an online course in Modern Shamanism, as well as workshops and events around the world for the same purposes.

Modern Shamanism is for people interested in answering their own questions— about the meaning of life, God, Spirit, purpose, self, identity, death, direction, and so on—in a shamanic context while employing and applying immutable principles in modern society.

We do not promote any specific religions, belief systems, or dogmas. In this one way, we diverge from traditional shamanism. We provide “principles” to be explored in utterly individual ways, allowing for personal development entirely unique to the student.

Our members include people from a wide variety of backgrounds, including filmmakers, body workers, school teachers, business people, artists, engineers, programmers, scientists, and so on. These members, while perhaps appearing vastly different on the surface, share a common need: to engage “Spirit” in life. They want to learn a practice that can be utilized in any form of life or society and that has not been reduced to dogma or doctrine.

The most obvious benefit of Modern Shamanism lies in the uncovering of the Spirit that is already present in the modern world and bringing it to life. With that understanding, we like to say, “Spirit soars.”