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Certificate in Shamanic Studies


2-year comprehensive formal shamanic apprenticeship that honours the old ways yet recognises the modern requirements necessary for developing genuine enhanced shamanic capabilities. While this training has been developed to meet 21st century needs, the structure of the teachings is age-old and fully embodies all of the necessary traditional elements ensuring the teachings are a perfect expression of the ancient earth wisdom tradition.

Online program starts: New Moon

The tools and knowledge that you will gain on this journey will be invaluable for you personally and will profoundly transform your life and consciousness.

  • The journey of the 21st century healer-shaman with 24 ancient and magical rites of passage necessary to acquire greater wisdom and power.
  • Become all you can be through working with the remarkable intelligence of highly esteemed New Zealand native teacher plants.
  • Become part of the highly committed and supportive community of students who are playing an active and pivotal role in personal and planetary transformation.


A shaman plays a dynamic role in the restoration of harmony and peace for all people, places and things

The Legendary Green Way

The Certificate in Shamanic Studies is a high road, the legendary green way toward full personality integration, energetic wholeness and an expanded awareness that when realised expresses as dynamically enhanced shamanic capacity, spiritual maturation and magical power.

Learn True Shamanic Power

This path is not for the faint hearted. It is for those who have heard the call to enter into the divine mysteries, learn the ancient rites and become a living embodiment of true shamanic power - a power that comes from standing for the sacred and walking the high road of the shaman, which is a road that leads to the stars.

Restore Harmony and Peace For All People

A shaman is a spirit walker walking between the worlds, ready to play an active and dynamic role in the restoration of harmony and peace for all people, places and things. On your journey you will be challenged and equally you will be supported, tutored and encouraged to be all you can be. You will be accompanied by fellow fearless souls, your own helper spirits, the ancestors and power animals. You will be supported by the venerable shamanic teacher plant spirits and accompanied by the mighty gods and goddesses – the atua who watch over the lives of the 21st century healers, shamans and medicine women and medicine men.

Live Courageously

Over 24 months your skills will be honed, refined and upgraded. Your eyes will see new realities and new possibilities. Your mind will seek and find new solutions to old problems. Your heart will develop new ways of expressing itself through living more courageously and you will find inner resources of infallible and unflagging strength. On your journey you will discover within you new and greater capacities for being fearless and living fearlessly.

Restore Your Power

The focus of the program is on the restoration of the power of the shamans. As each threshold is passed, the capacity to hold and express ever-greater levels of light is increased.

All Medicine Woman programs can be undertaken from anywhere in the world and can be done as stand alone programs or as a spiritual pathway beginning with the Rite of the Six Moons and progressing though to the Rite of the Twelve Celestial Regents.

Walk the path of the shaman - a spirit walker who walks between the worlds

"I have learnt much about being consistent and focused and am learning to stay in neutral and not react to life. Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© has opened my mind and heart and it has sustained me through a very difficult time in my life."

Jeanette Shearer, Instinctive Health
Auckland, New Zealand

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What You Will Be Learning

You will be developing the 24 soul qualities and disciplines of the shaman to be able to:

  1. Create connection with the spirit, the inner shaman, connect with your spirit guides and walk as a spirit among other spirits.
  2. Accurately divine information from nature, be guided daily by the signs in life and not be sidetracked by own wants, likes or dislikes.
  3. Know where you should and should not go, establish contact and communicate with devic and elemental forces: taniwha, patupaiarehe, nature spirits, land, house and spirits of places.
  4. Enter the shamanic state, altered states, activate and develop the light bodies and journey outside time and space.
  5. Journey to the underworld to access the past, ancestor and power animals, retrieve information or power from the past and move beyond entrenched patterns or behaviours.
  6. Journey to the middle world to access the present, access the magical vision of daily life and work with spirit helpers to resolve everyday concerns.
  7. Journey to the upper world to access the future, connect with archangels and guardians of our galaxy and gain wisdom from future to make progress.
  8. Call back lost, fragmented, scattered parts of the soul, draw back memories from all dimensions and become truly whole and present.
  9. Self-integrate and reconfigure to make room for the ever-evolving self, create a new reality matrix and operate at a new upgraded energetic level.
  10. Access the Akashic Records and knowledge from any lifetime, move beyond fate to rewrite the script and live holographically.
  11. Break through self-imposed realities, fearlessly deconstruct yourself to emerge renewed and grow in power through facing own fears and pain.
  12. Cleanse, heal and close psychic wounds, see yourself as a hero of your life story and emerge victorious from every situation.
  13. Be in divine ego, develop higher levels of clairsentience and deepen your sacred commitment to spirit.
  14. Go on the vision quest and into the dreamtime, shape shift and facilitate the expelling of elemental entities associated with alcohol, drugs and medication.
  15. Connect to the 'wise one' within, shed the energetic debris of the past and reclaim or find your power place.
  16. Remain love-full and in divine heart at all times, reclaim the lost parts of heart and keep your heart intact in heart-rending situations.
  17. Stay connected to divine will at all times, retrieve own power or will and keep the will intact in challenging situations.
  18. Stay connected to divine mind at all times, access the higher mind for information or inspiration and keep the mind intact in mentally challenging situations.
  19. Develop the inner alchemical marriage, send out a 'call' for a spiritual partner and unite with the next appropriate life situation or phase.
  20. Know where you need to be and when, be open, willing and ready to receive spirit's plan and follow your spirit to the next destination.
  21. Know where you've been and where you are going, help stuck spirits to go home and clear ancestral lines.
  22. Environmental shamanism - transform energy in places and spaces, clear old stuck energy and co-create with the divine to maintain the oneness.
  23. Join the council fire to access the knowledge tree, call on higher forces for divine justice and restore divine order.
  24. Stand for the sacred, work with kundalini energy and the powers of light.

Components of the Certificate in Shamanic Studies Online Program

  • PREPARATION MONTH - Prior to undertaking any metaphysical or spiritual work, it is important to prepare your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. The program begins with one lunar month of comprehensive preparation so the apprentice shaman is in a receptive and focused state to begin their journey. There is no dieting of teacher plant essences in the preparation month.
  • LUNAR CALENDAR - The program begins on a new moon and maintains a lunar cycle focus throughout.
  • DIETING TEACHER PLANT ESSENCES - You will be working closely with the 24 teacher plants from First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® that have stepped forward as your wise elders, teachers and initiators. These teacher plants guard the portals of power and create and enhance magical linkages to a hidden door that once opened can give you access to the deeper sources of knowledge and wisdom that are vital to the to the 21st century shaman. Each lunar month you will work with a different teacher plant essence taking a specified number of drops of the teacher plant essence at various times daily.
  • ONLINE SCHOOL - You will have access to the state-of-the-art Medicine Woman Online School - a sacred space for students from around the world to connect, share and learn. In the Online School you will have access to specialised classrooms, common room, question and answer area as well as a library of exclusive unpublished content.
  • CYBER SCROLLS - Within the Online School you will also have access to educational and instructional Cyber Scrolls, which will expand on the weekly themes and deepen your knowledge. As part of the program you will be required to follow the instructions and to complete relevant exercises.
  • VIDEO CONTENT - Each lunar month you will have the opportunity to view videos that will expand on the themes you are working with and broaden your knowledge.
  • RITUAL AND CREATION OF MAGICAL OBJECTS - You will be working with an altar, creating a shaman’s medicine necklace, a shaman’s medicine bag and undertaking shamanic journeying and meditations to enhance the metaphysical aspects of your program.
  • CERTIFICATION - If you wish to gain your Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© certificate, you will be required to regularly participate in the Online School classrooms and submit written materials.

Certificate in Shamanic Studies Online Program Start Dates

Program starts on every New Moon. Enrolments close the day before.

Dates for New Moon are NZ time and may vary for different parts of the world. See the Medicine Woman Moon Calendar for the exact date for the New Moon in your timezone and country.

25 January 2020
24 February 2020
24 March 2020
23 April 2020
23 May 2020
21 June 2020
21 July 2020
19 August 2020
17 September 2020
17 October 2020
15 November 2020
15 December 2020

Certificate in Shamanic Studies Online Program Details


Program Format   Online
Certification   Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies©
Duration   25 Lunar Months
Cost of Program   NZ$2,400 + Teacher Plant Essences
Teacher Plant Essences Required   The Shamanic Collection NZ$648 + P&P
 You will be working with a different teacher plant
 essence each week.
 The essences can be purchased individually
 for NZ$27 + P&P each.
Time Investment   4 Hours per Week Minimum
Prerequisites   None
Highly Recommended   Medicine Woman Certificate in Healers Studies©


Begin the Journey of the 21st Century Shaman

"When I set foot on the Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies program, I had little idea of just how much this journey would change my life... for the better! The journey was not without its challenges, and I see this as being a vitally important part of the process to break me out of limiting definitions of who and what I thought I was. I was never alone on the journey, and had the constant support of the teacher plant spirits, and my fellow apprentices through the online school."

Lana Raill, Naturopath
Auckland, New Zealand

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PARTIAL PAYMENT offers an option of paying in two installments: Year 1 - NZ$1,235 and Year 2 - NZ$1,235 excluding Teacher Plant Essences.