Certificate in Shamanic Studies
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"I invite you to step on the primordial path of the shaman to become a living embodiment of true shamanic power and to help restore order and harmony in the world. I look forward to welcoming you into the global Medicine Woman community and sharing with you the original ancient mystery teachings of the shaman."
A true shaman ‘knows’ they are different, unique and meant for more than what is on offer in modern society. They yearn to experience authentic connection, to help others and nature, to stand for something greater and to restore balance and order in the world. Shamans experience a deep yearning in their soul and spirit to undertake meaningful work that uplifts others and makes a difference.
Many of these people sense a lack of something within their very souls that is profoundly important but very difficult to deﬁne. Their presence is often powerful and polarising and they can feel misunderstood, restless and like they don’t belong. They feel the pain of others and the suffering in the world. They ache to do something that matters and will try many different modalities or travel the world looking for ‘home’.
Shamanism is a Noble Destiny
In the old traditions, the shaman was recognised at birth and was trained in the skills and disciplines of their lineage. With the traditional lineages disappearing, it is the spiritual lineage that is now calling the shamans home to fulfil their destiny.
Shamanism is a noble destiny. A shaman is a spirit walker who walks between the worlds and is ready to play an active and dynamic role in the restoration of harmony and balance to all people, places and things. A true shaman creates order where there is chaos.
When the shaman undertakes the sacred commitment to maintain the balance and order within themselves, they become capable of bringing balance and order to the world. When the shaman confronts their own fears and overcomes them, they are then empowered to confront the darkness of the world without fear. By following their true path, the shamans of the world are able to guide and lead others out of the darkness and into the light.
Re-Connect with the Inner Shaman
In the Aquarian Age, the ancient sacred pathway of the shaman has been fully restored and made available to all those who seek to re-connect with their inner shaman and walk the sacred path of the shaman.
We have supported hundreds of shamans through the 2-year comprehensive formal shamanic apprenticeship program. This program both honours the old ways and meets the modern requirements necessary for developing genuine shamanic abilities and capacities.
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.
The Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© available exclusively through Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® is a pathway comprised of the 24 original ancient rites of passage and self-initiations of the shaman. It is designed to enable you to develop the necessary soul and spiritual qualities and disciplines to become a fully empowered shaman.
Follow a Pathway 'Home'
The Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© program with its 24 original ancient rites of passage and initiations of the shaman is a proven pathway ‘home’. As the apprentice shaman sequentially undertakes and successfully passes through each of the rites of passage and initiations, it enables them to rediscover their shaman’s power place, reunite with their power animals and spirit guides and triumph over challenges which enables them to stand and work for a better world.
Many Medicine Woman students say that joining the Medicine Woman community is like ‘coming home’.
Is This Shamanic Program Right For You?
This program is for you if:
- You have heard the call to enter into the divine mysteries and become a living embodiment of true shamanic power - a power that comes from standing for a better world and walking the high road of the shaman, which is a road that leads to the stars
- You are ready to walk as a spirit among other spirits, to play an active and dynamic role in the restoration of harmony and peace for all people, places and things
- You seek wisdom, self-knowledge and profound personal transformation
This program spiritual empowers you to:
- Create the connection with your own spirit, your inner shaman, and receive a flow of guidance that you can interpret, follow and act on
- Ally with the power and intelligence of nature to acquire greater levels of instinctual wisdom and self-knowledge
- Reconnect with your spirit guides, spirit helpers, power animals and power symbols to build your power base and feel metaphysically and magically supported
- Journey outside time and space to access insight and healing for yourself and others
- Develop a ‘lion heart’ and experience true fearlessness
- Join with others in the Planetary Transformation Program and experience the power of collective energies working for the greater good
Transform Yourself and Restore Order and Harmony in the World by Working with Shamanic Teacher Plants
On your shamanic journey, you will be working with powerful allies from nature. These are the 24 highly esteemed shamanic teacher plants from the ancient forests of Aotearoa, New Zealand - the land of the ever-shining light. They have stepped forward to meet and guide you on your path. They will be your wise elders, teachers and initiators.
Over the course of 24 months, these teacher plants will be assisting you to develop the soul skills, qualities and disciplines that enable you to not only transform yourself but also help restore order and harmony in the world.
You will be entering into a sacred and dynamic relationship with these powerful teacher plants for the duration of the program. You will be doing so by ingesting them in the form of flower essences. Flower essences are an ancient natural form of vibrational medicine.
Access the Four-Fold Expression of Shamanic Power
By working with the remarkable intelligence of shamanic teacher plants, you will be able to access the four-fold expression of shamanic power.
1. Personal Transformation
The first expression of shamanic power is associated with the personality. Working with shamanic teacher plant essences at this level enables you to undergo profound personal transformation and acquire the necessary shamanic expertise for daily maintenance of your personality. It also enables you to develop the required understanding of the holistic healing capacities of each shamanic teacher plant so that you are then able to more effectively assist others on their healing journey.
2. Attaining Wisdom
The second expression of shamanic power is associated with the soul. The teacher plants that you will be working with are plants of a very high order that from ancient times have been associated with the deeper teachings of holistic healing and spiritual development. Because of their great wisdom, these shamanic teacher plants help you to exponentially deepen your wisdom and spiritual insight. They help to facilitate more rapid soul growth and spiritual development that is not possible through any other practice. This enables you to penetrate deeper into the great mysteries and attain exponentially higher levels of knowledge and wisdom.
3. Skill Acquisition
The third expression of shamanic power is associated with the spirit. Working with shamanic teacher plant essences provides a safe path of initiation. Each shamanic teacher plant essence represents a developmental stage that a person must pass through to acquire specific spiritual skills and disciplines. Each shamanic teacher plant supports a person to face and overcome the initiatory challenges that are milestones on the shaman’s path to oneness, self-mastery and enlightenment.
4. Planetary Transformation
The fourth expression of shamanic power is associated with planetary transformation, which has a transpersonal focus. This is the magical work that you will have an opportunity to participate in within the Medicine Woman program that enables you to play an active, intelligent and purposeful role in planetary transformation.
What You Will Be Learning
You will begin with 1 month of comprehensive spiritual preparation to prepare your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies so you are in a receptive and focused state to begin your transformational journey. Over the following 24 months you will be working with highly esteemed New Zealand native shamanic teacher plants to develop or enhance the 24 soul skills, qualities and disciplines of the shaman that are:
Create the connection with spirit, the inner shaman. Connect with your spirit guides. Walk as a spirit among other spirits.
Reading the Signs
Accurately divine information from nature. Be guided daily by the signs in life and not be sidetracked by own wants, likes or dislikes.
Establish contact and communicate with devic and elemental forces. Know where you should and should not go. Work with telluric energies – the legendary dragon lines of the Earth.
Journey Outside Time and Space
Arouse the inner fire. Raise your own vibration at will. Enter the shamanic state and journey into multidimensional reality.
Access the Past
Travel into the realm of the past. Connect with spirit helpers, power animals and ancestors. Retrieve information or power from the past. Move beyond entrenched patterns or behaviours.
Access the Present
Travel into the realm of the unseen present. Work in the magical dimension of everyday reality. Work with spirit helpers to resolve everyday concerns.
Access the Future
Travel into the realm of the future. Connect into the lineage of archangels and guardians of our galaxy. Gain wisdom from the future to help make decisions.
Call back lost, fragmented, scattered parts of the soul. Draw back memories from all dimensions. Become truly whole and present.
Create a New Reality Matrix
Make room for the ever-evolving self. Learn the art of reconfiguration. Create a new reality matrix. Operate at a new upgraded energetic level.
Access the Akashic Records
Read the Akashic Records and knowledge from any lifetime. Move beyond fate to rewrite the script. Live holographically.
The Shaman’s Death and Rebirth
Break through self-imposed realities. Face the shadow. Fearlessly deconstruct yourself. Die to the old self. Emerge renewed and grow in power.
The Spiritual Hero
Become the spiritual hero. Cleanse, heal and close psychic wounds. See yourself as a hero of your life story. Emerge victorious from every situation.
The Spiritual Warrior
Move into divine ego. Deepen your sacred commitment to spirit. Acknowledge your divine origin. Confront negative forces as a spiritual warrior.
Work with higher orders of spiritual realities. Go on the vision quest and into the dreamtime. Dream a new reality for yourself. Shape shift. Expel elemental entities.
Connect to the 'wise one' within. Shed the energetic debris of the past. Reclaim or find your power place.
Initiations of Heart
Develop superhuman abilities, live the diamond life. Create the diamond heart – the heart of a warrior of peace. Remain love-full and in divine heart at all times. Reclaim the lost parts of heart.
Initiations of Power
Retrieve your power or will. Create the diamond will – the will of a warrior of peace. Stay connected to divine will at all times. Keep the will intact in challenging situations.
Initiations of Mind
Create the diamond mind – the mind of a warrior of peace. Access the higher mind for information or inspiration. Stay mind-full and connected to divine mind at all times.
Inner Alchemical Marriage
Develop the inner alchemical marriage. Dedicate yourself unconditionally to spirit. Send out a 'call' for a spiritual partner. Unite with the next appropriate life situation or phase.
Breath of Spirit
Know where you need to be and when. Be open, willing and ready to receive spirit's plan. Follow your spirit to the next destination.
Know where you have been and where you are going. Help stuck spirits to go ‘home’. Clear ancestral lines.
Hear the stories of the land. Lay the ghosts and grievances of the past to rest. The art of liberating and transforming the energies of places and spaces. Co-create with the divine to maintain the oneness.
Join the council fire to access the knowledge tree. Align with the ancient sacred path. Call on higher forces for divine justice and restore divine order.
Stand for a Better World
Stand for the sacred. Work with kundalini energy and the powers of light.
What Our Students Say
A time of coming home
"The journey with the shamanic teacher plants can be described as a time of coming home to a place I have always known within, a place of truth, harmony and balance. I have gently and assuredly been taught through facing my shadow, dying to the old self and being 'reborn' many times.
The journey through Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© enabled me to find the true path forward, standing in relationship with the sacred, with spirit.
I feel now as a re-awakened shaman knowing how to transcend the duality of mind. More and more I see now my mission being reinforced and it is belonging to the community of healer-shamans that are learning to work effectively through the sacred laws of nature to assist in humanity's evolution. I have deep heartfelt gratitude, to Franchelle Ofsosoké-Wyber, my esteemed teacher, for making possible the wonderful adventure of these past two years."
Ecologist and Herbalist, Australia
I am fulfilling my destiny
"Never in the history of mankind have mere mortals been able to travel the spiritual path towards transformation in this way. The greatest benefit for me has been the privilege of accessing the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® enlightened teachings. There is no other way I could have learned so much, been so inspired and expanded my consciousness.
The opportunity to travel deeper into the mysteries in the safe and supportive Medicine Woman online school, sharing experiences and learning from each other has been very empowering. Encouragement and confirmation that I am doing everything in my power to fulfil my destiny and knowing that I am a member of Ngati Ra, one tribe, is like being given gold. I am stronger, wiser, inspired and happy. My heart has expanded and I marvel at the synchronicities in this magical life.
I have lost judgement and criticism and feel liberated from the dross and drama of race consciousness. I have overcome tragedy and learned to soar like the eagle. I have developed the discipline of being in the moment not letting my mind rule me. I have learned to rise above everything and anything. I have a backbone of steel and yet I am humble, gentle and compassionate. I have more self-discipline and mindfulness. I am inspired and wondrous with delight at the magic of nature and Mother Earth. I know I am fulfilling my destiny and nothing can stop me from standing for the sacred."
Registered Nurse, New Zealand
I can now hold my spiritual purpose
"Undertaking the Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© program helped me to eliminate many limiting and negative personality traits within me, for example my rejection and abandonment complex.
I find I am more neutral and not attached to things (people, outcomes). I no longer argue with people and put my energy where it is best used.
Being more neutral means I no longer have the fear around certain things. Now I can function however, wherever and whenever I need to, and I can be in service to the Goddess and Spirit without questioning. I'm not afraid to walk my talk."
Massage Therapist and Energy Healer, New Zealand
I experience inner peace and happiness every day
"My life has irrevocably changed after committing to the Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© journey. I have addressed past pain, and cleared so much from my life emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. I have become lighter for it. My life flows synchronistically. I have more energy. Those things I need in my life are attracted to me instantly and without effort. My relationships have improved, my intuition has improved. Mentally I am clearer and more successful in all the other studies I have taken on. I am able to make clear goals in my life and achieve them easily. Relationships around me have also grown and improved. My workplace(s) have changed for the better and I am attracting other people key to my development on a regular basis.
I cannot express the true gratitude I have for firstly Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber for bringing this knowledge, wisdom and insights for us to access My love for the shamanic plants has grown along with my own development. I am able to take care of myself, my family and others connected to me and with great joy. My work life is full of positive connections. Ultimately I experience inner peace and happiness every day!!!!"
Occupational Therapist, UK
I am feeling truly more connected
"I loved absorbing and integrating the wisdom of the shamanic teacher plants to significantly increase the nature, qualities and capacities of the chalice that I offer to Spirit. My cup runneth over with sincere gratitude, respect and awe. The changes experienced during the Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© are a reconnection into my ancient role as a High Priestess, with my abilities modified and expanded exponentially in a new age context. I see life and operate more from a timeless dimension beyond physical eyes alone. I have shed many skins, parring back to core foundations and a heritage in the stars. "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose" from the song "Me a Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin."
Sage and Spiritual Emissary, New Zealand
More rapid progress
"I have made more progress through the Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© apprenticeship than in the last 25 years of my life studying in other mystery schools. I have learnt the importance of self-observation, nature and I have a deeper understanding of the disciplines required for me to fulfil my destiny in this lifetime."
Teacher, New Zealand
My life has completely turned around
"My life has completely turned around since undertaking the incredible Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© journey. I now view my life mainly from the perspective of my soul as opposed to previously viewing it from the personality. If I do move into personality, my soul definitely gets my attention to remind me of where my allegiance lies. I know I would not be in this position if it were not for the incredibly esteemed shamanic teacher plants and the unwavering dedication and commitment of Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber and Medicine Woman team."
Podiatrist, New Zealand
"The 2-year Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© program was one of profound transformation in my life both physically and spiritually. I felt I have made progress. Reflecting back on the person I once was, makes me squirm with embarrassment and the wonder of "how did I survive without any awareness of what I was doing or saying, let alone what my egotistical motivations were?" I didn't realise the progress I was making at the time because the shamanic teacher plants are subtle in their influence. But these shamanic teacher plants are strong and insidious in their determination for humanity to progress and become 'light-filled'. A wonderful 2 years spent!"
Carer, New Zealand
A greater sense of empowerment
"When I set foot on the Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© apprenticeship program, I had little idea of just how much this journey would change my life... for the better! Working under the wise tutelage of the venerable shamanic teacher plants and through the well-structured program provided by the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic Studies® was a very powerful process of growth and transformation.
The person I was when I began the apprenticeship program is no longer the person I am today. These days, I feel a greater sense of empowerment and awareness on many levels, through the experiences I have had working with the powerful New Zealand native teacher plant essences.
Throughout the Medicine Woman shamanic apprenticeship, I felt I was given many opportunities to expand my consciousness in order to be of service to spirit. 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 Medicine Woman online school.
I am eternally grateful to Franchelle Ofsoske-Wyber for giving us the Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© apprenticeship program in a very workable, structured format. I am also incredibly grateful to the sacred shamanic teacher plants of Aotearoa that have stepped forward to share their wisdom and teachings with those of us who choose to walk this ancient path of the shaman in the 21st Century."
Naturopath, New Zealand
My ideal way of living
"I have gained so much from the Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© program. I can now hold my spiritual purpose much more strongly knowing a group of souls is there for the same objective and be able to apply valuable teachings in every day life in a practical way - my ideal way of living."
Energy Healer, Flower Essence Practitioner, New Zealand
Has opened my mind and heart
"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."
Energy Healer and Artist, New Zealand
6 Unique Benefits You Will Experience
1. You will be studying in a true mystery school
A true mystery school provides access to both a comprehensive teaching and an initiatory structure that facilitates spiritual growth and enlightenment. In the past, this kind of teaching and structure was available to a select few. In the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® you will have an unprecedented unique access to the true mystery school teachings and system of initiation. In complete alignment with the spiritual requirements of the Aquarian Age, the age of self-responsibility, you will be given access to a fully recontextualised powerful system of self-initiation. This means you will be working personally and directly with the intelligence of nature to undertake the rites of passage and the associated self-initiations of the shaman.
2. You will learn from award-winning expert Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber
You will be learning directly from Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber who is a recognised spiritual teacher, healer, master alchemist, tohunga wairuahine; the keeper of the sacred ceremonies, award-winning vibrational medicine expert and ritual master shamaness. Franchelle's teachings have been helping people and transforming lives around the world for over 45 years. Through this program Franchelle opens the doorway for you to access the vast pool of ancient sacred wisdom teachings of the shaman.
3. You will exponentially enhance your capacity to help yourself and others
Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© is a 2-year comprehensive dynamic formal shamanic apprenticeship with 24 original ancient rites of passage and self-initiations of the shaman. You will be guided along the proven pathway. You will be stepped through each of the 24 rites of passage of the shaman designed to help you develop the 24 soul skills, qualities and disciplines of the shaman. These soul skills, qualities and disciplines will enable you to exponentially increase your capacity to help yourself and others.
4. You will be working with unique teacher plants to experience more rapid spiritual growth
You will be allying with the intelligence of nature to experience profound transformation and more rapid spiritual growth that is impossible through any other practice. You will be doing this by working with New Zealand native teacher plants that are kairakau plants, the warriors of the plant kingdom. New Zealand is the only country that is home to these plants. Unlike teacher plants from other cultures, these warrior teacher plants are not psychotropic and do not create a hallucinogenic effect. They work at a more subtle level that is far more effective in raising a person's vibration and producing an expanded state of consciousness.
5. You will access the original ancient mystery teachings of the Goddess
When you embark on this program, you will be entering into the most ancient mystery school on the planet, the House of the Bee. The Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® is the sole custodian of the lineage teachings of the House of the Bee. These are the original sacred mystery teachings of the Goddess. This program gives you the unique ability to access and walk the legendary ‘green way’ of the Goddess, the high road of working with the power and intelligence of nature. This is the road that brings about rapid personal transformation and works to restore the Earth and its people.
6. You will become part of a global community of people
You will become part of a global community of individuals who are working for a common objective and purpose. You will join thousands of people on their quest to make a positive difference in the world. During this program you will gain access to the tools and wisdom teachings that will empower you to play an active, intelligent and purposeful role in helping both people and the planet.
Included in Your Shamanic Program
- ANCIENT PROVEN PATHWAY: You will be undertaking the 24 rites of passage and initiations of the shaman. You will be developing and enhancing the 24 skills, soul qualities and disciplines of the shaman to enable you to exponentially increase your capacity to walk the high road of the shaman.
- MONTHLY SACRED TEACHINGS: You will have access to monthly sacred teachings and step-by-step instructions for undertaking your own specialised ceremonies and shamanic journeys that deepen your wisdom and capacity.
- VIDEOS: You will have access to videos that will expand on the themes you are working with and enhance your knowledge.
- RITUAL AND CREATION OF MAGICAL OBJECTS: You will be working with an altar and creating a shaman’s medicine necklace and using specific meditative practices to complement the metaphysical work of your program.
- COMMUNITY SUPPORT: You will have access to community support and shamanic classrooms in the Medicine Woman online school where you can learn from others and share your experiences.
- THE HEALING HIVE: The Healing Hive is a community space where you can request healing for yourself or others.
- RARE FILM FOOTAGE: You will have access to the Medicine Woman online school library that houses recording of workshops and talks with Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber.
- Q&A: QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY FRANCHELLE: You will be able to submit questions directly to Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber and to access an extensive archive of Q&A’s on a range of esoteric and shamanic topics from students.
- 24/7 ONLINE SCHOOL ACCESS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD: You will be able to access the state-of-the-art Medicine Woman online school with acient mystery teachings, community and more at any time from any of your devices from anywhere in the world.
- STUDENT CARE AND SUPPORT: You can email our study department or access support in the Medicine Woman online school whenever you need help, so you know you are supported.
- CERTIFICATE: Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© will be sent to you on completion and submission of the exercises to meet certificate course criteria at the end of your program.
Teacher Plants You Will Be Working with in Your Shamanic Program
These teacher plant essences can be purchased from the products section of this website and then carefully packaged and posted to your location.
- 24 x First Light® Shamanic Essences. These teacher plant essences are the modern-day ally for those who want to access and develop true shamanic power. They hellp us by sharing their great wisdom and make available for the first time in the modern age the 24 sacred rites of passage of the shaman to all who walk this path of spiritual maturation and magical power. They invite us to enter into sacred relationship with plant intelligence and re-remember the age-old green language of nature.
Frequently Asked Questions
• You have heard the call to step on the primordial path of the shaman
• You want to expand your capacity to assist others
• You want to develop deeper levels of wisdom and power
• You are ready to experience profound transformation and rapid spiritual growth
• You feel passionate about helping the planet
Within the Medicine Woman online school you will have access to multiple areas, including:
• Common Room where you can connect with the elders and all other students
• Specialised Classrooms where you can engage with others and share your experiences with your fellow students who are doing the same program
• The Library with unique content
• Program Content areas are where you can view videos and read teaching material
• The Ask Franchelle area is where you can submit your questions to Franchelle and read answers to all previously answered questions
• The Healing Hive, a space where you can request healing for yourself or others
What Happens After You Order
Get access to the program online on any of your devices: Android, iOS, desktop, tablet, smart phone2-year online programNZ$2,400.00This payment does NOT include teacher plant essences. The 24 First Light® shamanic teacher plant essences valued at NZ$648 must be purchased separately.
BEST VALUE: Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© Full Payment (program + teacher plant essences)
Get access to the program online on any of your devices: Android, iOs, desktop, tablet, smart phone2-year online program + teacher plant essencesNZ$2,898.00Includes complete set of 24 First Light® shamanic teacher plant essences valued at NZ$648.
Get access to the program online on any of your devices: Android, iOS, desktop, tablet, smart phone24 monthly payments of NZ$110 for a total of NZ$2,640NZ$110.00This payment does NOT include teacher plant essences. The 24 First Light® shamanic teacher plant essences valued at NZ$648 must be purchased separately.