Certification Programs in
Crystal Healing & Shamanic Healing
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"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu
In traditional cultures, all forms of healing and spiritual practices are taught with time, dedication, and integration; training is in person, in extended apprenticeships with teachers. Jessica believes in adhering to respecting these practices and traditions.
She teaches all of her programs in person and hands on and in an apprenticeship format, one on one with students.
Jessica is a very compassionate and dedicated teacher, but also believes in adhering to standards and integrity in the work.
She strives to provide quality training with substance - so that students can be confident, comfortable, knowledgeable, and responsible in practicing healing work. All Crystal Healing Program and Shamanic Practitioner Program details are listed below.
If you are interested specifically in Reiki Training: Please note Jessica no longer teaches Reiki Classes.
However, she will be happy to recommend you to competent and ethical Reiki Teachers in the healing community who do offer classes. If you are interested in recommendations for Reiki Teachers, contact Jessica for more info.
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Crystal Healing Practitioner Certification Program
An Accredited Program by The World Metaphysical Association
Healing with Crystals from the Metaphysical and Animistic Perspective
Develop a deep and sacred relation with Crystal Energies and Crystal Spirits! This program encompasses various crystal healing methodologies, along with the Shamanic and Animistic aspects of crystal healing. Students learn teachings to develop a strong and deep relationship to the Spirits of the Stones for working with them for self healing, and healing for others, from a metaphysical and animistic approach.
Students will explore an in-depth geological and metaphysical introduction of crystals, various ways of cleansing, charging, and programming crystals, the power of working with various quartz crystal spirits, and how to connect with crystal spirits in various ways to discover their depths and healing, creating sacred grids and energy fields, and how to create crystal elixirs for various types of healing. Crystal healing ethics are also explored, in addition to creating sacred crystal healing tools, crystal healing energy remedies, and working with crystals to create and facilitate full body crystal healing formations for the self and others. A combination of teachings and extensive hands on experience is incorporated so students can develop a deep healing relationship with the Energies and Spirits of Crystals. Crystal Healing Practitioner Certification is issued upon completion of the program.
Pre-Requisite for the Stone Spirit Program: No prior crystal experience or pre-requisite is necessary to apply to this program.
Program Fee: $1,200 Payment options are available for this program. Contact Jessica for more info.
Stone Spirit Program Registration: Training sessions are scheduled by private Appointment upon acceptance into the program. Contact Jessica for more information about the program and the application process if you are interested in this training.
Walking in the Worlds
The Shamanic Journey Weekend Intensive
The Shamanic Journey is an ancient technique to connect with Spirit and Energy, and is used to step into the Spirit worlds that co-exist with ordinary reality. This in-depth and intensive workshop will cover what the Shamanic Journey is, how it works, and various ways of using it from a Core Shamanism perspective. Students will learn self healing techniques for personal healing connections with Spirits and Energy, in addition to how to begin establishing Spirit relations in shamanic practices. Students will also learn how to safely and effectively conduct a Shamanic Journey, explore introductory elements and parameters of Shamanism, learn to work with Spirit Guides and Power Animals, in addition to much more. Discussion and exploration of the various worlds in Shamanism is also incorporated, in addition to various hands on techniques and exercises in different aspects of Shamanic Journey work. No prior shamanic experience necessary to take this Journey Weekend Intensive, it is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to Journey.
Please note: The Walking in the Worlds Journey Weekend Intensive alone is not a replacement for Shamanic Training for working on others, and it is also not a replacement for Shamanic Practitioner training. Appropriate Shamanic training and/or Shamanic Practitioner training should be pursued well beyond a Journey Class or Workshop before attempting any type of Shamanic Healing on others. This Weekend Intensive is the required pre-requisite for the 2 Year Shamanic Practitioner Program. If you are interested in Shamanic Practitioner training, information on the Shamanic Spirit program is listed below.
Walking in the Worlds Fee: $350 for a full Weekend (2 full days)
Registration for Walking in the Worlds: Shamanic Journey Weekend Intensives are scheduled by private Appointment.
If you are interested in learning how to Journey, please contact Jessica for more information, and to schedule your private appointment dates for this training.
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Shamanic Spirit Program
2 Year Shamanic Apprenticeship &
Shamanic Practitioner Certification Program
A focus in Core Shamanism
with elements of North American & Siberian Spirit Medicine
Important Information on Shamanic Training
The Shamanic path and Shamanic Training - what is it, and what does it truly involve? There are a lot of misconceptions out there regarding Shamanism and Shamanic Training. And there are many forms of it, depending on it's cultural roots.
Our Western / American culture uses many fancy and enticing "metaphysical and mystical" words to describe it, advertise it, and explain it. But that is from our Western culture, which doesn't always present the full picture - and most of the time, Western culture can appear to paint it as just all "love and light." Love and light is wonderful - and believe me, I have nothing against Love and Light, we need that. However, the Shamanic Path has everything in it - not only love and light, and it is not just one sided in that way. If Shamanism is only presented by Western culture to society as just "love and light", "mystical and wonderful", and is only presented as just only "love the Earth" type of talk - it isn't the whole truth of the pathway; so how is that depiction of it really the whole picture? It's only part of the picture of Shamanism.....and, Shamanic Training. I wanted to bring up some important points for individuals to read and understand about this path, and it's training. Not only from a realistic perspective, but a straight forward perspective of what it really is, and really involves - without all the fancy metaphysical lingo and enticing advertising. What I present and discuss below - is not only from my years of legitimate training from experienced mentors, it is also from my experience in the work itself, living the work, and walking this path. This pathway is beautiful - but it is also can be very hard, and is a lot of work. I hope this information is helpful, educational, and informative - and I hope it will clarify any misconceptions as well. ~ Jessica Hunter
Shamanism is a very sacred and serious spiritual pathway, and form of healing work. It is a way of life, a way of practice and reverence, and sacred belief; and also includes reciprocity, respect, integrity, responsibility, and accountability. It is a devotion and a dedication, that also has many sacrifices that come along the pathway. It is building, respecting, and maintaining right relations in all things - including developing strong relations with the Spirits. Which is time, work, dedication - and this does not happen overnight, and it definitely does not happen in one class or a weekend workshop. For without the Spirits, there is no Shamanism. This is not always a “light and fluffy” spiritual pathway. That is not to say that Shamanism does not have it’s beauty and wonder – because it does also have that. But Shamanism can be very intensive, dives into the depths, and involves a lifetime of continual work, sacrifice, and service. It is a balance between the dark and the light, and incorporates all that comes with that.
Anyone can take Shamanic classes, workshops, or training programs – they are available out there for anyone who would like to learn about Shamanism, or deepen their own personal connection or personal spiritual practices with Shamanism. Anyone can learn how to Journey - that is a wonderful method out there available for anyone to learn, experience, and gain healing and access to the Spirit world and Helping Spirits. However, taking any kind of Shamanic classes or training - or being able to Journey - is not an absolute guarantee that one will have the ability to facilitate Shamanic work, and it does not guarantee they have been "called by the Spirits" either; for the training is just the training.
The ability to facilitate Shamanic work in itself, is a whole other component – and is the decision of the Spirits alone, and not by an individual’s own choice or decision, or a training program of any kind. When Spirits choose an individual for the work – that calling from them (the Spirits) is far, far from pleasant – and comes with repetitive and very cathartic “Shamanic Initiations.” These initiations are life altering, and can bring individuals to their knees – often coming with horrific trauma, near death experiences, and more of the like. The Spirits can make life unbearable, and put individuals through the ringer. These Shamanic Initiations come for the rest of one’s life from the Spirits on a continual basis when they are chosen – and they are never predictable or announced, and there is no avoiding or running from them. The Shamanic pathway is a beautiful way of life - but it is by no means "an easy way of life" for those who are called by the Spirits....most who have been called often feel like they are "cursed" rather than "blessed," and wish the Spirits never called them; and often, they don't want it. They don't get to live what most consider "normal" lives, and often feel like they are going crazy, and experience constant challenges. If they try to reject their calling or reject the Spirits - they also pay a price. So they don't have any choice in the matter; it is part of their destiny, and this is where some of the sacrifice in this pathway comes. Modern Shamanic Practitioners - the ones who have been truly called by the Spirits - will also say the same thing; the Shamanic Practitioners who are truly called do go through similar experiences as described above regarding the calling, and initiations from the Spirits - for the rest of their lives. Not so much fun....Who would deliberately want this? Well, it isn't about "wanting this," or "choosing to want this," that's for sure. And being "Chosen by the Spirits" doesn't make anyone a "special snowflake" or "above" anyone else. If anything, it makes life much harder...
Many Native people think people in our Western culture are insane for wanting or desiring the Shamanic calling in their lives....Native people are so are so accurate on this. For they know and understand what comes with that calling - and many people in our Western culture, do not know, or truly understand. For in many cases, our Western culture has "glamorized" this pathway, and has diluted it down to appear as something completely opposite of what it truly is, or involves. People in Western culture seem to "desire" this pathway - but do not realize, there is a huge difference between "desiring" something, and destiny. Just because one "desires" something, doesn't necessarily mean it is part of their destiny. Shamanism is one of those pathways where you need to be very careful about what you "desire" - on many levels. Because what you "desire" isn't necessarily what you may get, according to the Spirits.
When one gets the calling from the Spirits, taking training is still necessary – because attempting any type of Shamanic, Spiritual, Energy, or Psychic work without training is not only potentially dangerous, but very irresponsible.
The Shamanic path is not a free for all in any way - it is very serious work. Tampering with any type of shamanic / spiritual / energy / or psychic work without professional training - can often do more harm than good, even if the untrained individual attempts with good intentions. In indigenous cultures, those called by the Spirits still train with their tribal Elders for many, many years. So just because an individual may be "called by the Spirits," does not mean they should bypass training of any kind. On the flip side of this, individuals also need to understand that if they have not been called by the Spirits, and want to invest in studying Shamanism or take any Shamanic training - they need to understand that taking any Shamanic Training alone does not guarantee that “they are chosen or called by the Spirits” either. That is up to the Spirits and no one else. This has been since the beginning of Shamanic practices in ancient times, and still is applicable to modern Shamanic practices. That aspect of Shamanism has remained constant and unchanged, for thousands of years. That is not to say that one cannot practice Shamanism as their personal spiritual beliefs and pathway - they can. However, one needs to understand the difference between practicing it as a spiritual pathway, and practicing it as a spiritual pathway with a true calling from the Spirits involved. Because there is a difference. If you look at a Native culture that practices Shamanism - everyone in that culture is practicing Shamanism - but how many in the culture are actually chosen by the Spirits to do the work as the medicine man or woman? Maybe one or two within the culture. So this is an example that goes back to what was stated above about the notion that just because one may learn or practice Shamanism as a pathway, does not guarantee they have been "called by the Spirits" to facilitate the healing work.
"If the Spirits want you, there is nothing you can do,
and if the Spirits don't want you, there is likewise nothing you can do."
~ Nicholas Breeze Wood
Shamanic training is an extensive dedication – and usually over a period of many years with a mentor (or mentors) combined with the Spirits, and then continual training for the rest of one’s life. Shamanism and Shamanic Training – is not like going to college, completing the courses, and getting a degree – the Shamanic path is a whole other “Animal” in itself, and cannot really be compared to that format, or any other form of spiritual work. Shamanic training is also not "mechanical" in the techniques - meaning, that it isn't just about following steps and getting automatic results from just following "mechanical steps" or instructions. It involves work, dedication, and development of skills. This takes much extensive training - and a lot of dedication to skill development - over a period of many, many years. I encourage all of my students who take my 2 year program here - keep studying, keep training after the 2 year program. Continue on, learn from additional teachers. This is a life path and life work, not just a 2 year course where you think you are "done" when you complete it.
"Spiritual Selling" - the unfortunate reality out there, and the disrespect of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing as a result of the "Spiritual Selling" approach and advertising. Our modern Western culture has Shamanism advertised out there in many forms - often making it seem like it can just "all be done in a day or a weekend", "a matter of months", or that an "apprenticeship" is considered to be "completed" in a one week trip to an indigenous country; or just "all online" with no in-person teacher interaction or hands on training. However, these are misconceptions, due to how Western culture may present this work, and how individuals interpret that presentation. Shamanism is also sometimes advertised by Western culture like it is something "fun or cool to do," or something to "spiritually play" with. Unfortunately, all of these Western culture approaches - are part of what is called "Spiritual Selling" tactics. "Spiritual Selling" - is basically saying or advertising what seems like what people want to hear, instead of saying or advertising what it really is - to make attending whatever program or class - enticing and appealing. It is basically a glamorized form of Spiritual Marketing. And unfortunately, this "Spiritual Selling" approach is not just in Shamanism - it is done across the board out there in different areas of healing, energy, and psychic work. However, the "Spiritual Selling" approach - only leads individuals into Shamanism with false pretenses about what Shamanism really involves, and masks the reality of the work; and, it really isn't very honest. This approach and presentation from Western / American culture also is a complete disrespect to the work and the pathway. Shamanism is definitely not a pathway that is ever “done” in just one workshop or class, one weekend, or even one year - or on a "one week trip" somewhere with indigenous people. Shamanism is not something to approach or treat like it is just a "social event," nor it is to be treated like it is "just something fun or cool to do." Shamanism is also not something to approach with the mindset of just "adding it as a credential" to a healing resume, either, just to build up one's "resume" of spiritual work. It really is a calling, a serious lifetime commitment - with a lifetime training and development process involved, embodying it as a way of life, and a devotion and reverence of it as sacred spiritual pathway. Not to mention, the sacrifices that do come with it....which are many.
Shamanic training cannot “Certify Shamans” or "make" anyone a “Shaman” – this is a common misconception.
For no class, no program, and no training of any kind is capable of doing that - no program, no person, and no teacher can "make" anyone a "Shaman." In addition, the term “Shaman” is often misused, misrepresented, and disrespected - in many cases out of societal ignorance. One cannot label themselves a “Shaman” and it is highly recommended not to do that - for multiple valid reasons. In contemporary Shamanism, individuals who have completed appropriate extensive shamanic training and shamanic programs who facilitate Shamanic Healing, are known as Shamanic Practitioners.
Research your Shamanic Teachers and Shamanic Practitioners.
I cannot stress the importance of this enough. We are in a day and age where everyone wants instant gratification, and a lot of individuals think that watching an online video or reading a book - gives them the appropriate credentials to put themselves out as a Shamanic Teacher or Shamanic Practitioner. It absolutely does not. We are also in a day and age where anyone can make a website or a social media page, and put whatever they want on there - even if it is not true, and is completely false or made up - including their background and credentials. I've unfortunately seen many out there who do something else - like Reiki, Meditation, Psychic Readings, or whatever - who have no training in Shamanism - who add Shamanism and Shamanic Healing to their websites or resumes....and think that's ok because they are trained in "something else" that has nothing to do with Shamanism. It's not ok. Would a Pediatric Physician have a right to advertise themselves as a Cardiologist - with no specialty training? No. Would be pretty unethical, wouldn't it? It's no different here in Shamanic, Spiritual and Energy healing work. Research your Shamanic Teachers and Shamanic Practitioners. What is their background? How long have they been doing their work, and why are they doing it? Did they spend years in professional shamanic training and shamanic apprenticeships to do what they are doing? What type or pathway of Shamanism have they specifically trained in and offer? Do they have any integrity or ethics, and do they hold that standard? Do they treat spirituality with respect, or do they treat it like a carnival act? Ask questions. If it feels like there is something wrong with what is being said as the answer, or it sounds too good to be true, it probably is off some how. And if someone comes up to you and says they are a "Shaman" and tries to "Spiritually Sell" you their work or classes - RUN. Don't walk, RUN. It is a huge, huge red flag....
The Shamanic path is powerful, amazing, and transformational in so many ways. What comes from this type of healing work, and walking this path, is beautiful and can leave one in a state of awe on so many levels. But it can also be very much the opposite side as well - and that too, is part of this path. Shamanism is not just one side, or the other; it is the balance of the dark and the light - and all in between - the whole of it all.
I hope this information was helpful, educational, and informative. The reality of Shamanism and the Shamanic Path as how I discussed above - may trigger some who read it. However, the reality of Shamanism, is the reality of Shamanism. My intentions here are not to trigger individuals, or dissuade them from Shamanism or spiritual work in any way. But rather, to be straightforward and honest, from a realistic educational perspective. I personally cannot succumb to "Spiritually Selling" in my healing work, and I definitely cannot succumb to "Spiritually Selling" in my training programs...nor, would I want to. I believe in presenting things for, and as, what they are, to the best of my ability. ~ Jessica Hunter
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