2008 Conference and Participants

The 25th International Conference on Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing occurred Labor Day weekend at the fully booked Santa Sabina conference facility in San Rafael, California. The effective mix of presentations, experiential sessions, and discussion, once again facilitated a deep exploration of current issues in shamanism and alternative modes of healing.

Conference Audio Recordings are available including discussions and performances that will not be available in other formats or in the Conference Proceedings.

Conference Proceedings will be available some time during the first part of 2009.

2008 Conference

Santa Sabina Center
San Rafael, California

August 30 to September 1
Labor Day weekend
The 2008 Conference included a
Ruth-Inge Heinze Memorial Lecture
by Dr. Stanley Krippner
Dr. Stan Grof, Researcher of non-ordinary states of consciousness also spoke.
Conference Information (pdf files):
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Stan Grof

Mongolian Shamans presented at the 2008 Conference
Bathbayar Mongolian Shaman

DR. PROF BATBAYAR GONCHIGDORJ, Director of the Institute Ataa Tenger of Mongolian Shamanism, Sc. D, Science and History, Professor, Historian
Topic: "Accessories of Mongolian Shamans"

Batbayar Gonchigdorj presenting Ruth-Inge Heinze with a certificate from the Mongolian Government, a special Pin and a Mongolian Scarf at the 2007 Conference.

Another Presenter:

BATTSETSEG BATAA, Assistant to the Shamans, Scientist Staff, Researcher of Mongolian Mountains, Nature, and Water.

Topic: "Mongolian Shamanism as an Intangible Culture"

SARUUL MAGSAR, Foreign Affairs Staff

Purevsuren Begziav Mongolian Shaman
Purevsuren Begziav and Dali Lama
Sumiya Tserendorf Mongolian Shaman

PUREVSUREN BEGZIAV, Head of the Distant Treatment Center, Nation's honored Doctor, Board Member of the Institute Ataa Tenger of Mongolian Shamanism, Peace Representative.
Topic: "Curing Possibility of Cancers using Bio Energy"

PUREVSUREN BEGZIAV with the Dali Lama earlier in 2008.

SUMIYA TSERENDORJ, Vice Director of the Institute and Female Shaman

Topic: "Meanings of the Mongolian Shamans Spirits"

Dr. Ruth-Inge Heinze


“Shamans play an important role in society today, by removing imbalances and restoring the connection between the sacred and the secular. They continue to ritualize the process of transformation.”
Ruth-Inge Heinze

Dr. Ruth-Inge Heinze passed away July 20, 2007

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The Annual Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing was founded in 1984 by Dr. Ruth-Inge Heinze.