28th International Conference on Shamanism, Healing and Transformation
The Shaman’s Gift to the Community

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We invite the discussion of such issues as:
Dedication to your path, Cultural healing,
surrender, give-away, service as spiritual path,
Work on self/ego, money, ethics, charisma, narcissism.
These topics are examples that identify both the shaman's gift
and the challenges to bringing gifts to the community.

Santa Sabina Retreat Center
San Rafael, California
Saturday, September 3, - 9:00 AM to Monday, September 5, 4:00 PM
Labor Day Weekend - 2011

2010 photos by Gail Hayssen. click thumbnail for larger view.
Mandaza Augustine Kandemwa

Mandaza Augustine Kandemwa
Bantu Shaman from Zimbabwe /Peacemaker
Rowena Pattee Kryder

Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Professor of Medicine
and Psychiatry
Author, Bridging Native American and Western Medicine
David Cumes, M.D.

David Cumes, M.D.
Sagoma Medicine,
Ancestral Dream Work



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.