29th International Conference on Shamanism, Healing & Transformation

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Call for Proposals (pdf)

Format for Proposals (pdf)

Cycles of Time

This year we will explore images, stories, ceremonies, rituals and shamanic practices evoking and celebrating cycles and rhythms of time. What are our visions and emergent dreams of past, present and future? What does it take to act responsibly to benefit future generations?

Santa Sabina Retreat Center
San Rafael, California
September 1st - 3 rd
Labor Day Weekend - 2012

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Referrals for Potential Presenters: Please submit names of potential presenters, with some brief info on them, and your name/contact. Submit to:

Mandaza Augustine Kandemwa

Mandaza Augustine Kandemwa

Bantu Shaman from Zimbabwe /Peacemaker
David Cumes, M.D.

Tito La Rosa
A descendent of Quechua Indians of the Peruvian Andes, Tito is a Curandero
de Sonido – sound healer
Rowena Pattee Kryder

Connie Grauds
Is dedicated to the conservation of rainforest medicines and indigenous healing practices.



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

mongolian shaman

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