International Conference on Shamanism,
Healing & Transformation



Sitting at the center of a wheel

I come from the light, I embrace it’s energy,

it fills me, I move. (Native American prayer)

After much reflection, the Conference team has decided to postpone the “Building Bridges “Shamanism Conference until next year.

It is with great sadness that we have come to this decision. However, we believe there may be a greater purpose behind this as it will allow us to deepen our visioning and future planning. So, we are also filled with hope. We are planning to schedule the conference for Labor Day 2016.

All donations received will be put toward that event. All conference registrations received to this point will be refunded within the next few weeks.

We will be spending this year re-visioning the conference. We invite your suggestions, wild ideas, and novel approaches that we may consider implementing.

We are dedicated to promoting understanding between people and cultural traditions and building a community of practitioners and researchers committed to cross-cultural exchange and appreciation. We are not interested in promoting people who primarily want to promote their own enterprise, but rather those who sincerely want to create a community of support.

There are many conferences that help presenters promote their own endeavors; by contrast, what has always been unique about our conference is a sense of community. We would like to strengthen our medicine work through our communal connections. We will continue to update the website, as in the past and keep you posted on events as they arise. We will send out newsletters throughout the year in irregular intervals. Specific needs we have at this point are: Assistance in web design and maintenance. If you would like to help in other ways, send us a note at:


The entire 2014 conference is now available on cds in mp3 format.
The order form can be found on the website under recordings.


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Our mission is to bring together shamans and healers from around the world, to promote a better understanding of healing and how it contributes to restoring the wellbeing of humanity and our planet.