The 30th International Conference on Shamanism

Tito La RosaTito La Rosa

Tito La Rosa, Peruvian Sound Healer. La Rosa, a descendent of Quechua Indians of the Peruvian Andes, has spent more than a decade recovering and preserving, studying, and intuiting the ancestral music of Peru. Tito is a Curandero de Sonido, or sound healer. When performing ritual and ceremony for healing, he enters into parallel worlds to bring forth sound that elevates the vibration of an individual and allows for healing and balance to occur.


Phra Ajahn  Amaro YantraPhra Ajahn Amaro Yantra

Buddhist Forest Monk from Thailand spent more than twelve years in the deep jungle, living in solitude & practicing meditation. As a forest monk, he devoted his life to meditation, traveling and  teaching Dhamma throughout Thailand, and  later all over the world. His teachings  focus on loving  kindness, sharing, and giving so that the world will be a better place to live.


Connie GraudsConstance Grauds, RPh, MNPA,

is President of the Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists; Faculty at the University of Minnesota, Center for Spirituality and Healing; and serves on the Advisory Board for Integral Health at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is also author of the books The Energy Prescription; and Jungle Medicine…from medicine to magic, which recounts spirited tales of her 19-year apprenticeship in Amazonian jungle shamanism. Grauds is Co-Founder and Program Director of the Living Shaman Museum.


Stanley Krippner, PHDStanley Krippner, PHD,

is Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University, and co-edito, Healing Tales, Spiritual Dimensions of Healing and of Extraordinary Dreams. He is co-author of, Demystifying Shaman and their World. He is a fellow of The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.


Peter Fairfield OMD,L.AcPeter Fairfield OMD,L.Ac.,

has had direct and continuing experiences with the essences of nature since he was a small boy. His life, teaching and healing practice extends from the sources. He is the author of the best selling book, Deep Happy and with his wife Conde has the Center for Health and Happiness in Mill Valley California.




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.