Vision Statement

The Society for Shamanism, Healing and Transformation is dedicated to offer public education in shamanism, contemporary disciplines and healing modalities for enhancing the wellbeing of individuals, humanity and planet earth.

  • To offer an annual conference on shamanism, healing and transformation.
  • To provide a forum in which a deeper dialogue may take place about healing, transformation of consciousness and wholeness on a personal, communal and planetary level.
  • To invite indigenous Shamans from diverse cultures and traditions to share their practices.
  • To honor healers and Shamans from various traditions including the scientific and visual and performing arts.
  • To educate the public about the importance of Shamanism and healing in today’s societies.
  • To explore new ways of healing that are emerging in the 21st Century.
  • To support and endorse friendships and collaboration of healers across a wide spectrum of society.
  • To publish ReVision, a journal highlighting healing practices and healers from various traditions.
  • To maintain a website,, to educate the public about shamanism and healing practices.

Dr. Ruth-Inge Heinze

ruthThe Annual Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing was founded in 1984 by 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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