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  • The Kennedy Learning Center Nobleboro, ME USA (map)



This is a comprehensive immersion in the practice of shamanism for students who desire to become practitioners and/or for those who want to dive deeply into their own spiritual evolution.    

2019 Apprenticeship (likely the last one I will teach) includes 15 residential days of instruction and experience over a one-year period.  We will come together in sacred circle for three multi-day residential sessions.  See dates and times below.

This course is opened to individuals who have not had prior experience in a shamanic circle as well as students who have had some instruction and experience and desire to go deeper and/or for students who desire to renew their practice.  We will begin with a one-day basic instruction in the art of the shamanic journey followed by a rapid progression into the deeper experiences of shamanism.  

What you get:

Included in this year-long immersion are numerous initiations, ceremonies, and instructions/experiences.  Here are but a few examples:

  • develop and nurture a life-long relationships with compassionate helping spirits,

  • safely extract negative energies,

  • be in communion with the spirits of nature,

  • understand omens,

  • help the dying and the grieving,

  • be a psychopomp (assist the dead in finding their way to the light),

  • discern your inner thoughts from spirit helpers messages,

  • create ceremony for yourself and others,

  • numerous outdoor spiritual exercises and ceremonies,

  • tools to assist in resolution for your personal shadow issues,

  • transfigure and transmute negative thoughts and energies,

  • fire ceremonies to release places where you are stuck,

  • ceremonies to create connections with ancestor spirits,

  • ancient dances to achieve ecstatic states,

  • work with knowledge and ceremonies from the South American, Celtic, Sami, Siberian and other ancient cultures.

  • Homework and ongoing mentorship

An application and personal interview with Dory (in person or via Zoom/Skype) is required for admission.  Space is limited, with a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 14 students.

Tuition includes: 

  • All instructions and materials, monthly group video conference calls with Dory, individual mentoring up to 30 min per month via email, video conference or in person

  • Semi-Private clean & comfortable rooms with private bath at The Kennedy Learning Center

  • Excellent meals & snacks, with accommodations made for gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and food allergies

  • Free access during sessions to private land on Damariscotta Lake: private dock for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, etc.

Meeting Dates:

  • April 15-20

  • May 14-17

  • Nov 19-23


  • Double Room: $4,545 (payable in installments: ($505/month from March – November)

  • Private Room: $5,715 (payable in installments: ($635/month from March – November)

Earlier Event: September 30
The Shaman's Apprentice: Session Two