Coldspring Healing Arts
Santa Cruz, CA

Narrye Caldwell, L.Ac.

Welcome to Cold Spring Healing Arts. Over the past 30 years I have developed expertise in a number of traditional healing methods that I now offer in my private practice and teaching. My early training was in Traditional Chinese Medicine and martial arts, and these still inform my view of what it means to cultivate health, beauty, and wisdom in the modern world. I also have in depth training and advanced initiations in core shamanism with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. I am currently on the FSS faculty, teaching the full complement of in-person and online workshops in core shamanism.

I invite you to reach out to me through the contact form on this site. Let me know what you’d like help with, or what you’re curious about. Also check out my classes and workshops, or put yourself on my mailing list (click on the photo at the bottom of the column on the right) to receive announcements about new offerings.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope to meet you soon!

Workshops in Core Shamanism

“After having personally practiced shamanism, shamanic healing, and shamanic journeying for more than half a century, I can say that there is nothing I have encountered in reports of the spiritual experiences of saints, prophets, psychedelic drug experimenters, near death survivors, avatars and other mystics that is not commonly experienced when following classic journey methods using a drum.”  — Michael Harner

As a faculty member with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, founded by Dr. Michael Harner, I teach the full complement of online and in-person workshops in core shamanism.

Way of the Shaman: Shamanic Journeying, Power, and Healing, is the prerequisite workshop for all in-person advanced shamanic healing trainings. The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge and Power followed by Divination in Practice, are the prerequisites for more advanced online workshops. Check out the Getting Started page on the FSS website for more information about trainings in core shamanism.


NEW ONLINE WORKSHOPS
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Inspired Shamanic Practice:
The Essentials of Effective & Principled Shamanic Healing

A Live Online Workshop
Taught by Narrye Caldwell

Nov. 19 & 20, 1:00-4:30 pacific time

Tuition: $150 (FSS members $140)

An effective shamanic healing practice depends on a combination of factors, including authentic and rigorous training in methods and direct experience with clients. As a spiritual healing method, the pragmatic aspects of the profession may be easily overlooked, and yet can make the difference between a valuable experience and a profoundly healing one from the client’s viewpoint.

A well-designed container for your healing practice that supports your clients and inspires you, can considerably enhance the effectiveness of your work. This training is appropriate for those beginning a shamanic practice who want advice on what issues to consider and how to proceed, as well as for seasoned healers looking to dialogue with other practitioners and to deepen their own work.

Purpose of the workshop:
To help you develop an ethical, effective shamanic practice that has integrity and is based in respect for all beings;

To offer you guidelines and ways of deciding for yourself regarding ethical issues – such as whether there is permission to do shamanic healing work in a specific situation – rather than “one size fits all” rules or answers;

To increase the professionalism of the practice by helping you create a supportive “container” that enhances your practice, including appropriate boundaries, safety, and freedom to practice within that container.

What will be covered: Ethical issues such as permission, talking with and screening potential clients, what to do before and after a session; brief legal considerations (not legal advice*); practicing with integrity and respect; and some pragmatic aspects of an effective shamanic practice.
Prerequisites:

  1. The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman (in-person workshop)
  2. OR The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power AND Shamanic Divination in Practice
  3. Recommended* The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive (available online only)

7 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available. Completion of the entire workshop (7 hours) is required for credit.

For details & registration click HERE

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Shamanism, Spirits, & Healing™

A Live Online Workshop
Taught by Narrye Caldwell

February 4 & 5, 2023
 1:00-4:30 (pacific time)

Tuition: $150 (FSS members $140)

Effective shamanic practice depends upon knowledge of the spirit realms and how to access them to build strong relationships with the compassionate helping spirits. Powerful shamanic healing requires training, discipline, and experience.

In this experiential workshop, which sets the context for the Shamanic Healing Online Training Program, you will have the opportunity to personally explore:

  • The three worlds of the shaman (Upper, Lower, and Middle Worlds) and the qualities of ordinary and non-ordinary reality;
  • The nature of the spirits of the three worlds;
  • Middle World non-ordinary reality spiritual aspects and their relationship to illness and wholeness.

Primary shamanic healing methods will be described, including shamanic extraction healing, psychopomp to help the spirits of the deceased, and soul retrieval. You will learn and practice power animal retrieval, with the chance to work with another participant to both retrieve and receive a power animal.

Prerequisites:

  1. The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman (in-person workshop)
  2. OR The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power AND Shamanic Divination in Practice
  3. Recommended: The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive (available online only)

7 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available. Completion of the entire workshop (7 hours) is required for credit.

For details & registration click HERE

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The Shaman as Psychopomp™

A Live Online Workshop
Taught by Narrye Caldwell

March 4, 5, & 11
1:00-4:30 (pacific) each day

Tuition: $225 (FSS members $210)

Shamans are concerned with the human soul, with healing during life and assisting the soul’s passage out of the Middle World after death. Familiar with the realms of the dead, a shaman can act as a psychopomp – a conductor of souls. A trained shamanic practitioner is able to guide the soul of a deceased person out of the Middle World to a place where the soul can receive help in taking the next step on its path. The focus of this training is on learning and practicing the psychopomp method.

In this fully experiential workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore what happens for human souls from a core shamanic perspective after they leave the body – the “destiny of human souls” in the Upper, Lower, and Middle Worlds
  • Learn and practice the psychopomp method to help the souls of the deceased out of the Middle World to a better place
  • How to locate a soul in the Middle World that may be stuck and in need of help
  • How to obtain the soul’s permission to offer shamanic assistance
  • How to guide the soul to a place in the Upper or Lower World where it will be helped to continue on its journey

Prerequisites: This workshop is the second in the Online Shamanic Healing Program. Participants must be able to successfully journey in the Upper, Lower, and Middle Worlds, and have a strong relationship with a Power Animal and/or Teacher from the Upper or Lower Worlds. You must have completed the following workshops to register:

  1. The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman (in-person workshop)
  2. OR The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power AND Shamanic Divination in Practice
  3. AND The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive (available online only)
  4. AND Shamanism, Spirits, & Healing (available online only)

10.5 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available. Completion of the entire workshop (10.5 hours) is required for credit.

For details & registration click HERE

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New In-Person workshop coming in the spring

Michael Harner’s
Shamanic Divination Training
Taught by Narrye Caldwell

April 29-30, 2023
Soquel, CA.
10-5:30 Saturday, 10:30-6:00 Sunday

We will be gathering at a beautiful retreat center just minutes from downtown Soquel (Santa Cruz area.)

Tuition: $295 ($275 until Mar. 31)

One of the classic tasks of the shaman is to journey into nonordinary reality to obtain answers to questions, both at the request of others and for oneself. Participants in the workshop have the opportunity to engage in divination journeys for each other as well as for themselves and to gain experience in using various time-tested shamanic divination techniques. In the shamanic search to become persons of knowledge, they learn, as shamans have from time immemorial, how to converse with plant and animal spirits, how to learn about the use of quartz crystals, and how to seek and receive revelatory knowledge from visionary sources.

Prerequisites:

  1. The in-person weekend Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman; OR
  2. Three one-day online workshops, if in-person Basic Workshop has not been completed:

13 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available. (Link for information on how to verify acceptance of FSS CE credits with your approval board.)

Please note: At this point the FSS is highly recommending, but not requiring, Covid vaccinations for all participants at in-person workshops.  Be prepared to wear an N95 or KN95 mask throughout the workshop. This recommendation will be updated as local conditions evolve.  

For details and registration click HERE

 

 

 
 

 

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