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It doesn't interest me if there is one God or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel abandoned...
David Whyte

Dear Friends,

When I was very young my mother died and I spent my early years traveling with my military father and staying with a myriad of different people. Perhaps that is why I never felt like I belonged anywhere. But, as I have gotten older I find that this is not an uncommon experience... Many people I talk with, regardless of their upbringing, when they really look below the surface, have this feeling of being abandoned or not belonging. While it is not a conversation we readily engage in, we find that much of our consumption, addiction, and destructive behavior originates in our loneliness, despair, and feelings of abandonment. This accelerates and deepens the feeling of being less than whole, fragmented and trapped in what Alan Watts used to call our "skin-encapsulated ego".

We attempt to feed the emptiness, and longing to belong with things that are external to ourselves looking outwardly to meet this deep yearning for fulfillment, believing that "if I just found the right partner, got the right job, found the perfect house or got the right car then I would be fulfilled" - but, it's never enough! No amount of stuff, success, or recognition can quench our thirst to feel whole, connected, and like we belong. I invite you to inquire for yourself, where do you feel abandoned in your own life? Perhaps the places that we have abandoned in ourselves can provide a portal to true happiness, wholeness and belonging.

In contrast to how a child belongs in the world, adult belonging is never as natural, innocent, or playful. Adult belonging has to be chosen, received, and renewed. It is a lifetime's work...
John O'Donohue

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A Special Invitation!  Come join me at "The Inner Warrior Summit" to
hear my interview with shamanic colleague and host, Susan Jenkins who  has gathered together a powerful panel of highly renowned spiritual guides,  teachers, healers, light workers and leaders of our times . I'm honored to be  included, and highly recommend you attend this inspiring upcoming event! 
New Shift Course with Michael Stone on The Shift Network!
The Embodied Shamanism Mentorship Program:
Shapeshifting into a New Narrative for Your Life 

The Shift Network has asked me to do another  course on how to live in a Shamanic way each day.

Rewrite your old stories with Shapeshifting Into a New Narrative for Your Life. Our group welcomes you to join us with open hearts!


Here are a few quotes from people taking the course we just

"Words are so limited in expressing the full extent of gratitude and appreciation  for the many shifts and transformations occurring in my life through this course."

"How wondrous this experience has been! Heart blessings and gratitude to Michael,  for such heartfelt support, instruction, and guidance and to this beautiful Circle for all your sharing!"

"Michael you have done an amazing job of making these teachings so accessible."

"I really appreciated how Michael showed how to unravel and change our "story" and how beautiful he was to share himself with us in so vulnerable a way."

"Thank you so much, Michael, for this brilliant and heart healing class and practice for us to continue!! I am so very grateful! Loving blessings!"

"To me Shamanism happened in distant jungles and exotic places, I was always curious, but never there...Michael transmitted the greatest gift to me while in his latest course. Shamanism happens inside, and can happen each day, in each moment. I don't have to travel to have that exotic ecstatic excitement for life, I'm already there! Thorn"

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Moving Meditation
Dear Friends,

I am so happy that you all are holding the community together.
Syris and I will continue to bring in and support awesome teachers 
for you each week. A special thanks to all the teachers who have
stepped up to hold the space and raise the bar for our tribe.

Nevada City

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10        Ingo             Dance Church
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Wishing you much love, joy and fulfillment in life!

Shamanic Coaching and Guidance

I wanted remind those of you who don't know that I have started up my coaching and mentoring programs again. My primary focus is on providing shamanic guidance, to organizations and individuals. At this time in our evolution I feel it is of paramount importance to transcend our beliefs in separation and access the wisdom of spirit that lives in each and every one of us. I offer a sliding payment scale based on value received and financial situation. Do to my schedule there may be some wait time and I am committed to serving you as best I can. Please give a call or email if you interested in any of the following: 

* Shamanic Coaching and Training
* Power Animal & Spirit Guide Connection
* Soul Remembering & Retrieval
* Organizational Shamanism
* Spiritual Guidance & Journey work
* PTSD and Trama Relief
* Conscious Death Transition
Phone consultations available!

Please note that my coaching schedule for the second quarter of 2016 is almost full. I still have a couple of openings and only want to work with people who are looking for better ways to serve their community. If you like to set up a call to see if that's you please give me a call at 530.277.0937

Organizational Shamanism
If you are responsible for an organization or managing people I suggest you listen to my interview with Frederic Laloux, author of Reinventing Organizations.

I am currently writing a book that integrates my shamanic practices 
with three decades of Organizational Development work. Organizational Shamanism (OS) is the practice and application of ancient shamanic techniques to solve contemporary organizational and community challenges. It is a whole systems approach to gathering information that can help us to revitalize and energize the spirit of our organizations and tap into new levels of creativity, intuition and wisdom not available with contemporary perception. OS focuses on transforming inner states of consciousness to bring about outer change, and taps into a creative potential beyond limiting beliefs and assumptions. 

I am looking for organizations that are interested in trying these new approaches to solving organizational issues. If you and your organization or any one you know are open to applying this pioneering work in your company to bring about organizational change please give me a call 530.277.0937 or email

Books of the Month
Coming Full Circle
By Lynn Andrews

In this very inspiring and provocative collection of stories about Lynn's experience s with her "Sisters of the Shield" Lynn shows the practical application of shamanic principles and how important it is for us in this time of chaos and great change to embrace the sacred feminine. Each new story can be applied to help us move into harmony and a state of grace with the world around us. The articles are designed to make the wisdom of the Sisterhood of the Shield more accessible in our daily lives. I love this book and its profound and timely content. 
Listen to my interview live with Lynn Andrews 4/17 on

To order her book click here 

Lynn Andrews' sacreddance across the past thirty years has enriched the lives of countless spiritual seekers, and her books and teachings have contributed greatly to the re-emergence of the shamanic way of life in our modern world.
Hank Wesselman, PhD

Shift Into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness
by Loch Kelly 
is a #1 Best Seller on Amazon and was recently awarded "Top 10 Best Books of the Year" by Spirituality & Health Magazine. 

Shift Into Freedom is Loch Kelly's original synthesis of ancient wisdom, current psychological and neuroscience research, and unique awareness practices for our body, mind, and heart. Loch writes that awakening is not limited to advanced meditators, but can be our next natural stage of human development. Along with the companion Audio of guide d meditations, Loch gives us simple tools to shift into an authentic way of living from open-hearted awareness. 

"Loch Kelly is one of the clearest expressions of authentic awakened freedom and love that I know. Shift Into Freedom is a shining gem in the modern spiritual landscape." - Adyashanti

Listen to my interview with Loch

Poetry Corner
To Be and Belong

Let go your want for greatness
and feel the tool that's in your hand.

Let go your fear of emptiness
and receive the wave still reaching
from the beginning.

It only wants to enliven you
the way water refreshes every hole.

So let the web of things
entangle you.

Only stars are free
and they are so lonely.

Curse what you will
but give thanks

that everything alive
wants something from you.

Mark Nepo

Center for Shamanic Studies

JP Tindell, myself and other shamanic practitioners have started a new collective based on our vision and values around how an Inter-Being "WE" organization should operate and run to reflect the next stage of evolutionary consciousness. We will be making many new offerings with interview, articles, workshops, shamanic coaching and mentoring and much more. Please check it out and make any suggestions for programs, interviews and information you would like to have included in our offering. This site is for you. Enjoy!

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03/29 David Korten: Change the Story, Change the Future

David C Korten is cofounder and board chair of YES! Magazine, cochair of the New Economy Working Group, president of the Living Economies Forum, a member of the Club of Rome, a former Harvard Business School professor, and author of the international bestsellers When Corporations Rule the World and The Great Turning. 

04/05 James Stark and Penny Livingston: Permaculture and Regenerative Design

James Stark, M.A., F.E.S., is the co-director of the Regenerative Design Institute at Commonweal (RDI). He co-founded and currently co-directs the Ecology of Leadership and the Ecology of Awakening programs, which prepare community leaders for the "Great Turning" of our era. James has committed his life to exploring how we - ourselves, our communities, and our species - might move into harmony with who we are and the natural world. He considers the programs and the garden at RDI to be a nursery for growing visions of the new era, and providing skills and tools to bring those visions to life.

Penny Livingston-Stark is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher, designer, and speaker. She holds a MS in Eco-Social Regeneration and a Diploma in Permaculture Design. Penny has been studying the Hermetic Tradition of alchemy and herbal medicine making in Europe and the United States for 4 years.

Penny has been teaching internationally and working professionally in the land management, regenerative design, and permaculture development field for 25 years and has extensive experience in all phases of ecologically sound design and construction as well as the use of natural non-toxic building materials. She specializes in site planning and the design of resource-rich landscapes integrating, rainwater collection, edible and medicinal planting, spring development, pond and water systems, habitat development and watershed restoration for homes, co-housing communities, businesses, and diverse yield perennial farms. 

04/12 Dr. Kathleen Noble: & The Consciousness Club

Dr. Kathleen Noble is Professor of Consciousness in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at the University of Washington, Bothell (UWB). She is also a licensed clinical and counseling psychologist with more than 20 years of practice focusing on the development of resilience and psycho-spiritual well-being. She has been exploring the relationship of powerful spiritual experiences to psychological growth since 1984; among her books is Riding the Windhorse: Spiritual Intelligence and the Growth of the Self (Hampton Press, 2001). Her current research focuses on the transformative effects of studying consciousness from a transdisciplinary and integral perspective on undergraduate students' personal and professional lives.  Consciousness Club Facebook

04/17 Lynn Andrews: Ancient Teachings for a Modern World

Lynn Andrews is the is the author of 20 books in 12 languages including the New York Times internationally best-selling Medicine Woman Series, which chronicles her three decades of study and work with shaman healers on four continents. She is recognized worldwide as a leader in the fields of spiritual healing and personal empowerment. A shaman healer and mystic, Ms. Andrews is widely acknowledged as a major link between the ancient world of shamanism and modern societies thirst for profound personal healing and a deeper understanding of the pathway to enlightenment.
Recent Shows
Stephen Dinan - Exploring the Shift Network

Stephen Dinan is the CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders groups. As the former Director of Membership and Marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program, which grew to 10,000 paying members, and the One Minute Shift video series, which was seen by more than one million. 

Brant Cortright, Ph.D.: The Neurogenenesis Diet and Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life
Brant Cortright, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and a clinical psychologist in private practice. Author of three books, he is a neurogenesis and brain health coach, a consultant on stress, anxiety and depression, speaker and workshop leader, and he has a therapy practice with an integral/holistic, neuroscience-informed approach to depth psychotherapy.

Barbara Marx Hubbard: Conscious Evolution
Barbara Marx Hubbard is a world-renowned visionary futurist, evolutionary educator and inspiring speaker. Deepak Chopra has called Barbara Marx Hubbard "the voice for conscious evolution of our time". Barbara is the author of six acclaimed books that communicate the new worldview of conscious evolution. She is the co-founder and chair of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, and additionally co-founded many progressive organizations, including The Association for Global New Thought, as well as The World Future Society.

Mark Nepo - Inner Transformations and Awakening

Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over thirty-five years. A New York Times #1 bestselling author, he has published thirteen books and recorded eight audio projects. Recent work includes his next book of spiritual inquiry, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, a new book of teaching stories, As Far As the Heart Can See, Finding Inner Courage, audio books of The Book of Awakening and Finding Inner Courage, and Staying Awake and Holding Nothing Back. His most recent book of poetry is Surviving Has Made Me Crazy. As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship.

Alberto Villoldo

Alberto Villoldo, PhD, directs The Four Winds Society, where he trains individuals in the US and Europe in the practice of Energy Medicine and Soul Retreival. In 2011 Villoldo produced the documentary Amazonia: Healing with Sacred Plants that focuses on the sacred plants of Peru's Amazon region, including the use of ayahuasca. He is the author of numerous books including Shaman, Healer, Sage.

Joan Ranquet
Joan Ranquet is an animal communicator and energy healer who teaches basic and advanced workshops nationwide. She is the author of Communication with All Life. Joan is the founder of Communication with All Life University. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Animal Planet. 

Colleen Mauro: Spiritual Telepathy
Colleen has had lifelong interest in the untapped powers of the mind. She launched Intuition: A Magazine for the Higher Potential of the Mind in 1988. Her thirty years of experience in magazine publishing includes work as a publisher, editor, advertising director, and circulation and marketing consultant. Intuition explored the higher potential of the mind and the many and varied ways of knowing intuition, inspiration and telepathy-providing both research and how - to information in easy-to-read form for the general reader.