| Friday, June 28, 2019 |
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Shamanic Journeying seminar begins

12:00 AM

Cost: $150 (includes required books)

This is one of three seminars of Life Force Arts Shamanic Training Level 1. Registration required by June 28.

June 28 - July 28, 2019

June 28 - Seminar begins with home study reading, assignments, & discussion with instructor and fellow students through our online student forum

Sunday, July 28, 2019 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Seminar concludes with full day in-person workshop

Learn the ancient shamanic journey meditation: traveling to the spirit realm to gain wisdom and healing from angels, ancestors, totem animals and other helpful spiritual beings. To the classic shamanic drumbeat, you will journey to the three territories of non-ordinary reality to begin building relationships with your own group of spirit helpers. Learn about shamanic cosmology, the history and ethical basis of shamanism, and the ways shamanic practice applies to the modern world and to healing the web of all life. No previous experience necessary. Please bring a rattle, and a pen and notebook. Required reading: Singing The Soul Back Home by Caitlin Matthews. Cost: $150 (cost includes required book).

This is one of three seminars in Level 1 of Life Force Arts Shamanic Training, a contemporary form of shamanic practice. The three seminars in Level 1 are: Energetic Protection, Shamanic Journeying and Sensing Spirit. The conclusion of the seminar is an in-person, 8 hour workshop, from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM on the last day of the seminar. You can start Level 1 with any of the three seminars. No prerequisites.

Joan Forest Mage ( is proud to serve as a shamanic artist, teacher and healer in her hometown of Chicago. She is the founder and Executive Director of Life Force Arts Foundation, dedicated to activating the spiritual power of the visual, literary and performing arts. First awakened to an understanding of the human energy field through her life-long profession of music and dance, Joan studied energy work, shamanism and healing ritual with numerous teachers, and has been doing shamanic healing since 1995, performing more than 700 Soul Retrieval healing sessions. Joan earned a Master of Arts Degree from School for New Learning, De Paul University, Chicago, with the focus area "Creating Healing Ritual Through the Arts." She is one of the contributing authors of Healing with Art and Soul: Engaging Ones Self Through Art Modalities, a book on Expressive Arts Therapy. Joan is the creator of Life Force Shamanic training, a comprehensive program of shamanic study from beginning practice to training to be a shamanic healer and ritual leader/teacher.

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Last Day for Special Offer! Fall 2019 Healing Arts Intensive

12:00 AM

The Healing Arts Intensive (HAI) at Life Force Arts Foundation is a life-changing experience of transformation and healing in community. Participants experience the universal wisdom concepts of the Life Force Arts Method (LFAM) as a powerful tool to create transformation in all areas of life, whatever form of change they may need: healing, learning, development, transition. Each participant focuses on a personal Transformational Goal as we engage in Interdisciplinary Artmaking (visual art, writing, dance, theater, music, storytelling) and attend a performance of Life Force Arts Ensemble that furthers their transformation.

Special Offer! Because this is a new program, we are offering it at half price! Normally a Healing Arts Intensive would be $150, but if you pay by June 28 for an Intensive that will be held this upcoming fall season, the cost is only $75.

Four Healing Arts intensives will be offered in Fall 2019. Dates are TBD, and will occur between August 15, 2019 - January 8, 2020. Your registration money paid for by June 28 may be applied to any one of the four Intensives. (You are welcome to purchase more than one Intensive!)

Don't live in Chicago? You can still join us! Most of the sessions can be done remotely. Please contact me at or 773-327-7224 for more information.

Healing Arts Intensive for Fall 2019 (half price discount by June 28): $75

To purchase more than one Intensive, make an additional Paypal payment.

What it is a Healing Arts Intensive?

  • Life Force Arts Method (LFAM) - Healing Arts Intensives are based in the Life Force Arts Method, a modern version of universal wisdom teachings that value true self and creative community. Through the arts, we learn 4 Skills that give us the wisdom to deal with the basic issues of human life from a place of empowerment and joy
  • Transformational Goal - Each participant focuses on a personal Transformational Goal (Intention) that they want to see fulfilled by the end of the Intensive
  • Artmaking - Art is the activity that creates the shift for each participant to actualize their Transformation Goal. We use an interdisciplinary approach which may include visual art, writing, dance, theater, music, storytelling and other forms of artistic expression, based on the needs and preferences of the participants.
  • Performance by Life Force Arts Ensemble -

The Format

  • ~ Each Healing Arts Intensive has a Group of three to twelve participants guided by a Facilitator

  • ~There are four sessions, usually meeting once per week for four weeks. The sessions are 3 hours each

  • ~The sessions are:
  • 1) Orientation
  • 2) attending a Healing Performance by Life Force Arts Ensemble
  • 3) Interdisciplinary Artmaking
  • 4  Closure

  • ~Between the sessions, participants are guided in designing their own individual self-reflective and artistic practices as part of the process of accomplishing their Transformational Goal

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Open Gallery Hours

1:30 PM » 6:30 PM

Life Force Arts Center is open to the public during these hours:

Thursdays & Fridays, 1:30 - 6:30 PM and by appointment

Please stop in to enjoy our current art exhibit, The Waxing Year, shop for art and jewelry, and learn more about our classes, events and other ways we share spiritual transformation through the arts.