Shamanism Basics

Begin the Shaman's Journey

Curious about Shamanism? Dreaming about meeting your spirit guides or power animals and tapping into your intuitive knowing? Maybe the ancient rhythm of the drum is already beating in your bones and it’s time for you to awaken?

How would your life be different if you had the tools to connect whenever you needed to the wisdom of your spirit guides, ancestors and unseen helpers?

This course unveils the ancient and innate practice of Shamanism and the modern techniques of western practice that you can apply for daily insight to answer the questions in your heart. You will be guided step by step through the Shaman's Journey, the unique way of entering into a non-ordinary reality for guidance and healing.

You’ll discover you are not alone as you meet a spirit guide, one of your many helpers in the other realms to guide you and reveal hidden secrets. You’ll feel the support of the universe as you experience the interconnectedness of many different realities and experience changes in your life as you expand your potential. Life is going to get a whole lot more interesting…

This online course will help you:

learn safe shamanic journeying practice

prepare sacred space

understand the elements of the medicine wheel

discover non-ordinary reality with new potential

navigate the shamanic worlds

meet a spirit guide

receive answers to the questions in your heart

feel empowered to create powerful change in your life

feel loved, energised and supported by the universe

expand your understanding of yourself and the world around you

develop your skills and apply them again and again!

No experience or special tools are necessary.


I A very beautiful experience - I loved the ocean drum it made me feel so peaceful. The power of the big drum felt as if it was beating my heart deep in my body - wow💗. Had a cobras head coming out of my mouth uncoiling from around my heart felt so powerful.

Meah Stirling, Drum circle attendee

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Your Instructor

Fay Johnstone
Fay Johnstone

A practical Shaman, Reiki teacher and Plant-Spirit guide, I am passionate about connecting plants and people to help you rediscover your magic, heal and restore wholeness to your soul using the alchemy of nature.

I draw on my experience as a former owner of a flower and herb farm, 20 years of Reiki Practice and Shamanic Training to bring the subtle whispers of nature to assists you with the journey of your soul.

My spiritual allies include Reiki, meditation, gardening, plant medicine and Shamanic techniques. By honouring the seasons and elements, living in close connection with Mother Earth I believe we can feel supported and guided by the subtle ways that nature communicates and experience transformation and growth on both a personal and planetary level.

My workshops and courses aim to help participants learn Reiki or Shamanic techniques or connect with plants and nature in a meaningful, magical and life changing way. I also offer one to one healing sessions online and from my home in Scotland.

My books are available here: Plants that Speak, Souls that Sing and Plant Spirit Reiki

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What is included and how does it work?

  • Self-paced lessons
  • 9 Informative videos
  • Audio recordings of 3 drum/rattle journeys to visit each of the three worlds in the Shaman's universe
  • Audio recordings of how to welcome in spirits and open and close sacred space
  • Bonus audio healing transmission
  • PDF course notes
  • Lifetime Access
  • Study at your own pace.
  • Watch online or offline whenever you choose


  • Access to live online class rooms with Fay
  • Private Facebook group
  • Q & A with Fay via the Facebook group
  • Free Future Upgrades and invites to live classes
Everyone had a great day and really enjoyed it. I noticed that my food tasted really good and nature seemed extra colourful. I did have dreams which felt very real and also were in colour – I feel that I had such a big shift yesterday. Thanks again, for a super day!

- Janice Hamilton, Shamanic course participant

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Shamanism Basics IS for you if:

You are ready to step outside of your ordinary reality, expand your consciousness and discover a magical world - an alternate reality

• The sound of the drum stirs a deep longing in your bones, like your ancestors are calling you and cannot be ignored!

• You've got a heart bursting full of questions about life, your purpose, the planet and what you should be doing here...and haven't found a satisfying way to get the answers.

•You long to meet and communicate with your spirit guides and have a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.

• You're interested in an authentic and down to earth spiritual path that helps you feel grounded and connects with who you really are and what you are here to do.

Ready to step into the power of your wisewoman, catch a glimpse of life’s mystery and feel your place in the sacred web of all things?


I am reconnecting to who I am and loving more what is. I now feel a strong sense of get up and go and of having fun. The process has given me permission to take care of me, put myself first in order to have the energy for what I do. My whole body seems alive with excitement. It had been easier for me to hide, I am now ready to be who I really am on my path. I want to continue to sparkle. A lot has come and continues to come, I just can’t thank you enough.

- Gilly Gordon, Course participant and Shamanic coaching client

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Frequently Asked Questions

I have no experience with shamanism I'm worried I won't understand
No previous experience with shamanism, drumming or meditation is necessary. The course takes you step by step through the basics of shamanic practice and the structure of a shamanic journey. The exercises are easy to follow and have as much depth and meaning as you give them. You will have the opportunity to ask questions via the facebook group and during any live calls that are offered.
Will this course help me work as a Shamanic Practitioner?
This practice connects you with the basics of Shamanic practice, so that you can personally connect to the shamanic universe as part of your healing path. It does not qualify you to work as a Shamanic Practitioner or carry out shamanic techniques, journeys or healings for others.
What if I already work with sound journeys, drumming, shamanism and/ or spirit guides Is this going to be too basic for me?
No! If you feel called to join this course, there is healing to be done and there is always something to learn from experiencing the shamanic journey. This course does cover the basics and will encourage you to look at all of your current practices and ways that you work with spirit and connect with the other realms with fresh eyes and a new perspective. Our path to wholeness and working with spirit unfurls in layers and there is always something to learn from even what we might first perceive as simple teachings.
I might need some extra 1:1 assistance, is this something you offer too?
1:1 is always available with Fay - get in touch.
How long do I have access to the course?
Lifetime access for as long as the course is running! You can access whenever you need to and also it's possible to download the content too.
I'm on the fence about joining what should I do?
Consider Shamanism Basics as way more than just a course. It is a way to live your life to feel a richer and deeper connection with the natural world and restore your soul. The teachings come with professional support via a supportive Facebook group where you'll be a voice not an echo among a community of like-minded people who are on the path. This course will help you tune into the answers that you seek to those questions in your heart, so that in the future you will have more confidence in your inner knowing and feel clearer about your path.
I'm busy, and don’t have much spare time to study, how long does the course take?
Each lesson is divided into short 20 - 30 minute sections so you won't find hours of video to watch in one go. The amount of time you take on the practical exercises is up to you. A typical practice journey can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. The Shamanic path is not a linear process. The time that you put into practicing your journeys will reap rewards and your path will proceed at the perfect pace for you. Once you have learnt these basic skills they are yours to refine, practice and develop as your relationship with the spirit world expands.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.



A world of wonder awaits you as you step outside your ordinary reality and discover your shamanic nature - I'm excited to guide you on this path!

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