World Unity Shamanic Training Institute


  Globe56 Welcome to World Unity Shamanic Training Institute located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.   As an Ascension Guide, Planetary Gridworker, Starseed/Indigo Advocate and Spiritual Mentor it is Corrina's desire, and honor, to wayshow, assist, support and train individuals in the areas of Core Shamanic practices (those of which ONLY adhere to the practices and principles of Universal Laws - see the 12D Shielding Technique page for a further delineation) , in collaboration with the Hieros Gamos System as a means to supporting individual, planetary and galactic ascension and evolution .  In doing so, we hope to enrich and support the transformation of each students life, and by natural extension, that of the greater worlds in which we all live and create our future.

Whether you are motivated to do Personal Energy work,  Professional Energy work, or are simply "curious" about the possibilities of the unseen worlds,  this training will allow you to join a growing community of individuals who are dedicated to their own personal growth and to the healing and transformation of our planet Earth and beyond.

Additionally, if you have taken any other training programs in modalities such as, but not limited to:  Reiki, Massage, Spiritual practitioners/advisor's of ALL denominations, Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, Western and Alternative Medical practitioners, Metaphysicians, Anthropology, Ecology, Physics, Biology, etc. this will allow you to incorporate that knowledge into a framework that is safe, expansive, and supportive of your understanding and connectedness with the universal principles of all that is.  This will further allow you to not be specifically limited, but rather, to add a further layer of wisdom, empirical knowledge, healing, and transformative methods into your daily life. 

What is Shamanism?

Dr. Michael Harner, the originator of core shamanism, and the Founder of "The Foundation for Shamanic Studies" ( ,as well as, the author of "The Way of the Shaman" best defines and describes what shamanism is, and, is not.  The following are direct quotes from the Foundations website and either written by Dr. Harner, or interviews with, Dr. Harner:

"For over tens of thousands of years, our ancient ancestors all over the world discovered how to maximize the human abilities of mind and spirit for healing and problem-solving. The remarkable system of methods they developed is known today as "shamanism," a term that comes from a Siberian tribal word for its practitioners: "shaman" (pronounced SHAH-mahn).  Shamans are distinguished by their use of journeys to the unseen worlds otherwise mainly known through myth, dream, and near-death experiences.  (Michael Harner et al)

Experience the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the unseen universe . Students are safely initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques, for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening any dormant spiritual abilities, including their connections with nature.  It further allows for the understanding and utilization of any already existing abilities to be explored and integrated in a safe, dependable manner".

Is Shamanism a Religion? 

Again, Dr. Harner further explains that "Shamanism is a path of knowledge, not of faith, and that knowledge cannot come from anyone else in this ordinary reality.  To acquire that knowledge, including the knowledge of the reality of spirits, it is necessary to step through the shaman's doorway and acquire empirical evidence" (Michael Harner) 

In an interview by Bonnie Horrigan, Michael Harner best explains the question regarding whether shamanism is a religion in the following way:
"The practice of shamanism is a method, not a religion. It coexists with established religions in many cultures. In Siberia, you'll find shamanism coexisting with Buddhism and Lamaism, and in Japan with Buddhism. It's true that shamans are often in animistic cultures. Animism means that people believe there are spirits. So in shamanic cultures, where shamans interact with spirits to get results such as healing, it's no surprise that people believe there are spirits. But the shamans don't believe in spirits. Shamans talk with them, interact with them. They no more "believe" there are spirits than they "believe" they have a house to live in, or have a family. This is a very important issue because shamanism is not a system of faith.

Shamanism is also not exclusionary. They don't say, "We have the only healing system." In a holistic approach to healing, the shaman uses the spiritual means at his or her disposal in cooperation with people in the community who have other techniques such as plant healing, massage, and bone setting. The shaman's purpose is to help the patient get well, not to prove that his or her system is the only one that works.

The word "shaman" in the original Tungus language refers to a person who makes journeys to non ordinary reality in an altered state of consciousness. Adopting the term in the West was useful because people didn't know what it meant. Terms like "wizard," "witch," "sorcerer," and "witch doctor" have their own connotations, ambiguities, and preconceptions associated with them. Although the term is from Siberia, the practice of shamanism existed on all inhabited continents.

After years of extensive research, Mircea Eliade, in his book, Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy, concluded that shamanism underlays all the other spiritual traditions on the planet, and that the most distinctive feature of shamanism—but by no means the only one—was the journey to other worlds in an altered state of consciousness.

" our culture many consider it avant-garde if a person talks about the mind-body connection, but the fact that the brain is connected to the rest of the body is not the most exciting news. It's been known for hundreds and thousands of years. What's really important about shamanism, in my opinion, is that the shaman knows that we are not alone. By that I mean, when one human being compassionately works to relieve the suffering of another, the helping spirits are interested and become involved."

Shamans are often called "see-ers" (seers), or "people who know" in their tribal languages, because they are involved in a system of knowledge based on firsthand experience. Shamanism is not a belief system. It's based on personal experiments conducted to heal, to get information, or do other things. In fact, if shamans don't get results, they will no longer be used by people in their tribe. People ask me, "How do you know if somebody's a shaman?" I say, "It's simple. Do they journey to other worlds? And do they perform miracles?"

For more information on Dr. Harner's foundation and to read these articles please visit:   


The Universe as a Hologram:

Dr. Stanislav Grof is quoted as saying "The new data are of such far-reaching relevance that they could revolutionize our understanding of the human psyche, of psychopathology, and of the therapeutic process.  Some of the observations transcend in their significance the framework of psychology and psychiatry and represent a serious challenge to the current Newtonian-Cartesian paradigm of Western science.  They could change drastically our image of human nature, of culture and history, and of reality".

There is evidence that suggests that our world and everything in it - from snowflakes to maple trees to falling stars and spinning electrons - are also only ghostly images, projections from a level of reality so beyond our own it is literally beyond both space and time.  The main architects of this astonishing idea are two of the world's most eminent thinkers:  University of London Physicist David Bohm, a protégé of Einstein's and one of the world's most respected quantum physicists; and Karl Pribram, a neurophysiologist at Stanford University and author of the
classic neurophysiological textbook  "Languages of the Brain".  Both researchers arrived at their conclusions very independently while working at this from two completely different directions.  Both of them became convinced of the Universe's holographic nature only after years of dissatisfaction with the standard theories' inability to explain all of the phenomena encountered in quantum physics 
(The Holographic Universe - Michael Talbot).   The holographic model is indeed controversial, however many important and impressive thinkers and researchers do support it and believe it may be the most accurate picture of "reality" we have to date.
Holger Kalweit, a German ethnopsychologist with degrees in both psychology and anthropology, as well as, an expert on Shamanism plus a near-death researcher, points out that virtually all of the world's shamanic traditions contain descriptions of this vast and extra dimensional realm, replete with references to the life review, higher spiritual beings who teach and guide, food conjured up out of thought, and indescribably beautiful meadows, forests, and mountains.  Kalweit points out that the indigenous peoples, unlike Westerners for whom such experiences are disorientingly new, these shamanic explorers appear to have a far vaster knowledge of the geography of these subtler realms and are able to return to them again and again because such experiences are simply part of their daily reality and practices.  Our society however suppresses any thoughts or mention of death and dying and has devalued the mystical by defining reality strictly in terms of the material rather than the psychic nature of reality.  Michael Harner, famed anthropologist, as well describes through his numerous experiences and teachings, his own explorations of the same hidden world that many other shamanic practitioners have described in detail.  In the early 1960's, Harner, an atheist at the time, described some of his visions and experiences to both Shaman and missionaries who could each reference, both through journey's they had experienced or passages in the Book of Revelations, that described exactly what he had seen and experienced through his Ayahuasca journey's.  Is it possible that some of these visions and trips as described by Old and New Testament prophets are also shamanic journey's into the inner realm?  Is it possible that what we have been viewing as quaint folklore and charming naive mythology are actually sophisticated accounts of the cartography of the subtler levels of reality?   

Considered together, Bohm and Pribram's theories provide a profound new way of thinking and looking at our world:  "Our brains mathematically construct objective reality by interpreting frequencies that are ultimately projections from another dimension, a deeper order of existence that is beyond both space and time:  The brain is a hologram enfolded in a holographic universe".  (The Holographic Universe: Michael Talbot) 

While exploring these theories and phenomenon, it's interplay and application with the Shamanic Journey process, and the work that an individual does while on journey,  we have discovered some powerful techniques that are influential in the process of healing and transformation.  Our students will learn how to understand, navigate, and transform the holographic self and utilize these powerful techniques to add an even greater and more expansive depth to their work. 

To watch more of Michael Talbot's interview please go to Utube.

Cellular Biology:

"The book "The Biology of Belief" is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology.  Author Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., is a former medical school professor and research scientist.  His experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, have examined in great detail the mechanisms by which cells receive and process information.  The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life.  It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology; but instead, DNA is controlled by signals outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts.  This profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics is being hailed as a major breakthrough, showing that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our thinking

The implications of this groundbreaking research are far reaching.  This latest research termed "Epigenetics" certainly undermines the "old" theories of genetic
 determinism and suggests, as is provided by empirical scientific evidence, that our genes do not pre-determine our physical outcomes.  Rather, Dr. Lipton's research proves that our "perceptions" are in fact the controlling mechanism for our DNA and genes, and ultimately, the physical manifestation of dis-ease.  The practice of Shamanism, as discussed above, is one of the powerful ways that an individual can ultimately clear and shift that which no longer serves both their psychological and biological states".

For more information regarding Dr. Lipton and his work please read our page on Cell Biology where you can click on the link to his website. 

We at World Unity Shamanic Training Institute ask you to explore within your mind's eye the possibilities that may exist for you should you choose to step onto a path of healing and reconciliation.  Though the cosmos allows for, and finds intrinsic value in all things, it is important for one to learn to discern between the various paths of spiritual awakening if one hopes to have any conscious influence at all over the direction of their personal evolution.  "Where precisely does each 'spiritual' path lead? is a question worth asking!  At World Unity Shamanic Training Institute we support and promote safe, personally empowered, self discovery of the various options available through the intrinsic right of Free Will and the immutable natural laws that do exist (The Law of One), and experientially apply, based upon the Law of Reciprocity (Cause and Effect) whether one chooses to believe in them or not.  "What will the experiential road between here and Source look like?"  For therein lies the core reason for discernment in choosing a "life path" be it spiritual or otherwise. 

Please join us on an amazing journey of transformation and growth where you will discover your own unique gifts and abilities! 

Contact Information:

                Corrina Rasmussen - Shamanic Practitioner  
(403) 617-9956
       Calgary, Alberta, Canada  

(Operating since 2009)

World Unity Shamanic Training Institute is not a registered trade name or legally embodied corporation. This is merely a trade name for the purpose of promotion of the body of work

 and teaching by Corrina Rasmussen.

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