The Annual International Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing was founded in 1984 by Dr. Ruth-Inge Heinze to preserve and further the integrity of shamanism and share the latest insights in the field of alternative healing.
Notes from Shamans of the Twentieth Century, by Ruth- Inge Heinze, p. 144- 146, explains how the Shamanism Conference started: Conference History
Each year for the last 24 years scholars of a wide range of disciplines--shamanism, anthropology, comparative religions, ethno-medicine, folklore, Western medicine, philosophy, sociology, psychology--and practitioners of reiki, qi gong, yoga, and other modes of alternative healing have compared notes and discussed future cooperation. The conference is a unique opportunity to test the results of past year’s work in discussions with colleagues, be confirmed, and also be stimulated by the work of others.
2009 Conference Labor Day weekend
Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, California
The 2008 conference included a
Ruth-Inge Heinze Memorial Lecture
by Dr. Stanley Krippner
will stay at the Center the entire time to share in the unfolding of this
year’s program. Full participation is expected in order to facilitate an
ongoing synergistic dialogue and build community.
Since the passing of its founder, Dr. Ruth-Inge Heinze, a team of former participants has been carrying the work of conference preparation.