Shamanism is the oldest documented spiritual belief system, dating back 40,000 years. It's practiced in every indigenous culture across the planet.
It is an open-source practice rooted in presence, gratitude and the inter-connectivity of all things. As the modern world encroaches, tribal youth choose modern conveniences over learning traditional culture from their elders. Within a single
generation, much of this wisdom could be lost forever…
The Center for Shamanic Education and Exchange (CSEE) empowers shamanic-based indigenous tribes to protect and value their ancestral wisdom.
In-field research with the tribal families allows us to best understand their needs. CSEE documents their wisdom and cultural traditions and we design custom educational programs to help provide access to a global marketplace.
CSEE works with shamanic elders around the world to develop educational documentaries and products that preserve and share shamanic teachings.
We provide educational scholarships to future shamanic leaders of the Shipibo tribe in the Amazon basin, empowering them to bridge both the modern world and their traditional shamanic upbringing. All CSEE scholarship recipients accept educational support with the agreement that they will return to work in their home villages for at least two years once their education is complete to help protect and sustain their cultural traditions and knowledge and provide leadership and economic stability to their communities.
The Center believes in making shamanic wisdom and practices available to all. We support direct cultural exchange between shamans around the world to share unique and universal wisdom on healing, sustainable and balanced living and encourage new forms of shamanism pertinent to the modern world. We provide westerners the opportunity to engage directly with indigenous leaders and healers through educational programs and cultural presentations.
The MISSION of CSEE is to preserve the shamanic wisdom, culture, practice and traditional ways of life of indigenous people worldwide.
Our VISION is to bring shamans and healers of different cultures together to both stimulate their own practices as well as encourage new forms of shamanism to emerge.
We SUPPORT this vision with the creation of events, programs, products and documentary media that promote the continuation of indigenous song, dance, healing practices, ceremonies, arts and crafts and teachings.
Our HOPE is that by documenting, honoring and supporting indigenous people, we will re-acquaint the world with its shamanic inheritance and help indigenous people recognize the value of their unique cultures.
The Center for Shamanic Education and Exchange is a 501(c) 3 non-profit # 20-8909687.