A Most Awesome Spirit of Nature: The Sun

G48E6437-5On August 21, 2017, “The Great American Eclipse” swept across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. As it happened, the Zone of Totality – the geographic strip where the moon would fully block the sun – crossed just 200 miles south of us in southern Idaho. I had heard stories of inspiration, endorphin rush, and total bliss from people who had viewed the corona of a full solar eclipse. I decided this was an opportunity too good to miss.

I was right. In under 90 seconds, the eclipse unexpectedly changed my life. Continue reading

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New Workshop & Apprenticeship Offerings

3F3A0003_rotated_resizedShamanism Workshops

Marge Hulburt
Blue Eagle Woman, LLC
Missoula, MT


Learn what shamanism has to offer for the well-being of your body and soul in today’s world; renew your connection with the mystery beyond.


Journey into Shamanism weekend workshop – June 10 & 11, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Missoula, $180

For over 40,000 years and on every continent around the world, people have relied on personal healing spirits for wisdom, balance, and deep connection to the spiritual and physical world. In this weekend, you will:

  • travel to the spirit realm to meet the helping spirits in your life
  • learn to communicate directly with the spirits for wisdom and healing
  • learn 3 powerful healing techniques to use for yourself, others, and the Earth: shamanic divination, retrieval of power, and extraction healing (clearing of spiritual intrusions and blockages to health and daily progress in our lives)
  • have fun while exploring the mysteries of non-ordinary reality


Two-Year Apprenticeship Program in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing – First session Sept. 16 & 17, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Missoula

This in-depth program meets for 8 weekends over a two-year period. It is designed to take the serious student through a wide array of traditional practices in the shamanic arts of healing, empowerment, and spiritual connection. The group will move progressively through foundational, advanced, and initiatory practices in such areas as soul work; healing techniques for the mind, body, and spirit; deep connection with spirit allies; spiritual boundaries and intrusions; and embodied shamanism in ourselves and the natural world.

In addition to the weekend sessions, there will be suggested practices between sessions, free access to a monthly journey circle in Missoula, and a private, online chat room (currently on slack.com). A certificate of completion will be given at the end of the program. Admission to the program is by application. Prerequisite is the Journey into Shamanism weekend workshop or equivalent.


Marge Hulburt, shamanic teacher and healerMarge Hulburt has been practicing shamanism for 14 years. She is a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Three Year Program in Advanced Initiations in Shamanism & Shamanic Healing. She is the author of Finding Eagle: A Journey into Modern-Day Shamanism.


photo by Olivia Vanni

For more information or to register, visit www.BlueEagleWoman.com

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Trans-Generational Healing Class

campfireHealing Trans-Generational Trauma5-week class beginning Nov. 7th, 5:30-8:30 pm
Missoula, MT

At a time when the veil is thin, this class connects us with our ancestors and the healing of trans-generational wounds. Sometimes when we are stuck in our lives and can’t move forward, no matter how much clearing or personal healing we do, it may be that we are carrying energetic burdens from our ancestral past. These blockages have nothing to do with us, but are the result of unhealed wounds which have been passed down through family lines for us to shoulder. In this class, we look at ways to break the energetic connection with the wound, connect with our Guardian Ancestor and others, and bring peace to our ancestral line – past, present, and future. This, in turn, helps bring peace and connection into the world.

Often our ancestral trauma becomes entangled with wounds from our personal past and attachments we are picking up in our present lives. The class includes a process for sorting out these often confusing threads and the healing needed for each. These practices help bring clarity to what we can say ‘yes’ to and what we can say ‘no’ to in our lives with grace and move us forward in our life purpose.

Fee: $300 or choose your fee (see “Workshops and Events” tab for details)

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Please feel free to contact me for more information.

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8-Week Course in Self-Healing

RockyGorgeRes_IMG_9860Shamanic Exploration of Physical Self-Healing

8-week class
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm
September 6 – November 1, 2016
Missoula, MT

More and more, chronic illnesses and hard-to-heal conditions are challenging for conventional medicine to address. A body of scientific studies and anecdotal evidence now points to new ways we can help ourselves heal. This class explores a larger perspective on human health and healing and how we can draw on shamanic practices and ancient wisdom to help engage our body’s self-healing processes.

Some of the tools we will work with are: Continue reading

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“Living in the Heart of the Universe” – Book Review

Over the past 14 years, my shamanic training and exploration has carried me along two simultaneous and complimentary paths. One of these paths has been journeying to the Upper and Lower spirit worlds for wisdom and healing power. These journeys are where the  compassionate healing spirits hear our requests of them and give us help us out of their love and compassion for us and their desire to alleviate pain and suffering in the world. As shamanic practitioners, we listen to the spirits and assist them in their healing work. The second path has been developing my sensitivity and connection with the spirit in all things – the trees, plants, and animals, the rocks, the rivers, the mountaintops, the air, the sun and moon and Mother Earth. I think of the first path as “going there” and the second path as “being here.”

In her book Living in the Heart of the Universe: Expanding your relationship with earth and the cosmos, author Meg Beeler offers a third path, or entry point, into the world of spiritual connection. Continue reading

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Why Apprenticeship

Marge Hulburt shamanic drummingThis fall will mark the beginning of my fifth year offering a shamanic apprenticeship program. To date, 60 students have participated with me in some combination of foundational and continuing apprenticeship group programs and individual apprenticeship trainings. Each year, and especially as I begin to teach new advanced shamanic classes and workshops outside of the apprenticeship program, I find myself reflecting on what a shamanic apprenticeship really means and how it is different from other forms of advanced learning.

Since 2003, I have been offering standalone workshops, free journey circles, “teaching circles,” and one-on-one teaching and healing sessions. Over time, the journey circles, in particular, became less and less satisfying, in spite of my belief in the importance of an ongoing shamanic community and affordable access to group shamanic work. I tried several different formats and locations, but I remained frustrated in my inability to sustain a circle fully supported by the spirits.

In the spring of 2012, I was shown the answer. I was in the midst of a deep relaxation during a yoga class when one of my shamanic helping spirits showed up and suggested that I make an herbal syrup to help heal an autoimmune condition in myself. Then he showed me what my journey circle should look like. I went home, wrote a description of the new “journey circle,” and the apprenticeship program was born. The very first session filled with ten students – the number I was asking for.

There is a key difference in my mind between an apprenticeship program and a Continue reading

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