Speaker to Offer Shamanic Journey at University Chapel Hour
September 15, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan’s University Chapel Hour and Special Events
and Services will present a Shamanic journey led by spiritual physician and author
Richard Sandore on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park
The service is free and open to the public.
Sandore will also give a lecture, titled “From Mainline Medicine to Shamanism and
Back” on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Beckman Auditorium of The Ames Library
(1 Ames Plaza, Bloomington).
Deeply interested in the art of healing and mysticism of spirituality, Sandore spends
his time helping people “in opening to the truth of who they are and finding their
place in the world we share.” He attributes his interest in mysticism to the experiences
he had while working with native and spiritual healers in South, Central, and North
Shamanism is an archaic magico-religious phenomenon developed independently outside
of any religious philosophy. A shaman, who plays the role of priest, magician, or
metaphysician, is known as a master of the craft of ecstasy, or the ability to move
or transcend consciously beyond the physical body in an exhalted state. While in
the ecstatic trance, the shaman is said to move to other regions of the world, to
higher levels of existence, or to parallel physical worlds in a quest to find spirits
which may offer advice or help to the shaman or his/her community.
For additional information, contact the Illinois Wesleyan Chaplain’s office at (309)
Contact: Taylar Kuzniar, (309) 556-3181