Monthly Archives: December 2018

CommUniversity Course–The Shamanic Journey: Core Shamanism

Course by Rev. Kathleen Collins

During the basic experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-universal, and common methods of the shaman to enter non-ordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with nature. This is powerful and FUN!

Every year in February, CommUniversity students and instructors gather for four enjoyable Sunday afternoons to learn from each other and to delight in the breadth and depth of ideas that can make even a Midwestern winter bright. More information here. REGISTER HERE.

You can register online or via mail by completing our paper registration form. Classes do fill up so please include a first and second choice. Textbooks may be required for some courses. Students are responsible for acquiring their own books from local libraries, bookstores or the internet.

The Thursday before your first Sunday class, you will receive an email with a map of the St. Ambrose campus and the location of your classroom. The map also includes all of the available parking areas on campus so that you can plan the best place to park.

For questions about registration call 309-794-7259 or email

Info based on last year’s program here:


winter solstice

This is an opportunity to find some calm during the rushing holiday season! Find time for your spirit!
Where: Benet House, Rock Island–2200 88th Ave N. This is just beautiful property!

Friday, December 21 beginning at 5PM JOINING TOGETHER
Overnight rooms have a private bath/shower with twin beds. Folks can pick a roommate or have a single room. The main room has a gas fireplace.

A light meal will be served. We can bring snacks and access the kitchen.

Winter Solstice meditation. Folks can offer their talents and sell gifts as well. (Let me know what you would like to do or sell)
quiet time
time to chat and just be together or alone
movie shown (maybe somone has an outdoor fire bowl?)

A light breakfast in the morning. Departure at 10AM.

Total cost $75 paid via check to my home or PayPal (use the button on the bottom of this page).
If staying for the evening only, the price is $30. Please indicate your interest ASAP, please let’s do it