2005 Bekki and Crow initiated their first formal ministerial training.
Prerequisites for entering this training are completion of the Two-Week
Intensive Healing Training, and certification as a shamanic healer, and
permission of the
This nine-day training consists of modules on pastoral counseling,
divination; rites of passage and ceremonial work; relevance of shamanic
healing to spiritual ministry, and other topics as deemed
necessary by the instructors. All students will have completed the CEH
Healing Training. The ministerial training extends and expands upon the
skills of the healer, bringing forth the qualities of "ritualist",
"priest" or "priestess" within the student.
The course work consists
of modules on pastoral counseling, including divination; rites of
passage and ceremonial work; relevance of shamanic healing to
spiritual ministry; developing and working with a spiritual community;
and creating a vision for one's ministry. It includes assigned
readings and "homework".
One of the highlights of
the training involves working one-on-one with
volunteers from the community in need of spiritual services such as the
above. Generally at least 4 community service sessions of one to two
hours are part of