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Services by Mikkal

Here is a list of services Mikkal offers. Please contact us for additional information, and scheduling. Individual Consultations (Fire Talks) – Mikkal draws on his decades of Jungian psychotherapy and shamanic counseling to assist you in clarifying your life-path, and for personal empowerment and removing of obstacles that suppress it. These sessions are also good for apprenticeship and shamanic skills development, for psycho-spiritual emergency management,[…]

A One Day Shamanic Drumming Workshop, April 29th 2017

In this workshop we are setting aside a day just for shamanic drum journeying, as a community. There will be no workshop fee for this day. We will offer both basic and advance journey themes, so that new people are invited to come and experience Crows Nest, and those who are experienced can refresh and further develop their journey skills.  The journeys will be placed[…]

About Mikkal

C Michael Smith Photo     Director of Crows Nest Wilderness Retreat and Conference Center, Dowagiac, Michigan, Mikkal is also director of Crows Nest Centers for Shamanic Studies International in France and Belgium, and currently teaching in Paris and Payzac; Captetown, South Africa, and Iquitos, Peru.

     An active clinical psychologist and medical anthropologist, Mikkal is author of PSYCHOTHERAPY AND THE SACRED (Chicago), and JUNG AND SHAMANISM IN DIALOGUE (Paulist, Trafford),and has served as peer reviewer for the Journal of Anthroplology of Consciousness, and published his research with Kye Nelson on “Heart, Health and Disease: A Medical-Anthropological Study” (NOVA Science Publishers). Mikkal is a Keynote lecturer and workshop teacher in the field of Jungian psychology in creative dialogue with shamanic studies, presenting and keynoting at various shamanic conferences and Jung Societies in North America. He was keynote speaker for the 8th Annual International Conference on Shamanism in Iquitos, Peru in July, 2012, and a featured presenter in 2013. He and the maestro of plant medicine, Raul Diego Nelson Falch, Ph.D. also a presenter in Iquitos introduced him to several different plant medicine recipes, and Mikkal became very impressed with Dr Falch’s way of bringing out the psychological and physical healing capacities of the plant medicines using a scientific framework. Together they collaborated in a conjoint workshop in Iquitos, in 2013.

A research consultant to graduate students and writers in the fields of depth psychology, shamanism, myth and ritual, and transpersonal psychology, Mikkal has served for years on doctoral committees of Pacfica Graduate Institute, California Institute of Integral Studies, Argossy University, and Andrews University. He has lectured in the University of Chicago Divinity School in Healing Systems Across cultures, and has taught Jungian studies and Shamanism at the Chicago Theological Seminary, at Institut Ressources, Bruxelles, Belgium, and Centre Trimurti in Cogolin, on the Riviera.10406367_655606971252334_3783039956550311148_n

He has led more than 200 workshops and retreats on shamanism, Jungian psychology, and his method of Sacred Breathwork, world-wide and for many years is a teaching faculty and member of the the international circle of shamanic teachers, Le Cercle de Sagesse Ancestrale de l’Union,. He was elected into Le College de Chamanique in Paris in 2014.

Read: Mikkal’s Shamanic Autobiography

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