Discover your capacity to shapeshift

Are you ready to physically embody the next evolution of your inner shaman?

Enhance your skills through the intimate exchange between the power of compassionate, loving, healing spirits and you for extended periods of time. Immerse yourself in shamanic energies of sacred ceremony.

The spirits have told me that we as humans have shifted so far from the truth of ourselves that we need to merge with these compassionate beings to recognize and embody the feeling of our true selves. They are the intermediaries that can transmit this knowledge into your cells, so you can remember who you are at a primal level.

The spirits are evolutionary agents for both personal and collective change, literally altering your spiritual blueprint.

Join us for this live online course as we explore how to:

As with all LightSong offerings this class is steeped in integrity, love and support for those that are following their heart with spiritual intentions.

Join people from all over the world and discover your inner shaman with all the possibilities and potentials of living in true freedom as a quantum human.


As a result of your participation in LV3, your shamanic commitment deepens, your skills blossom, and your power and abilities to heal yourself and others significantly expand.

It is impossible to express the quality, the growth and the expansive nature of this class. It is beyond words. Many people take this course again and again.

The skills learned in this class comprise the foundation of your shamanic practice. You are required to take this course twice.

here’s what you get when you register for the course:

Jan’s book, Through the Rabbit Hole: Explore and Experience the Shamanic Journey and Energy Medicine (pdf)

Drumming and CALLING IN THE SPIRITS audio (MP3)

Inclusion in the Feel Good Challenge

LightSong Newsletter and Invitations to LightSong Ceremonies

LightSong Facebook Pages (Closed, Secure Groups)

Access to free community events: Podcasts, Talking Sticks, Reiki Circles, Sound Healing Circles, Drumming and Journey Circles


Prerequisites for this course are: LV1 Basic Shamanic Journey and completion or current enrollment and partial completion of LV2 The Practical Shaman

Course payment details

The Universal Shaman: Beyond the Personal is $1900 (There is a $200 discount if paid in full, $1700), we ask for a $160 non-refundable deposit to secure you place.

To waive the processing fee, you can opt to pay by check. Please make it out to Jan Engels-Smith 832 SW Wilson Court Gresham OR 97080.

We offer payment plans for this course, please contact us [email protected] with your name, contact details and course interest so we can discuss suitable options.

For additional details please contact [email protected]

If you've already paid the deposit at a previous time then you can pay the outstanding balance here:

This is a 12-session class, taught monthly, that begins in January each year.There are make-up classes scheduled for every class session, in case you have to miss.

Click here for current dates and times

Contact the office for any futher questions.

LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine is the only school that offers Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level degrees. For more information, click here.

What our community members say…

Jan’s art is not just teaching shamanic journeying, but in coloring the experience with ancient wisdom, personal experience, and immense joy. This course is pulsed with high-vibrational energy from the very start. Jan weaves indigenous stories with her own as she guides students through a process that is as much awe-inspiring as it is familiar. This material helped me to remember who I truly am. The world needs Jan’s love and art.   

Joe Shoemaker

Wow! Through the Rabbit Hole has been life changing! This information has impacted my life and continues to do so daily in ways I never could have imagined. This technique (or tool) to access information and healing from the spirit realm (or universal consciousness) has not only allowed me to make better choices for myself and to help others, it has opened a doorway to see how magical and magnificent life truly is, how connected we are to "all that is". I have learned to live more fully and be present in my own life, and to have an awareness of being part of Great Love and Great Mystery.

Jan has an amazing ability to teach and to live with an open heart, and she presents material in ways that are easy to understand and to use. She is truly a great teacher and healer!

Pearl Pierce Sh.D.

In Through the Rabbit Hole: Explore and Experience the Shamanic Journey and Energy Medicine, Jan Engels-Smith applies the wisdom she has gained from years of soul-work in various spiritual disciplines to the basic practices of shamanism. As an adept shamanic teacher, she graciously leads the student through the basics of shamanism, answering the many questions that often plague newcomers to shamanic practice. And those who already know the basics of shamanism will find potent reminders of the valuable insights that derive from shamanic practice.

Tom Cowan, Celtic Shaman and author 

About The Course Teacher

Karen Hefner, MA, MS, ShD

Karen teaches the following classes for LightSong: Level 3 – The Universal Shaman, Ascension and the LightSong Mystery School Approach series.

Karen has dedicated herself full-time to being in service as a catalyst for personal growth, expansion and healing. She is an Associate Teacher of the LightSong School of Shamanic Studies, a Usui/Tibetan and Karuna Reiki Master, holds Master’s degrees in Science and the Arts, a Doctoral degree in Shamanism, is certified as a Life Coach, an Angelic Guidance Counselor® and a F.I.R.E.walk Facilitator. Karen has a strong teaching and ceremony background that dates back to the mid 1980s. She is also a minister, cancer survivor, mother, and grandmother.

Deeply invested in the areas of healing and personal growth, Karen gently guides people toward their own innate health and happiness through education, ceremony, soul retrieval, extraction work, and Reiki. Karen’s intention is to assist clients and students in finding their soul’s path, their true self, their source of power and freedom. She offers this with deep gratitude to her teachers, spirit guides, and the native healers and communities who have been so generous with their teaching, healing, and ceremonies.

You may contact Karen at [email protected], or go to her website,


Do I need a drum or rattle?

Yes! A drum and a rattle are both required to take this course.

What other supplies do I need?

You will need a computer with video (preferably) or a tablet/iPad or cell phone with zoom installed, a journal, and something to cover your eyes. It is suggested that you be in a place where you will not be disturbed during class. Other supplies will be discussed in your training.

What if I can’t make the date(s)?

There are advanced students who are trained as assistants, who will offer a make-up class, in case you have to miss a class.

What if I need extra support during class?

There are advanced students who are trained assistants available to provide one-on-one support. There is a 5-to-1 ratio of students to assistants.

Also, you will be assigned an assistant to provide additional support between classes. And, you are always welcome to call the LightSong office (503-669-3013) with questions and requests.
Karen and Jan make themselves readily available for students.

What if I miss a class?

There are make-up classes scheduled for every class session, in case you have to miss.


LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine is dedicated to the cultivation of thriving, interlaced communities of well beings through the exploration and practice of shamanism and alternative energy medicine.


3930 SE Madison Street

Portland, Oregon 97214


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