Discover the lineage that has carried wisdom forward from Lemuria, Atlantis, Egypt, Avalon and is now embodied through LightSong!

Have you ever wondered what the ancient mystics learned in their exploration of the great mysteries?

Move to another level of training and exploration of study as we focus on the knowledge, skills, initiations, and magic necessary to live successfully and happily on our New Earth.

We hope you will join us as we embark on this mystical, luminous journey!

What is a Mystery School?

A Mystery School is a school that teaches the great truths of nature, divinity and the purpose of our existence. It provokes, challenges and awakens the truth which lies within each of us. This truth cannot be given; it must be called forth through experiences which take us out of ordinary states of awareness using initiations and rites of passage in order to call and empower the revelation of the True Self.

Join LightSong as we explore how to:

The energetic shifts you cultivate create a high frequency vibration and a resonance with the New Earth. This catapults you into the parallel realities that transcend limitations.

Join people from all over the world as we discover the great mysteries and embody the new possibilities and potentials of living as a quantum human.

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

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 in LV2 The Practical Shaman.

Course payment details

$150 Deposit to hold your place in class- non-refundable- applies to the total price of the course

$1600 for this 12-month training ($200 discount if paid in full, prior to the start of the course. $1400)

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] (Additional credit card and PayPal fees may apply, depending upon payment method.)

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

This class is taught in a 12-month, once-a-month format that begins in January every year.

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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,


Are there prerequisites for this course?

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

Do I need a drum or a rattle?

No. A drum and rattle are not necessary.

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.


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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