Center for Healing & Spiritual Awareness
Healing Services (Temporarily on hiatus)
The various types of shamanic healing are as diverse as the people who practice them. Julie's primary training is in "Core Shamanism," as taught by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.
There are certain classic forms that are widely practiced by
shamans of virtually all traditions. Learn more
Workshops and Programs (Temporarily on hiatus)
Congratulations to the 2019 Ravens Drum 2-year apprenticeship
Ravens Drum is dedicated to spiritual healing and growth in wisdom, self-awareness and love. Serving the northern New Jersey area, Ravens Drum offers workshops and healing work using Shamanism, intuition and energy work. Please tour our website, and contact us for further information.
Next Monthly Journey Circle
Tues., Sept. 28, 7 pm
Happy Autumn Equinox to all!
At this month's circle we will explore
the wisdom of Grandmother Spider,
guided by our own Donna Ryan!
All are welcome to join in the meditative
experience of shamanic journeying to
the beat of a drum. It's a wonderful way
to gain spiritual insight, practice
your journey skills, enjoy the
company of wonderful spirited
people and shake off the cares
of your day. It's free to
Here's how to join us
on your computer or
Log in: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8139065233...
Meeting ID: 813 906 5233
If you would rather participate
by phone, just dial into
646 558 8656 and use the
same ID and password.
The usual things to bring for journeying:
"It’s been almost a year since you did
my soul retrieval... My life has
dramatically changed since. I don’t
have social anxiety anymore and I
feel like I can be present and
comfortable in my own skin. It’s
unlike anything I have ever
experienced before. "
Shamanic healing client
"Thank you again for such a beautiful
experience. I have felt really great
since we had our session."
Shamanic healing client
Julie is the founder of Ravens Drum. has been teaching shamanism for almost 20 years and is an experienced practitioner. She is a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies 3-year program as well as Sandra Ingerman’s 2-year teacher training and is authorized by Sandra to lead "Medicine for the Earth" gatherings. She has studied with other shamans from a variety of traditions.
Julie is also a Reiki II practitioner, a 4th degree Paqa in the Andean tradition, and is certified in advanced Pranic Healing. As an ordained minister, she is qualified to perform wedding ceremonies. She is a member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) and the Society for Shamanic Practitioners (SSP).
Julie also delights in performing coming of age ceremonies, memorial services, baby blessings and other special celebrations of life's milestones.
Julie is also the author of two books:
Life Between Falls: A Travelogue Through Grief and the Unexpected, her healing journey through the tragedy and loss of her 16-year-old son into a life of unexpected joy and richness.
Healing What Grieves You: 4 Steps to a Peaceful Heart is a step-by-step guide to mindful grieving. Using spiritual techniques, such as guided meditation, journaling and ceremony, It will help you identify blocked grief you may be carrying (perhaps for many years!) and give it the attention it is asking for.