Center for Healing & Spiritual Awareness
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
Ravens Drum has offered a variety of training programs
over the years. Learn more
Drum birthing: Joining with the heartbeat of the earth
Saturday, April 18, Hackettstown area, NJ
Walking the Shaman's Path: Encounters with the world of spirit
Sunday, June 14, Hackettstown area, NJ
Healing Ancestral Grief: A shaman's way through generational trauma
Saturday, Oct. 24, Hackettstown area, NJ
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
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 pm
and the 4th Tuesday of each month
Skylands Unitarian Fellowship,
All are welcome to join in the
meditative experience of shamanic
journeying to the beat of a drum.
t's a great way to gain spiritual
insight, practice your journey skills,
enjoy the company of wonderful
spirited people and shake off the
cares of your day.
Bring your healing intentions too!
Congratulations to the 2019 Ravens Drum 2-year apprentice-ship graduates!
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.