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
Drum birthing: Joining with the heartbeat of the earth
Saturday, May 15, 10 am - 4 pm
More info to come ***
Sacred Adornment for Your Drum
Saturday, June 12, 10 am - 4 pm
More info to come
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
July 27 Journey Circle - CANCELLED due to illness
Skylands Unitarian Fellowship,
Hallelujah, - we come together at last!
After gathering by Zoom throughout the long pandemic, it's finally safe to gather in person! I am so looking forward to sitting together in circle again!
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 participate. A small donation to help with the upkeep of the building is welcome.
Out of an abundance of caution, we will forego the shared refreshments at the end for now. Please bring any beverages or snacks you wish for your own use.
The usual things to bring for journeying:
Congratulations to the 2019 Ravens Drum 2-year apprenticeship graduates!
"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.