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Evelyn C. Rysdyk & C. Allie Knowlton, MSW, LCSW, DCSW

Photo of Evelyn C. Rysdyk & C. Allie KnowltonShamanic Practitioners C. Allie Knowlton, MSW, LCSW, DCSW, and Evelyn C. Rysdyk, spiritual artist and author of Modern Shamanic Living, have dedicated their lives to the ancient, Earth-centered, visionary ways of the shaman. Allie and Evie are in joint practice and have studied with Michael Harner, Ph.D. and Sandra Ingerman, LMFT, LPCC. They are graduates of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Three-Year Program in Advanced Shamanism and Shamanic Healing and have also been fortunate to study with indigenous teachers including Fredy "Puma" Quispe Singona of Peru, AiChurek from Tuva, Mikhail "Misha" Duvan of the Ulchi people and since 2007, have delved deeply into the healing traditions of Himalayan shamanism with Nepalese jhankri, Bhola N. Banstola.

Included in Traveling Between the Worlds, a book of interviews with 24 of the most influential teachers and writers of shamanism, Allie and Evie are internationally recognized presenters, teaching workshops on the shamanic journey process and advanced shamanic techniques. They offer apprenticeships in advanced shamanism and shamanic healing, individually tailored advanced trainings and the world's only experiential shamanic graduate program. This program's focus is to bring their students into a deeper and reverent, participatory relationship with the Earth.

Evelyn writes a great deal on shamanic themes and is a regular contributor to the internationally distributed, Sacred Hoop as well as New England's Inner Tapestry. She is working on several book projects on shamanism and shamanic healing.

Both women are committed to working with Spirit to bring profound healing and integration to souls here on Earth...for all people to remember their connections to All That Is.

In addition to their work at True North, Evie and Allie offer workshops and graduate training programs in Shamanic Healing. Information about their additional workshops and graduate programs can be obtained through their company, Spirit Passages. They are founding members of The Society For Shamanic Practitioners and present nationally on their work.

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Shamanic Healing

Introduction to Shamanic Healing

Introduction to Shamanic Journeying

The Creative Power of Emotions


Modern Shamanic Living (1999) Samuel Weiser

Sound Recordings: Bedtime Stories for the New Human
Shamanic stories by Evelyn Rysdyk with original music composed by Meg Bowles (1999) Spirit Passages

Shamanic Journey Drumming
Knowlton & Rysdyk (2001) Spirit Passages

Becoming the New Human
Knowlton & Rysdyk
Guided imageries with music composed by Mac Ritchey (2002) Spirit Passages


“As a survivor of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and renal cell carcinoma, I largely attribute my healing to my shamanic healing practice and the supportive guidance of these dedicated teachers.” Pat O'Connor, Kennebunk, ME

“My experiences with shamanic healing far outshine any standard therapy. In a few visits, I felt a greater sense of balance, self-discovery, and healing than I had in a year of trips to a more traditional therapist.”  Mac Ritchey, Hampton Falls, NH

“(Evie and Allie) demonstrate high ethical standards, great integrity and lots of humor.” Solange, Falmouth, ME

 “I thank the Universe for the blessing of Evie and Allie everyday.  My soul retrieval experience was truly a gift.  (They) shared their knowledge, experience and love openly with me and I have never felt more comfortable.  The soul retrieval brought an inner peace and sense of completeness that I had never experienced.” Carol Clark, Scarborough, ME


Modern Shamanic Living

Spirit Passages website

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