A Course Rooted in Sacred Connections through Invocation

Holding a protective sacred vessel for our work as animist healers is contingent upon our relationship with the forces of nature, land and the helping spirits with whom we are in alignment. 

Honing our ritual intention Is a nuanced craft of meaningful connection with these elemental forces of nature and the bigger powers who are fed by them. 

When we call them in, it is not by name alone but through our direct connection and trust, Our established commitment to return to them as allies in the work we’ve agreed to do together.

who is this course for?

Animists who wish to...

Work connectively and reciprocally with their ancestors, and  with the bigger powers that guide their destiny, and the helping spirits of the land, and elemental forces.

Healers who care to...

Strengthening their ability of holding protective and deeply connective space for themselves and others.

Ritualist that desire to...

Learn pathways for holding energetic and boundaried space in ritual for circles and larger intensives.

Anyone who hopes for...

Heightened  intuitive abilities, deeper connection to the wider web of relations and increased ritual stamina


We’re happy to offer 3 pricing options in consideration of those who are in financial need.

We kindly ask that you enroll by clicking on which option best meets your current financial experiences.

Generating: For those folks with comfortable financial means to contribute more, we are deeply appreciative of your generosity which assists in making this accessible for those who may otherwise not be able to attend.

Sustaining: This is the actual cost for us to offer this program and sustain what we do. We are grateful if you are able to enroll at this rate.

Supported: We invite folks with leaner financial means to enjoy programs at a reduced cost and are delighted you are here.

 If you need a reduction beyond what is provided or a payment plan, please reach out directly to shannon@redearthhealing.org


$ 395


$ 295


$ 195

What's Included

Live Calls

 Every Thursday

3pm-4:30pm Eastern

In this space we will gather for deeper connection to the work at hand, leave spaciousness for questions and drop into ritual space to further the work as a community. 

Course Work

Released Fridays

5 pm Eastern

Each lesson is self-directed, consists of a pre-recorded video which will share wisdom with a guided experiential practice. Also in the lesson will be journaling prompts and additional reading resources to deepen your understanding.


Join the Forces of Nature Private Community

A private connection space where we will gather virtually to deepen our connection with the work and each other. No public social media or additional login is required.

Our time together will be connecting through course lessons and live calls., We will enjoy the safe container co-created by our focused intention to:

  • Meet and develop connection with a primary helping spirit.
  • Build Ritual Skills of protection
  • Meet and develop a connection with spirits of place in connection with each elemental direction local to the lands you inhabit.
  • Cultivate skills of holding ritual space for both individual and group service 
  • Hone an invocation to call these powers to you by envisioning and committing to  your shared service to the world. 


This Course is a  prerequisite for The Foundations of Psychopomp Course, and any advanced course offered by Red Earth Healing.  To receive more information about the 6th Cohort of The Foundations of Psychopomp Course, link here

Frequently Asked Questions

I offer this course to everyone regardless of spiritual background in earnest hope of bringing clarity and healing for personal and collective harmony.

The calls will be every Thursday beginning  August 15th, 2024 and ending on September 26th, 2024. Times for the live calls are 3pm-4:30 pm EST (New York) 

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

Prior experience with personal healing work and spiritual practice is recommended and includes skilled experience with navigating interpersonal terrain through journeying and having a deepening relationship with spiritual allies (such as helping spirits, elevated ancestors, deities and other unseen sources of support, If you’ve yet to have this requirement and would like support with this, please reach out and we can book a session together before the course begins.

All Zoom calls will be recorded and made available within 48 hours within the course drop-down menu.

Your Facilitator

Shannon Willis, M.Ed is dedicated animist and ritualist, helping others achieve clarity, connection and rootedness through the exploration of liminal landscapes of the seen and unseen. Through heart-centered ritual aimed at re-establishing balance and personal sovereignty, and through deeping the pathways of connection within the wider web of relations, her work is found at the intersection of dream midwifery, oracular mediumship, ritual and ancestral reverence.

For over 30 years she has committed her life to partnership with others in transforming trauma and cultural wounding for both the living and the dead. She has a Masters degree in Professional Leadership and Counseling with a focus in Jungian and Gestalt modalities, is the founder of Red Earth Healing, a student of Yoruba culture as an initiate of Ọbàtálá, and Ọ̀ṣun, in the lineage of Olúwo Fálolú Adésànyà Awoyadé from Òdè Rẹ́mọ. making pilgrimages to work with elders in West Africa. She is a devotee of Nepali shamanism under the tutelage of Bhola Nath Banstola and other diverse indigenous paths of her ancestors. She is the Ritual Director for Ancestral Medicine which includes being a certified practitioner and teacher for the approach.

She lives on the historic lands of the Creek/Muskogee Peoples in Athens, Ga. Her recent and older people of blood and bone hail from the British Isles, France, West Africa and Cherokee and Kaskaskia/Illini nation