Shamanic Journeying Circle in Paoli, PA with Amy Guskin & Paul Nordquist

Fall 2022 Circle Dates: September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9

We are delighted to return to live, in-person circles at Purenergy's Barre Studio in Paoli this September! Starting on September 9th, and continuing with our usual 2nd-Friday-of-the-month dates, we will host live circles in September, October, November, and December. Click the "Directions & Parking" button below for more information.

Our introductory lesson is also returning. If you have a friend who wants to learn shamanic journeying, now is the time to bring them along! We begin at 7:20 PM with a brief introductory lesson in basic journeying skills for any new students. The drumming for our main journeying work will begin promptly at 7:45 PM, whether or not we have new students. Beginners, we ask that you please arrive no later than 7:20 PM so that we have time for the full introductory lesson!

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About the Circle

Who is this for?
The circle is open to all adults, whether you have experience journeying or are a beginner!

What time, and where does it happen?
For now, we are still only meeting virtually, and not teaching new students. If you have experience practicing shamanic journeying, and are interested in joining our virtual circles, please sign up in the blue box on this page.

What do we do?
Shamanic journeying involves going into a trance state in order to allow your spirit body to travel into an alternate level of reality. There, you can find healing and ask for advice from powerful spirit beings willing to ally themselves with you.

The advantage of working within a group is the energetic support provided by a roomful of people working toward a similar end, and also the input and insight you can gain from sharing your journey with others (sharing the results of your journey with the group is not required).

What do I need to bring?
Bring your drum, your bandana or eye mask, your spirit guides, and your questions! Also remember to bring a mat or blanket, or something else to lie down on, a pillow if you think you'll need one, and a journal or notebook so you can record your journey. When you come into the Barre Studio, please remove your shoes and put them in one of the cubbyholes under the front window, which is to your right when you enter.

Is there a cost or fee for the circle?
The circle is free, but your donations — when you can afford to do so — help us with the monthly rental fee for the studio space. If you don't have money with you at the circle, you can donate via PayPal. Use the donation button below, or use PayPal to send money directly to

Amy & Paul

Amy Guskin and Paul Nordquist have been teaching shamanic journeying and leading shamanic journeying circles in the Chester County, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) suburbs since 1997. They have also released several albums of shamanic journeying music. Amy and Paul have studied shamanism here and abroad for many years, with teachers from various cultural backgrounds, and have practiced their shamanic arts in settings as diverse as city streets, chamber tombs in Ireland, and in the center of the circle at Stonehenge under a summer full moon.

Make a Donation to Support the Circle

Donations go directly to the costs of holding the monthly circle. Whatever you can afford to give, we are grateful for your generosity!

Location, Directions, & Parking

Purenergy Studio
21 Plank Ave., Paoli, PA 19301

We are located at Purenergy Studio, on Plank Avenue in Paoli. Plank Avenue is a tiny feeder road into the Depot Shoppes shopping center, but the more important thing to note is that it is located directly behind the Starbucks on Lancaster Avenue (Route 30). In fact, if you don't see Plank Ave. but instead just turn into the Starbucks parking lot, you can continue back into the shopping center's parking lot and you will find Purenergy there.

Directions (coming from all points)
Plank Avenue is just 6/10 of a mile west of the intersection of Lancaster Ave. (Route 30) and Route 252. If you're coming from the west, you'll turn left between the TD Bank and Starbucks. If you're coming from the east, you'll turn right immediately after the Starbucks. From either direction, you can look for the Depot Shoppes sign, which is the same on both faces (see the photo below). You might also spot the actual street sign for Plank Avenue, but the Starbucks and the Depot Shoppes signs are larger and clearer landmarks. As soon as you turn, you will see Purenergy directly in front of you, facing Lancaster Ave. (Route 30).

Park anywhere in the parking lot, and look for us in Purenergy's Barre Studio, which is to the left of the main Purenergy entrance. See the images below, and the embedded Google map, for helpful instructions and directions! NOTE: There should be plenty of parking spaces at the times we'll be using the space, but in case the lot is full, there's parking on the part of Plank Avenue that runs parallel to Route 30 (it's the left turn just before the shops).

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Contact Us

For more information about the circle, or to be added to the mailing list, contact us:

Amy Guskin:
Paul Nordquist:

Updated on November 7, 2022