I will present my research on the art audience as shamanic community at the 28th International Conference on Shamanism, Sept. 3 - 5, located at the Santa Sabina Retreat Center in San Rafael, CA. This is an extraordinary event attended by extraordinary people, with a balance of the scholarly and the performance of rituals by traditional practitioners.
For more information, see www.shamanismconference.org.
I will also present my research, on the topic of the contemporary artist as shaman, at "Shamanhood and its Art", the 10th conference of the International Society of Shamanistic Researchers, convened at the Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 5-9, 2011.
See Shamanhood and its Art for more information.