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Holistic counsellor, astroshamanic facilitator, experiential astrologer, creator of Astroshamanism and a large variety of tools for inner growth and transformation, resident Education member of the Findhorn Foundation Community (Scotland) from 1999 to 2013, rector of the Institute of Astroshamanism.
Since 1976 Franco Santoro has worked with thousands of people from all walks of life and countries, offering regular support and guidance in their search for direction, manifestation, life purpose, reconciliation, healing and peace. Using his unique holistic skills of facilitation, Franco has served for decades with non-profit charitable organisations, assisting individuals, groups and communities to gain clarity about their highest intentions, developing pragmatic means to fully implement them, while releasing and transforming deep rooted grievances and conflicts.
Drawing from a multicultural, non-dogmatic and pluralistic approach to inner growth and spirituality, including consciousness research, expanded states of perception, shamanism, astroshamanism (which he developed since 1976), the Western, Middle-Eastern and Eastern traditions, A Course in Miracles, Osho (for whom he was press agent as Swami Bodhi Satpathi from 1988 to 1991), the Findhorn Foundation Community and other spiritual communities.
His work honours and integrates official religions, while considering their esoteric and less orthodox teachings .
He is the author of Astroshamanism: A Journey Into the Inner Universe; Astroshamanism: The Voyage Through the Zodiac; Iniziazione all'astrosciamanesimo and other books, a series of sound healing and Astroshamanic CDs, more than 1000 articles published online on a large variety of blogs and websites, and other tools for inner growth and transformation.
As from 1988 Franco Santoro has run more than 2000 workshops, in Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and the Middle East. At the Findhorn Foundation Cluny Hill in Northern Scotland, where he lived from March 1999 to March 2013, he held more than 200 one-week residential workshops.
Franco is available to offer nonprofit and free astroshamanic healing events, sessions and other volunteer or community services in various places and centres around the world.
Contact Franco at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
Astroshamanism: A Journey into the Inner Universe, Findhorn Press, 2003
Astroshamanism: The Voyage through the Zodiac, Findhorn Press, 2003
Iniziazione all’astrosciamanesimo: la via zodiacale alla Guida Interiore, Edizioni Mediterranee, 2000
Concisa Epitome del Compendio dell'Epica del Sacro Cono, Edizioni Più, 2012
Astrosciamanesimo: Un viaggio nell'universo interiore, Amazon Kindle, 2013
Guidebook to the Operative Training in Astroshamanism, three volumes.
A Provisional Guide Book to the First Level of the Operative Training in Astroshamanism, Sacred Cone Press, 2001
"Astrosciamanesimo: viaggio nell'universo interiore" in Paola Giovetti (ed.), L'Uomo e il Mistero/10, Edizioni Mediterranee, 2002
"La guarigione astrosciamanica" in Paola Giovetti (ed.), L'Uomo e il Mistero/13, Edizioni Mediterranee, 2005
“La danza e il suono nelle pratiche di guarigione sciamanica” in Paola Giovetti (ed.), L'Uomo e il Mistero/14, Edizioni Mediterranee, 2006
"I canti astrosciamanici" in Linguaggio Astrale, Anno XIV, N.4, Centro Italiano di Astrologia, 2002
"Il mondo dell'alto" in Linguaggio Astrale, Anno XIV, N.5, Centro Italiano di Astrologia, 2002
Provisoria, Forlorn Press, 1984
(ed.) ProvOrdo Etnai Sagdhanatabe, Anaghaseva, 1988
Su Franco Santoro vedi: MaryCatherine Burgess, A New Paradigm of Spirituality and Religion: Contemporary Shamanic Practice in Scotland (Continuum Advances in Religious Studies), with anthropological research by University of Edinburgh on Franco.
Drumming for the Astroshamanic Voyage, 2002 (CD and tape)
The Breath of Emuria: Astroshamanic Healing Trance Dance, (with Shaun Foyle), 2004 (CD)
Mediterranean Shamanic Drumming, 2005 (CD)
Italian Tambourine and Jew's Harp for the Astroshamanic Trance, 2005 (CD)
Astroshamanic Basic Ritual, (with Max Mattoni), 2009 (CD)
Zodiac Navigator, (with Max Mattoni), 2012 (CD)
PAN (Provisional Astroshamanic News) eZine of the Sacred Cone Circle, 2005-2009
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