The Four Gates Foundation | Website of Ross Heaven
The Four Gates offers workshops, healings, shamanic plant diets, journeys to Peru and Mexico to work with indigenous shamans, encounters with teacher plants, and other events to bring you healing, empowerment, new consciousness, and get you back in touch with your soul.
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Welcome to The Four Gates Foundation
The Website of Ross Heaven

The Four Gates offers workshops, healings, shamanic plant diets, journeys to Peru and Mexico to work with indigenous shamans, encounters with teacher plants, and other events to bring you healing, empowerment, new consciousness, and get you back in touch with your soul.

But… we’re not for everyone!

Our Testimonials vouch for the fact that our workshops and healings are useful and effective (even “profound” and “amazing”) but we are the first to admit that they may not be to everyone’s taste. There are no fluffy new age concepts or fabricated ‘ancient and arcane traditions’ as part of our training.

Our courses are based instead on integrity, honesty, years of real front-line healing practice, and wide-ranging experience with genuine shamans from known and verifiable traditions.

If you’re after a new ‘power animal’, a ‘munay ki initiation’ or want to become a ‘bee maiden’ or a ‘core shaman’ you won’t get that from us.
We provide training in real shamanism and our workshops are grounded in fact not fiction.

Our quite different approach was highlighted in a cover story for Kindred Spirit magazine where Ross Heaven (the principal Four Gates teacher) was referred to as “the straight-talking shaman”.

The interview which followed noted not only his breadth of knowledge and experience but his down-to-earth, no-bullshit style of teaching.
Because of this, some people may find our workshops challenging.
They do not rely on or repeat ‘received wisdom’, shamanic clichés, stale ideas or dogma but push the boundaries of what you thought to be true.

They are better suited therefore to individuals who are themselves thoughtful and challenging, who come with open minds and wish to experience real shamanism so they can become genuine shamans and healers themselves.

These are also the people we prefer to work with – seekers and healers who are dedicated shamans-to-be. We train shamans, not ‘shamanic practitioners’.
The About Ross section has more information, and if you have any questions about our courses just drop us a line.

We hope that you’ll choose to study with us.

Some testimonials from our students about The Four Gates courses

A phenomenal experience, wisely and brilliantly organized with humility, compassion and connection to everything and everyone – not to mention many good laughs along the way! But definitely NOT an idle, New Age walk in the clouds. Very real, very practical, very empowering – something you can take home with you. There’s nothing I would recommend more than this experience for any spiritual seeker.
Kyle, USA

An amazing experience. The teachings, the personalities, the honesty, the plant diet and medicine made a fantastic personal journey for me. A deeply profound healing experience delivered with realness and fun.
Rachel, Australia

You have held the group fabulously. As a healer I find you to be in high integrity. I have seldom ever felt (if ever) as held in safety and integrity as I do with you. Thank you so much.
Bernice, New Zealand

Words cannot convey what a life-changing and transforming experience this has been. A complete metamorphosis!‘
Colleen, South Africa

A life changing experience. It far exceeded any of our expectations.
Roy, England

“What do people really get out of meeting Ross on a Four Gates shamanic workshop? We asked a few participants. Come and join us on one of our courses and you could also get a new beachfront condo, a beautiful wife and a job on Wall Street, (almost) guaranteed.“