We are EISEN:
Essene Institute for Shamanic Endeavor
EISEN, the Essene Institute for Shamanic Endeavor, seeks to re-establish the ways and works of the ancient shamanic Essene community of Judea, circa first century CE. The Essene community - which was destroyed by the Roman Empire just prior to the formation of Christianity - holds vast secrets about wellness and the Divine that are extremely pertinent to our world today, enacting healing for many. The Essene knowledge and practices - called the Way - include mystic gnosis and practices that involve deep reverence of the divine feminine (Goddess) and masculine (G-d), as well as outlining a form of shamanic Judaism that encodes keys of true empowerment and everlasting vitality through atonement and divine union.
These divine codes were co-opted more than two thousand years ago by a harmful power reversal/distortion, while the Dead Sea Scrolls that told the original stories were stashed deep in caves in Qumran, Israel - their contents to remain a veiled mystery until the current age. This power reversal has run unchecked for two thousand years, creating a great deal of damage and suffering - and it is now time to re-coalesce and embody the original gnosis that holds the keys to "reverse the reversal," restoring the power balance in our world and generating Heaven on Earth from the maws of chaos and destruction.
Hanan and Sara Sophia Eisenman, the founders of EISEN, have been led through a series of miracles to resurrect these codes and their deepest holy practices. Hanan is a practicing shaman of this long lost holy tradition; while Sara Sophia is an embodiment of the ancient Hebrew Goddess, the divine feminine presence that the Essenes knew to grace the inner sanctum of the ancient Temple. They have been married for twenty years, and practice the Way together through shamanism, writing and divine union.
EISEN is devoted to the successful resurrection and upholding of the Way and its practices, and dedicated to guiding people in learning/remembering these ancient codes and realizing them in their own lives in very practical and applicable ways that resolve trauma, heal addiction, restore relationships, and result in great joy and vitality.
Through EISEN, Hanan performs shamanic journeywork and offers an apprenticeship in the tradition of the Way, thus restoring this "lost" lineage to the benefit of all; while Sara Sophia offers speaking engagements and writings on a variety of healing topics related to the Way. THE WAY Publishing is the grassroots press and publishing house of EISEN, bringing the written works of Sara Sophia, Hanan, and Hanan's father Professor Robert Eisenman (noted archeologist, historian and revolutionary freer of the Dead Sea Scrolls) to the public; while EISEN-affiliated clothing line Holy Body Adornments creates healing, wearable art in accordance with the Way.
Sara Sophia and Hanan's new book God is with Us discusses the Way, the Reversal, and Essene shamanism in detail, offering deep insights into the role of the Mother Goddess and divine union in shamanic Judaism, as well as detailing a body of Hanan's shamanic work and miracles that clients have experienced.
EISEN now includes a number of affiliated, in-house shamans - all graduates of the Shaman of the Way program - who are accepting clients as our reach and practice expands! Click here to learn more about our team and how to book a journey with one of the shamans of EISEN.
Please read below to find out more about Hanan and Sara Sophia, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to further explore our offerings and work.
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Hanan Eisenman was born in southern California and travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East with his father, renowned Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Robert Eisenman. Having learned much about the land of Israel during this time, Hanan pursued this interest in college, earning a bachelor's degree in History and English from UC Berkeley, and a Graduate Diploma in Jewish Studies from Oxford University. Eschewing the staid thinking and asceticism of academia, Hanan unlocked the secret healing powers practiced by the Essenes - the group that authored the Dead Sea Scrolls - which were nearly lost for 2,000 years. With this knowledge, Hanan set out on a path as a practicing shaman, conducting hundreds of healing journeys with clients, using the sacred knowledge of wellness through personal responsibility and wholeness that is the core of the Way, the Essene tradition. Hanan continues to journey for clients with highly effective results, and now teaches this unique method of shamanism to apprentices as well. God is with Us - his first book - details the Way and many of Hanan's journeys and miraculous outcomes.
Sara Sophia is a UC Berkeley educated neuroscientist, philosopher, writer, and mother of two. Born into deep poverty, instability and trauma, Sara's entire journey has been a shamanic initiation of re-living the story of the fractured Goddess [divine feminine] and re-coalescing Her power into sovereignty and wholeness, as she shed the paradigm of trauma and remembered the Goddess' riteful place upon the Earth - and specifically that of the Hebrew divine feminine, the Shekinah. The story of her miraculous healing and remembrance is told in her first book She is One, and serves as a prototype of the possible for the collective, rising. Sara Sophia serves as a divine feminine presence in Hanan's journeywork and on Earth, and is a potent speaker and writer on the topics of sacred sexuality, shadow work, divine union, energetic practices and health - offering free content on youtube and Facebook. She co-authored God is with Us with Hanan, and works hand in hand with him in apprenticing new shamans of the Way. She also provides integration and after-care sessions for clients who have journeyed with Hanan, working hand in hand, heart to heart with the client to deepen the results of the shamanic work.