Joan Forest Mage

Joan Forest Mage is proud to serve as a shamanic artist, teacher and healer in her hometown of Chicago. She is the founder and Executive Director of Life Force Arts Foundation, which activates the spiritual power of the visual, literary and performing arts.

First awakened to energy work through her life-long profession of music and dance, Joan has been doing shamanic healing since 1995 and has performed more than 700 Soul Retrievals. Click here for Testimonials from 1995 - 2002 and 2003 - present

Joan earned a Master of Arts Degree from  School for New Learning, De Paul University, Chicago, with the focus area "Creating Healing Ritual Through the Arts." She has studied shamanism, energy work and healing ritual with numerous teachers. She is one of the contributing authors of Healing with Art and Soul: Engaging Ones Self Through Art Modalities, a book on Expressive Arts Therapy.

Joan offers the following Individual Sessions:

In addition, Joan is the creator and lead instructor of Life Force Arts Shamanic Training, a comprehensive program of shamanic study from beginning practice to training to be a shamanic healer and ritual leader/teacher.

Joan also continues her artistic work, giving shamanic music and dance performances with her performance group Life Force Arts Ensemble.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact Joan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 773-327-7224.