Welcome to the Spirit World Center (formerly the Mondonac Center)


The center is your online source for Spirit World studies and training!

Discover our online programs in ancient and universal spiritual wisdom, including: Shamanism, Activating Your Higher Self, & Spiritcraft! We offer 1-on-1 apprenticeship options.

The Spirit World Center is a source for all people interested in connecting with the spiritual mysteries of life.

Shamanic Apprenticeship Program

We offer a full initiation into the mysteries of shamanism. Over the course of study (averaging 18 months) you will be personally guided through email and monthly Zoom sessions.

Our approach of Spirit-Based Shamanism takes the existence of the spirits as a fundamental truth. We then teach you how to work with them!

At the end of your training you will emerge as a skilled and competent shamanic practitioner. At that time you will receive your certificate of completion in Spirit-Based Shamanism.

After your apprenticeship training is complete, you will be eligible to enter our Studies in Advanced Spiritcraft (SAS) program. Within the SAS program we go beyond the core topics of Spiritcraft Shamanism.

Find out more about our Apprenticeship Program

Spiritcraft Mentorship Program

Our system of Spiritcraft is inspired by ancient and universal shamanic and magical practices. We reach back to the earliest days, before shamanism, mediumship, and magick were separate practices. We reawaken a time when there was only the seeker and the spirits.

Spiritcraft is a practical, non-dogmatic, and universal set of techniques that can be used by anyone. Novice seekers can get started with it, and students with a pre-existing tradition can use it as an “add-on” practice to connect with the spirits.

You will be personally guided by Eric, the center’s life-long magickal practitioner, over the 18 month curriculum. At the end of your training you will be skilled in working with the Spirit World through ceremony, divination, intuitive communication, and magick. 

Find out more about our Mentorship Program

Weekly Q&A Podcast Episodes

We are on a mission to help people reconnect with the spiritual mysteries of existence! The techniques of shamanism, intuition, and spiritcraft offer a powerful way to heal the soul and one’s connection with nature. So we want them shared!

To fulfill this mission, every Friday at 5pm EST we publish a new episode of The Spirit World Center Podcast in which we answer questions from our apprentices and students. We make this content freely available to the public through our podcast and YouTube channel.

We touch on a variety of subjects each episode such as magick, shamanism, the paranormal, spirit work, and more!

The Spirit World Center Podcast is available through Spotify, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, and RadioPublic

You can also listen to episodes here in our podcast archive. And remember to subscribe to our mailing list to be updated about future Q&A episodes!

Meet Your Guides


Shamanic Teacher & Visionary Artist

Laova is a gifted channel, intuitive, and shamanic practitioner who brings her first-hand experience and insight to the center. She has a deeply creative background and is a gifted metaphysical artist (whose work has been featured on television in her native Quebec). Her channeled material, and messages received from shamanic journeying, contribute vastly to our understanding of the spiritual realms. Laova provides shamanic healing services, coaching, and apprenticeships  to her clients (with the aid of the spirits).

Eric Lingen

Esoteric Teacher & Paranormal Consultant

Eric has broad theoretical and practical experience with various spiritual systems. With a background in Esotericism, Hermetic Qabalah, Eastern and Western Mysticism, Wicca, Druidry, Paganism, Shamanism, Channeling, and Automatic Writing. He is able to offer a holistic view of spirituality. Uniting the shared elements of these systems, he is able to suggest unique methods that the student can use to forge their own connection with spirit. Eric holds a Masters in International Public Policy (MIPP).

The Spirit World and You

The Spirit World is a realm of pure consciousness separated from our world by a thin veil of perception. It is populated by beings that have been interpreted in many different ways throughout the ages:

Ancestors, Angelic Beings, Spirits of the Land, Plant Spirits, Nature Spirits, Ghosts, Animal Spirits, Fairies, Dryads, Elementals, one’s own Higher Self, and Cosmic Intelligences.

To work with the Spirit World is to connect with these beings, to invite their influence and assistance into your life. These beings are eager to help, but they need to be asked. Saying hello opens the door to their wisdom, intervention, and friendship.

Ultimately, the spirits can help each and every one of us through synchronicities, divination, manifestation, dream visitations, energetic empowerment, spirtual healing, and guidance given during shamanic journeys.

The Spirit World is populated by beings who have watched over you since before your birth. To work with them now is a process of rememberance, reconnection, and reunion.