SHAMANIC SERVICES: California
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DANIEL FOOR, PhD, MFT
Daniel leads trainings and offers personal sessions focused on ancestor work, relating with spirits of place, and remembering our unique destiny/calling. His training in indigenous, earth-honoring ways includes in-depth work with the traditions of his Northern European ancestors, Native North American life ways, and the Ifa/Orisha tradition of Yoruba-speaking West African and the Diaspora. He is passionate about embodying earth-honoring wisdom in non-dogmatic ways that emphasize our capacity for service and innate joy.
Daniel is also the founder of the Earth Medicine Alliance (www.earthmedicine.org), an interfaith, earth-honoring non-profit and the co-founder of a circle focused on the mountains surrounding the San Francisco Estuary. He especially enjoys helping therapists, healers, and other ritual folk to strengthen their existing practices by including elements of ancestral healing and intentional time with wilderness/nature.
Daniel Foor, PhD
PO Box 1462
Mountain View, CA 94042
MEG BEELER, MAT
A heart-centered healer, Meg’s joy is in helping people discover their radiance, wisdom, and wholeness. She specializes in soul retrieval, Munay-Ki transmissions, and energy healing. She has been practicing shamanism for 20 years, weaving the interrelated perspectives of Q'ero/Inca cosmology, Medicine for the Earth, and core shamanism in her work.
In her teaching and apprenticeship programs, Meg guides participants into deep connection with the living energy of the universe, the divine light within, and the web that surrounds us. Ceremony, workshops, and indiivdual healing are experiential, and are grounded in a deep relationship with nature.
She is the founder of Earth Caretakers, an organization that draws on ancestral wisdom to empower visioning and dreaming a future of balance, reciprocity, and harmony. Her monthly blog on shifting consciousness and other visionary writing, found on her website, supports us in this work.
Meg Beeler, MAT
Sonoma, CA - North San Francisco Bay Area
JOHN BRENNAN, DT
My helping spirits and I perform shamanic healing services at Ravensites in the morning shadows of Mt. Shasta. Wyeka, as she is called by the Shasta People, manifests her own powers; we focus them to address your healing needs. Among the healing services we offer are: soul retrieval, journeys to your ancestors, to your power animals, to your healer self or your cosmic self, divination, extraction, depossession, dismemberment, curse unraveling, merging and other work which the helping spirits may suggest.
My teachers include both modern shamanic practitioners as well as healers from the First Nations such as Esselen, Cherokee, and Karuk. I can teach you to use Nature herself as a helping spirit so you can do the work yourself.
Mt. Shasta, CA 530.859.3499
TRICE BONNEY, CMT
Offering an integrated approach that marries spiritual with the physical, Trice shares tools for clearing out what's not needed and gathering up and bringing forth pieces of ourselves that may have been lost due to life trauma. The threefold piece of Trice's shamanic work is to help individuals become more fully present in themselves; to discover and make manifest their unique gifts and talents; and to show up in the world as their authentic selves. Her spiritual practice draws from a variety of teachers and tribal traditions beginning in the early 80s when she apprenticed with Paiute medicine men and women in Nevada. She has studied and trained with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Angeles Arrien, Betsy Bergstrom, and Sandra Ingerman. For more than a decade, she had anchored vision quests for adults as well as young people. Thirty years as a professional body worker and a decade of teaching yoga round out Trice's experience.
OLETA BRYSON, BA
Chico Harmony Center
As the founder of Chico Harmony Center, my soul purpose is to assist others in connecting their hearts with their authentic self by helping them release the binds the keep them tied to false belief and suffering. This is done through one-on-one sessions that include one or more of the following: energy healing, soul retrieval, extractions, illumination, Munay-Ki Rites. Other tools used are journeys, ceremony and classes. I have been doing energy work for 10 years, and have felt the presence and guidance of spirit all my life.
My personal training and experiences include a Vision Quest the Lakota way, journeying classes through an Apache shaman, and training in the Q'ero/Inca tradition. I am a full Mesa Carrier and a Reiki Master in the traditional Usui Reiki Ryoh way, and William Lee Rand‚s modalities.
As an empathic intuitive clairvoyant, I strive to help others find their way through their maze of negative perceptions to the healthy emotions that allow them to enjoy a peaceful heart and mind.
Chico Harmony Center
Ellie Zarrabian, Ph.D.
"If you, your partner or family member are having difficulty in the following areas and would like to talk about these issues with a spiritually integrated counselor / Shamanic practitioner, to consult ancestral or spiritual guides, access dreams and visions, or go on inner journeys or vision quests, then contact Dr. Ellie Zarrabian."
- Lack of joy or purpose in life
- Anxiety about life, work or relationships
- Communication/ Parenting Issues
- Physical and/or emotional trauma
- Spiritual awakening or emergency
Ellie Zarrabian, Ph.D.
Founder and Spiritual Director
DELLA CLARK, MS, MFT
Della Clark is a Marriage Family Therapist and a spiritwalker in Mount Shasta, California. With the assistance of her guides and Teachers, she teaches shamanic journey skills, performs soul retrievals, and does death and dying work. She also teaches overtone chant workshops. The experience of chanting the overtones deepened her connections with spirit and her Teachers. She is dedicated to sharing this gift with others. Working outside of time, Della offers support to those who have had spiritual awakenings and spiritual visitations as well as energetic opening that put them in crisis. Della als takes individuals and small groups on scared healing walks of special places in Mount Shasta in Northern California.
Her CD, Remembering Sacred Sound, was released in 2004.
Della Clark, MS, MFT
1520 Shast Acres Road
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
RICHARD COHN, PhD, is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience. Since 1990, Dr. Cohn has researched the application of shamanic healing practices to psychotherapy. Those pursuits have led him to study the traditions of the Huichol Indians of Mexico, the Shuar of Ecuador, the Jaguar Shamans of the Amazon, the coastal shamans and the Q'uero of Peru. Dr. Alberto Villoldo has initiated him in the ancient Incan healing traditions as a Master Shaman. He has received the high rites from Don Manuel Quispe and other spiritual leaders of the Q'uero.
Dr. Cohn is expert at bridging the techniques of Western psychotherapy with indigenous practices. He is able to bring ancient wisdom forward in ways that help clients and students of shamanism integrate shamanic healings into their lives. His shamanic healing practice includes energy healing sessions to clear luminous body of dense energies and emotional blocks and the release of intrusive energies and entities. Traumatic events can cause part of the soul to leave the luminous body, which may create feelings of emptiness, fragmentation, disconnection, depression, as well as physical illness. The shaman uses soul retrieval to journey to other worlds to retrieve the fragmented parts of the soul and obtain information for the client's true purpose, hidden promises and gifts.
Dr. Cohn also holds year-long training programs in Inca Cosmo vision for those interested in learning more about shamanism. He can be reached in Los Angeles at 310-840-4505.
Richard Cohn, PhD
Los Angeles, CA
I believe that everything has Spirit, and we are all connected. I love this Earth that we live on, and I am committed to minding and mending the webs ˆ both physical and energetic ˆ that connect and feed us all. I believe it is important for each of us to live our whole, authentic self in balanced relationship with the energies of our worlds. I follow this path with an open heart, and the path follows me as well.
My passion now is to share, to teach, to heal and to align: to work with my helping spirits and guides to help you find your own steps on the path, and to bring healing energy and gratitude to our world ˆ to the sacred and mundane stages our lives are set upon.
Lake Camanche, Amador County, CA
VICKI LEE WOLF DOBBS
Integrating ancient traditions from the past with modern techniques today, my goal is to assist others on their journey into themselves and an awakened life of creativity, joy, truth, beauty and wisdom.
I write and present workshops that encourage others to find their authentic selves using shamanic tools and techniques to enhance their spiritual journeys. We make and learn to use: drums, rattles, prayer feathers and fans, medicine bundles and possible bags, shields and altars, energy dolls, talking sticks and prayer sticks/bundles, and so much more, connecting the beauty of your true self with the magnificence of the Universe of all things around us.
I am available for individual counseling work and journeywork.
Vicki Lee Wolf Dobbs
Sacred Wisdom Workshops
STUART R. DOLE
Dr. Dole has a diverse background -- a Ph.D. in Biophysics, over 30 years of residential practice in a meditation center, many years of training (and practice) in bodywork and massage, a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies' 3-year program, and personal studies and initiations in shamanic traditions from Tuva, Brazil, Hawaii, and Tibet. Currently he offers "shamanic massage" in Sonoma and Napa counties, workshops in shamanic healing (with Anne Hatfield), is a shamanic practitioner, and leads a weekly meditation class.
Stuart R Dole
Santa Rosa, CA 94501
DR. STEVEN FARMER
Dr. Steven Farmer is world-renowned author, teacher, Shamanic Practitioner, and Soul Healer. He is the author of several best-selling books and other works, some of which are Earth Magic®, Earth Magic® Oracle Cards, Animal Spirit Guides, Sacred Ceremony, Power Animal Oracle Cards, Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards, and the newly released Children’s Spirit Animal Cards. In addition Dr. Farmer is also a licensed psychotherapist (retired), former college professor, Reiki Master, and an ordained minister in the Circle of Sacred Earth Church. He brings over 35 years of experience to his writing, teaching, and spiritual healing, offering clients a unique and powerful synthesis of his many years of experience as spiritual psychotherapist (retired), shamanic practitioner, and hypnotherapist. Dr. Farmer is also host of his own radio show, Earth Magic® Radio, Thursdays 4-5PM Pacific on ContactTalkRadio.com. In addition to various workshops on Earth Magic®, shamanism, and earth-centered spirituality, Dr. Farmer offers private consultations for Shamanic Soul Healing, including soul retrieval, shamanic extraction, and intuitive Earth Magic® and Spirit Animal readings, remotely by phone and in person. He makes his home in Laguna Beach, California with his wife, Jesseca and her two children, Serena and Arianna. For further information visit his website and/or Facebook pages:
Dr. Steven Farmer
Laguna Beach, CA
Weaving joy and laughter, grace and presence, through healing sessions, classes and art.
Therese is both healer and artist. She has been practicing shamanic techniques for over 10 years and is a Usui/Tibetan and Karuna Reiki®Master. In her healing practice, Therese seamlessly weaves and layers shamanic healing techniques with Reiki and sound healing so that her clients can have a direct experience of spirit bringing them to a place of greater wholeness and vitality. Her fiber art and poetry are vessels for healing energy and power-filled intentions. She also enjoys sharing her gifts with others by teaching healing techniques as well as basketry and by volunteering with Hospice and The Threshold Choir. Her passion is in assisting others in weaving more joy, laughter, grace and presence into their lives.
Therese is a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies' three year program and has received training from many amazing teachers including Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, Alicia Gates, Tom Cowan, Lanakila Brandt, Colleen Benelli and Betsy Bergstrom.
(Karuna Reiki is a registered trademark of the International Center for Reiki Training.)
P.O. Box 5097
Napa, CA 94581
Reiki Master ~ www.ReikiWeaver.com
Fiber Artist ~ www.FisherArtStudio.com
Amanda Foulger is a shamanic teacher and practitioner based in Topanga, CA. She has trained with The Foundation for Shamanic Studies since 1988 and has a broad background in spiritual study and practice for over 30 years, including work with indigenous and American healers, The School of Lost Borders and Ralph Metzner¹s Alchemical Divination training.
Amanda teaches for FSS in Southern California and Colorado and assists at the Two-Week and Three-Year Programs. She has regular referrals from psychotherapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, ministers and performs ceremonies and seasonal or personal rites of passage.
She has taught on shamanism at institutions such as the Yo San University of Oriental Medicine, the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council, U.C.L.A., The Esalen Institute and Churches of Religious Science. And she leads her own theme-based shamanic workshops, generally titled Our Personal Medicine, including a series on The Shaman's Heart.
DIANE HOVEY, PhD, NCMT
Diane received her masters in counseling from the University of Hawaii, her certification in medical massage from MTI in Davis, CA, and her initiation into spiritual healing from David Kaonohiokalua "Daddy" Bray in the late 1960's. Her practice embraces mind, body,and spirit bringing each into balance. The course of the work may incorporate soul retrieval, removal of hooks and threads tied to old emotionally charged events, the healing of bone or other tissues, or simply providing an understanding of the compromises of the soul that brought a disease / issue into being. The work can be done remotely as well as in person.
Diane Hovey, PhD, NCMT
6075 Garden Highway
Sacramento CA 95837
LARRY KESSLER, MA
I specialize in Hawaiian Shamanism & offer personal sessions, trainings, and mentorship programs.
Larry Kessler, MA
4505 California Ave. #505
Long Beach, CA 90807
...Is a Spiritual Mechanic with mountain-top Sacred Space in the glorious California Redwoods providing services and tools for personal transformation.
Kitty is a shamanic practitioner in the Inka Tradition and legally recognized member of the clergy since 1970. She has received initiations of Andean and Rainforest Shamans and certifications from The Four Winds Society. Kitty is your visionary ally and advocate in negotiating a healed
life for you, and a healed you for life.
Her spiritual calling and ministerial work focus on shamanic energy medicine practices. These practices came to the Americas from Central Asia over the Bering Straits thousands of years ago. She administers the Great Rites of the Munay-Ki; the highest initiations of the Q'ero Nation of the
Andes. In that lineage she is a full mesa carrier and graduate of The Four Winds Society's training programs. Kitty has spent her life studying traditional medicines, cultural anthropology, walking the planet with reverence and respect.
International distance work via telephone and internet
Certified Teacher & volunteer DyingConsciously Shamanic Hospice
Generational and Archetypal work
Ceremony, Rites, Rituals,
Life Path Coaching
Certified Sound Healer
End-of-life Rites and Resolution, Psychopomp
Exo-humanistic healing (Domestic and non-domestic animals)
EIP of DNA Practice
PATH OF THE HEART
Offered in Ojai, California, this workshop gives time and space to witness what is sacred - a person's own emotions and feeling states. Using ecstatic movement and a late night ritual, the work collapses the boundaries of the ego to free the authentic expressions of the self. The shamanic awakening invites areas that are blocked, protected or wounded to become portals into the spirit world. The first of the two rituals emphasizes emptying out the emotional block of grief. The second ritual is about witnessing the conscious filling up of joy. In addition to teaching, Path of the Heart, Jacqueline maintains a small practice in Ojai, California.
Jacqueline Le Bourveau
ANN RILEY, MA
Ann Riley is a shamanic practitioner, a member of the Society for Shamanic Practitioners, and a graduate of Michael Harner’s 3 year program in Advanced Shamanism and Healing. She is a teacher of Sandra Ingerman’s Medicine for the Earth work, and a graduate of Tom Cowan’s 2 year Celtic Shamanism Program. She has also studied Tibetan Shamanism with Larry Peters and
depossession with Betsy Bergstrom.
Ann has additional training in Reiki, Kabbalah, and is an ordained minister of the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards.
Her shamanic practice includes shamanic counseling, soul retrieval, teaching, healing, and
ceremony. She incorporates healing stories and music into her work in order to keep old traditions alive with transformative shamanic practices useful in today's world.
She sees private clients in El Cerrito, N.California and teaches classes in various locations across the United States.
Ann Riley, MA
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Associazzione Visione Sciamanica
I am a shamanic practitioner who has focused on Core Shamanism since 1990. During my apprenticeship years, I have trained extensively with Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, Alicia Luengas Gate and Carlos Sauer.
I am a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and have completed many post-graduate courses in advanced shamanism.
I am the founder of the Greenstone Shamanic Circle. My shamanic practice includes but is not limited to: Shamanic Counseling, Extractions, Soul retrieval, Power Animal retrieval, Divination, Psycho pump and individualized “Shamanic apprenticeship” programs.
I am a member of the circle of The Foundation for Shamanic Studies and a member of the Society for Shamanic Practitioners.
Associazzione Visione Sciamanica
530-622-5131 Cell: 916-799-7001
Placerville, CA - www.shamanswisdom.org
Italy - www.visionesciamanica.it
PAT SHEA, DC
For over twenty-five years Pat has been helping people recover from injuries and illnesses and reach a higher level of health and wellness. Because of her expertise in Chiropractic, Naturopathic Medicine, and as a Shamanic practitioner, she brings body, mind and spirit together for a
holistic healing experience.
Pat has participated in a three-year course of Advanced Shamanic Healing through the Foundation of Shamanic Studies and a two-year course in Celtic Shamanism with Tom Cowan. She has also studied with Sandra Ingerman and Frank McEwon among others.
Pat has lead workshops on nutrition and Shamanic healing both locally and internationally. Consultations and healing sessions are available in any combination of the following: Structural/ Chiropractic and CranioSacral, Nutritional or herbal / Naturopathic medicine, or Spirit based
Patricia Shea, DC
542 Ocean St, Suite C
Santa Cruz CA 95060
My offerings include soul retrievals, power animal retrievals, extraction work, shamanic journeywork, and Reiki.
MARTI SPIEGELMAN, MFA is a unique shaman, diviner, healer, and teacher with nearly 4 decades of specialized training in shamanic arts and related fields.
She is founder of Shaman's Light™, Shamanic Initiation and Mentoring for Your Genius, a program created for those who are seeking ways to use the power of shamanic wisdom and technology in their lives today.
The essence of the program is:
- To train you in precise shamanic skills and technologies, beginning with the shaman's unique awareness.
- To initiate you transmitting through traditional rites and guided practice the principles, powers, and vision of the shaman in his conscious engagement with the world.
- To mentor you in the imaginative, ethical use of the shaman‚s awareness, skills, and wisdom so you can craft a great, contributory life no matter what your profession or passion.
Marti also offers a unique intensive training in the technologies of consciousness – The Conscious CEO™ – designed especially for business leaders and consultants. This course builds your expertise in value creation for your intangible assets, where the greater part of modern business value lies. This in turn increases your expertise in stewarding the 4-bottom-line model of 21st century business, people, planet, profit, and return to the higher Self.
Tune into Marti’s discussion of shamanic consciousness on her weekly web radio, Awakening Value™: Shamanic Technologies of Consciousness and Success, every Thursday noon-1pm PST on the VoiceAmerica.com Business Channel.
Marti Spiegelman, MFA
As there are different modalities of healing I may access, I step into each session with the openness to let the ancestors and spirits organically guide the work. Sitting with someone a third thing is created and this alive energy enables the other world to see and foresee what needs to be done. ~Anais
Private healing work includes divination (a practice gifted to her by Malidoma Somé), Ancestor connection and various other shamanic modalities which may be called upon. She works with couples who are in wedding preparation with divination and rituals.
Anais leads community rituals (including Ancestor healing ritual), workshops (including Kontomble gathering) and ongoing classes (including Spirit behind music). She also formed Goddess Drop~ a moon mentoring circle for girls and is co-founder at ancestorbridge.com, where she and Liv Wheeler host interviews, have contributing writers and more.
JUDY LYNN TAYLOR, CCH
Offering the shamanic healing modalities - soul retrieval, extraction healing, divination and entity clearing – since 1996. Graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies 3-year program in Advanced Shamanism and has trained with Hank Wesselman and Jill Kuykendall, Sandra Ingerman and others. She is also a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in practice at Middle Way Health in Sacramento, CA.
Judy Lynn’s Drumming Circle meets on selected Thursdays in Elk Grove near Sacramento.
Judy Lynn Taylor
Teaching and Healing in the Tradition of Classic Shamanism
• Basic Skills
• Intermediate Classes
• Drum Journey Healing Circles
• Open Community Healing Circles
• 1-1 Work
J.P. has trained in advanced Classic Shamanism with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and other master teachers and healers, and applies understanding of Energy Anatomy, the Chakra System and Luminous Energy Field to her healing practice. Her abilities as Seer, Healer, Counselor, Warrior, Catalyst and Teacher converge for a powerful effect in Shamanic Journeying, Soul Retrieval, Power Augmentation, Soul Re-Membering, Energy Healing, and Soul Escorting.
Member: Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Society for Shamanic Practitioners, Shamanic Teachers
DEBRA VARNER, MA
>Healing - hands-on healing and guidance in self-healing techniques
>Blessings - for self, relationships, partnerships, new homes, businesses, pregnancies, newborns, children and family
>Ceremonies- to memorialize significant events
>Distance Healing – to assist in the health of those far away
>Divination – seeking information
>Dream Work – to understand the messages
>Drum Circles – to collectively build the energy for intentional purposes
>Empowerment Journeys– to assist in the access to the spirit world
>Extractions – to remove negative energy from the body
>Soul Retrieval – to retrieve lost soul parts to be integrated back into the body
>Consulting – to teach and to learn
>Holistic Sexuality - remembering your primal energy source
>Building Ovaas - a sacred space in nature
San Francisco, CA
WAVES OF SPIRIT
I am a certified hypnotherapist, shamanic practitioner, reiki master and crystal healer, who has studied shamanic practices and herbal medicine in the Amazon. I have also trained in life’s purpose discovery and dream interpretation. In her private practice, her specialty is Power Animal and Soul Retrieval. Through a combination of tools I provide a supporting environment for clients to find those soul parts and through integration of those parts to achieve a feeling of completeness. As a result, many experience positive changes in behavior which allows them to lead more fulfilling lives in joy, peace and harmony. I also assist others in removing self-imposed limitations through past life regression, giving voice to the Unspoken Child, and self-discovery processes.
I am member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, a member of International Association for Regression Research and Therapies, a founding member of the Society for Shamanic Practitioners and a Member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. I am a popular workshop presenter, teacher of empowerment through the use of shamanic and other self discovery tools and lead stress management workshops. I am your tour guide to empowerment.
Stephanie G Helberg, CHt
PO Box 1813
Antioch, CA 94509
MA Human Science/Certified in Dream Studes and Advanced Shamanic Practices
Shamanistic Practice, Aikido and Yoga Teacher
Incorporating current dreamwork methods and time-honored shamanic techniques, Sandy leads two monthly Shamanistic Dreamwork groups, in San Jose and Fair Oaks (near Sacramento).
Are you seeking deeper meaning in your life or guidance about a life situation? Shamanistic pathways connect us to our soul's purpose. Sandy offers shamanic counseling in the San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz, and Sacramento areas, as well as via email, phone, or Skype.
Would you like assistance in transforming an aspect of your self or your life? Contact Sandy to design for you a personalized yantra, which is a meditative image based in the tradition of tantric yoga. Sandy's does shamanic journeys and incubates dreams on your behalf to obtain images for your yantra.
Would you like to kindle the sacred flame within your energetic heart center? Join us for monthly Planetary Healing meditations, visualizations, and shamanistic journeys in Fair Oaks, near Sacramento.