I have had specialized training
in various different avenues. One of the things I have learned in my life
is that when information comes to me in 3's, it's a sign from Creator
for me to pay attention to. Such an event has just happened. Therefore,
the Church of Sananda's Eagles is now officially announcing a new class
that is going to be offered through 'online access'.
I'm going to take you back
in history for a moment before I explain to you the classes. This will
give you the opportunity of knowing what these classes are going to be
March 1987 - I was in Salt Lake City. I was a professional psychic at
a psychic fair. In a Reader's Digest condensed version
I had a wonderful
experience with two wonderful men from Sedona, Arizona. It was called
a 'spiritual rebirthing'. During the course of this rebirthing, I was
informed that I was too logical for a full healing to take place. I was
asked if I would have any objections to having my head separated from
my body. By this time, I was feeling really good and I said, "Sure,
why not!" One of the men sat near my head, took fingers from both
his hands and stuck them in my neck. He then rotated them around until
he could pull my head away from my body by 3 inches. (OK, I know, right
about now, some of you are saying, "Oh my God, she's stark-raving
insane!" You're probably right. However, those of you who have had
a spiritual rebirthing from those of us here in Sedona will completely
understand the 'space' that I was in when that happened; or if you've
heard of 'psychic surgery', you can probably also understand what happened.
However, this is not what my story is about.) After my rebirthing was
completed, my head was reattached to my body, and I went on my merry way.
I was attending college at this time and was known as the 'cafeteria astrologer'
at the college that I went to because I would do astrological readings
in the cafeteria for people. One of the women that knew me as the 'cafeteria
astrologer' was taking a Sociology class, and during one of those classes
an opportunity came up for her to explain to her class that she knew a
woman who had recently been decapitated and had a full recovery. When
the class was over, her instructor walked up to her and demanded to meet
this woman, and that, in exchange for meeting him, he would buy lunch.
I agreed to this meeting; my friend and I met him at a Chinese restaurant.
We sat down, ordered lunch, and he leans across the table and says, "Tell
me your story". So I started telling him about these two guys from
Sedona. When I was through explaining what happened, time stopped
literally. It was if he put the two of us in a bubble outside of time.
I watched the second hand on the clock stop, I watched people stop halfway
to their mouths with a bite of food. That kind of thing
you get my drift. When I turned to him, I said, "What did you do?"
His response to me was, "Do you realize you went through a Shamanic
death?" I said, "What's that?" So he begins telling me
his story, how he, a white man, had gone through a Shamanic death similar
to mine except that he went through it in Argentina. And that, when he
came back to the U.S., he told his story to someone, who told it to someone
else, who told it to a Ute Shaman. Then he explains to me that, when a
Shaman hears of someone going through a Shamanic death, and it is concerning
someone who has never had Shamanic training before, it is Shamanic Law
that a Shaman take on that person for training. This, if for no other
reason than to teach them how to protect themselves, because a Shamanic
death opens that individual to all the worlds. And that person has to
learn protection. My response to his story was, "Yeah, sure, uh-huh."
To which he said, "Open your fortune cookie." My fortune said,
"When the student is ready, the teacher appears". At the same
time, he opened his fortune cookie, and without him even looking at it,
he hands it to me. It read, "When the teacher is ready, the student
appears". Thus, I began Shamanic training through the Ute Nation.
The Utes are highly patriarchal
that was my first battle with my
putting my feminine energy under control whenever I was
taking my classes or doing my work. It was explained to me that women
could be 'healer' Shaman in the Ute Nation, i.e., working with people
one-on-one, but they could never become 'sorcerer' Shaman or the Shaman
who worked for the good of the entire tribe. You might be interested in
knowing that that Sociology teacher's name was Bill 'Wright'. <grin>
I studied with Bill for 2-1/2 years and, essentially, I stopped my training
with the Utes when a witch came at me out of a fire to attack me. All
I knew through my Shamanic training was 'defensive posturing', and I also
knew that, to assist me, I had to call upon the grizzly bear, who was
the personal power animal of my teacher, to come in and protect me from
this witch. I contacted Bill the next day and said, "Teach me how
to fight." The answer I got was, "No can do, you're a woman."
My response to that was, "Take your patriarchal bullsh*t and shove
it up your as*. I'm going home to the Cherokee, where the women matter"
which I did within 6 months.
At the same time I was going
through my Ute training, I was also going through training with the two
wonderful guys from Sedona. The Navajo had trained one of them; the Hopi
had trained the other. Then I moved to Missouri, reconnected with the
Cherokee Nation and got myself listed as a member of the Cherokee Nation
(like my ancestors had been after me to do for years).
End of History.
During the course of two
weeks, I received three distinct and separate messages from Creator to
take on students for Shamanic Classes. This is usually done on a one-on-one
basis, however, when I was in the processes of offering this to one student,
I was halted in mid-conversation and informed by my Master Shaman, Two
Feathers, that 'times they are a changin'. I will not be teaching Ute
Shamanism. I will be teaching Ute/Hopi/Navajo/Cherokee/whatever Shamanism.
For you see, Two Feathers showed me that Shamanism is becoming 'eclectic'.
Since the tribes have all been told to 'unite', there can no longer be
differentiations between the teachings of tribal Shamans. Therefore, you
are being invited to learn Shamanic basics. These classes also include
more metaphysical teachings, this being due that Two Feathers also told
me that these classes are meant to bridge the gap between the two paths
that I walk. I walk the white man path and the Red Road path.
Now, there are going to
be specific protocols that will be called for in order for you to learn
this by long distance, i.e., via computer. Those protocols are, one: you
cannot do this 'alone', no matter who you are or where you are, you will
have to have a partner sign up also. Protocol number two: you will be
receiving these classes second-hand. In other words, there will be people
in Sedona that will be taking the classes here, in person. We have discussed
with Bill Spuhler, our webmaster and all-around computer guy, about videotaping
the classes and then using his software to put those videos onto a CD.
Janisel will also be transcribing each class. You will have an option
as to whether you wish to receive a video CD (or videotape if the cd's
do not work out) of that class, an audio CD of that class, or a typewritten
transcript. If you choose the audio or the transcript, you will also receive
photos of whatever needs to be shown to you, such as placement of stones,
proper ways of drumming, and proper methods of hand placements during
healings. When you register, we will need to know in which 'form' you
wish to receive the classes. Those choosing the CD format (audio or video)
will be charged a bit extra to cover the cost of postage.
The other thing that is
going to be changing from the old forms of shamanism is the fair energy
exchange involved. Shaman are required, by Shamanic Law, to accept anything
BUT money from students, i.e., chickens, cars, grain for a year
I think you're getting my drift. However, Two Feathers has informed me
that, since the times they are a changin', a fair energy exchange can
be received on a monetary basis
conditionally. One of those conditions
is that the money never actually touches 'my' hands, which is all well
and good because it never touches my hands anyway - they only touch the
keyboard. If you send a check, Janisel (acting as my "Go-Between")
will open the mail. Therefore, I am now giving Janisel proxy to open any
mail for these classes, and any checks are to be made out to Janisel Rohs.
The memorandum on the check is to say "Shaman classes". The
classes here in Sedona began on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003. When you sign
up for these classes, you are to inform us 'how' you wish to receive them
(audio/video, CD or transcript). If you have any questions after a class,
while watching the video, reading the transcript, or listening to the
audio, you are to contact 'me' at
Any and all questions
submitted to me concerning that class will be answered at the start of
the next lesson because if you have that question, others will probably
benefit from the answer as well as yourself. What I am saying is, you
will not be receiving a 'personal' reply from me unless there is a very
personal reason for one. The subject line for the email containing the
questions should read 'Question for Shamanic Class'.
Now, 'timing' is the next
subject to be broached in this article. Considering the fact that, for
2-1/2 years I had training on the average of 3 days each week, approximately
6 hours each of those days, then there's the additional training with
the Hopi, Cherokee and the Navajo to consider, I am going to offer these
classes in 3-month 'blocks'. Essentially, you will be receiving approximately
12 classes in this 3-month block. The fair energy exchange for this 3-month
block is going to be a minimum Love Donation of $122. During the first
block, you will learn the stories and the histories of Creation, the 7
sacred directions, the 7 sacred elements, the importance of sound, the
importance of 'Spirit' within the Walking Life, the methodology behind
Shamanic healing, etc. At the end of that 3-month block, you will then
decide if you wish to have the next 3-month block. You must also understand
that, during the course of these classes, you will be asked to provide
yourself with items that you will have to make and/or purchase. For instance,
in the first 3-month block, you will be asked to make a rattle. That means
that you can go to a grocery store, buy a gourd and begin drying it, or
you can buy a rattle and then decorate it yourself. We will discuss this
more in the class when the time comes. I, personally, had a cheap rattle
from Mexico (maraca) that was bright red. I took sandstone and, every
day, I worked very diligently and patiently in removing all the red paint.
Once the rattle was free and clear of the red paint, I then etched and
engraved personal symbols for myself into it and stuck a piece of green
tourmaline in the handle for masculine energy to 'keep on rattlin'. What
matters isn't the cost of the materials; what matters is the energies
you put within. During the second 3-month block you will be required to
have a drum, and unless you know how to tan hides and build your own drum,
this could be expensive
so it would be an expense to be looking
forward to. Before purchasing a drum, we will discuss alternatives during
the final classes of the 1st block.
There must be a minimum of 2 of you that take these classes 'together'.
Each of the people in your group of 2 or more must pay the fair energy
exchange. We are looking for a minimum group energetic of 20 people online
to build up the proper energies. Whether you and the other people worldwide
are taking it at the same time and same day matters not because of the
'intent' that you are all going to be doing it within that same week.
Your partner, or your group, have to be physically together when you do
the class because there will be times you will be shown how to work on
each other. When you sign up for the class, you will receive a personal
'Debbie-energetic' (I guess in this context I should say a 'White Wolf
Woman-energetic', my Ute name) crystal that you will be asked to keep
with you when doing the class, as it will provide each of you in your
group with protection. (Do not be surprised if you see, hear, or feel
a white she-wolf
that is my power animal. She is the one that will
be there to protect you. That is her job. I also have a spirit guide that
is a jaguar, so don't be surprised if you see, feel or hear one of them,
either.) The first things you will be taught is how to recognize and call
upon your own power animal or spirit guides to assist you. This is going
to take place in one of the very first classes, as you will need them
as you learn.
After the first round of
classes have begun here in Sedona, the classes in video format will be
available to anyone, to begin at any time, as long as you have a partner
to work with!
PAYMENT METHODS (Minimum
Donation of $122)
Check or money order made out to Church of Sananda’s Eagles, P.O. Box 328, Clarkdale,
Credit card through PayPal
using as the address they ask for.
Payment for 1st block must
be in by Friday, Sept. 5th: ½ now, ½ by end of first month
of classes (first 4 lessons)
***** IMPORTANT NOTE: I
DO NOT REFER TO MYSELF AS A 'SHAMAN'. I REFER TO MYSELF AS A 'TEACHER'.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS THAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CLASS IS
THAT EGO HAS NO PLACE IN SHAMANISTIC WORK. THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE TAKING
THESE CLASSES SO THAT YOU MAY, FROM NOW ON, CALL YOURSELF A 'SHAMAN',
YOU'RE TAKING THEM FOR THE WRONG REASONS *****
Concerning the new Shaman
Classes, I have already received a number of emails from people that
have stated that they would LOVE to take these classes
This is to assist some of
you in looking at things from a different perspective. I will write concerning
the two different excuses that have been given to me so far:
1. "I would LOVE
to take these classes, however, I do not know of anyone
locally that I could have as a working partner." Point taken. Now
Given is this - if you want it badly enough, or if you are MEANT to
classes, there is ALWAYS a way! I will now give you a few suggestions:
a. Find a local bookstore
that carries "metaphysical" type books (this
even includes Barnes & Noble). Post a notice on their bulletin
says something like this: "Have the ability to take Shaman Classes
however, I NEED to have a working partner that is interested also.
Price $122 for three-month block of teaching. For more information
please contact me at (phone number)."
b. Pray - "Source God, IF I am to take these classes, please
bring in front of me a working partner, and allow me the KNOWING of
that partner." Then
please make sure you pay attention!
c. Take an ad out in
the personals of your local paper - "Interested in
Shamanic Teachings. Please contact me at
d. Subscribe to the
email list on Yahoo. Then post a
message to the list that says, "I'm interested in taking the
Shaman Classes, but do not have a working partner. If you are in the
area of (city, state, country) or KNOW of someone in my area, please
contact me at (email address)."
2. "I would LOVE
to take these classes, however, I do not have the
financial ability to pay the price that you are asking for these classes."
Point taken. Now the Point Given is this - First of all this price breaks
to approximately $10.17 per class OR LESS. When I was taking my classes,
I was taught that you pay your teacher per his/her worth! I'm coming
VERY cheaply here already! At least I'm NOT asking you to pay me in
a carton of cigarettes a week, or a new blanket a week, or a basket
of fruit a week (these are some of the methods of payment that I HAD
to pay per DAY!) The energetics of what you will be learning in these
classes is worth far more than ANY of YOU could possibly pay! We will
work with anyone on a payment plan; do NOT deny yourself this opportunity
just because of money! I will now give you a few alternatives:
a. HAVE FAITH!
b. Pray - "Source
God, IF I am to take these classes, please bring forth
the financial ability for me to take these classes, as worth of a
fair energy exchange is demanded by YOU as a Universal Law!"
please make sure you pay attention! When I began taking
classes from the Navajo- and Hopi-trained men, I began finding money
on the ground blowing in the wind, in denominations of $20, $50 and
c. Decide in your MIND
and HEART if these classes are worth more than
beer, soda pop, or anything else that you normally gift to yourself
on a daily basis without even thinking of it!
d. Contact Debbie or
Janisel about a payment plan or if you could take the classes as you
can afford them. Since the classes are going to be placed on cd's
you do not HAVE to be a part of the group energetics. (that's just
e. Do one or two of
the above-mentioned suggestions for finding a partner; then explain
your circumstances to anyone that calls and see if THEY would be willing
to assist you with your tuition for these classes! You will never
know until you make the attempt, AND all they can do is say, "NO!"
If you cannot bear to hear the "NO", then you're NOT ready
for these classes anyway!
I apologize to you; if you
feel that some of this may sound harsh, just realize that this apology
is for not speaking to each of you on your own personal level of understanding.
The apology is NOT for what is actually said though. You see, in the course
of Shamanic training, you will learn to set aside the EGO and you will
HAVE to also set aside worthiness issues. These two things are NOT conducive
to working well with the Earth energies! If you feel that this is too
harsh, then you probably will not be able to handle the training that
will be given you in the course of these classes.
Think long, think hard
then shut the brain down, go into meditation and listen to what your heart
then make your decision about taking these classes.
Debbie Wright, RevDeb
The following is a list
of my Red Path names so far:
Bright Eyes - given at birth by my Cherokee Great-Grandmother (Maggie)
Little Lone Wolf - given during childhood by Maggie when she began
White Wolf Woman - given by my Shaman Teacher accepting my apprenticeship
Child of the Wolf - given to me by my ancestor Two-Feathers in
recognition of me being one of his children. It was also his first name
in his physical life (Two-Feathers was his last name in his physical life.
This is also the name that he has gifted to all of his children walking
Wolf Lady - given by all the children I taught in southwestern
Missouri while dancing my power animal
Big Braid Wolf Woman - given by my tribe upon my being named into
the Cherokee Nation (my tribe is: Northern Cherokee of the Old Louisiana