Nov. 19 1937 - Feb. 11 2010
With sadness we honor the passing of Nelson Turtle a respected Native American church leader, an elder roadman of Southern Cheyenne and Navajo, Big Water Clan. Son of William Ralph Turtle and great, great grandson of Dog Woman who was the first woman to run meetings among the Cheyenne people. Her companion, Old Man John Turtle spoke more than 30 different Native languages and was an interpreter for the U.S. Calvary. Dog Woman and Old Man Turtle were given a peyote bundle from Quanah Parker a Comanche healer and war chief which still remains in the family.
Lynn Andrews,founder of Center for Sacred Arts, and a member of the 44 women of the Sisterhood of the Shield, inspired millions around the globe with her 19 books, unfolding her shamanic adventures, personal transformation and spiritual growth. She has been working and studying with an extraordinary group of shaman women, many of them elders, from indigenous cultures all over the world. Spreading Mother Earth's energies. Although ancient, these teachings are as powerful, uplifting and applicable in our world today.
Nikolay Oorzhak, Chairman of Tuvan shaman society Tos-Deer. As a shepherd on the steppes, alone with his herds, he started producing sounds like his father and grandfather used to sing. In 1989 he won the First Intl. Festival of Throat-Singing. He later began his sound healing practice. In 1995 he got the Dalai Lama's blessings. He performs and teaches the ancient wisdom of his ancestors worldwide.
Rabbi Gershon Winkler
Rabbi Winkler is the founder and Executive Director of Walking Stick Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to the recovery of aboriginal Judaism. Gershon Winkler is also a widely recognized scholar in the fields of Jewish law, lore, theology, and mysticism. A descendant of a scion of rabbis originating in Judea. He has devoted much of the past two decades to writing and teaching and published 14 books since 1980.
Oscar Miro-Quesada originated the Pachakuti Mesa tradition of cross-cultural shamanism, and is the founder of The Heart of the Healer (THOTH) Foundation as well as invited United Nations (UN) Observer for the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. He is a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru and a Fellow in Ethnopsychology with the Organization of American States (OAS). He has been a popular teacher at numerous US educational centers. His work and programs have been featured on CNN, Univision, A&E, and the Discovery Channel.