Mr. Cowan is best known for the indigenous Huichol shamanic tradition of Mexico and an approach to deep healing with the spirits of plants. He has trained hundreds in the practice. His workshops and talks, as well as his book, Plant Spirit Medicine, are open doors to the wisdom of plants and the entire natural world. Mr. Cowan is now recognized as a tsaurirrikame, or elder Huichol shaman.Eliot serves his people as healer, counselor, public speaker, guide to apprentices, ritual leader, and worker in support of the Sacred Fire Community, the Huichol Community of San Andres Cohamiata, and the Blue Deer Center.
Papa Henry Auwae, Po'okela
Papa Henry was a Kahuna Nui on Big Island Hawai'i, for over 40 years years the most acknowledged healer of on the island, the Hawaiian Living Treasure. Papa was taught the healing practice by his grandfather, who lived before captain James Cook "discovered" Hawai'i. He was practicing healing from the early teenager times. The knowledge and wisdom of Papa Henry was unique and very important - he understood the process of creating health and sickness to the very deep degree. The famous statement of Papa Henry: "your body reflect your relationships" is the starting point for a journey to learn old Hawaiian wisdom, which western people call "miracles".
Gregory Drambour shamanic healer and teacher is the founder of Sedona Sacred Journeys organization in Sedona, AZ. He has been on spiritual journey since he became sober over 30 years ago. That path leads to his interest in the Native American culture and shamanism. After immersing himself in the work of Carlos Castaneda and the powerful meeting of his animal totem in the California desert, Greg was led to the Black Hills in South Dakota, a place that felt like a long-lost home to him. His experiences with the Holy Men in the Northern Plains taught him that it is not what you do but how you do it that brings joy to your life. Greg's mission is to use his clairvoyant gifts and shamanic abilities in a deep partnership with Mother Earth to help people move forward on their journey. Gregory is a passionate advocate and supporter of the National Association to Protect Children.
Taita Cherub Queta
Cherub Queta Alvarado (Taita Cherub) in the Colombian Amazon was born in 1929 in San Antonio del Guamuéz in the department of Putumayo. (Taita is the name given to spiritual leaders and chiefs of the Colombian Amazon). He has served as spiritual leader of his community for many years and created the foundation A'I Zio- which was president from 2002 to 2004.
Llyn Roberts, MA – aka “Cedar”
A modern day mystic and spiritual ecologist, Llyn through her work inspires a deep sense of belonging with the natural world. She is a prominent teacher of healing and shamanism, and award-winning author. She was consultant to the University of Massachusetts Sustainability Initiative in Dartmouth and to Earth Train, a Panama-based non-profit organization engaged in reforestation and educational programs, and indigenous cultural preservation. Llyn is former director of the Dream Change, founded John Perkins, with whom she co-facilitated of Earth-honoring transformational programs for seventeen years. She is the founder and president of the Olympic Mountain EarthWisdom Circle, “OMEC”, dedicated to promoting a sacred and responsible relationship with the Earth (www.eomec.org).