Don Sabino Gualinga
Don Sabino Gualinga is the spiritual leader and wisdom keeper of the Amazonian Kichwa of Ecuador. He is master Ayahuascero. The Sarayaku call themselves the People of the Zenith, stemming from an ancient prophecy of their ancestors claiming that they would be a pillar of territorial, cultural, and spiritual defiance – a beacon of light as strong as the sun the moment it reaches the highest point in the sky.
They are at the forefront of the resistance against oil exploitation in the Ecuadorian Amazon., and regularly denounced by the Ecuadorian President as violent terrorists standing in the way of the nation’s development.
Christina Pratt, Shamanic healer, teacher and author of An Encyclopedia of Shamanism is the founder of Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing. She is a teacher of exceptional clarity, humor, and inspiration. She is a frequent speaker for the American Holistic Medical Association and local salons. Pratt is the host of "Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity", a live internet talk radio show. Her shamanic work is a synthesis of studies with Ecuadorian, Tibetan, Tamang, and African shamans, the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, the Center for Intuitive Energy Processing, and personal shamanic experience.
Frank Fools Crow Oglala Lakota
Frank Fools Crow was a Lakota Sioux spiritual leader, Yuwipi medicine man and the nephew of Black Elk. He was instrumental in negotiating the end of the insurrection at Wounded Knee in 1973. Born on the Pine Ridge Reservation near Wounded Knee in South Dakota, he quit school in the third grade so he could work in order to help to support his family. As a young man he traveled around the United States with the Buffalo Bill Cody Wild West Show, and in 1983, he presented the fifth and current Chief Illiniwek Indian regalia to the University of Illinois.
David Corbin - (1953-2014)
David Corbin, a beloved teacher and author passed on. He has been on the faculty of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies since 1996 (FSS), and was certified in Harner Method Shamanic Counseling. Along with his wife Nan Moss he was teaching basic and advanced shamanic courses on the East Coast and throughout the United States. David has also studied with indigenous healers from various cultures, including Siberian, Tuvan, Sami, Chinese, and Native American healers. He is the co-author with Nan of Weather Shamanism and the divinatory card set Cloud Dancing: Wisdom from the Sky, as well as articles published in Shamanism, the journal of FSS.
Hunbatz Men: Elder, Shaman, Daykeeper in the Itza Maya tradition. Born in a Maya village near Chichen Itza, Yucatan, MX, he was chosen by his uncle Don Beto, H-Xaman to receive the teachings of their ancient lineage. His disciples established Maya Mystery Schools in several countries. His visionary teachings have won an international following. He wrote books on Maya science/religion and Maya astronomic calendars, and many pamphlets about Maya society and knowledge. founded the Maya Ceremonial, Cultural & Educational Center at Lol Be, and founded and directs the Cosmic Initiatic University of Yok’hah Maya, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.