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.
Mandaza Kandemwa is a nganga, a Bantu shaman or medicine man, in the Shona and Ndebele traditions of Zimbabwe. He carries with great heart the Central African tradition of healing and peacemaking. A former anti-apartheid activist from Zimbabwe, Mandaza is one of the truly exceptional men of our time, a warm and generous teacher and healer with magnificent gifts and an entourage of spirits, a man of deep and profound love, laughter and wisdom. Educated in the western traditions of what was then colonial-era, Rhodesia, Mandaza was called by the ancestors to the old ways and taught the exceptional art and craft of being a true healer.
Betsy is an international teacher of healing practices including Compassionate Depossession, which she has developed and taught for more than a decade. She also pioneered Compassionate Mediumship and Curse Unraveling classes for healing practitioners. As a practicing Buddhist and student of Lama Tsering Norbu Wangdu Rinpoche, she is authorized to teach the ancient, powerful and beautiful Chod practice along with other Vajrayana Buddhist teachings.