Deena Metzger is a healer, author, ritual practitioner and storyteller. Teaching and counseling for more than 35 years she developed therapies (Healing Stories) which creatively address life-threatening diseases, spiritual and emotional crises, as well as community and political disintegration. With her husband, Michael Ortiz Hill, she brought the tradition of Daré, from Zimbabwe to North America. Relying on dream wisdom and Council as well as music healing and energy work, Daré exists for the sake of restoring beauty and bringing healing to individuals, community and the natural world. She, like her husband, has been initiated by and has worked alongside a Nganga, an indigenous medicine man, Mandaza Kandemwa, from Zimbabwe.
Naba Lamoussa Morodenibig
Naba Lamoussa Morodenibig, a Gourmantche from Fada N'Gourma, a city East of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, began his initiations when he was eight years old. As a young boy, Naba was able to attend European schools at the same time he was progressing through Traditional Education and Spiritual Initiations. As he grew, Naba continued his education, and not only did he attend the University, but he also excelled in his traditional and spiritual education, eventually surpassing the level of his teachers to become one of the most knowledgeable Spiritual Masters of the Dogon people.
Tata Pedro Cruz
Tata Pedro Cruz is one of the last authentic Mayan TZ'UTUJIL Elders of San Pedro La Laguna, a region that surrounds the famous Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. He is an acclaimed spiritual figure and an international ambassador of world peace. Tata Pedro is one of the principal authorities of the council of Mayan Elders of Lake Atitlan. He has received the title of " Heart of the Lake Atitlan: K'U'XYA, by his fellow Mayan elders and his TZ'TUJIL people.
Dr. Steven Farmer is world-renowned author, Soul Healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual teacher. He is the author of the best-selling Earth Magic®, Earth Magic® Oracle Cards, Animal Spirit Guides, Sacred Ceremony, and many other publications, including Children’s Spirit Animal Cards, Children's Spirit Animal Stories CD Volumes I & II and the recently released Pocket Guide to Spirit Animals. . He conducts workshops on a variety of topics related to Earth Magic®, Soul Healing, shamanism, and Earth-centered spirituality, and offers private consultations one-to-one or by phone for Soul Healing, shamanic therapy, and/or intuitive Earth Magic® Readings.
Davi Kopenawa Yanomami
Davi is a shaman and spokesperson of the Yanomami Indians in Brazil. He came to prominence for his advocacy regarding tribal issues and Amazon Rainforest conservation when the tribal rights organization Survival International invited him to accept the Right Livelihood Award. Davi spoke to both the British and Swedish parliaments about the catastrophic impact on Yanomami health as a consequence of the illegal invasion of their land. Prince Charles publicly called the situation ‘genocide’ "Of all Yanomami who have emerged as public figures, probably the most important is Davi Kopenawa Yanomami."