About us

Shamans Directory belongs to all of us. We are more than a directory, we are a movement with a mission to bring the ancient, earth-based wisdom and healing practices of shamanism to our modern world. We are here to facilitate a gathering place where all shamanic healers and teachers from around the world can come together to uplift one another, expand our healing capacities, and offer increased access to people who seek our healing. We recognize that shamanic medicine is imperative if we are to remember our true nature, and co-exist in right relationship with the earth and all living things.

Shamans Directory is a nonprofit organization (pending 501c3 status) dedicated to elevating, preserving and promoting all of the world’s shamanic earth-based traditions from communities of first-nation and original people to evolving modern practices. We are not allied with any specific tribes or nations, teachers or trainings, all are welcome. We are devoted to providing easy access to shamanic healing, and to creating a warm and inviting environment where shamanic healers and teachers can deepen their practice as a part of a global, empowered, conscious community.

Shamans Directory is guided and directed by Spirit. The ‘One fire, One medicine’ vision is a response to the prophecy of elders from around the world that has resounded across our planet for generations; the prophecy that the people of the Earth and our precious planet will only be healed when we gather again around one fire and offer our collective medicine. At Shamans Directory, we see the beauty of our individual and collective wisdom as something to be celebrated and shared. Each of us has unique and critical medicine. From healing nations to being kind to your neighbor - each piece is intrinsic to the whole. It is time to bring our medicine together as one offering. We acknowledge that humanity needs our collective medicine now more than ever for global healing and awakening. Every ounce of our medicine (yes, from each and every one of us) is needed, and it is needed now.

Our response to the prophecy has, and continues to be carefully, impeccably and thoughtfully considered, after many conversations and across the continents. At this time on earth, the gifts of technology have connected us all in ways that were never before imagined. In order for all who need healing to find us, we must be clear and direct. The name, Shamans Directory bridges the ancient, sacred and mystical arts of shamanic earth-based healing with the directional, straightforward and literal structure of a professional modern directory. Whether you call yourself a medicine person, a ceremonialist, a shamanic practitioner, a healer or teacher of the sacred arts, a priest or priestess, a forest witch, or a shaman, we hope that you will step into the dream and join us. It is time to gather. We have a big job ahead of us — and ‘together’ is how we will accomplish it.

Ambassadors

Luis Alejo Mango
Paqo, Teacher
Peru
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Luis Alejo Mango
Paqo, Teacher
Luis was born in Cusco, which was known to the Inca people who inhabited this region as the ‘Navel of the World.’ In his life and work, Luis has developed his own skills as a practitioner of the healing arts and wisdom ways of the Andean Paqos. He also offers his studies of the Andean Cosmovision as a tour guide across Peru. He organizes spiritual journeys for people who want to work with the Paqos in the Andes, and travels abroad to share the wisdom traditions of his native culture with Westerners. His native tongue is Quechua which enables him to translate and interpret the language and teachings of the Andean medicine men and women for the world. With the passing of his brother Dennis, it is Luis an honor to carry on his late brother’s vision and mission of sharing and offering the traditions, perspectives, wisdom and medicine ways of the Andean Paqos.
Christina Allen
Teacher, Healer
United States
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Christina Allen
Teacher, Healer
Christina spent more than 30 years apprenticing and practicing with renowned Spiritual Masters of Yoga, Reiki, and Shamanism. She is passionate about integrating the power and wisdom of ancient indigenous Energy Medicine with her studies of physics, biology, psychology, and neuroscience to help people overcome trauma and abuse. A former owner and instructor at the Blue Raven Yoga and Healing Center, Christina spent a decade studying and working as a Lead Teacher with the Four Winds Society. She later studied extensively with Juan and Ivan Nuñez del Prado, and Joan Parisi Wilcox. In 2013, she started the Austin Shamanic Center. She works with students and clients from around the globe teaching and practicing Energy Medicine. Her aim is to contribute to a global community of grounded, authentic, human beings who step up to hold the door open for the evolution of human consciousness, and to be of service to humanity.
Imelda Almqvist
Norse Shaman
United Kingdom
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Imelda Almqvist
Norse Shaman
Imelda Almqvist is a Dutch painter and international teacher of Sacred Art and Seiðr/Old Norse Traditions, the ancestral wisdom teachings of Northern Europe. She is passionate about Rites of Passage work with children, and has published four non-fiction books, including the well-loved “Natural Born Shamans" and three picture books specifically for children. She works with colleagues to bring back the concept of safely-held initiatory experiences for teens. She is a mental health advocate, viewing the current mental health crisis in young people as a “parallel pandemic,” and campaigns for children’s voices to be heard in global decision-making processes about right action in stewardship of the Earth. Imelda has presented her shamanic work with children on both The Shift Network and Sounds True and she appears in a TV program, titled Ice Age Shaman, made for the Smithsonian Museum. Imelda runs an online school called Pregnant Hag Teachings.
Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq
Kalaallit Nunaat Healer
Greenland
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Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq
Kalaallit Nunaat Healer
Angaangaq is a shaman, traditional healer, storyteller and carrier of the Qilaut (winddrum), whose family belongs to the traditional healers of the Far North from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland. His name means ‘The Man Who Looks Like His Uncle’. Since he was a child he was trained by his family – especially by his Grandmother Aanakasaa – for becoming a shaman. The spiritual task given by his mother is: “Melting the Ice in the Heart of Man”. Angaangaq bridges the boundaries of cultures and faiths in people young and old. His work has taken him to over 70 countries around the world. He conducts circles, seminars and Aalaartiviit – traditional sweat lodges. His teachings are deeply rooted in the wisdom of the oral healing traditions of his people, which enabled people over thousands of years to survive in one of the harshest places on Earth. Angaangaq is a Keynote-Speaker at international conferences about climate change, environment, spiritual and indigenous issues.
Veda Austin
Water Keeper
New Zealand
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Veda Austin
Water Keeper
Veda is a New Zealand water researcher, public speaker, mother, artist and author. She has dedicated the last 8 years to observing and photographing the life of water. Her primary area of focus is photographing water in its ‘state of creation,’ the space between liquid and ice. It is through her remarkable crystallographic photos that water reveals its awareness of not only Creation, but thought and intention through imagery. Tainui Maori (the great canoe builders of New Zealand) on her father’s side, she was born with a passion for water. She believes that water is fluid intelligence, observing itself through every living organism on the planet and in the Universe. Veda sees water as Source rather than a resource, and considers all bodies of water to be sacred. She especially loves to reconnect children to the living water systems inside and outside of their bodies, believing that the ‘tamariki' (children) are the water bearers of the future.
Bohla Nath Banstola
Shaman
Nepal
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Bohla Nath Banstola
Shaman
Bhola is the founding president of the Nepal Shaman Association and is regarded as a world teacher of Nepalese Himalayan shamanism. He is a 27th-generation Nepalese Jhankri shaman whose tradition is based on animistic and shamanic beliefs that honor Mother Earth, the elementals, and the spirit that resides in all living beings. Graduating with degrees in cultural anthropology and naturopathy, he spent many years with shamans in the Himalayan area of Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet, adapting shamanic techniques that allow him to be a “bridge” between ancient shamanic culture and modern vision. The author of two books, Bhola teaches traditional shamanic practices internationally, leads shamanic pilgrimages to Nepal and the Himalayas, and makes ethnographic, documentary films on shamanic healing to educate others and preserve traditional culture. His universal worldview is vital in preserving our earth’s ecology and bringing harmony to all things tangible and intangible.
Diana Beaulieu
Healer, Wombworker
Spain
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Diana Beaulieu
Healer, Wombworker
Diana studied biology, human sciences, and psychoneuroimmunology at Oxford University and was awarded a post-graduate degree in environmental anthropology at UCL. She has worked as an anthropologist in Latin America, and a writer and researcher for international NGOs, charities, science journals and universities. Through her work in front line addiction, homelessness, and women’s services, she began to understand how early and ongoing trauma creates long term impact on human emotions and behaviour. Diana’s desire for a deeper understanding of the human psyche led her down a seven-year apprenticeship in core shamanic medicine. Through her own personal healing journey and developing a self-healing method for herself and her clients, Diana’s unique pathway of Womb Healing and Awakening was born. Her latest work, SoulRise, created with her beloved, is a soul-to-soul community and healing sanctuary for men and women dedicated to healing and creating conscious relationships.
Don Gino Chaka-Runa
Mestizo Maestro
Peru
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Don Gino Chaka-Runa
Mestizo Maestro
Don Gino’s grandfather was a Yatiri from the lineage of the Incas, which was the highest level for a Curandero or Healer. He initiated Gino into the shamanic path at the young age of 15 and gave him the name of Chaka-Runa, which means The Bridge Man in Quechua. At that time he was introduced to the knowledge of Andean Cosmovision, Shamanism, and the use of Sacred Medicine Plants. Along his path following the Andean Ancient Shamanic Knowledge, he strongly felt the call of the Amazon and started doing Plant Medicine and Master Plants Dietas at the Munay Retreat in Pucallpa-Peru. Headed by Don José Campos, by whom he was further trained, Don Gino belongs among the Mestizo Maestros’ line. At the beginning of this lineage was Don Solon Tello, Don Guillermo Hojanama and Don José Campos. Gino travels the world sharing the knowledge of the Shipibo lineage, their practices, and Icaros.
Roel Crabbe
Ceremonialist, Teacher
Belgium
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Roel Crabbe
Ceremonialist, Teacher
Roel is the founder of the Anam Cara spiritual center in Belgium, which he runs together with his wife Griet Heylen. He began his shamanic training in 1995 when he was 17 years old and has been practicing under the guidance of traditional and Western teachers ever since. His trainings are innovative and filled with ceremonies and healing modalities given to him through his contact with the Spirit world. Healing and the opening of the heart are always at the center. He has been recognized by several traditional shamans for his ability to bring in very pure energies and tap into ancient songlines from the Spirit world. His work with healing songs has become an integral part of his teaching and healing work. He has been teaching shamanism since 2003 and has worked with thousands of people in Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, and France. His publications on shamanism have been published in magazines like Bres and Change.
Dennis Daly
Ireland
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Dennis Daly
I am an Earth Keeper, "tutha an Chroi" (Tribe of the Heart) Offering spirit/shamanic healing, teaching, and ceremony at my space in Co, Limerick Ireland and online. I specialize in land healings. Healing past memories and traumas held in the land, Curses and other Piseógs (In Ireland, these magicks are known as Piseógs (Pish-ogues); the name commonly used to cover all superstitions.The goal is to regain order and harmony in our surroundings and helping inhabitants of Mother Earth learn to live in Balance with both themselves and all of the rest of Creation. I feel blessed to be in service of this tribe in whatever way I can, sharing the One Fire, One medicine vision.
Jocelyn Star Feather
Spiritual Alchemist
United States
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Jocelyn Star Feather
Spiritual Alchemist
Jocelyn is a Visibility & Thought Leadership Coach, Spiritual Alchemist, and Founder of Sacred Planet. She shares shamanic and alchemical wisdom to guide courageous seekers towards co-creating a revolutionary new world in alignment with Mother Earth and the vast intelligence of the Cosmos. After a successful 15-year corporate career working in finance for major multinational companies, Jocelyn was thrust into a deep spiritual awakening. It was that awakening which turned her life upside-down, and from which she emerged with a powerful understanding of how to use her intuition and healing abilities. Diving deeply into earth-based and shamanic practices, she has studied alongside elders and wisdomkeepers ever since. Today she coaches and guides visionaries, revolutionaries, and change makers around the world, inspiring them to break free from whatever that has held them back so that they may joyfully offer their highest contribution to our collective future.
Elio Geusa
Founder Aya Healing
Peru
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Elio Geusa
Founder Aya Healing
Originally from Italy, Elio is the founder of AYA Healing Retreats. He is a qualified Social Worker and has over thirteen years experience working both on national and international humanitarian projects. He has also had the privilege of supporting refugee populations to overcome the trauma of displacement throughout Asia, Europe, and Australia. In 2009, Elio encountered the medicine of master plants. Convinced of their power to cure the incurable, he began an apprenticeship under the guidance of Maestro Vegetalista Manaco Manain. Since then he has continued to deepen his knowledge, experience, and understanding of the workings of sacred plant medicines, studying the Shipibo traditions under the revered Mahua family, and has undertaken numerous Master Plant Dietas with well-respected curanderos in the Peruvian Amazon. In addition to sharing the indigenous wisdom of the ancient traditions of the tribal people of the Amazon, Elio also invests part of AYA Healing Retreats profits into humanitarian projects in order to create a more compassionate world.
Elizabeth B. Jenkins
Author, Teacher
Hawaii
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Elizabeth B. Jenkins
Author, Teacher
Elizabeth is a Mom, Organic Farmer, an MA and MFT, and a 35 year student of Inka Nature Wisdom Traditions held by the Q'ero Nation of Peru. She is an international best-selling author of three books and the founder of the Wiraqocha Foundation (1996). The Wiraqocha Foundation serves as the US umbrella organization for Willka Yachay — most successful in creating schools in Hatun Q’eros, heart of the Q'ero Nation. In 2010, Elizabeth led a Discovery Channel film crew to capture never-before-seen rituals in the mountain temples of Hatun Q'eros. In January 2021, she founded the Global Paqo School to employ the Q’ero Masters and aspiring youth during the pandemic. She also co-founded the Q'ero Wayruroni Association in order to better serve the Q'ero communities in Peru. She resides with her yanantin (one of a complementary pair) Barney, on her organic coffee and macadamia nut farm on the Big Island of Hawai`i where she collaborates with Native Hawaiian elders and the magical Volcanic Island forces of Nature.
Jyoti Ma
Grandmother, Elder
United States
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Jyoti Ma
Grandmother, Elder
Jyoti is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher. She has cultivated projects that demonstrate ways of life that honor the Earth and all Peoples. She is the Grandmother Vision Keeper of the Center for Sacred Studies. She has helped to convene the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. She is the founder of The Fountain with the mission to restore an economic model that is based on reciprocity and collaboration guided by Nature and the Sacred. She serves as a delegate of the Mother Earth Delegation of United Indigenous Nations that has a global Sacred Territories Initiative to protect Mother Earth’s sacred sites and Her Original Peoples. Jyoti has devoted her life to creatively addressing the global challenges of our times and bringing unity to the planet. She does this by facilitating the development of alliances between individuals who are the guardians of indigenous culture and organizations that are focused on economic, social, and environmental solutions.
Crow (John) MacKinnon
Teacher, Traveler
United States
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Crow (John) MacKinnon
Teacher, Traveler

Crow is the founder of Shamanic Voyages, a non-profit organization that provides educational programs, trainings, workshops, and travel experiences to shamanic cultures worldwide. He has been involved with shamanism since the mid 1970's, and has been a member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies since the mid 1990's. Crow completed advanced training offered by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and is a Harner Shamanic Counselor. Throughout his travels he has worked with shamans in North, South and Central America, as well as Asia. His teaching practice is primarily that of Core Shamanism, but has been influenced by his exposure to a variety of other shamanic cultures and initiations. Crow includes sweat lodges, drumming workshops and healing services in his shamanic practice. When he is not traveling the world, he is also a creative artist, producing shamanic tools such as natural hide hand drums, rattles and smudge fans.

Anja Mays
Traditional Healer
Germany
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Anja Mays
Traditional Healer
Anja’s interest in ancient wisdom and alternative healing modalities began with acupuncture and the concept of the relationship of body, mind and soul in traditional Chinese medicine. This ignited a passion within her to live in alignment with her natural gifts. Further exploration ultimately led her to IceWisdom, and her teacher and mentor, Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, who gave her the name Assagiarsuk. This is "the one with many hands that can touch very deeply.”  The many arms are a great strength for her - like the arms of the octopus, which can bring a lot to the surface at once. In her private practice, Anja’s goal is that everyone finds the place where they can best develop their potential. When she is not working with clients, or teaching children, you will find her traveling with Angaangaq. His message, “Never close the door again" to the shamanic world - it is wonderful. As an ambassador of Shamans Directory, she extends the same invitation to you, bridging between the allies and the generations.
Mother Earth Delegation
Original People Leaders & Elders
Planet Earth
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Mother Earth Delegation
Original People Leaders & Elders
Holding collectively the wisdom of Original Peoples from around the world, the Mother Earth Delegation of United Original Nations stands with and for Mother Earth, helping us to walk through these times of great chaos and change. The Mother Earth Delegation is a group of thirty-two Original Nations' elder and youth members from Alaska, Australia, Borneo, Columbia, Ecuador, Gabon, Greenland, Guatemala, Hawaii, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Sampiland, Sweden, and Turtle Island. They have come together in answer to the Earth’s call to protect traditional cultures and sacred lands, and to live in alignment with original principles for the preservation of life on Earth. In accordance with ancestral protocols and guidelines, they stand up for the Rights of Mother Earth and Nature’s Laws, reclaiming their inherent sovereignty, and restoring their Original Caretaker roles of our sacred planet.
Don Mariano Quispe Flores
Kurak Akuyak
Peru
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Don Mariano Quispe Flores
Kurak Akuyak
Don Mariano is the founder of Serena Anchanchu, Center for Inca Shamanism, and an elder in the Q’ero community of Charkapata, a Cusco province high up in the Andes. At an early age he became a Pampamesayoq apprentice. He is recognised as a Kurak Akulleq, a title reserved for the most highly esteemed healers, teachers and ceremonialists. He specializes in pulse reading, working with the feminine energies in nature as well as in the ceremony of Haywarikuy – ‘offerings to reach the earth’ – also known in Spanish as despachos. As a Paqo he heals through despachos and coca leaf readings, and is renowned for his expertise in reading a patient’s physical and energetic pulses. Don Mariano offers his precious earth-honoring spiritual and healing wisdom to a growing community of dedicated students from around the world. Wherever he goes, he builds community, brings happiness, opens hearts, and inspires peace, health and hope to all whom he touches.
Puma Quispe Singona
Andean Maestro, Teacher
Peru
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Puma Quispe Singona
Andean Maestro, Teacher

Puma was trained by his grandfather, the late Don Maximo Singona (known as “Papakay”) from the age of six, learning and mastering the traditions and rituals of the Andes in Peru. He exudes a passion for the ancestral Incan teachings and has a profound respect for Awakening Global Consciousness. He has attended and facilitated numerous international gatherings of Spiritual Leaders and Global Youth Leaders, and is featured in books and films about the Andean Medicine Path. Puma’s mission is to continue Papakay’s legacy by sharing the ancient teachings and the medicine of his ancestors in his own unique, inspiring and heartfelt way. An integral key in that mission is his vision for the completion of the Noqan Kani Global Community Center in his hometown of Chinchero. The Center will host and provide a base where anyone, locals and travelers alike, can come to study these teachings, keeping the timeless Andean ways, culture and nature-based wisdom alive for generations to come.

Zahra Indigo Rønlov
Healing Alchemist
United States
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Zahra Indigo Rønlov
Healing Alchemist

Zahra Indigo is a Sacred Witness, an Ecopsychologist, Minister of Prayer, Healing Alchemist, Priestess of Ma’at, Egyptian Mysteries Guide, Teacher, Ceremonialist, Entrepreneur, Author, Artist, Mom. She received her master's degree in ecopsychology from Naropa University and is a Minister of Walking Prayer with the Center for Sacred Studies. As a Priestess of Ma’at, she is dedicated to serving Truth in every way she is able to perceive it. With an endless entrepreneurial spirit, she initiated and operates Sacred Witness LLC, and offers private healing sessions, classes, and specialized pilgrimages. Zahra Indigo is a sacred witness to the unfolding complexity, beauty, and mystery of this existence. It is her intention to live life in service to the health of our planet and all who reside here, and in this she has discovered something quite profound and rewarding.

Lei’ohu Ryder and Maydeen 'Īao
Spiritual Leaders, Healers
Hawaii
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Lei’ohu Ryder and Maydeen 'Īao
Spiritual Leaders, Healers

Lei’ohu Ryder and her partner Maydeen 'Īao, are Kumu Aloha (emissaries of aloha) and advocates for the indigenous soul in all people, blind to the labels (race, creed, nationality, ideology, etc.) that can separate us from experiencing the true nature of ourselves and others. Their love and knowledge of Na Mea Hawaii, help us connect with ourselves, with spirit, and be pono (balanced in right alignment). Together they offer their gifts of singing and songwriting, counseling, healing work, and ceremonies, all with aloha. Founders of Aloha In Action Lei’ohu and Maydeen are here to make a difference. They are dedicated to restoring dignity and balance for all life. Aloha in Action serves love, the commitment that lies at the heart of everything they do and is the foundation for all of their activities. When asked to take their time to think about becoming ambassadors for Shamans Directory, they said, “We don’t need time to decide. The world needs us all to step in. We are a yes, right now!”

Wilbert Salas Atasi
Master Teacher
Peru
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Wilbert Salas Atasi
Master Teacher
I am a healer and teacher from the great valleys of the Andes. My community is called Colcha Paruro. I am a spiritual guide and own my own guiding company in the Sacred Valley of Cusco, Peru. I am known as a master teacher or Paqo. In the Andes, we believe that we have reached a time in history where we are being called together globally to share our finest love, knowledge, medicine, energy and ceremonies for the future of our Great Mother Earth. For this reason, many of our elders in the Andes (myself included), are traveling the world to share our wisdom traditions with all who are ready to listen and learn. It is my honor and my pleasure to offer my support as an Ambassador of ShamansDirectory and a member of the Team.
Ahamkara Shaman
Siberian Shaman, Healer, Teacher
Russia
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Ahamkara Shaman
Siberian Shaman, Healer, Teacher
Ahamkara is a traditional and highly respected Siberian shaman and healer. He comes from the Altai mountains where he still lives today and runs a healing center. His knowledge has been directly acquired from Siberian indigenous peoples. Siberian shamanism is closely related to the North American shamanism of the hunters and in part represents its original form. Ahamkara teaches the authentic, ancient, and holy knowledge of his people. For the past 16 years he has been offering a variety of teaching programs to individuals and groups. His classes are aimed at improving health, personal development and finding one’s path. His summers are spent at Zhivo, the healing center that he created in the Siberian forest, where he offers his teaching and healing. In winters he travels and offers seminars in various countries in Europe to spread the wisdom and healing methods of his people.
Katherine Skaggs
Artist, Shaman
United States
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Katherine Skaggs
Artist, Shaman
Katherine is a creative visionary artist, author, teacher, shamanic practitioner, and painter. She brings beautiful heart-centered vision, imagery and writing to educate, inspire and awaken the soul and to heal the human experience. Her work is dedicated to assisting others in uniting their true essence with their conscious waking experience. She is the author of Artist Shaman Healer Sage, Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle, as well as Mythical Goddesses Tarot. She is an inspirational teacher of Intuitive Painting, Shamanic, and Mystery School teachings, including; dream interpretation, the chakras, meditation, visualization, and expanding one’s intuition. Katherine has been studying and practicing energy healing for more than 20 years. She is an ongoing student of advanced shamanic studies, continually deepening her abilities to heal patterns of disease and suffering and transforming them into new patterns of love and harmony.
Robert Wakeley Wheeler
Author, Teacher
United States
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Robert Wakeley Wheeler
Author, Teacher
Wake is a counselor, convener, teacher, and group facilitator. He is a student of the Andean Traditions, especially as they are embodied in the Mesa, the Sacred Andean Medicine Bundle. He received his Juris Doctor law degree in 1976 from Northwestern University School of Law and began a practice in the estate planning field. Wake took a sabbatical from the practice in 1999 and traveled to Peru with his family. There he met shamans, engaged in ceremony, received transmissions, and never looked back. He has traveled to Peru, on solo quests and as a facilitator, for the past two decades. Wake shares his experiences and knowledge through mentoring, classes, gatherings, and journeys. He has been particularly drawn by the synergy of cloth and stone and supports several communities of weavers in the Andes. With the special blessings of sacred teachers Don Francisco and Dona Juanita, he continues his exploration of mesa stewardship and the energy dynamics held within the sacred threads.
Joan Parisi Wilcox
Author, Teacher
United States
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Joan Parisi Wilcox
Author, Teacher
Joan has studied the Andean Sacred Arts for close to three decades and teaches the tradition to students around the globe. She is the author of Masters of the Living Energy: The Mystical World of the Q’ero of Peru and two other books. She has written dozens of magazine articles, been interviewed for podcasts and radio, and appeared in several documentary films about the Andean mystical tradition and metaphysics in general. Through her blog, QentiWasi.com, she shares the wisdom of the Andes. In the past, she has worked with frontier scientists exploring the “new biology,” including the human biofield. She has served as Mistress of Ceremonies and lectured at bioenergetic conferences in the United States and Europe. Joan has also worked as a freelance book editor for publishers, specializing in books on metaphysics and frontier science. She loves to explore at the boundaries of the known and collaborate with other curiosity-seekers.

Founders Circle

Mayumi Beckers
Netherlands / Japan
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Mayumi Beckers
My name means “bow of the truth” which was given by a Buddhist master teacher from Japan. Remembering my truth brought me to the shamanic path of being in service to others, and answering the call to co-create Shamans Directory. Previous to my shamanic practice, I was a strategic brand planner working in the field of creative communications in Tokyo and London. As a truth seeker and a peacekeeper, I also volunteered for an international peace charity. I am honored and filled with joy to offer my professional expertise in order to bring Shamans Directory to the world. I believe that infusing modern day society with ancient wisdom will make a powerful contribution to global healing and awakening.
Tricia Bennett
United States
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Tricia Bennett
I come from a lineage of healers who taught me to listen to Spirit, that we are not separate from nature, and that almost everything we need to know is within us - we simply need to remember it. I believe that healers are artists, and that most of us would rather do just about anything than promote ourselves! During my career of 35 years as addiction and trauma specialist, I belonged to several professional directories, virtually eliminating the need for marketing. I am delighted to be a part of creating Shamans Directory, where shamanic healers and teachers can focus on what they came here to do; offering their healing gifts to humanity and our precious planet.
Mary Cusack
United States
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Mary Cusack
When I was a little girl I believed in magic. I wanted to be a “good witch” when I grew up! I became a Chemical Engineer - the closest thing to creating magic that was deemed acceptable in my world. Over time, as a single mother going through the day to day drudgery of working life, I lost that belief in magic and began a  journey to reclaim my  joy. I became a Reiki Master, a Breathwork Facilitator, and a Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner.  Shamanic healers connect people to their own divinity and offer wisdom teachings that our world desperately needs. As a member of the Organizational Development Team here at Shaman’s Directory I wholeheartedly support the  belief that together we can restore humanity!
Mark Hashimi
United Kingdom
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Mark Hashimi
I work as a psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner with an interest in combining both worlds; ancient and modern. Having been on the shamanic path for a number of years, I incorporate Shipibo, Inca, Core and Classical shamanism in my work. I specialize in trauma and am interested in regulation, recovery and healing on both the level of the mind and the soul. I believe that shamanic medicine is the only way to truly reconnect with the lost parts of humanity in order to heal the earth and its children. I am excited to be a part of the Shamans Directory family in order to forward that healing in whatever way I can.
Melise Menashe
United States / Brazil
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Melise Menashe
After two decades in the entertainment and service industry, existential suffering and personal disempowerment ignited my healing journey. I moved from painfully and unsuccessfully trying to fulfill everyone else’s expectations to deeply honoring my authentic self and allowing my radiant light to shine. The way of the shaman honors your unique gifts, restores your natural state of well-being, and strengthens your connection to Mother Earth. As a Brazilian native, world citizen, and life explorer, I celebrate the beauty of our diversity, I receive counsel from the divine wisdom of my ancestors, and my practice is gratitude. It is my honor to be here in service for your highest good as a member of the Shamans Directory Membership Support Team!
Ron Meyers
United States
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Ron Meyers
My healing work is informed by all areas of my life. As an attorney, I help clients confront questions of family relationships and mortality in planning their estates. As a negotiator, I hear individuals’ intentions underlying their words and attitudes, in pursuit of agreement and reconciliation. As a singer, I engage the mysterious internal spaces of the body and breath to produce music. From a lifetime engaged in Jewish tradition, I know the infinite shades of the journey to self-realization and bring a rich vocabulary of ideas about the sanctity of life. Shamanic practice has enabled me to integrate and elevate all of these facets of myself in service to others. I am delighted to bring my spirit and my expertise to Shamans Directory as a founder and member of the Organizational Development Team.
Lucita Murphy
United States
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Lucita Murphy
A second generation Mexican American, I came to this earth with the gift of Intuition and a strong, psychic connection to Spirit. I channel light from the heavens, “Luz de los Cielos." I am an artist, wife, mother and grandmother; trained in Reiki, Craniosacral Unwinding, Psychic Healing, and Shamanic Energy Medicine. I am a busy woman, and I know that life is busy for other healers and teachers too! I much prefer the idea of all of us out there delivering our healing gifts, than spending our precious time and resources promoting them. It is for this reason I am here to share my light and to support this platform as a member of the Registration Team for Shamans Directory.
Janet Sager Knott
United States
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Janet Sager Knott
I am an elder walking the shamanic path. After years as an urban professional in the vibrant Los Angeles’ creative community, I now enjoy life in the hills. I am trained in a wide range of holistic medicine, bodywork, and metaphysical practices. Following a profound healing through a master plant teacher, I committed to the shamanic path in 2014. I have participated in ceremonies led by Indigenous healers of North America, taken refuge in the bodhisattva vow of Zen Peacemakers, and most recently, made a pilgrimage to the Sacred Valley of Peru where I met my current teacher, Puma Fredy Quispe Singona. As a Founding member of Shamans Directory with a focus on organizational development, it is my great pleasure to serve the global shamanic community!
Cornelia Wallner-Frisee
Tanzania / Austria
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Cornelia Wallner-Frisee
As a trained medical doctor, I discovered my passion to encounter different cultures. I studied the treasures of our ancestors in India, Tibet, the Andes, the Amazon and integrated their healing techniques. For the past 12 years I have been living with people from the Maasai and Meru tribes in Tanzania. Through the running of our NGO, Africa Amini Alama and working as a natural healer, shamanic practitioner, and medical doctor, I have experienced the strength of the African medicine, and the importance of giving a voice to original healers. It is an honor to be a part of giving a voice to original healers from around the world through Shamans Directory.

THE TEAM

Stefanie Bailey
United States
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Stefanie Bailey
As a person deeply connected to Spirit I have been guided to many healing modalities. I am a certified yoga and meditation instructor, an Angelic Reiki practitioner, Usui Reiki Master, and Shamanic energy healer; most recently, pursuing my love of music and sacred sound, as a sound healer. Being a mother and a wife has taught me to grow and love in more ways that I ever thought possible. My mission is to be that love, to be of service, and to offer my gifts for the healing of our planet. I am honored and excited to be a part of the Shamans Directory Registration team. I look forward to supporting our members, and to promoting wellness, mindfulness, and awakening.
Regula Bielinski
Switzerland
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Regula Bielinski
Trained as an Art mediator and Color designer in Architecture, my journey over the last 25 years led me to the study and practice of Feng Shui, Space and Personal Clearing, and Shamanic Energy Medicine bringing together environmental and personal energy fields. Today, in my healing practice I focus on Space and Personal Clearing, a gentle but powerful process based on the Buddhist Teachings of mindfulness, non-attachment, non-doing, and acceptance in order to help bring balance and harmony back to space and people. A member of the Registration Team, it is my great pleasure to support Shamans Directory as a unique and unifying community of energy healers from all cultures, all over the world.
Tamsin Bradshaw
Singapore / Australia
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Tamsin Bradshaw
I come from a lineage that repressed its intuitive gifts for centuries. I know what it’s like to feel ashamed of your sensitivity. After walking through the portal of change more times than I can count, I also know what it’s like to celebrate these gifts – and to feel fueled by them. I am grateful for my path: it led me to find my own way, and building a potent yet accessible toolkit that I love sharing with my clients. I blend coaching and shamanic energy medicine to ignite the magic in others, so they can meet their own change with wide-eyed wonder. Heading up the Calendar Team, I am deeply inspired by Shamans Directory, and its capacity to empower and connect energy healers.
Belen Cristino
United States / Spain
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Belen Cristino
After building a successful professional career as an economist and diplomat for the Spanish Government and in the private sector, life took me to the US to experience areas in my life that required inner healing and deep transformation. I was in search of meaning, peace, and a new form of self-expression. Through my healing arts training in vibrational energy medicine, crystal resonance, flower essences, floral décor, and sacred space clearing, I am re-writing a new life story. A story where co-creating with Spirit and Mother Earth is real and empowering. Beauty Medicine is my sacred healing ally. Offering my gifts in the Spanish Support and Social Media teams is my way to support Shamans Directory, this Divinely Guided Humanitarian project for the world.
Saadia Esat
Canada
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Saadia Esat
Born in Zimbabwe, with Asian roots, I now live in New Zealand. My own questions around identity led me down a path of curiosity and integration. While my Grandmother facilitated healing in more traditional ways, my journey emphasizes the connection of traditional and contemporary, light and dense, internal and external worlds. Holding these dualities respectfully, lightly, and compassionately within myself is what led me to join the Tech Team here at Shamans Directory and to assist in bringing the world of shamanism to life virtually.
Amalia Graf
Switzerland
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Amalia Graf
As a child, I was deeply connected to the spirits and beings in nature. This led me to choose a healing profession, psychology. My work professionally, in global strategic marketing, gifted me with different cultures and transformation. Several life-changing events led me to pursue the ancient healing modalities of stone healing, herbal medicine, and shamanism, which lit the fire within me. I believe that  life is a conscious co-creation and I am here to assist people on their healing journeys. The ‘One fire, One medicine’ vision of Shamans Directory deeply resonates with me. I am here to support the Directory as a member of the Social Media Team - and wherever else I can be of service.
Paula Grönloh
Netherlands
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Paula Grönloh
Growing up in a family that does not ‘believe in such things,’ I did not become consciously aware of my strong intuition and the impact of my words until I reached the middle stage of my life. Now fully present to my unique gifts and talents, I have found my place and I am trained in yoga and Shamanic Energy medicine. I am delighted and honored to support Shamans Directory as a member of the Affiliate Marketing Team, where shamanic healers and teachers have a platform to focus on their gifts and a place to connect with other like minded people.
Tim Gunning
United Kingdom
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Tim Gunning
I was born in India and lived in rural Bihar until I was ten, which offered me a unique perspective of the world. Several years ago I left a career in IT to focus on personal development. In addition to witnessing my own transformation, I have been privileged to facilitate the journey of many others and I know the power we all have to heal and thrive. I am a life coach, and a practitioner of Journey, NLP, EFT, and Shamanic energy medicine. In addition to working with individuals, I have spent the last 15 years delivering productivity training in corporate and government organizations. I am currently building a private practice with my wife Josephine. I am blessed to be part of the Shamans Directory Team and to support the directory in any way I can.
Cynthia Honores
United States / Peru
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Cynthia Honores
I was born in Perú and grew up living in various parts of the Americas, Europe and Africa. I am thankful for the opportunity this gave me to be connected to various cultures around the world.  After the unraveling of my marriage due to the siphoning force of addiction, the year 2020 gave me the opportunity to reconnect to my Peruvian roots and find healing. Through The Four Winds Society I became a certified shamanic energy medicine practitioner and after a 20-year career in the New York City art world, I am happy to now be devoting time to developing my practice. I feel honored to be a part of the Shaman’s Directory, and I look forward to welcoming you via the New Member Support team.
Heather Knies
United States
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Heather Knies
I have always longed to be of service, and as a healer, Shamanism has given me that outlet. On my path, I have trained with many healers and teachers, and I will continue to do so. Finding the right healer to support you during your sacred journey is very important. Shaman’s Directory puts access to finding the right healers and teachers at your fingertips. Shamanic healing has created miracles in my life and I am here at Shamans Directory to bring that gift to others. As a member of the Registration Team, I look forward to supporting our members and working together to create lasting change in the world.
Consuelo Marroquin
United States / Columbia
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Consuelo Marroquin
I was born to a deeply spiritual family in Colombia, trained as a Psychologist and moved to the States many years ago. An almost fatal car crash while still in Colombia intensified my longing for something deeper and sacred, for something that I felt in my heart was waiting for. A number of “Divine Interventions” led me to work in the addictions and trauma fields, and to the training and practice of Magnified Healing, Reiki and Shamanic Energy Medicine. As a Member of Shamans Directory Member Support Team I believe that we will create bridges for peace, healing, compassion and understanding among the nations of Earth.
Amy Marshall
United States
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Amy Marshall
I am a trained trauma nurse with a doctorate in thyroid studies. Along the way, my healing journey brought me to integrative medicine and then to energy medicine, enabling me to offer shamanic medicine while working with veterans in the operating room. As a musician, I bring the sound of soul healing to my patients. For those who are ready for the deeper aspects of healing, I am a guide to remembering and empowering your soul’s light and highest vibration. I have taken my place on the Shamans Directory Team to bring light and capable hands to whatever is needed, and to assist healers, teachers, and all those seeking healing, to align with their highest destiny.
Monica McWhirter
Energy Medicine Healer
Canada
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Monica McWhirter
Energy Medicine Healer
My name is the Woman Who Breathes with the Singing Waters at the North Door. I am Algonquin, Metis and Polish. I am Bear and Buffalo Clan. My Spirit Colors are Blue, Yellow and White. I have always had an innate belief that the world is love. I have always walked closely with Great Spirit, wherever that led me. After 14 years in the social work field, providing Trauma Informed Solutions to diverse populations, internationally and in Canada, I returned to walk the Red Road and study shamanism. This has taken me on the most beautiful journey including the privilege to teach others the Red Road. My life has forever changed in the best possible ways, by witnessing others remember their medicine. As an Indigenous Woman, I believe in the prophecies of the 8th fire. I believe that we are in a time where it is important to share our medicines with others and so, I am so delighted to be responding to the call to the Sacred Fire as a part of the Shamans Directory Team. Chi Miigwetch!
Kristen Norton
United States
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Kristen Norton
As an English teacher, I have spent my career working to help others find and nurture their voices, even as my own voice as a medicine woman was swallowed up. Five years ago I began the journey of recognizing and expressing my deep love for Mother Earth (whom I call  Pachamama) and the medicine she has given me to share with others. Since then I have developed my gifts of channeling and healing to serve others in her honor. As a member of the Calendar Team here at Shamans Directory, I welcome you with great joy to a platform designed specifically to gather the voices and offerings of those who bear medicine gifts and share them around the fire.
Francine Parisi
United States
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Francine Parisi
I am a lifelong intuitive, seer, feeler, and healer with 20 years in private practice. I come from a long line of intuitive women and healers, although I am the first of many generations to practice openly. In my quest to embrace and embody my spiritual gifts, I came to understand how my abilities, combined with my love of, and connection to, the earth and all her creatures could bring powerful healing to others. I am honored to be a part of the Shamans Directory Membership Support Team as I believe that the world will be healed by shamans.
Gina Pumarejo
United States
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Gina Pumarejo
Ordained metaphysical minister/counselor, HeartMath® Certified Coach/Mentor, and energy medicine practitioner, I have studied the ancient shamanic traditions of South America and the Mayan culture of Mexico. I have tremendous respect and love for the medicine wheel and the shamanic practices that took me to the doorstep of freedom. With my deep knowledge of self-inquiry through Advaita Vedanta, I was able to make the final leap! Knowing how difficult it was to find a shaman when I needed one, I am honored to support Shaman’s Directory as a member of the Resource Team - and wherever else I am needed! Making this ‘one fire’ of shamans available to all is a tremendous gift to humanity.
Valerie White
United States
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Valerie White
A clinical psychologist by training, I have coached adults and facilitated trauma and stress reduction workshops for children and adults around the world. I have always been interested in modern-day and indigenous sciences, and I have extensively studied subtle energy and healing modalities. I believe that lasting change comes from taking all levels of existence into account: physical, emotional, and spiritual, to clear blocks and  access higher, more joyful states of consciousness. Shamanism addresses all of these levels. “It takes a village”and in this case it will take a Global Village to restore balance to our world. I feel blessed to be a part of this global village as a member of the Shamans Directory Member Support Team.

ONE FIRE. ONE MEDICINE.

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