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The Church of Earth Healing has provided teaching, healing and spiritual counseling within a shamanic framework in Athens County, Ohio since 1990, under the guidance of its founding ministers.

Crow Swimsaway, PhD and Bekki Shining Bearheart, LMT, are shamanic healers, teachers and spiritual counselors who have been teaching shamanism together since 1982. We offer energy healing and bodywork, shamanic journeying, ally retrieval, shamanic extraction, soul retrieval, and psychopomp work. We provide shamanic divination and astrology and tarot consultations as a source of guidance. As licensed ministers, we perform legal weddings (handfasting) as well as other ceremonies and rituals based in pagan and shamanic traditions.

Though we have recently made the decision to go our own ways in our personal lives, we continue our joint involvement with, and support of, the work of the Church,  and remain friends and colleagues. We occasionally teach and do healing work together, and are also pursuing our work individually. Please note the new workshops each of us are developing, below.

  The Church of Earth Healing is located at Dragon Waters, home to Crow, as well as our teaching and healing center:
6560 State Route 356, New Marshfield, Ohio, 45766
Phone: (740) 664-5050

to e-mail Crow:
to e-mail Bekki:

Bekki has re-located to Ithaca NY, where she is now actively teaching and doing healing work.

Bekki and Crow also work and teach throughout the United States and occasionally the U.K.

Read back issues of our newsletter at the Newsletter Archives.

Our newest workshops
Dionysus: Trekking with the God of the Vine added summer 2013
Shamanic Cosmologies added summer 2013 (Crow)
Singing Wolf, Listening Deer: Balance and Power in the Heart and on the Path added summer 2013 (Bekki)
Going Whole Hog added January 2014  (Crow)

To The Waters and the Wild: Journeys with the Fey added January 2014 (Bekki)
My Spirit Valentine added January 2014 (Crow)
Are You Dead Yet? coming soon (Crow)
You can find out when and where we are teaching these classes next by going straight to the Schedule.

In June 2007, Crow and Bekki presented a paper at the 8th conference of the International Society for Shamanistic Research, titled Revivalist Shamanic Practice in Non-Indigenous Communities in the US. It details work done by us and our advanced students, and discusses shamanism and shamanic healing as an inherent  human process that is natural and inevitable in all human cultures, including our own.