of the Ancestors
workshop was a wonderfully deepening experience, allowing access to new
levels of connectivity and personal healing. I've studied the
metaphysical and spiritual for years, but Bekki and Crow's
finally brought me to actually experience the rich inner
Jo Wheat, Columbia SC
value Crow and Bekki place
been very powerful, and has brought about direct and tangible healing
not just for myself but also for my family (living and deceased). This
has shown me my roots, where I stand in the larger flow of things, and
created a solid foundation to work out from. Most importantly, they
have always encouraged trust in the spirits and in my ability to hear
the voice of Spirit within. What could be more important?"
For Bone Woman
This is the song I give to you
Woman who eats the bones
I make this song for you
Woman who eats only bones
Out of the silence of the mountain
I sing this song
Out of the mountain's heart I birth it
Out of the shape of wolves I shape it
As when we put on the skin of the wolf
Running, running under the full moon
Running silver and white in her light
Shining, yellow-eyed, against the midnight snow
This is the song I make for you
Ancient one of the mountain
With your heart of fire
I am flesh of your flesh
As we grow long tails together
As we hunt the prey together
Running out of the mountain together
As you guide me, as you guide me
This is the song I sing to you
Teacher in the darkness
The darkness of longing, the darkness of despair
The darkness before birthing
The darkness of the winter
The darkness inside the mountain
The darkness of rest and waiting
The darkness that teaches patience
Will I ever learn patience?
This is the song I sing to you
teacher in the darkness
The darkness of transformation
I sing it to honor you, my teacher
I thank you for the gift of the night sight
I thank you for my crystal body
And the body made of green things
And the body made of the mountain mud
And for your birthing me into these bodies
To teach me the way of change
And the gifts that await me in the dark...
------Bekki, 1993 (Thank you,
for your teachings. They changed my life
and made it deeper, richer, more blessed...)
shamanic journeying experience. You
should be familiar with upper and lower world journeywork and have
established shamanic allies and teachers.
is an excellent next step after taking our Fundamentals
workshop. Circle of the Ancestors is required for participation in our Two Week Intensive Healing Training.
peoples recognize ancestors as
to Spirit who provide potent guidance. In many cultures the ancestors
are as significant, sometimes more significant than allies.
They often function as teachers.
focuses on contact with our
journeywork so that each participant can develop a "tribal history,"
giving a unique window into our individual shamanic heritage.
We learn how to
work with our ancestors for
to resolve family issues, discover plant and animal spirit energies
essential to our lineages, and learn about ancient rituals and
We do shamanic
work for each other with our
Anyone doing shamanic work who is interested in his or her spiritual
heritage can enjoy and benefit from working with their ancestors.
work forms an integral part of most
cultures. It compliments the primary skills of professional healers of
any discipline, and is excellent for individuals who wish to
their own healing. A major goal of the work is to open the student to
the shamanic realms and to help her/him use these connections in daily
required to attend all Church of Earth Healing
classes and workshops. See the Schedule
when and where Circle of the Ancestors is next offered.