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Iím a teacher and practitioner of practical animism who specializes in ancestral and family healing and in helping humans relate well with the rest of the natural world. My work sources from my devotion to the Earth, and I draw inspiration from indigenous wisdom and my older ancestors by encouraging accountability and active tending with our other-than-human kin.

For the last two decades, Iíve trained with teachers of Mahayana Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and diverse indigenous paths, including the traditions of my Northern European ancestors. Iím also a student of Yoruba culture and an initiate (omo awo) of Ifa, Orisa, and Egungun in the lineage of Oluwo Falolu Adesanya of Ode Remo, Nigeria.

My doctoral research in psychology focused on the use of shamanic healing practices by clinical mental health professionals, and Iím a licensed marriage and family therapist. Iíve been blessed to spend time as a student of culture and language in the Czech Republic, Mexico, Ecuador, Egypt, Morocco, and Nigeria. Training as a therapist, living in other societies, and immersion in different lineages of spiritual practice all inform my kind and non-dogmatic approach to ancestor and earth reverence.

My wife and I now live with our senior dog Jude in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. For more on my approach to ritual and path see my full-length interview or information on trainings and sessions
 

Contact: (828) 767-9234 / ancestralmedicine@gmail.com