The Church of Earth Healing promotes the healing of Mother Earth through spiritual and religious means, based in a pantheistic, polytheistic world view. All Creation is a manifestation of the Divine; Earth, our home, is the grounding of all Creation.
We hold a vision of the world and all her inhabitants as whole: spiritually, socially, physically, and ecologically. We are dedicated to planting spiritual seeds of transformation, healing, self-empowerment, love, and balance, through a ministry of teaching, healing, and pastoral guidance.
The Church offers celebratory rituals and services honoring the Earth-centered ways of our ancestors, including a weekly shamanic drumming circle which was founded in 1989 in Athens OH, and a second shamanic circle founded in 2014 in Ithaca NY.
Bekki Shining Bearheart, founding clergy, and other clergy trained in the practices of the church, offer pastoral counseling and private healing. Bekki offers a wide variety of courses in shamanism, an ancient healing modality based in Spirit and widely used by the ancestors, and other spiritually based healing and divinatory practices. She has trained a group of advanced shamanic students to teach Fundamentals of Shamanism, the Church’s foundational course in shamanic journeying.