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Stepping Into the Light


Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

-Martin Luther King Jr.


I made the mistake of listening to the news today! It took me the whole morning to recover and shift my focus and awareness on all that I am grateful for and the many possibilities that surround us. The ones you won't find in mainstream media. I write this newsletter to remind, our readers, and hopefully myself that regardless of our circumstances and the state of the world, we literally are light. Researchers have proven through Quantum Physics what indigenous and shamanic cultures have been saying since the beginning of time. The human Spirit is light and it is a moment-to-moment choice to radiate that light into the world or succumb to the darkness of despair, resignation and apathy. In this column I would like to suggest some ways that we can bring ourselves back into our most brilliant and luminous selves. It is our birthright to shine and given the state of the world, I believe it is our responsibility.


As we learn to open to the vessel of light and unconditional love we are, we not only bring health, happiness and healing to ourselves, but to the world and people we touch in our daily lives. We don't have to work to radiate our light, it is who we are, a reflection of our Divine nature. We only have to keep our intention on allowing our authentic inner radiance to reveal itself. Our light is the one thing about us that is eternal. This isn't just true of a few of us - that light is the fabric of all form - and when we learn to see the light in everyone the myth of separation dissolves - and we recognize our interconnection with all life.

Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.

-Bren� Brown 



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Upcoming Programs and Events


 Shapeshifting with Earth Wisdom: Saying Yes, to our own, and the Earth's Mystery


Join Llyn "Cedar" Roberts and Michael Stone for a FREE Introduction

Sunday, March 15th at 5pm Eastern/2pm Pacific

Claim Your Virtual Seat for the FREE Introduction HERE

Basic 5Rhythms Practice
Valentines Day event: Opening the Heart through Movement

Michael Stone is starting a new basic 5Rhythms class series to be held from 2-4 pm on the second Saturday of the month. This month, which is on Valentines Day, the theme will be Opening the Heart through Movement.

5Rhythms is an energetic moving meditation and self-discovery process based on the work of Gabrielle Roth. Dancing the 5Rhythms is a practice-a dynamic way to both workout and to meditate in the same breath. The practice teaches us that life is energy in motion, freeing us from any fixed notions about people, places, objects or ideas. In dancing 5Rhythms the body becomes a spiritual path.

Deepening your shamanic practice 

Discover and internalize the oldest human system of spiritual knowledge and healing  ~ Drum and dance to energize and heal with the helping spirits including Power Animals ~ Engage in transformational processes and ceremonies  ~ Learn shamanic journeying

Special 6-week Series, Jan.-Feb. 2015, Grass Valley & Auburn
(Single Session Attendance Ok)
Grass Valley:  Thursdays, 630-830 pm
Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26  
To sign up, contact Michael Stone,  530.277.0937,
Auburn:  Tuesdays, 7-9 pm
Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
To sign up, contact J.P. Tindell, 916.296.8232, 

Suggested Donation: $15/session; advance signup required; no prior experience needed

This opportunity will develop skills for meeting pre-requisite of experience with shamanic journeying for the MEDICINE FOR THE EARTH/HEALING WITH SPIRITUAL LIGHT WORKSHOP in Grass Valley, CA, March 5-8, 2015

Facilitated by experienced local, shamanic practitioners/teachers: J.P. Tindell, Michael Stone, Eve Crowe

Medicine for the Earth: Healing with Spiritual Light

I am excited to announce that I will be leading a 4 day Medicine for the Earth workshop with two other amazing Shamanic Practitioners, Eve Crowe and JP Tindell. This workshop is based on the work of Sandra Ingerman and is a prerequisite for her 2 year Teacher's program. The basic premise of this program if we want to change our outer environment we must first transform our inner landscape. It will be held in Grass Valley March 5-8. If you want a deep and transformative Shamanic Experience that will produce dramatic changes in your life and world.

Shamanic Coaching and Guidance
I wanted remind those of you don't know that I have started up my coaching and mentoring programs again. My primary focus is on providing shamanic guidance, to organizations and individuals. At this time in our evolution I feel it is of paramount importance to transcend our beliefs in separation and access the wisdom of spirit that lives in each and every one of us. I offer a sliding payment scale based on value received and financial situation. Please give a call or email if you interested in any of the following: 

* Power Animal & Spirit Guide Access
* Soul Remembering & Retrieval
* Personal & Organizational Change
* Spiritual Guidance & Journey work
* Shamanic Teaching & Mentoring

Organizational Shamanism
I am currently writing a book that integrates my shamanic practices with three decades of Organizational Development work. Organizational Shamanism (OS) is the practice and application of ancient shamanic techniques to solve contemporary organizational and community challenges. It is a whole systems approach to gathering information that can help us to revitalize and energize the spirit of our organizations and tap into new levels of creativity, intuition and wisdom not available with contemporary perception. OS focuses on transforming inner states of consciousness to bring about outer change, and taps into a creative potential beyond limiting beliefs and assumptions. 

I am looking for organizations that are interested in trying these new approaches to solving organizational issues. If you and your organization or any one you know are open to applying this pioneering work in your company to bring about organizational change please give me a call. Or email 530.277.0937 or

Book of the Month

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Walking in Light: The Everyday Empowerment of a Shamanic Life

By Sandra Ingerman


A shaman can serve as a healer, storyteller, and a keeper of wisdom-but most of all, teaches Sandra Ingerman, "Shamans radiate a light that uplifts everybody. In our culture, we tend to focus on methods and forget that the greatest way we can offer healing to the world is to become a vessel of love." With Walking in Light, this renowned teacher offers a complete guide for living in a shamanic way-empowered by purpose, focus, and a deep connection to the spiritual dimensions.


"Shamanism remains so relevant because it continues to evolve to meet the needs of the times and culture," teaches Sandra. Here you are invited to participate in the modern evolution of this ancient and powerful form of spirituality, featuring:


* Foundational practices-lucid instruction on the shamanic journey, ceremonies, and other techniques for accessing the hidden realms of spirit


* Compassionate spirits, allies, and ancestors-how to contact and build a relationship with your power animals and spiritual helpers


* Healing from a shamanic perspective-practices that can integrate with and enhance any healing modality


* Guidance for deepening your connection with the environment and the rhythms of the natural world


* Ways to cultivate a rich inner landscape that empowers your intentions and actions in every aspect of your life, and much more


Walking in Light is a comprehensive resource filled with practical techniques, indigenous wisdom, and invaluable guidance for both new and experienced shamanic practitioners. Most importantly, Sandra Ingerman illuminates the meaning behind the practices-revealing our universe as a place where spirit is the ultimate reality, where our intentions shape our world, and where unseen allies support us on every step of our journey.


Sandra will be my guest on Conversations from Noon-1pm PST on Tuesday February 3rd. Click hear to listen live. After that it will be available on my site


The Physics of Angels: Exploring the Realm Where Science and Spirit Meet

By Matthew Fox and Rupert Sheldrake


Many people believe in angels, but few can define these enigmatic spirits. Now visionary theologian Matthew Fox and acclaimed biologist Rupert Sheldrake-pioneers in modern religious thinking and scientific theory-launch a groundbreaking exploration into the ancient concept of the angel and restore dignity, meaning, and joy to our time-honored belief in these heavenly beings.


"Matthew Fox might well be the most creative, the most comprehensive, surely the most challenging religious-spiritual teacher in America."-Thomas Berry


"Rupert Sheldrake continues to chart a new course in our understanding of the non-local mind that connects all of us."-Deepak Chopra


Click here to listen to Michael's interview with Rupert Sheldrake and Matthew Fox



Poetry Corner


 For Someone Awakening To The Trauma of His or Her Past:


For everything under the sun there is a time.

This is the season of your awkward harvesting,

When the pain takes you where you would rather not go,


Through the white curtain of yesterdays to a place

You had forgotten you knew from the inside out;

And a time when that bitter tree was planted


That has grown always invisibly beside you

And whose branches your awakened hands

Now long to disentangle from your heart.


You are coming to see how your looking often darkened

When you should have felt safe enough to fall toward love,

How deep down your eyes were always owned by something


That faced them through a dark fester of thorns

Converting whoever came into a further figure of the wrong;

You could only see what touched you as already torn.


Now the act of seeing begins your work of mourning.

And your memory is ready to show you everything,

Having waited all these years for you to return and know.


Only you know where the casket of pain is interred.

You will have to scrape through all the layers of covering

And according to your readiness, everything will open.


May you be blessed with a wise and compassionate guide

Who can accompany you through the fear and grief

Until your heart has wept its way to your true self.


As your tears fall over that wounded place,

May they wash away your hurt and free your heart.

May your forgiveness still the hunger of the wound


So that for the first time you can walk away from that place,

Reunited with your banished heart, now healed and freed,

And feel the clear, free air bless your new face."


-John O'Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

Love After Love


The time will come

when, with elation

you will greet yourself arriving

at your own door, in your own mirror

and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was your self.

Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart

to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored

for another, who knows you by heart.

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,

peel your own image from the mirror.

Sit. Feast on your life.


-Derek Wolcott




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Special Pledge Drive show from Noon to 2pm

(Noon)Sandra Ingerman: Walking in Light: the Everyday Empowerment of a Shamanic Life

Sandra Ingerman is a licensed therapist and internationally recognized shamanic practitioner who teaches workshops around the world on shamanism and environmental sustainability. Her books include Shamanic Journeying and Awakening to the Spirit World.


(1pm)Marie-Rose Phan-L� - Talking Story

Marie-Rose Phan-L� has more than twenty years' experience in film and television production and has traveled extensively for various projects, including her award-winning documentary film, Talking Story, the companion to her book of the same name. She has transitioned her flourishing healing practice from working one-to-one with individuals, to focusing on the one-to-many, consulting with organizations, businesses, and groups, as well as, presenting her book and film. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Creative Director at High Impact Inc., where she has applied healing practices and spiritual principles to create a success model for businesses that includes well-being, happiness, collaboration, respect, and reciprocity, along with profitability.  

Jennice Vilhauer, Ph.D. - Think Forward and Thrive

Jennice Vilhauer, Ph.D. is the director of the Adult Outpatient Psychotherapy Program and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in the School of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The Developer of Future Directed Therapy, she has over twelve years of experience training psychologists and psychiatrists in cognitive therapy and helping clients create better futures.

Lori Wilson - Developing Your Artist Intuition

Lori Wilson B.A., M.S.W. is a social worker, author, radio show host, trainer and founder of Inner Access 101 and Access Market Place. Lori has been providing channeling, regression, medical intuition, business intuition and traditional counseling in a successful private practice since 1983. Her background in community development provides the tools and framework for the unique business model for all three divisions of her companies. Lori holds her B.A. Specialized Honors Degree in Psychology and Family Studies from the University of Guelph and a Master of Social Work Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

02/24/15 Eve Crowe & JP Tindell: Medicine for the Earth

J.P. Tindell, MS, Shamanic Practitioner, has trained in advanced Classic Shamanism with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and other master teachers and healers for more than 20 years. She has also faced and healed herself of cancer, with much to share from her "healer, heal thyself" initiation. She is Founder of Spirit Medicine Making: Teaching & Healing in the Tradition of Class Shamanismin Auburn, CA.

Eve Crowe is a Reiki Master, shamanic practitioner, personal coach and metaphysician. In addition to being a Shamanic teacher, Eve is also an experienced intuitive reader and angel reader. She is on the referral list of Sandra Ingerman, author of "Soul Retrieval," and is affiliated with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Eve is a seasoned healer and teacher with over 25 years experience. 

03/03/15 Mark Nepo: Reduced to Joy: The Journey from our Head to Our Heart


Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over thirty-five years. A New York Times #1 bestselling author, he has published thirteen books and recorded eight audio projects. Recent work includes, a book of teaching stories, As Far As the Heart Can See: Stories to Illuminate the Soul, Finding Inner Courage, One Thousand Ways to Listen, and audio books of The Book of Awakening and Finding Inner Courage, Staying Awake and Holding Nothing Back as well as Surviving Has Made Me Crazy. As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. His most recent book of poetry is Reduced to Joy.

03/10/15 Peter Salomone: Shamanic Depossession: A Compassionate Healing Practice


Peter Salomone  is a shamanic practitioner who has focused on studying Core Shamanism since 1990. During his long apprenticeship years he was  trained extensively by Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman and Alicia Luengas Gates and Carlos Sauer.. He is a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and has completed numerous post-graduate courses in advanced shamanism.

03/17/15 L. R. Heartsong: The Bones and Breath: A Man's Guide to Eros, the Sacred Masculine, and the Wild Soul


L. R. Heartsong teaches a sensual connection with soul, nature, and the Soul of the World. He is the author of The Bones and Breath: A Man's Guide to Eros, the Sacred Masculine, and the Wild Soul (White Cloud Press, 2014), a field guide to authentic manhood and soul-centered living. A body-centered therapist and longtime instructor of the healing arts, River has worked with men for twenty years. Celebrating the body as ecstatic resource and exploring what it means to be fully human, he guides others to ask the deepest questions of their lives.

03/24/15 Robert McChesney: Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century: Media, Politics, and the Struggle for Post-Capitalist Democracy


Robert McChesney is considered one of the leading voices on media reform in America today. McChesney is the Founder, President and Board Chairman of Free Press, "a national nonpartisan organization working to increase informed public participation in crucial media policy debates, and to generate policies that will produce a more competitive and public interest-oriented media system with a strong nonprofit and noncommercial sector."


03/31/15 Carolyn Baker, Ph.D. & Guy McPherson: Extinction Dialogs, How To Live With Death In Mind


Carolyn Baker, Ph.D. is the author of Collapsing Consciously: Transformative 

Truths For Turbulent Times. Her previous books are Navigating The Coming Chaos: A Handbook For Inner Transition and Sacred Demise: Walking The Spiritual Path Of Industrial Civilization's Collapse. A former psychotherapist and professor of psychology and history, Carolyn offers life coaching for people who want to live more resiliently in the present as they prepare for the future. Her 2015 book is Love In The Age Of Ecological Apocalypse: The Relationships We Need To

Guy McPherson is a prolific writer, energetic speaker, and talented moderator. He has appeared before countless audiences to speak about the two primary consequences of our fossil-fuel addiction: global climate change and energy decline.

Guy is Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona, where he taught and conducted research for more than twenty award-winning years. He has produced 12 books and hundreds of articles.

Most of McPherson's contemporary presentations focus on abrupt climate change. Guy also has a radio show on the Progressive Radio Network.



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Inspiring Articles & Video


Website of the Month

Transmutation News 


In addition to Sandra Ingerman's latest brilliant and comprehensive  book  Walking in LIght: Everyday Empowerment of a Shamanic Life I want to highly recommend reading her Monthly Transmutation News, which she has be putting out monthly for the past 15 years. It is an inspiring and illuminating gem.



Suggested Courses

If you are interested in joining me in the upcoming Awakening Joy course (click here) It would be wonderful if a few of you would like to join me in a sharing pod as we do this course. The line up of speakers is an amazing array of inspirational speakers.  Email me if you would like to join my sharing group.



Artist Intuition: From Inner Access 101
In February I will be attending an inspiring adventure into the heart of creativity with Lori Wilson and Kelly Woodruff. I have worked with Lori Wilson, Social worker, author, weekly radio show, host, trainer and intuitive and want to recommend this powerful journey into the heart of creativity and intuition. This program will be held in Sacramento February 27th - March 1. For Flyer and more information click here (PDF). 



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