Full West Gate Opening at the Crossrds- & Bear, Herb, Water Creation Wisdom

Learn Shaman practices and the powers in the Yin-Knowing Mystery of the West. Build a Medicine Bundle to hold the wisdom. Each Season a Shaman Ways full training is offered. The "West" begins at the Ocean and combines 3 workshops (or 3 sessions) in a one day intensive. The 4 Seasons are the Inner Wisdom of the Star Clan.

If you feel called to be a Carrier of Pipe, Spirit Fire, Herbal or Energy Healing in the Star Clan tradition - then the 4 Intensives are the foundation of the wisdom. Entering into the Star Clan is opening to the Wisdom and Elders that guide the Clan - received through the gifting of the Clan Powers.

Explore the ancient practice of activating and empowering a Medicine Bundle - and build a Medicine Wheel for your Vision for the coming year. The results are similar to a Vision Quest - in that you are pulling in Visions and Power. The workshop includes all the elements you need: the roots, herbs, chants, songs and prayers to build your link-in with the West Quarter to build your link-in with the West Quarter - to own this traditional Shaman wisdom practice.

At the end of the day you will have the tools to "...see your soul-path in your Wheel" - and have the "powers" to affect positive changes to achieve it. The West Quarter teachings and tools are offered in the Fall Harvest Equinox season - so the energy of the times adds to your insights. This offering is a special Make Up Intensive. The West Intensive won't be offered again until Autumn next year. Discover how to heal with elixirs and herbs and how to use the power of Structured Water to enhance Shaman Ways - now is the time.

Turn the Wheel of Life at the Crossroads and enter deeply into the inner realms of the West Place of Silence and Wisdom. Move through the 3 Rings of Power and lock-in the Mystery into a medicine bundle to wear or use when you need it. You will discover how to open the passage, build a power bundle; align with Bear and Water medicine for healing and for the insights to easily make changes and create Life as you choose it to be.

Anchor into your heart-path and you find your inner rhythm and balance. Autumn is a good time to begin building a West Medicine Bundle - power to enrich your life and support your dreams. A Medicine Bundle is a method of using the practices of empowerment. It is support and added energy to make changes and live a life of synchronicity and magic.

Your strength increases through the year as you add each gateway of the 4 Quarters. The 4-Direction Intensives are offered each in their own season of Equinox or Solstice. At the end of the year – you have a working Medicine Bundle – and the practice of aligning with your Soul Path in the Medicine Wheel.... It is how to work with your powers and your challenges...daily – and finding your destiny is the result.

Each Direction offers different powers or medicine. Build up your personal power and anchor it in Medicine Power totems. The resources you need are waiting for you. Ancient traditions continue through centuries - because they work.

The Autumn Equinox is an opening - and the transition into the wisdom of the Western axis of the Medicine Wheel. Now we are adding the insights of the Winter Solstice too. A time of balancing at the cross-roads between what was - and what will be. It is also stepping into the Yin or Inner realms as the days shorten and the nights lengthen. Explore the Wisdom of the West now while the forces of Mother Nature are turning within - just as you do.

Medicine Ways heal and restore balance. Your personal Medicine is all that will work for you. It can only come from your experiences, commitments and actions. Build a Medicine Bundle from your practices that can actively empower and asset you on your life path.

All prayer is about power or medicine: The power to heal or to thrive. Power comes from two sources , one is from Life Force or Source and assistance from the Star Nation; Great Spirit and the Ancient Mother of all things - "above you."

The second source of power is through your blood ancestors (Tribal Soul or Karmic ancestors) and Earth Mother and the Elements of Creation.

This Power reaches into the underworld of Spirit - where all "life" originates and then "grows" into the world we know.

Shamanic Journeying is exploring alternate realities to heal (lost soul parts) and to enlist Power or support and guidance to live your life in Beauty & abundance.

Use both in daily practice and your life will transform as you direct it through using the tools of the Medicine Way.

You will explore the rituals and practices of Shaman Power Ways in the West and an introduction into working with the Spirit Keeper of Water Horse and Water Wisdom; Bear Medicine, Spirit Keepers of Place and Tree and Plant Medicine, and the Ocean, including the dolphins and whales. You will build a basic Medicine Wheel and fully develop the West Quarter.

Your West Medicine Bundle can be worn or used in your Medicine Mesa. The Medicine Wheel is the practice of placing your Soul-self out into a form (4 directions and cross-roads) of the Medicine Wheel. Now you can work with issues, solve problems and release long-standing limits working with the Elements, Directions and your personal Powers and Ancestors.

Now is an excellent time to:

Learn to open the West Gate and enter within - below the surface of life. The West is the Place of Woman (Yin), Silence and Knowing. You will turn the Wheel and move through the 4 levels and arrive at the Cross-roads of the West. Meet with Bear - Spirit Keeper of the West who will guide your healing and journey into inner realms. It is here you cross over from the Red Road to the Blue Road of Spirit.


Calling In: Open your heart/mind/body to the wisdom within: Heart resonance. Opening the outer heart-chamber (3 chambers & in the inner chamber is union with your Source and Soul-self.)


Explore your relationship with the West, AND the Ancient Bear Spirit Keeper, your Ancestors and Water. Build a relationship with Bear Mother - a personal power to "go within" and birth your dream over the coming months of winter.  She is also a powerful resource to retrieve lost soul parts and reclaim your light and energy - mired in the past. All the roots, herbs and oils you need are provided - with the wrapping for the bundle.


Choose 4 Stones for the 4 directions and a Medicine Ancestor or power totem to assist you. Empower the stones for working with your Medicine Wheel. If you have a Medicine Wheel - bring the 4 stones for the 4 directions.


Build your relationship with Water: offerings, entering, asking and receiving. Water and the 3 rings of power: transforming, transmutation and transfiguration -- are Shaman creative tools and practices.


Journey with Water - explore and release a pain, heal, and open to receive grace. Save the power and wisdom in a stone for your Medicine Bundle or Wheel.


The West, the place of the herbal healer, is the time of gathering and drying herbs. Make a herbal honey elixir for healing colds, flu or tummy aches. Work with teas and tinctures to heal and restore balance.


Community healing with water for cleansing the lower, middle and upper worlds. Letting go and trusting.


Your experiences produced the memories that limit you. See how to dissolve them and be free to align with Source and your life purpose through Hawaiian Huna wisdom. This is the power of transfiguration and using the Mystery.


Tree Wisdom: Shape-shifting and explore drawing in and releasing: Abundance. Speak to the tree and Guardian Spirit- shape-shift and discover the meaning for you. Make offerings and receive a gift and create a relationship.


Ocean Wisdom: Ocean Spirit calling-in and offering, exchange commitments (let go) now ask to fill this space with your wishes. Explore how to talk or "feel" with water. Anchor in the gift and find a power totem to connect you.


Choose medicine items and activate them for your Medicine Bundle. Immersing in water for endurance and Knowing; and drying in the sun for power and light - using earth and wind spirits to bring in qualities you want. Also add the magic of conjure oil to assure your successful outcome.













Date & Time:

Saturday, December 28,[masked]:30 a.m. (Far North end of Topanga) We'll work and play for 3-4 hours- depending on the weather - we'll finish the workshop up here at the house - working with herbal remedies and share a potluck feast.

What to Bring:

I STRONGLY recommend a big brimmed hat and a light-long sleeved shirt and pants for Topanga Beach. Why? The sun is strong even in Winter - and can burn you. There is no tree cover over the ocean. There is shade at our "home spot."

Water or beverages and fruit, nuts or snacks for the day. Something for a potluck dinner.

Water shoes or Tivas or walking shoes - and thongs. Mostly you can go barefoot.

Bring a carry-sack for the medicine items you are building and stones. Bring your medicine stones and 6 shiny copper pennies. Carry extra water.

We will not be alone - others will join us at the beach. The area will be large enough that we can do our workshop quietly, then personally explore each aspect. There are separate sections and places to walk and retreat.

Cost: $75 the charge is collected ahead to order the supplies. Credit cards can be used through PayPal. I also accept checks and cash. Email me.

Price includes a 6 hour workshop; supplies are purchased ahead for building 2 medicine bundles (oils, herbs and bear root) and conjure abundance oils. Also special offerings for each of the Medicine Ways.

If you took the workshop last Autumn and have your bear medicine bundle, then the cost is $40 for the new practices, to build another medicine bundle, gather and empower direction stones, Ocean Creation Stone, and to energize your Medicine Wheel with the conjure abundance oils and practices; and make the herbal elixirs.

Opening the Cross Roads and moving from the Red Road to the Blue Road will happen once we are together. If you are late, you miss it. Please make every effort to be on time. 

Looking forward to working with the Magic in the West!

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  • Cheryl J.

    Shaman gathering - healing and soul retrieval and Ocean magic. Perfect day - low tide - sun - tidal pools and lots of gifts and connections with the Ocean Mother as Yemaya... Water cleansing and energy healing... herbal mixes and a whole lot of healing going on. Love it.

    December 30, 2013

  • Jessica H.

    Wonderful to meet everyone! The podcast I mentioned is: Insights at the Edge with Sounds True. And the specific talk I mentioned was with Christiane Northrup where she talks about women's health. You can subscribe to the podcast from inside iTunes or from this website:


    Hope you like it!

    December 28, 2013

  • Jeanette Y.

    Hi Cheryl, I am planning on attending this Saturday, however I cannot stay all day. What hours are the best to be there? Thank you!

    1 · December 25, 2013

    • Cheryl J.

      Hi - you MUST be there in the morning... that is the foundation for the day - The middle is building the medicine bundles... YOUR powers of the West... (guessing through 3 pm) the last part -- we can do for you and give you the info. Looking forward to it!! ;-)

      1 · December 25, 2013

  • Cheryl J.

    Hey - so looking forward to Saturday - I just sent out an email and posted it on the message board - with notes and very detailed directions for meeting at Topanga - 9:30 a.m. See you soon... and Happy Holidays Blessings, Cheryl

    1 · December 23, 2013

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