In this group you will learn about "the good Red Road," aka Native American Lifeways and Spirituality. Lectures, workshops, drumming circles, crafts and other events are presented. These are offerred to anybody who is interested, regardless of heritage. You need not have any prior experience or knowledge to participate, just a willingness to learn.
We welcome all: full-blood, mixed-blood, no-blood, women, men, LGBTQ, latinex, all nationalities, ages, and backgrounds. We only ask you respect all others when attending a Meet Up.
The meet ups are led by Grandfather Rick McBride who is mixedblood Ani'yunwi'ya (aka Tsalagi, or Cherokee) whose knowledge comes from actual experience and the direct teachings from a number of traditional elders he has been privileged to associate with over the years.
After presenting the Medicine Wheel for some 14 years in a two-day format, I had to learn how to teach it in one day. This was brought on by necessity a few years ago when I was invited to teach and lead ceremony in England; I had one day to get people up and running with the Wheel. To my surprise, we succeeded.
To verify the experience was not a fluke, and to perfect the presentation, I have since presented it a number of times as a private one-day workshop. It just gets better with every presentation.
I decided (with some "urging" from my personal guide) to make the Wheel available to more people. The original, ancient teaching of the Medicine Wheel came to me from Heyemeohsts Storm, a Cheyenne elder, over 25 years ago. You will not find it anywhere else, or in any book.
You will be proficient in creating an effective Wheel that will yield immediate answers and guidance, as well as start you on a journey of learning the Wheel on deeper levels, at your pace and capacity.
You need no previous knowledge of Red Road teachings to benefit from this incredible tool that has guided indigenes for literally thousands of years.
LIMITED to three (3) participants. $175 includes 45 page manual. Follow the link below:
Rick McBride is mixedblood Tsalagi (Cherokee) who has been active ceremonially for over 35 years. He was named Cante Lute (Schan-tay Lou-tuh) by the spirits through his sundance chief, which means Red Heart. He is a sundancer and has been traditionally trained and authorized to lead ceremonies, such as initi (purification lodge), prayer with the Canunpah (Pipe), drum healing and so forth. It has taken him years of dedicated interaction with many Elders, as well as his activities as ceremonial leader to get to this place in his life.