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Earth Medicine

The teachers in this very interesting category do not talk much about enlightenment. And they have little in common with the organised traditional and especially hierarchical religions of the "dominant" cultures. Here the name of the game is truly direct experience. There is no one to mediate your experience and even the teacher will most often not claim authority but defer to nature or the creator. Natural energies are what is worked with, whether elemental, eg those of the sun, wind, directions; or totemic, ie those of specific animals, birds or plants. 
"The original religion" has been made more accessible, both physically and psychologically, by these teachers' having learned how to connect with seekers from the "dominant" cultures and by their adoption, when useful, of other methods to augment those of their own cultures. And their own cultures are many and varied, having in common only an intact connection to the earth and natural energies.
It has been pointed out that my former label for this page, Pagan, is somewhat Eurocentric, so i have used a broader term that is hopefully more inclusive and more accurate. I should like to include teachers in the aboriginal traditions of all the continents, though of course the requirement of a website will exclude many authentic teachers, perhaps more than in other categories.
So forget lineages, mass movements, religious garb and go outside (in order to go inside). If any of these guys turns out to be the next Avatar or Messiah, please let me know (Feedback).
Some descriptive information is included. An asterisk (*) indicates they don't really have their own sites, just an interview or short description on someone else's site. And a yellow asterisk (*) = suggested or located by visitor, thank you.

Taisha Abelar F American aka Anna Marie Carter, one of three women to carry on Carlos Castaneda's work, nka Tensegrity. She is described as a "stalker." Anti Said in Salon article to have disappeared (suicide) in 1998
Don Agustin Rivas Vasquez M b1945ish Peruvian shaman, woodworker, ayahuasquero, modest scene in Peru but also travels. Site is in German (Babelfish Eng and Fr avail)
Wilbert Alix M b1955ish Black American (TX) body-centered psychology, neo-shamanic studies (black-native hybrid), especially trance dance, Frank Natale, communities worldwide
Don Américo Yábar M b1955ish Peruvian shaman. Page put up by devotees, with links to others)
Lynn Andrews F b1946ish Beverly Hills author of Medicine Woman etc, "21st Century shaman" but "you can trace every female fraud back to Lynn Andrews" according to Gohiyuhi, an anti-"New Age Frauds Plastic Shamans" site, now unfortunately down due to harassment
Angaangaq M b 1953ish Eskimo-Kalaallit from Greenland, name means “the man who looks like his uncle,” Healing Circles, Intensives and sweat lodges all over the world, networker with UN, Jane Goodall, indigenous folks everywhere, Ice Wisdom = Melting the Ice in the Heart of Man
Howard Badhand* M b1945ish American (NM), Lakota shaman. Page is book blurb
Baba Raul Canizares* M 1957-2002 Cuban based in US, Santeria, founding oba of Orisha Consciousness Movement, rumours of exploitation
Carlos Castaneda M 1925-1998 Yes, the Peruvian / Brazilian / Mexican- American sorceror's apprentice. He has successors, a group of three "nagual" women, Florinda Donner-Grau, Taisha Abelar & Carol Tiggs. Anti See also Salon article for authoritative debunking.
Susannah Darling Khan F b1960ish Brit dancer, School of Movement Medicine, author of Walrog, Gabrielle Roth, "I am grateful for the chance to be here, to dance and to sing on this earth. I am grateful for the physical engagement, intellectual and philosophical enquiry, emotional depth, ecstatic and devotional dimensions of my life and work."
Ya’Acov Darling Khan M b1955ish Brit shamanic dance warrior, anarchic catalyst, School of Movement Medicine “Waking up is no longer a workshop luxury. Some people call this kind of work ‘alternative.’ If we are to survive, it would be more accurate to say that 'there is no alternative'."
Florinda Donner-Grau F American, one of three women to carry on Carlos Castaneda's work, nka Tensegrity. She is described as a "dreamer." Anti. Said in Salon article to have disappeared (suicide) in 1998
Ken Eagle Feather* M b1955ish American author aka Kenneth Smith white Toltec shaman, Don Juan Matus, Edgar Cayce, etc. Page is a lot about Don Juan and Castaneda + an interview.
Turtle Winds Firewalker M b1966 from KY Cherokee trad medicine clan family, studied with Cheyenne, Druids, Kickapoo etc, based in Europe, healer, sweats. Site mainly in German
Susan Gregg F b1955ish American nagual, author, Don Miguel Ruiz
Allan Hardman M b1952ish Amer (CA) winters in Mexico, author, hypnotherapist, Toltec Master passionate about everything, TACO = Toltec Apprentice Community Online, David Quigley, don Miguel Ruiz
Sandra Ingerman F b1955ish American shaman, author, psych

Don Juan Matus M 1891-1973 or so, (fictional?) Mexican Yaqui shaman made famous by Carlos Castaneda 
Leslie Kenton
F b1960ish shaman, author, everything, Stan Kenton's daughter, Estee Lauder shill
Archie Fire Lame Deer M 1935-2001 Lakota son of first John FLD (Seeker of Visions), father of second John FLD and Josephine FLD, traditional sweats, sundances, big in Europe.
Howard Y Lee M b1939 Chinese / US, now more in Europe shaman, energy work, martial arts, "born with the unique Light of Life® healing capacity," taught Carlos C, site in Eng, Span and Ital
Nagual Lonewolf* M b1958ish? Amer (AZ) no info, hangs on Yuku Nagual forums, Castandeda
Deborah Lord F American b1958ish nagual, Don Miguel Ruiz
Lujan Matus*M b1963ish Asian? "I have inherited this name from the old nagual Lujan and Don Juan Matus who I have known directly in the Dream Maker’s realm as the man referred to as Zakai in ‘The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception’," hangs on Yuku Nagual forums
Maku Albertino Valdes M b1935ish Chilean based in Brazil, yogi + shaman. Page is in Spanish
Don Miguel Ruiz M Mexican b1952 Toltec nagual based in States, author, doctor, "Four Agreements"
Brandt Morgan M b1950ish American (CA) English/French, Toltec, Native Amer, firewalking, dreamwork, power journeys to Switzerland, Teotihuacan, don Miguel Ruiz
Frank Natale M 1941-2002 American aka Professor Trance, trance dance, shaman, pop psychologist, healer, etc, endorsement from Neil Diamond
Laura Paxton F b1970ish American (CA) Nagual recovered BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) author, Miguel Ruiz
The Nagual Quetzal Ocelotl American Toltec nagual, jaguar lineage, on board of Eleusis Project
Joseph Rael b1935 M Ute /Pueblo visionary aka Beautiful Painted Arrow founded Peace Chamber project , int'l chants and ceremonies for peace
Ratu Bagus* M b1949 Bali shaman aka I Ketut Widnya, expanded to EU,  RB Bio-Energy Meditation (energetic shaking) reminiscent of Osho Kundalini Meditation, mantra = "Om Swastiastu Ratu Bagus." Site in five languages
Victor Sanchez M b1950ish Mexican, "The Art of Living Purposefully (AVP in Spanish) as expression of The New Toltequity."
Sun Bear M 1929-1992 American (Ojibwa) aka Vincent LaDuke (father of Winona), Bear Tribe Medicine Soc, many books
Harley Swiftdeer Reagan* M b1940 American (AZ) Navajo/Dineh or Irish/Cherokee shaman, lineage from 1250 AD!, martial arts, tantra. Anti (archived at
Carol Tiggs F American, aka Elizabeth Austin, one of three women to carry on Carlos Castaneda's work, nka Tensegrity. She is described as a "nagual woman." Anti See also Salon article 
Tserin Zarin Boo M b1950ish Mongolian (from Buryatia) Buddhist shaman
Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo F b1960ish American (VT) aka Diane Fisher 2800-year lineage, native/buddhist hybrid (Nyingma, Drikung Kagyu), crystals, astronomy, Sunray Meditation Center. Anti (archived at

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