SANTA FE, NM, February 13, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Acclaimed Native wisdom-holder and social justice advocate Ohki S. Forest returns to Southwestern College, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to lead an in-depth experiential Red Lodge weekend focusing on the ancient Maya teaching - 7 Mirrors of the West. Living Maya medicine people consider the problems of the modern world to be largely a result of entrapment in illusions held in these Mirrors which obstruct people in their efforts to foster healthier, more resilient selves, families, communities and nations. The teachings define a path and practices for cracking these mirrors of delusion to reach clear perceptions of reality. From the stability of this common ground people form strong, creative relationships and works of all kinds.
Through ceremonies, meditations, shamanic journeys and ancient practices, Ohki invokes the medicine guide of Wisdom Owl and leads participants in a discovery of the nature of the West wall of the Medicine Wheel and the vast resources that wait beyond this wall. She offers time-tested medicine ways for breaking through the Mirrors to reclaim the true powers of the West.
Of Canadian Mohawk descent, Ohki has shared the Red Lodge shamanism of her life with students and apprentices in the U.S. and Mexico for over 30 years. The matrifocal shamanism she teaches is based in her training and initiations with Maya, Mongolian and Canadian shamans and in her dedication to the restitution of indigenous peoples as wisdom leaders through the return of ancient Council Ways. She is author of Dreaming the Council Ways: True Native Teachings from the Red Lodge. The Wisdom Owl weekend is a unique opportunity to engage in individual and transpersonal shamanic healing with a delightful and rare indigenous woman teacher.
Southwestern College, a consciousness-centered graduate school, offers Masters Degrees in Counseling and Art Therapy/Counseling in addition to specialty certificates for ongoing professional development. Academic credit is available for the weekend by calling Southwestern College at 877.471.5756 to register for Wisdom Owl.
For more information on Ohki and the non-profit organization, Red Wind Councils, that is sponsoring her visit from her home in Chiapas, Mexico, contact the Red Wind Center of Santa Fe at 505.429.0529 or visit: http://www.ohkisimineforest.com/events.
Ohki has taught a unified practice of ancient Native Medicine Wheel ways in North America & Mexico for 30 years. She is also a contributor to Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future which includes essays from John Mohawk, Paula Gunn Allen, Winona LaDuke, John Trudell & Oren Lyons. Her vision is the return of Council Ways through which all people can reclaim the natural dignity, balance & justice that is the true dreaming of the Earth. She fosters the renewal of indigenous spirituality through ancient Native teachings.
Ohki offers transformative seminars on Council Ways and spiritual warrior/ess trainings, which include guided meditations and journeys, drum circles, breathing and movement practices, and ceremonies such as sweat lodges, fire dances & limpia cleansing, among others. She also provides accurate & effective personal guidance in the spirit world. She teaches people from all backgrounds how to walk the spiritual path as a True Human, and how to use the Medicine Wheel as an illuminating map for understanding life and death.
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