Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you only work with people who identify as Creatives, Leaders, or Visionaries? Am I one of those?

No. And yes.

 
Everyone is a leader because everyone influences someone.
— John Maxwell, author, speaker, and pastor
 
 
Everyone is a creative agent... the tools are your imagination and your imagination is limitless.
— Oliver Herring, experimental artist
 
 
Visionary people face the same problems everyone else faces; but rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries immediately commit themselves to finding a solution.
— Bill Hybels, pastor
 

Consider trying one or all of these identities on and see how you feel? What's possible now?

 

Q: Why do you use the term "shaman?"

I use the term "shaman" because

  • it is the closest word we have in the English language to describe the experiences I've had and the work that I've been called to do in the world.
  • it is what my own spirit helpers have called me.
  • it is what I have been called by tradition-bearers who come from cultures where the term "shaman" originates.

 

Q: What is your background? Where have you studied?

My work as a shaman includes training, licenses, experience, and initiations in a number of different traditions.

  • I am a hoodoo root doctor in the Black-American tradition of Southern Conjure and have trained under root doctors, seers, and psychic readers within the tradition throughout the United States.
  • I am a quimbandeiro com licenca within the Brazilian tradition of Quimbanda.
  • I am an initiated priest in the Unnamed Path tradition of shamanic witchcraft for men-who-love-men.
  • I am an Houngan Asogwe in Haitian Vodou, initiated under Mambo Marie Charles and Mambo Chita Tann in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • My work is partly informed by the contemporary shamanic tradition of The Last Mask Community.