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.
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.