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 an Houngan Asogwe in Haitian Vodou, initiated in 2016 under Mambo Marie Charles and Mambo Chita Tann in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

  • I am a quimbandeiro com licenca within the Brazilian tradition of Quimbanda.

  • I am an initiated priest in the Unnamed Path shamanic witchcraft tradition.

  • My work is partly informed by the Cycle Teachings, the cosmology of the Last Mask Community, a contemporary shamanic tradition.

Q: I’d like to know who my spirit helpers are, but I’d also like to address some immediate concerns. Should I choose the Divination & Journeywork Session or the Spirit Helpers Consultation?

Choose the Spirit Helpers Consultation. We can address your immediate concerns and life queries within the context of introducing you to your spirit helpers as they will have perspectives on what you’re currently facing, and we can put aside time to perform targeted divination as well if need be.

Q: Should I have Divination & Journeywork Sessions with you regularly, like every month or every couple of months?

No. Though some clients benefit from having more than one Divination & Journeywork Session within a year’s time, they are generally meant to provide enough insight, transformational kickstarts, and personal homework to last at least 3-6 months if thoroughly engaged. In my follow-up notes, I do my best to make your part of the process - the level of engagement expected of you - as comprehensive and actionable as possible.