Thursday, January 29, 2009
Linda Star Wolf
Star Wolf has been a shamanic-psycho-spiritual midwife and guiding light in thousands of people’s lives for more than 25 years. She has facilitated healing and transformational journeys in a wide variety of arenas, including hundreds of workshops across the US and abroad. She has worked with mental health centers, addiction treatment facilities, women’s circles, a variety of breathwork groups and in Shamanic Minister trainings. She is a nationally certified Addictions Counselor, a Shamanic Minister, a Shamanic Breathwork ™ Reiki Master and also holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Shamanic-Psycho-Spiritual Studies. Star Wolf has written numerous articles and appeared on a wide variety of radio talk shows.
Star Wolf is the creator of the Shamanic Breathwork Process ™, a highly transformative shamanic-pyscho-spiritual tool which integrates ancient wisdom and shamanic methods with dynamic processing techniques and a cutting-edge consciousness to assist people in awakening their own inner shamanic spirit. With her husband, Brad Collins, Star Wolf is the founder and Co-Director of Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts, a 501 c (3) non-profit spiritual organization dedicated to bringing this unique work into the world. Venus Rising’s commitment is to shape-shift old outworn paradigms into the new shamanic consciousness currently emerging upon our planet.
Star Wolf received her name from her adopted Seneca Wolf Clan Grandmother Twylah Nitsch, who passed at the ripe old age of 94 on August 21, 2007. On this day Star Wolf received a special gift from her beloved teacher as she passed from this earthly plane. She was awakened at 4:00 am by a voice that began to transmit the energies of the Blue Star Mysteries, a transmission which continues to the present time. The Blue Star Mysteries are a powerful guiding force for Star Wolf, reminding her of her true lineage. The Blue Star energy has been weaving its magic through her life for as long as she can remember.
In 2003 Star Wolf and Brad moved from Fairfax, CA, outside of the Bay Area, to the magical blue mountains of western North Carolina, an hour west of Asheville. Together they co-created the Isis Cove Community and Retreat Center, a group of kindred spirits, shamanic in nature, who enjoy living and creating in community. Brad and Star Wolf and their Aquarian Shamanic soul friends continue to imagine and dream into “being” a better world for the next seven generations, and beyond, by awakening their own inner Shaman and sharing their experience, strength and hope with those they serve.
Her book, "Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt: Awakening the Healing Power of the Heart", co-authored with Nicki Scully, was published by Inner Traditions in May, 2007. Star Wolf channeled and co-wrote, also with Nicki Scully, an oracle deck and companion book, "The Anubis Oracle: A Journey into the Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt", published by Inner Traditions in September, 2008. She is currently working on a new book about the Shamanic Breathwork™ Process and is co-authoring, with Ruby Falconer, a book on Shamanic Egyptian Astrology. Both books will be released late in 2009.
To learn more about Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts, The Shamanic Breathwork™ Process, The Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network, Wise Wolf Councils, Shamanic Egyptian Mysteries, the upcoming Blue Star University, S.H.I.P. (Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process) and many other life-changing shamanic programs, workshops and retreats, please visit: www.shamanicbreathwork.org. For a free on-line reading from The Anubis Oracle, visit: www.anubisoracle.com.
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Star Wolf's Welcome
My journey in life has been a spiral path of wholeness that continues to move through cycles of change taking me through many symbolic death and rebirth experiences, which I refer to as “shamanic portals of transformation.” I have learned more than I ever thought possible through a process I will share with you in my future writings, called the Shamanic Breathwork™ process, and the five initiations process called S.H.I.P. Once I have made sense of the lessons on my path and discovered the bigger picture, I am ready to pass on and share both my stumblings and my leaps along the way. In my own spiritual quest, I have always appreciated most those who shared their struggles and victories in an authentic way. That will be my humble attempt within the context of this blog.
I believe that we are all indigenous to this earth. I respect all my relations, whether they be human, animal, plant, mineral, visible or invisible ones. We are all related by the great web of life and sent here from the great beyond. Everything we say and do touches all parts of this magnificent web of creation. If I treat myself or anyone else unfairly, we are all affected in some way. Fortunately, the converse is true, as well. I am not perfect. If I am honest and have humility, I can admit that I will make mistakes as I seek to further evolve my conscious awareness. I can also make living amends by striving to change my negative thoughts and behaviors, and live from a more open-hearted connection to others and to myself. I have learned over time that all the changes I seek in the outer world must begin by looking within myself first. I have also learned that it is imperative that I have the courage to be honest with myself and to look at the “shadow” side of my personality. When I have had the courage to truly know myself better, the light and the dark, I have found the inner strength to change my life and shape-shift myself into the light of my true soul’s image.
From time to time I will share different programs and events that are being offered through my non profit organization (Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts) in my blog, as well as photos, videos and teachings, etc. But the main purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet to share the inner musings of my shamanic spirit and journey, and to hear yours as well. I look forward to connecting with all of you who intuitively know that you, too, are a valuable part of the shamanic process of conscious co-creation and evolution on the planet at this time. We each have a role to play and a soul purpose in the drama unfolding in our world today. Together we can create a better place for all beings on earth to live and leave a powerful legacy for those who are yet to come.
I believe we will all be remembered by future generations for the choices we make during this time of huge evolutionary change. In the words of the wonderful poem, “Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
In Love, In Service, In Gratitude,
Feb 2nd 2009