Saturday, August 20, 2011

Shamanic Breathwork is powerful, profound and FAST!

Kelley Alexander is a Shamanic Breathwork™ Practioner and Co-Director of the Sanctuary at Sedona

Hello Lovely Friends and Spirit Family,

This year has been a particularly powerful cycle in my own spiritual journey and physical health.  I have been called to look at my spiritual practices and really refine them so to be in even greater alignment and congruence.  I have had to honestly assess how true I am to my word and my commitment to walking my talk. And through this challenging and often painful growth process I have had to make some changes and go even deeper into my own personal work.

As we all know and feel, we are in a time of accelerated acceleration. I wake up and literally feel like a new person everyday.  Doing my inner work and allowing for my transformation with as much ease and grace is no longer an "indulgence" but an absolute necessity. There is no time for me to "dilly dally" and not be the spiritual alchemist I came here to be. That which needs to be released needs to be released NOW so that I can step completely into my destiny, into my sacred purpose during this amazing time of change and re-birthing of ourselves and our planet.

One of the fastest ways for me to achieve this that I have experienced is through Shamanic Breathwork. It is powerful, profound and FAST.  It simultaneously cleanses and purifies while also nourishes and feeds the soul AND creates the space for your hopes, dreams and destiny to be birthed into being. 

The final weeklong Shamanic Breathwork Healing and Training Intensive at The Sanctuary is from September 9th-15th.  I really encourage any of you who are perhaps feeling a little stuck or at a crossroads in your life or spiritual practices to seriously consider this Intensive. OR if you are at the other end of the spiritual spectrum, and are bursting with Kundalini life force energy and are ready to CREATE, this is the week for you to EXPAND both within and without. In this Breathwork you will expore connecting with your Inner Beloved and connecting to your Sacred Purpose.

Now is the time to take the time for yourself. Now is the time to go deep within and heal anything that is standing between you and your dreams, or is keeping you feeling disconnected from Source energy, your soul's song, yourself and your beloved.  Now is the time to remember how important you are, your life is, and that this planet NEEDS you to step fully and embrace your sacred purpose.

Please go to the link below for more information about this week. I really hope to see you there. You deserve it!

To register, please call 828-631-2305.  For answers to specific questions about the workshop, please email Brad Collins at

Love to you all!

Ever since high school Kelley Alexander’s keen interest in esoteric, psychological and spiritual studies has evolved into becoming an integral part of her life today. In college she majored in world religions and studied psychology in graduate school. After extensive travel abroad, Kelley eventually went to law school, practicing intermittently for 10 years, in 3 states.  During this time Kelley became steeped in Jungian psychoanalysis and for over 8 years studied the paradigms of dreams, archetypes, and mythologies as a way to heal our psyches. While studying with a Peruvian Shaman on Lake Titicaca, Kelley set her intent to be open to the unknown and to the possibility that her life could be amazing, joyful and purposeful. She is a graduate of the Four Winds Healing the Light Body School and a practitioner of energy medicine.

Friday, August 19, 2011

What is Visionary Shamanism? by Linda Star Wolf

Four Corners Magazine featured Star Wolf this month, discussing her next book, Visionary Shamanism:  Activating the Imaginal Cells of the Human Energy Field.

Visionary Shamanism and Shamanic Breathwork™ are powerful tools for activating the Imaginal Cells in the human energy field in order to expand our consciousness, become more aware of our inherent power, and take responsibility to do the inner work required if we want to use our power in a good way to create real and lasting change in the world.  When there is an activation of consciousness, our evolution is actually accelerated and a quantum leap can be made. We really can’t afford to evolve slowly right now. There are far too few resources for the many people living on the planet.  It’s going to take a quantum leap to give birth to a new wave of consciousness and a new paradigm that is ready and primed to enter into our human forms during these highly transformational times.

To read more about Visionary Shamanism, please read the article in  Four Corners Magazine.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

2011 Medicine Wheel Gathering in the Smoky Mountains

It's time to register for the 2011 Medicine Wheel Gathering at Isis Cove!
Early Bird Registration Deadline extended til Sept 1st!

From Wind Daughter -
    The summer's almost over, and the annual Medicine Wheel Gathering on September 23-25th is right around the corner.  In consideration of the economic challenges we all continue to face, Early registration has been extended until Thursday, September 1st.  Your check or Paypal registration must be received  by that date.  In addition,  Regular registration has been extended until Thursday, September 15th.  Again, your registration payment must be received by that date.
     Please submit your registrations as soon as possible.  Both Isis Cove and I must finalize our plans.  I hope that many of you will take advantage of the Free Breathe America event that takes place at Isis Cove on Friday.  In consideration of that, accommodations at Isis Cove should be confirmed soon. 

Our guest teachers this year include some old friends and new faces:

 Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins are once again our hosts at Isis Cove, as well as transformational Teachers in multiple disciplines.

 Page Bryant
,  internationally known Author, Teacher, and Intuitive for four decades, joins us once again, along with her husband, visionary artist Scott Guynup.

Ruby Falconer is Venus Rising Staff Astrologer, Student Supervisor, Shamanic Minister & Third Degree Shamanic Breathwork™ Reiki Initiate.
Paypal Registration is available

I look forward to seeing you all in western North Carolina for Sun Bear's Medicine Wheel this September!!

Blessings and Good Medicine,
Wind Daughter

Star Wolf on radio tonight at 6 pm Pacific / 9 pm Eastern

Don't miss Linda Star Wolf discussing her new book, "Visionary Shamanism" tonight on "A Journey for You," hosted by Shelli Speaks LIVE tonight on Reflect Radio at 9 pm Eastern  / 6 pm Pacific.  Click HERE to listen LIVE or call (805) 292-0357 to ask your questions on air. 

What is Visionary Shamanism?
We are in a highly transitional time on Earth as old structures break down in preparation for the new world that is coming. The accelerated pace of this time of spiritual evolution is forcing each of us to awaken the shaman within and reach our highest potential as quickly as possible. We no longer have the luxury of learning only from the past--we must also download information from the future in order to be fully present, fully conscious, in our most embodied and best self now. The Visionary Shaman is one who feels called to download and activate the “imaginal cells” of who we are becoming and actually give birth to our future selves in the present.  We can make the necessary changes in our own lives and for our planet.  As we do so, our energy begins to flow with more grace and we find an inner peace that allows us to step fully into our sacred purpose and Visionary Leadership in the world.  To read more about Visionary Shamanism, please click HERE.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Spirtually Up-Lifting Concert - Sanctuary at Sedona, Sept 10

An intimate evening with 
Thea & The GreenMan

Join Singer-Songwriters, Thea & The GreenMan, for a spiritually uplifting evening of acoustic music.  Thea and the GreenMan are members of the Venus Rising soul family and we are so happy that they can join us in Sedona for this special concert.  Their inspirational music is performed on acoustic guitars, percussion and accompanied by stellar vocal harmonies.  Thea is an award winning singer-songwriter and Chuck, aka ‘The GreenMan” is a songwriter who embodies the New Masculine with sincere, heart-felt lyrics.

Saturday, September 10th at 7:30pm
The Sanctuary at Sedona
A Life Transformation Center
2605 South Cactus Road, Cornville, AZ
for more information and directions,
or call (928) 639-1300

Thea will be signing her new book Wisdom of the Plant Devas: Herbal Medicine for a New Earth, at Golden Word Books and Music, same day at 11am. Visit for more information.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Adorable house for sale near Venus Rising

Melanie is part of our soul family and she would love to pass this house on to someone in the Venus Rising Family.  Their cute little house is a few minutes away from Isis Cove. Check it out:

$65000 / 1br - 520ft² - Adorable 1/1 for sale by owner (Walt Wood rd, Whittier NC 28789)

Built 1954, our adorable house has new vinyl siding and windows. On .25 acres. Living room, kitchen, utility room, bedroom and bathroom. Perfect for one person or a couple who really loves each other :) We are expanding the family and need more space. Living room has new laminate wood flooring. Includes: side deck with privacy fence, nice size partially-fenced yard, new vinyl storage shed in excellent condition. In a nice quiet mountain neighborhood. Private well. Septic. Includes new washer and dryer, as well as new fridge and stove/oven. This house is priced to move! Call 828-331-9731 or email today!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Join Star Wolf in Kansas City, August 26 - 29

Only when we feel loved from within are we able to truly love others from a place of wholeness rather than neediness.  When we feel connected to something Greater than our little selves, we have the inner resources to go about doing what we really came to this life to do and truly step into our Sacred Purpose!
  • Open to a powerful connection with your Source
  • Reclaim aspects of your Sacred Masculine, Sacred Feminine and other lost or repressed parts of yourself
  • Develop compassion and unconditional love for yourself and regain your POWER through this process

Click HERE for more info!
Two ways to participate:
Shamanic Breathwork™ Weekend: Aug. 26 - 27 - $150
Teachings on Friday night and breathwork all day on Saturday.
Friday 7 PM – 10 PM, Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM, $150

S.H.I.P – the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process: Aug. 26 – 29 - $500
Breathwork weekend plus two additional days of training for those interested in becoming a Shamanic Minister or Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator.
Fri 7 PM  – 10 PM, Sat & Sun 10 AM – 6 PM, Mon 10 AM – 3 PM

*Shamanic Breathwork™ is a safe and powerful tool for personal transformation that uses the breath, chakra-attuned music, energetic bodywork, art and group sharing to clear out energetic blocks, develop a profound connection with Source and open more fully to one’s Sacred Purpose.

*Linda Star Wolf is the Founder of Venus Rising Association for Transformation, President of Venus Rising University and creator of the Shamanic Breathwork™ Process. 

Questions?  Contact Laura Wolf at 816-560-6208 *
or Sara Curran at 816-728-1320 or

Venus Rising:  828-631-2305  *

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Healer Within, Oct 14 - 16

The Healer Within - sponsored by the American Holistic Medical Association

The majority of ancient healing traditions believe that healing begins with connection to a higher power, spirit or collective unconscious, though our Western view often eliminates this part of the healing process.  Reclaim and access this higher healing power at "The Healer Within," a retreat that shifts the focus from caring for others to caring for self.  Led by Drs. Molly (AHMA President-elect) and Bruce Roberts, and co-created with AHMA friend Lee Lipsenthal, M.D., you will learn how to access inner healing through imagery, meditation and shamanic journey and breathwork.

"As holistic physicians, my husband Bruce and I are familiar with many different modalities and have seen the value in looking "out side the box" of traditional Western medical techniques. Shamanic Breathwork is one of the most powerful healing modalities we have seen. It gets to the heart of the physical, emotional or spiritual problem in order for shifts to occur very rapidly. In addition, it taps into the person's core strengths and honors the deep wisdom within us all, since true healing inevitably starts from within."  Dr. Molly Roberts

For more info:

Dates:  October 14 - 16, 2011

Location:  Earthrise Retreat Center at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
                    Petaluma, CA  (one hour north of San Francisco)

Cost:  $294 AHMA members
             $444 non-members (early-bird price - register before August 31 - after August 31,  add $50)

Lodging:  $128 night - shared room / $153 night - private room - includes meals

For more information, call 216.292.6644.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Becoming the Visionary Shaman by Linda Star Wolf

Book Excerpt from Visionary Shamanism: Activating the Imaginal Cells of the Human Energy Field, by Linda Star Wolf and Anne Dillon

Chapter 2
Becoming the Visionary Shaman

I believe that we are all born with a powerful shamanic spirit. Like the rest of the natural world that we are so deeply related to, we are given many wonderful shamanic gifts from our Divine Source. One of the most powerful gifts given to us from the Creator is the inner knowing and wisdom that informs us when it is time to let go and to die and be reborn into a whole new level of consciousness.

I accepted many years ago that I am on earth in part to assist and guide others in connecting to their shaman within, particularly now as we are moving into the Aquarian Age and everyone can open to their inner shaman. We can open to our inner shaman by utilizing tools like Shamanic Breathwork, which helps us to learn how to develop the nonlocal mind in order to avail ourselves of ancient wisdom as well as to receive the fertile downloads coming in from the future realms of consciousness.

To access the nonlocal mind means being able to access different periods of time and different places with our thoughts instead of merely being able to focus on the here and now. The nonlocal mind is not restricted to past, present, or future events but can travel between all three realms. It is the field that prayer, miracles, visions, and revelations draw from, including the sense of déjà vu. The laws of synchronicity are active in this kind of shape-shifting reality, and cause and effect are not what they seem to be in linear time.

According to many of the great spiritual traditions--Hindu, Buddhist, esoteric Christianity, and some indigenous teachings--everything already exists and, in a manner of speaking, has already happened on some imaginal plane of existence; everything already is. I refer to this as Isis = is is. Events are not going to happen, nor will they happen some day. However, because of our innate need to focus on times and events sequentially in order to have a “human experience,” we are created and designed to see the past, present, and future in a linear space-time continuum. They are self-styled reference points that we have collectively created so that we can exist in a spatial reality where our life lessons are learned, and synchronistic occurrences congregate to give us clues about the truth of our powerful shamanic natures.

Some of us know how to gaze into the future to read the Akashic Records, which are variously described as a cosmic library or a kind of supercomputer whose esoteric data includes everything that has ever happened in the cosmos and everything that ever will. Psychotherapist and author Michael Newton has written extensively about his experiences with clients who, in a state of deep hypnosis, have been able to access these records in order to make decisions about their own life’s path.

Visionaries like Buckminster Fuller and others such as Henry Ford and Albert Einstein could easily draw upon this energy. Barbara Marx Hubbard, a well-known spiritual evolutionist, refers to this energy as the imaginal cells. The imaginal cells are the very valuable part of us that already have an existence in another realm. They are the seeds of the future that are constantly downloading into our human energy fields and into our human levels of consciousness.

You might say that the imaginal cells represent our human potential, but it’s actually more substantive than that because our imaginal cells already exist within the matrix. If we can tune in to them we can open ourselves more easily and allow them to come in and create who we are meant to be more quickly. They will do this over time anyway--with or without our consent. However, when we consciously invoke them and actively surrender to the process of change, we accelerate the process so that we can bring in our newest incarnations in a much more rapid fashion and thereby speed up our evolutionary process as it pertains to consciousness and making the quantum leap.

Walking in shamanic awareness in the Aquarian Age is not necessarily about knowing the “correct” order for calling in the four directions or the “exact” number of stones to be placed in the medicine wheel, or the “right” way to behave in a particular ritual or ceremony. Awakening the shaman within is much more about learning how to heal oneself by knowing oneself--the light, the dark, no difference--and through this awareness awakening the inner wisdom keeper and shaman.

The inner shaman is not only interested in further evolving powerful spiritual traditions by respectfully honoring what has been but also being able to stand on those teachings as foundations while continuing to dream the dream forward in an upward spiral of spiritual wisdom. It is time to ask ourselves what the twenty-first-century shaman looks like and take a long hard look in the mirror while we are listening for the answer to our question.

When we learn to accept our multidimensionality we become responsible for our creations in the world of time and space. In so doing, we actually become co-creators with God, living out our destiny as universal humans and actively co-creating the future with the Great Mystery. At this point, no matter where we find ourselves in this vast universe, at last we will know that we are and always have been home.

great new pictures on Facebook!

If you haven't already done so, please visit our new business page on Facebook that reflects our new name of Venus Rising Association for Transformation and "LIKE" us.   Check out the great pictures that our dear Pat "Sheewho" is posting on Facebook of the First Annual Shamanic Ministers' Conference at Isis Cove and also of Star Wolf teaching Sacred Theatre:  Shamanic Psychospiritual Counseling Skills:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Priestessing During Gaia’s Dark Night Before the Dawn

By Anyaa McAndrew - Shamanic High Priestess and Co-Founder of Full Moon Sanctuary - a Congregation of Venus Rising

What an amazing time to be alive! What is occurring on the planet these days is moving us at lightening speed. Can you feel it? Depending upon who you talk to, listen to, and read, you may feel depression, anguish, grief, anger, hope, inspiration, and upliftment all in the same day, or even in the same hour! Are we all becoming bi-polar, or is something else happening?  We are collectively finding ourselves faced with some of the most difficult situations, circumstances, challenges and patterns, depending upon what it is we need to move us into a place of surrender. For me personally, some days life is magical and grace-filled, and some are filled with complete disillusionment and frustration.

Would it make a difference if you knew that every day you are living the equivalent of 274 days? That every month you are living the equivalent of 8,000 years? The Pleiadians, keepers of the 5th Dimension, and through teachers like Barbara Marciniak and Barbara Hand Clow, tell us we are now moving at a frequency of 100,000 years per year! We are clearly at the Great Shift, the Turning of the Ages, the Collapse, the Planetary Dark Night of the Soul, the end of Patriarchy and the Mayan Calendar, and the end of time as we know it. We are also in a process of Ascension, moving into Unity Consciousness, and birthing a New Earth. That is a lot to hold spiritually, as tiny 3-D beings.  We are asked to do just that, to hold this vast terrain of consciousness within our consciousness, to hold the tension of the opposites, so that we can come all the way through these times into a new world on the other side. The more beings that have eyes to see, and ears to hear what is happening, the closer we get to the Tipping Point that gives us the momentum we need for the ride through to the other side. And what a ride it is!

Sometimes I imagine that I am in a room filled with clocks and calendars. There are sundials, and grandfather clocks and pyramid calendars, alarms, timers, astrological wheels, and dates of all kinds floating around in this room. All of the clocks are going off at the same time and the calendars are all marked with intersecting dates and timings. The sense I get in this imaginary room is that I am here for a reason, a really important reason, and I am a part of this Great Timing. I have a part to play, and so do many others who are here with me or come and go from this place as I do.  I and We, are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For, but not quite as simply as it sounds. The We is bigger than our egos, or even our soul’s plan. Our bigger multi-dimensional Selves are here with us and they have all signed up together for this Divine Appointment. What a party!

If Gaia is birthing into a new dimension, then I am going with her. Unity Consciousness implies that we are all in this together, aren’t we? Another way I imagine these times is that we are traversing a very narrow passageway as a Planetary Being, like going through the black hole that so many talk about at the center of our galaxy, the place where the Winter Solstice Sun has been rising for the past several years. In order to move through such a dangerous passageway, we must deconstruct, purify, dissolve, surrender and totally trust the Great Spirit. I imagine it getting very dark in some of our lives and on the planet as we move through this collective Dark Night of the Soul. On the other side is the Great Unknowable Mystery of a New Time on Planet Earth.

The Truth is, none of us knows what the future holds. Those who say they do, are just projecting one of many possible scenarios that are reflected back to us: good guesses and calculated scientific possibilities all the way to ancient prophecies and present channelings. Will we experience more earth changes, solar flares, a polar shift, 3 days of darkness, ETs walking among us, or Mother Earth continuing to give us really clear messages that she will no longer tolerate the rape of her land and the destruction of her species? As a woman of consciousness, perhaps a woman who carries the priestess vibration, what do you intuit about these times? Do you know that you are here for a good reason? Your life purpose has called you here. You have a front row seat in this theatre of Great Change. You have a place on the wheel of time as it ends, and then we start anew.

The calling to the Feminine is very loud these days. One of my favorite teachers, Lucia Rene, says that the Patriarchy has already been unplugged and now is the time for women to stop running away from what scares us. It is the time for us to step into our personal power, and our spiritual authority. Lucia calls this the Solar Feminine, the One who will step into leadership through feminine values like Economies of Care, Networks of Grace, and Communities of Compassion.

The Shamanic Priestess is one who understands that to die and be reborn many times in one lifetime is the hallmark of these times. She is a being who has walked on the edge and lived to tell about it. She is learning to confront her fears, to move her past through her, to a place of peaceful resolution, and to help others do the same. She knows the value of priestessing others. She sees and feels the pain and suffering in the world, and practices transmuting and blessing as much as she can, so that all of life on earth can shift. And she is the woman who knows she is Sacred and that everything she sees and everything she does can be Sacred. Making Sacred is also to bless, to sanctify, to honor, and give thanks for all the life forms that are leaving us, including many of those close to us, including people, animals, land masses, the great oceans, the rainforests and plant life, and all the old patterns that no longer serve us. The Sacred Woman has done this through the ages. She understands that these times call for ritual and ceremony because we are going through the biggest Rite of Passage this planet has ever known!

The Shamanic Priestess is also learning to be a midwife to what wants to come into life. She downloads the light, radiates compassion and love, and tells the truth, to shine on what we all really want to co-create. She learns to draw on the ancient wisdom in her DNA, in her bones, in her lineage as a sacred woman from the past, to inspire and enliven the new visions. Some call these codes of light that are now being activated by the intense astronomical activity happening on our planet. I feel it as subtle knowings that I am shifting my perceptions and things that used to be important to me are falling away. Time is speeding up and my consciousness seems to amp up, and I want to slow way down. I want to savor every moment and live in the NOW, not the future or the past. The teacher of my lineage Nicole Christine used to say “The Hopis tell us that when the world speeds up, slow down.”

We are slowing down so that we can really feel all the ways we exist in every dimension, every space and time, to merge in this time, the end of time, into a new way of being.

This article is written to be a call to the Shamanic Priestess, because her time is NOW.

If you have an inner priestess that wants to come forth into the world of the Shift, now is the time. If you already claim yourself as priestess, then you know the value of holding the field for others, because others already come to you for counsel. You are not afraid of your power and you feel it is part of your Sacred Work to serve in these times. You are in good company with thousands of other women on the planet who are waking up to the Priestess Within.

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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,
Star Wolf
Feb 2nd 2009