Assisting you with your learning and training of shamanism in Maine.
“Vision into the depths of one’s soul comes not from our eyes but from the intention of our heart.”
After a 35 year career in western medicine and a lifetime personal journey and initiation into spiritual awakening Jody stepped fully into a path of service as practitioner, teacher, minister and mentor for her community nearly a decade ago as Essence of Spirit Ceremonies. Through the world view of Shamanism and many other Universal wisdom teachings Jody has provided support for many, many people world wide.
She brings to her Shamanic Healing & Teaching practice three decades of study with human teachers and the path of direct revelation from the realm of Spirit. In the earliest years of her practice Jody began her journey into Shamanism when she met and studied with her first teacher and mentor in the early 1990’s. To this day she continues to live her practice and the lifeways of her teachings.
Over the course of many years Jody has experienced many other practices and spiritual teachings, including those of the Huichol and Peruvian traditions.
Although Jody will say that her greatest teacher is Spirit itself she has studied with Dory Cote at The Center of Earth Light Healing, The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Society for Shamanic Practice and has completed all Core Shamanism training including 5 day Soul Retrieval training and other advanced Shamanic Studies such as Compassionate Depossession, Ancestral Healing and more.
Since a small child Jody has had a deep connection with the Spirits of Nature, spending many hours in the woods and fields of her place of origin and upbringing. During extended backwoods hiking trips Jody experienced life changing encounters with the spirit world which affirmed her awaking to alternative realms of existence, to the benevolent, supportive nature of the spirit world and to her deep reverence for all of life. Through an animistic world view Jody finds life enriching support from the spirits of all things.
Jody enjoys sharing her knowledge of the shamanic life-way in small workshop settings and in 1:1 mentorship programs of her design. Through this process Jody shares relevant, everyday uses and practical applications of an ancient, multi cultural spiritual practice which supports the enrichment of all aspects of our lives.