“A medicine man shouldn’t be a saint. He should experience and feel all the ups and downs, the despair and joy, the magic and the reality, the courage and the fear, of his people. He should be able to sink as low as a bug, or soar as high as an eagle. Unless he can experience both, he is no good as a medicine man.” John Fire Lame Deer
As a child, I went to temple with a friend to learn about religion. In my 20’s, while working in various mental health facilities with no formal training, I watched, integrated and took action. And after the home birth of my son in 1980, I became a midwife through the apprenticeship model.
My education as a spiritual healer is no different.
After attending a Native American healing ceremony in 1992, I began receiving visits from wise, loving spirits – experiential learning at its finest! These Beings became my first official teachers from the unseen realms.
I sought teachers in this reality as well and attended workshops with Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman and Barbara Brennan where I learned fundamentals of shamanism, soul retrieval and hands-on healing.
In 1996 I traveled to Peru for the first time and participated in an initiation called “The Hatun Karpay” led by Andean Priest and Mystic, Juan Nunez del Prado. This opened a new phase of my path, education, and life, one that continues to this day.
My shamanic initiation occurred in early 1997. It shook me to my core, and with generous support from friends and family of many realms, my feet solidly landed upon the Path of Faith and Trust.
Over the years my work has taken me many places. The apus (mountains) called me to Peru and Tibet for planetary healing pilgrimages. Bolivia, India, and Nepal provided fertile ground for awakening and growth, and in Hungary I facilitated workshops and healing ceremonies for individuals and communities.
I believe in the healing and awakening powers of spiritual travel. I co-led journeys to Mexico for five years and since 2013, have been spending a good amount of time in Peru as both a group leader and individual traveler. I encourage you to join me.
I walk a path of Faith and Trust and share my medicine through my open heart.
“I have known Annie since 1983, and she has been my teacher, healer, and friend. When we were midwives together, I watched her work with energy in a way that was profound for laboring women; it was clear she had a gift. Annie has facilitated the biggest and most important realizations in my life. She has an incredible ability to hold a space and go into the deeper waters of soul work. I have personally experienced her unique ways of helping one come to truth and peace, and she has helped me free myself from some of the chains of childhood wounds. When I’ve been in terrible pain, Annie has laid her hands on me, and the pain went away. She always inspires me to believe in boundless, compassionate love and know my own true nature and strength. Most importantly, Annie nurtures me to honor my soul and the unity of spirit that sustains life.” Janice, FNP, CNM