Wisdom Keepers

We recognize that with indigenous traditions and peoples, it is imperative that we are mentally, spiritually and physically present with each other so the teachings can be truly understood. We offer in-person talks, teachings, ceremonies and activities with Mayan Spiritual Guide OmeAkaEhekatl Erick Gonzalez, as well as other Indigenous Spiritual Guides and elders to bring us all closer together, and closer to the earth.

To bring forward the essence of the indigenous spirit, we must work through the dilemma of how to impart the sacred wisdom while working with peoples deeply entrenched in a modern world. This is difficult, and we seek to close the gap. One of our goals is to impart the oral tradition of the indigenous peoples into a modern way of understanding, and rekindle the traditional ways to teach. TJU-EPU seeks to build a bridge so that people can better prepare for and understand the depth of exchange happening in person-to-person teachings with indigenous wisdom keepers. And, with discernment, we have chosen to experiment with the use of new technology to assist us in this way.

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    Tat OmeAkaEhekatl Erick Gonzalez

    OmeAkaEhekatl Erick González was born in Guatemala and moved to the U.S. with his parents when he was 11 years old. He was initiated into Native sacred rites over a thirty period with direct...

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    Nan Heddi Neale

    Nan Heddi Neale has been working to support the exchange of indigenous wisdom alongside her husband, Tata OmeAkaEhekatl Erick González, since 1998. Fluent in Spanish, she has traveled throug...

    2 teachings · Read more »

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    Marsha Forrest

    Marsha Forrest was born and raised on the Six Nations Reservation in Ontario, Canada as a Mohawk  woman. She worked as a nurse and lived in Haida Gwaii, the Queen Charlotte Islands of B.C., fo...

    5 teachings · Read more »

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    Medicine Grizzly Bear

    Medicine Grizzly Bear, also known as Bobby Lake-Thom is a traditional Native Healer from northwestern California. He is half Karuk, part Seneca, Cherokee, and (part Anglo) and is documented and rec...

    4 teachings · Read more »

  • Oromo

    Dabassah Guyo

    Oromo spiritual elder Abba Liban Dabassah Guyo is a keeper of the oral histories of the Oromo/Borana people of East Africa. As a highly respected seer and mystic among his own people, and as the i...

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    Hua Anwa

    Hua Anwa is a Wisdom Keeper, Clan Mother and Metis Elder. She is a teacher of mixed Mayan and Cherokee descent and an adopted Chumash who has been leading ceremony on the Central Coast for nearly t...

    4 teachings · Read more »

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    Pema Khandro

    Pema Khandro is a teacher in the rare lineage of Buddhist Yogis from Tibet. Her teachings get straight to the heart of Tantric Buddhism and Tibetan Medicine for finding sanity and wisdom withi...

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    Sweet Medicine Nation

    Sweet Medicine Nation is an gifted artist, educator, singer, author and storyteller who shares her lessons with passion, kindness, eloquence, wisdom, and humor, awakening us to the sacred realities...

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    Grandfather Whitewolf

    Grandfather Whitewolf’s approach to life and learning is to share from an Open Heart an Open Mind and a Willingness to look at ways of doing things differently.  Together with his wife, ...

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  • Oshun

    Oshun DeBellay

    Oshun DuBellay has been helping people achieve their dreams for many years.  She is a ceremonial facilitator, spiritual counselor and healer bringing over 25 years of experience.  She has...

    1 teachings · Read more »

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    Julie Tumamait

    Julie Tumamait carries the traditions of the Chumash culture, history and song within the context of Chumash storytelling and her own family's native roots and experience in the Ojai Valley.  ...

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    Nan Sandra Xoquic Cuc

    Kaqchikel Maya, Ajq’ij (Staff of Light, Daykeeper and Spiritual Leader) Nan Sandra is Kaqchikel Maya from Sololá, Guatemala. Her training as an Ajq’ij started at the age of four...

    1 teachings · Read more »

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    Rod McAffee

    Rod McAfee is an Akimel O’odham (Pima) elder.  Raised “by the desert” on his Arizona reservation, Rod witnessed the assimilation of most of his family by Western religions, e...

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  • Linda

    Linda Neale

    Trained as a concert violinist, Linda Neale graduated from Stanford University and spent three years after college living and teaching on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Northern Arizona. She is a...

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  • Woblaza

    Grand Chief Woableza

    Grand Chief Woableza (Wo-a-blay-za) is a Holyman and Wisdom Keeper of indigenous peoples.  A Lakota/Dakota elder, whose spiritual name “Woableza” identifies him as “One who s...

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    Natem Anank

    Natem Anank was born in 1947 to the Shuar of the Sacred Waterfalls, deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon. He is an Uwishin (traditional healer) guided by Arutam and the wisdom of his ancestors. Natem&rsqu...

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    Nan Amalia

    Nan Amalia is a Kaqchikel Maya Spiritual Guide from Patzún, Guatemala who works with the Ancestral Medicines. She also teaches about the environment and works to preserve Sacred Sites. She i...

    1 teachings · Read more »

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    Don Patricio Dominguez

    Tribe: Piro Manso Tiwa, Education: Traditional and University of New Mexico  Patricio was born in the summer of 1949 in a small traditional community and was cultured by the contact of not on...

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    Tat Gilberto Guarcax González

    Tat Gilberto is a representative of Grupo Sotz’il Based in Sololá, Guatemala, Grupo Sotz’il was founded by Lisandro Guarcax González and other young Mayan Kaqchikel artis...

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    James Uqualla

    James Uqualla, Havasupi Medicine Man  Jeva – Healing (Havasupai) Life Mission Statement"I am a member of the Havasupi Tribe (people of the blue-green waters).From the Heart of the ...

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    George "Grey Eagle" Bertelstein

    George "Grey Eagle" Bertelstein is a Counselor, Spiritual Leader and Founder of Medicine Path Native American Church (NAC) in Berekley, CA. He has offered counsel, spiritual and otherwise, for ov...

    1 teachings · Read more »

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    Citlalxochitl Elena Rios

    The work of Citlalxochitl Elena Rios (Azteca Mexica / Mestiza) emphasizes culturally significant themes that take shape through painting, music, dance, and song.  She is the author and illustr...

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    Hiroji Sekiguchi

    Originating from Japan, Hiroji Sekiguchi is a Shinto Priest, practicing and sharing the indigenous spirituality of the Ancient Japanese peoples. Hiroji moved to Ojai, California with his wife Keiko...

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    Tat Mario Simon Ovalle Chavez

    Tat Mario Ovalle ChavezKiché Maya, Ajq'ij (Staff of Light, Daykeeper and Spiritual Leader)Tat Mario is Kiché Maya from the Aldea El Novillero, Santa Lucia Utatlan, Sololá. ...

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    Bill Kauth

    Author, Visionary and Social Inventor In 1984 while working as a psychotherapist and business consultant, Bill conceived and co-founded the New Warrior Training Adventure. Now with 60,000 graduate...

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