My spiritual journey has taken me through a full spectrum of studies from entering the seminary for the Catholic priesthood at Norte Dame to joining Native American Sundance Ceremonies and sweat lodges. It has been a journey over many years to find the terminology and practice for what I have experienced and done from childhood. Formal education includes The Foundation of Shamanic Studies Healing series. I also hold a Masters Degree and completed doctoral work, pending dissertation, in Leadership Studies.
As a shamanic practitioner I do not worship spirits but rather have a friendship and brotherhood/sisterhood that I have developed over decades of being in relationship with them. We are physical, emotional, and spiritual beings and are responsible for the health of each aspect. Just as one may go to a Physician for a physical ailment or a counselor/psychologist for an emotional problem one can/should go to a spiritual practitioner for spiritual problems.