Animist | Ritualist | Oracular Medium
Shannon is an animist and ritualist whose work is at the intersection of dream midwifery, psychopomping, ancestral reverence and oracular mediumship. Through heart-centered ritual aimed at re-establishing balance and personal sovereignty, and through deeping the pathways of connection within the wider web of relations, she is dedicated to helping others achieve clarity, connection and rootedness through the exploration of liminal landscapes of the seen and unseen.
For over 30 years she has committed her life to partnership with others in transforming trauma and cultural wounding for both the living and the dead. She has a Masters degree in Professional Leadership and Counseling with a focus in Jungian and Gestalt modalities, is the founder of Red Earth Healing, a student of Yoruba culture as an initiate of Ọbàtálá, and Ọ̀ṣun, in the lineage of Olúwo Fálolú Adésànyà Awoyadé from Òdè Rẹ́mọ. making pilgrimages to work with elders in West Africa. She is also a devotee of Nepali shamanism under the tutelage of Bhola Nath Banstola, and other diverse indigenous paths of her ancestors. She is a certified practitioner and teacher of Dr. Daniel Foor’s Ancestral Lineage Healing method.
Her recent and older people of blood and bone hail from the British Isles, France, West Africa and Cherokee and Kaskaskia/Illini nations. Committed to collective healing, she holds grounded, empathic, non dogmatic, heart-centered ritual space which supports presence, trust, and community rooted in the ancient ways of being of service to the Earth.
She dreams and practices joy daily in Athens, Ga, historic lands of the Creek Muskogee peoples, along with her son, a treasure trove of 4 legged fur babies. oak, pecan and magnolia and the North Oconee Watershed.
'Shannon cultivates such a grounded and potent safe vessel in which to explore the more edgier aspects of life through ritual. She is exponentially gifted in using ritual intention and vivid metaphor as we explore these terrains. Grateful for all of her support and guidance! ~ Laurie, United States