Born in Santa Fe New Mexico, I have been immersed in the multicultural matrix of that magical area since birth. My childhood demonstrated clearly that the well-being of the land and the different peoples living here can only come about when we all understand and work with the full community in all the realms.
While my ancestors of record are predominately early immigrants to the North America of Scottish, German, English, Welsh, Dutch, and French descent, many of the men in my family genealogy were recorded as marrying ‘a woman’. That means that the woman in question was not baptized. Un-baptized women of those times could be American Indian, indentured servants, or slaves from a multitude of races including Iberian, African, and Caribbean ancestry.
My work with the runes (click here) has its roots in my father’s search for healing through his ancestral lineage. His mother ‘s side came from Germany and called themselves Eiches, or people of the Oak Tree, while the name passed down on his Scottish father’s side was Earl Annon, or Lord of the Spiritual Realms. My search for the heart of the rune story is both a very personal journey of healing and transformation and an offering to all those who have similar calling to honor and revive their ancestral lineages.
I am certified by the international Felicitas Goodman Institute based in Germany, a sister institute to the local Cuyemungue Institute. Felicitas Goodman was introduced to the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest by my father in the 1960’s, and those experiences here led Dr. Goodman into her life work on religious altered states of consciousness and ritual trance postures. In the mid-90’s Daniel Statnekov, who did the original research and replicas of the ancient Peruvian whistling vessels, made a set of seven whistling vessels specifically tuned to facilitate the transition between brain states for me. I have traveled in the United States and Europe sharing my knowledge and experiences.
I am the creator of the World Tree deck of cards (click here), a set of 144 cards organized in fractal patterns that explore the relationship between the literary spirituality of the ‘great religions’ and the experiential kinesthetic knowing of the indigenous peoples. And my grounding, companion, and guide on the spiritual path is the great and generous spirit of the Horse Clan (click here).