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Nature’s Secret Language – Taught by Traditional Native Healer Bobby Lake-Thom
July 27, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
How does Mother Nature speak to us? How can we attune to this language? From the beginning of time, Humans have turned toward the natural world for healing and spiritual direction. Learning to interpret and align with the powers of nature helps us awaken our ecological selves and live purposeful, healthy lives in balance with all our relations. In this fun class, students will begin to decipher the secret language of Nature. Nature constantly speaks to us in a physical and spiritual language that is based on symbols. Students will develop skills to begin to interpret nature’s language via physical signs, dreams and visions. It is our hope that students will learn the true value of signs as they relate to the spirits, powers, and forces of Nature. The last hour of the lecture and teachings will be used to talk about and share personal experiences and questions.
About Bobby: 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 recognized on the BIA records. He was taught and trained by numerous Native medicine men/women, Native ceremonial leaders, and Tribal Religious leaders.
Some of his teachers included Beeman Logan, Rolling Thunder, Mad Bear Anderson, Martin Highbear, Charlie Red Hawk Thom, Calvin Rube, Bonita Masten, Yurok Holyman Dewey George, Florence Jones (and numerous other medicine men/women from different tribes). His apprenticeship spanned two decades and then he was culturally and spiritually tested, evaluated, recognized, and confirmed as an Indian doctor or Native Healer on Doctor Rock, Chimney Rock, Trinadad Head, California; Seneca Mountain/Thunder Rock, in New York, and finally, on Mt. Shasta, California.
Bobby has conducted hundreds of ceremonies and lectures. He has been successfully doctoring Native people and non-Indian people for over twenty years. According to Indian custom and law he does not charge a fee for his doctoring and ceremonies, but according to the “law of reciprocity” donations are usually offered in lieu of a fee for his healing work, spiritual counseling, and ceremonies.
He is the author of Native Healer (Quest Books, 1992) Spirits of the Earth(Plume/Penguin, 1998) and Call of the Great Spirit (Bear & Company, 2001). His numerous literary works have appeared in The Indian Historian, White Cloud Mental Health, The Shaman’s Drum, Teacher’s Magazine, Educator’s Digest, The Quest/Theosophical Society Magazine, Akwasasne Notes and Akewekon Literary Journal, Herbs Magazine; Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, and numerous other scholarly journals and magazines.