"When the first thunderbirds came to Earth there were no trees. All they found was stone. So, they used what they had. In their talons they picked up rocks and carried them to the high places where they built great stone nests. From there they saw the whole World around them."
Here in Ontario's Algonquin Territory a thunderbird is essentially a bird shaman; simply a guide or helper who empowers people to learn, grow and heal in a more spiritual way in order to improve, fix or heal their own earthly reality. Traditionally thunderbirds/bird shamans do spiritual vision quests atop remote high places on the land - close to the Sky World - to get guidance and answers from the spirits and ancestors. Such high places are important because they allow us to see things with a "bird's eye view"; from a higher perspective.
To do this thunderbirds build and utilize stone nests - places of vision - in the wilderness. Here they practice bird shaman ways with the assistance of a variety of spirits to guide our human reality. But Christianity nearly eliminated our thunderbirds/bird shamans. Today's thunderbirds are here simply as helpers to guide and encourage people by sharing the shamanic healing and wellness ways of our preshistoric ancestors. The hope is to inspire people and give them the personal power to transform their own earthly reality into something better.
My spirit name is Grey Thunderbird. I'm a bird shaman and a shamanism guide. I strive to help people see how traditional teachings can empower us all with our personal healing and growth. Simply as your helper and guide I take you to Bird Mountain or to other powerful medicine places in the wilderness. Here you'll learn traditional bird shaman ways that can help you tremendously with change, personal healing and life transformation.
With me you'll learn the traditional bird shaman practices and ways I first had to learn how to embrace and use myself on my own healing journey (read Tim's Trail). You'll learn how to find and actually use the good medicine of the natural thunder within you - the power of your own spirit - to bring healing, balance, happiness, personal peace and overall well-being directly into your world.
Bird shaman ways are about helping people through personal storms. On the path of life these ways can greatly assist people with change; change for the better. The practices I provide in my work help people upon their own journey of personal learning, growth, healing and transformation. My work is done outside on the land or inside my lodge. I guide personal wellness walks to Bird Mountain and other special places in Ontario's Madawaska Highlands. Here's a list of the various practices I provide:
Bird Shamanism Teachings
Algonquin Spiritual Ways
Owning Your Four Worlds
Finding Your Thunder
Guided Spirit Journeys
Spirit Flights with Drumming
Storytelling and Legends
Wellness Walks on the Land
Spirit Compass Teachings
Ceremonies and Rites of Passage
Assistance/Answers from Ancestors
Tool Making for Shamanic Use
Books on Traditional Knowledge
For more information please Contact me with any questions.