Welcome to my corner of the world. When I was in my mid-20s, I was called to what I called at the time, the Shamanic Arts, in a profound and logically unexplainable way. Through my experiences and research I have been shown how to connect with my Guides and Guardians through Intuition, Creativity and the spirits of Nature. I seek to inspire others to learn how to reconnect for themselves so that they feel empowered to be their authentic Self and speak for the Earth and its creatures. The methods used are ancient and accessible to anyone. Full Circle Animism is for those who have made to forget their animist lineage. It is time to remember!
In her own tradition, Quynn does not call herself a “shaman”,
she is called “OOlah”-One Who Balances.
She is of the Butterfly People, Raven Clan and Beaver Lodge.
Quynn honors her Slavic, Gaelic and Nordic ancestors, as well as her original ancestors of west Africa (Mother Africa). She also honors her kin of the animal people of this beautiful Earth.
After a life-altering physical experience at the age of 26, I could suddenly hear the Spirit World, and felt an age-old calling. (I share my “Ghost Story” in the video interview with Tammi Morrison above.) This new connection came in the form of visions, auditory messages, as well as many forms of synchronicity and spirit traveling. In order to understand what was happening to me, I began to seek spiritual teachers. Many humans taught (and still teach) me how to be an honorable Human, and it has always been my non-human teachers who have offered the most profound lessons.
I was taught how to journey (Shamanic Journey) by a Dream and Spirit teacher. As I spontaneously plummeted down a tunnel in my mind for the first time, the part Horse, part Rabbit being who was a recent dream character, told me in my head “Keep practicing and you will learn how to do it”, but I had no idea what “it” was. Now I know
If I were to tell my 21 year old self that I would someday have a life-changing experience and totally change my world to become a shamanic practitioner, she would have no idea what I was talking about. If I tried to explain it to her, she would think I am crazy. I smile at this thought now, because I see my self in every person that sits in circle with me, and I love watching people realize that they are not crazy to talk within and explore the worlds. This is my calling.
I came to this world as a starseed, and am in this world as a deeply indigenous human female, even though my direct lineage to my ‘indigenous’ heritage was forgotten for generations. I am abundantly grateful for being called to this life in this time. I was blessed to be called by my ancestral spirit world when I was 26 years old, pulling me awake and helping me remember this ancient wisdom that is within me. I am acutely aware that without the direct intervention from, what I call, my Spirit World, I would have continued living a life of amnesia that was deeply painful to live, and that wasn’t even mine. I now know with my heart that I am part of a living world around and within, and I hope to honor my ancestors and kin with my Animist practice, now, and into the future.”
For the last 20 years Quynn has founded and now caretakes Web of Life Animist church, which practices Full Circle Animism.
“Full Circle Animism” is especially for those who’s ancestors have been made to forget their Animist lineage. Full Circle Animism is for those ready to remember their Animist ancestry!”
My purpose for this work is to seek out and train individuals who want to improve their natural abilities in the Animist healing arts* and to educate the public about the shamanic arts, their usefulness to individuals as well as their benefits to the community. This education happens through workshops, performances, enactments and adventures in Nature. There are also circles and trainings for those with rhythmic journeying experience.
*The Animist healing arts explore modern applications and benefits (emotional, mental, physical and spiritual) of consciously voyaging into the wilderness of one’s mind for the purposes of healing, increasing communication skills and inspiring art.
“I would like to recommend Quynn Elizabeth as an outstanding shamanist. I have worked with Quynn for three years and have made great progress…Quynn serves as a catalyst to help an individual bring forth their shaman-self and to guide a person to develop in a way best for them. I respect her and trust her to help me see for myself my way in spirit.” R. Underwood, M.Ed
“Quynn’s unique way, or shall I say, gift, for teaching is like no other. She will guide you through journeys with your ancestors, guides, angels, higher self, and totem animals through her instruction and dynamic drumming. Teachers like Quynn are a rare find.” Linda Rettinger of www.meaningfulthings.net
Quynn brings the real deal. She has a giving spirit and is as genuine a sweet spirit as you’ll find anywhere. She is a graceful and humble teacher sharing her skills with community in a myriad of ways. I’m never left wanting or disappointed. I know her group will deliver exactly what I’m looking for. Thanks for being there. Allen Smith – Rainbow Didge Music
“Quynn, you have really helped me to grow and expand my horizons, my inner knowledge and my potential through your insightfulness, the wonderful blessings of the shamanic journeying group, and just by being you. They say “the teacher will come when the student is ready.” I feel you were placed into my life at a time I was ready to learn from you. Thank you.” Judi
“Quynn, thanks for you, who you are, what you do and the way in which you are able to help us find the bright parts of ourselves we have hidden and denied for years!” K in Tucson
“Quynn, Your footsteps leave a trail for many to follow as they learn to make their own path.” B