Ceremony

"Soul Searching", 30x24, acrylic on masonite, 2017

Winter Ross has been exploring the worlds of Shamanism since 2004. 


Her offerings include Classes; Drum Journey; Power Animal Retrieval; Divination; Extraction; Soul Retrieval; Depossession; Psychopomp, and Reiki. She also offers services such as custom memorials and funerals, handfastings and weddings, naming, and crone ceremonies.


A member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies founded by anthropologist Michael Harner, she offers the ancient healing techniques of Shamanism with an eye to her clients' 21st-century western paradigm. Winter has studied Soul Retrieval with Sandra Ingerman, Tibetan Bon Chöd (Feeding Your Demons) with Lama Tsultrim Allione, is a member of the Native American Church in Colorado, and is a dancer and pipe holder in the Lakota Sundance (Star  Fire Council, New Mexico). 


Certified by the State of New Mexico as a mental health support worker, Winter also refers to a Colorado licensed psychotherapist. However, shamanic practice is considered spiritual work (practice-based evidence). For more information consult the Church of The Circle of the Sacred Earth and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

  "4 Warnings: Shamanic Journeys", written and illustrated by Winter Ross, may be found on Amazon.com and is used as a text in Journey classes at Awareness Institute, Sydney, Australia.

Comments from Clients of Soul Retrieval:

"I feel like my inner child radiates!"  -- Q.T. actor, former Buddhist monk


" I felt very relaxed and couldn't help but smile...both during and after, Winter was very clear, kind, and warm. I felt very held all together." -- T. herbalist, social activist


" The drumming was soothing and allowed me to tune in and let go of my fears. She was very gentle, calm, and open to my needs. It's a very helpful practice for me to receive." -- J. musician


"The overall flow felt organic and thorough. I valued the integration period. I felt surprisingly grounded." -- S. Montessori teacher


"Drumming, intro talk, setting (sacred) space (were particularly effective). Loved the rattle and wing to clear auric energy. I felt positive with a message to move on with." -- J. event organizer

Throwing the Bones

In traditional societies, the Diviner often took on the duties of Village Counselor.  As an intuitive/empath, (and ethical "fortune teller"), Winter helps people see the patterns in their lives, the possible consequences, and the actions they may take for agency instead of fate. Her style is derived from the New Orleans Hoodoo folk medicine tradition. She reads at psychic fairs, festivals, and privately for individuals. Her articles appear in the magazine Spirituality & Health and can be read here:

 https://www.spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2021/02/05/throwing-the-bones

and here: https://www.spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2021/02/23/the-hoodoo-blues