"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:

"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 through. 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