Noted shamanic healer and author Russell FourEagles of Wisconsin will lead a workshop on Original Medicine from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in the downstairs Fellowship Hall at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis.
The four-hour workshop is sponsored by the Minneapolis Theosophical Society as part of the group’s series of lectures and workshops on ancient wisdom and ancient mysteries.
At his workshop, Russell FourEagles will discuss the differences between Original and Western medicine, focusing on natural healing’s origins to present day use for such modern diseases as lyme disease and cancer. He will bring some of the medicine he makes and some of the herbs that he uses and share his own healing story. The protocols that he now teaches rid him of lyme disease and cancer five times.
Russell will teach participants a Native song of praise in Iroquois, a song taught to him by the grandmother who taught him so much about native herbs and natural healing. He will ask people to fill out fire ceremony statements and then show people how to conduct their own fire ceremony at home. Russell also will describe the heart box and discuss the importance of keeping it clear. Russell will provide hand-out materials on natural healing protocols for participants at the workshop and have other herbal materials and books available, as well.
People may register at the door on the day of the event. Cost is $35 for adults, $30 for students and seniors, and $55 for couples and families. Credit cards are accepted. Free refreshments will be provided, and parking is available at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community. For more information, call 651.235.6645.
He is the author of The Making of a Healer: Teachings of My Oneida Grandmother, which will be on sale at the workshop and available for autographing. The healer operates Soaring Eagles Wellness Center in Spooner, Wisc. (soaringeagleswellness.com). Russell also is the author of a novel, After the Cleanse: 2012.
The native healer was born in Washburn County in the North Woods of Wisconsin in the middle of the 20th century. He studied healing and medicine with his Oneida grandmother for 28 years. He also served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in the early 1970s. When he first returned from Vietnam, Russell continued his herbal training.
Russell FourEagles started energy healing in 1959, but his grandmother would only let him work initially on animals. In 1967, he started working with people. Russell recently built a new wellness center in Spooner, WI, where he will continue this healing work for the rest of his life. He has performed more than 45,000 healings in Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Indonesia, Thailand and across the United States.
He also has taught workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Menomonie on the traditional Oneida Healing and regularly speaks as a Native American Medicine Man and Holy Man at Native American gatherings and festivals across the country
His grandfather was captured while living in the wilds of Canada and taken to the Couchiching Reserve in 1870, where he escaped and immigrated to the U.S. and settled near the Oneida Reservation, but not onto it. The medicine that Russell FourEagle’s grandmother taught him came directly down the lineage, since living off the reservation meant that none of his ancestors ever went to boarding school. His grandmother learned from her grandmother and she learned from her grandmother, back 200 generations.