57e235f70770136ef8f52ec943c0a330Star Nations Magazine is a monthly digital magazine brimming with insight from contributing writers who share their experiences and wisdom. Star Nations magazine covers many fascinating spiritual topics.  We bring together spiritual information about Indigenous people, specifically Native American, here on Turtle Island and other indigenous people abroad. We also bring information about Angels, to feng shui, spiritual parenting, and being consciously awake to your spiritual path in life. Dedicated to the world as one, universal community, Star Nations Magazine recognizes the sacred connections between All People and our relationship to Spirit. Star Nations Magazine is your bridge between Ancient and Modern spiritual information. We at Star Nations Magazine highlight the positive and seek to empower our global readers. The major contributors to the magazine are popular Internet radio show hosts and spiritual teachers, Neshi Lokotz and Denise Iwaniw. Denise and Neshi are honored to bring to you, our dear readers a magazine that reflects you and your desire to create a meaningful life. We bring to you, “Communications From Home”.

Executive Staff

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Nicole Patterson

Nicole is the owner of Nicole Patterson Studios. She has many years of experience in the fields of Photography, Cosmetology and Makeup Artistry including education with Dakota County Technical College, Aveda Institute, and Joe Blasco Makeup Center. She has had a wide... read more
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Lily Vasquez

Lily Vasquez is known as the Mistress of Oz and is the Star Nations Radio Executive Producer. Born and raised in the Washington, DC area, she now resides with her family in that area. Her ancestry is of Mexican and Chilean decent. She received her bachelor’s degree in... read more
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Kelly Spencer

Star Nations Executive Chef.  Kelly Spencer by day, Kelly’s career is as an Executive Assistant. However, her true passions find her in the kitchen creating meals, canning, and baking. She has many loves such as tending both her flower and vegetable gardens and... read more

Contributing Writers

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Deb Swingholm

Deb Swingholm grew up in the beautiful Oak Openings region of northwest Ohio and has recently moved back after a decade living in Thailand with her husband Greg and a sparrow named “Grace”. Deb’s lifelong passion for art, music and spiritual discovery has ripened... read more
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Aaron Carapella

Aaron Carapella, Cartographer Tribal Nation Maps As a young kid, Aaron had always sought more knowledge about Native history and cultures. He would attend Pow Wows and scour through the items vendors had for sell. From time to time Aaron would see maps of the... read more
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Bridget Krutzik

Bridget is a Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Angel Reiki Healer. Her blog, Healing Illuminations was created to provide her readers with enlightening natural health information, as well as culinary inspiration. As a holistic health professional, Bridget’s intention... read more
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Margaret (Meg) Annutto

Margaret (Meg) Annutto lives in Southern New Hampshire with her family and is the owner of Infinite Grace. 

Lead by her lifelong interest and passion in complimentary alternative medicine, she became a licensed massage therapist, certified hypnotist and received many... read more
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Terry Ruelle

Terry Ruelle is the owner of Pathways Holistic Counseling Services. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State UN and her Bachelors from Ferris State UN. She is a certified Acupuncture Detox Specialist and Registered NADA Trainer (National... read more
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Tami Gulland

Tami Gulland mentors smart, intuitive women coaches, healers and creative entrepreneurs to transform their struggling business into passionate, profitable and sustainable ones. She also teaches them how to partner with their Angels and Higher Guidance to find their... read more
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Susan Q. Brown

Susan Q. Brown Being a Servant Leader means that Susan gives back. She empowers people to take positive action for their health and has the privilege of mentoring others. Susan helps people discover preventative holistic wellness as an artist and yoga instructor,... read more
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Susan J. McFarland

Susan J. McFarland, has a BA in Communications and in Spanish from Michigan State University. She is the author of the BLOG, “A Heart of Peace”, and a contributing author to Bellesprit Magazine, Star Nations Magazine and the Coptic Fellowship Newsletter,... read more
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Stephen Schmidt

Stephen Schmidt has been a student of Metaphysics and Spirituality for over 20 years.  He is an Intuitive, an Akashic Records Consultant and a Level II Ama-Deus healer as well.  He resides in Muskegon,... read more
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Sandra L. Harrick

Sandra L. Harrick, Intuitive Counselor has been working in the field of psycho/Spiritual healing for over 40 years. She is internationally known as someone who is devoted to healing with her amazing gifts of sight and insights touching 1,000’s of individuals in... read more
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Salvatore Sapienza

Salvatore Sapienza is a former religious brother in the Catholic Church who worked alongside Father Mychal Judge (“The Saint of 9/11”) in helping to establish St. Francis AIDS Ministry, one of the first Catholic AIDS organizations in the country. A... read more
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Ruth Vanden Bosch

Ruth Vanden Bosch is a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Professional Counselor who practices in the Western Michigan Lakeshore area. She uses her medical knowledge to help clients with mood disorders such as anxiety and depression related to serious illness such as... read more
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Richard Shulman

Richard Shulman As a composer, Richard Shulman has created over sixty pieces for jazz quartet as well as songs and pieces for chamber ensembles, choir, and symphony orchestra. In 1986 and 1987 he composed music for orchestra and jazz quartet during residencies at the... read more
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Phaedra McDonough

Phaedra McDonough is a Nurse Practitioner working at the Center for Cardiovascular Health at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Brattleboro Vermont.  She has worked in the field of Cardiology for over a decade with board certification as a cardiac device specialist.... read more
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Paul Crouse

Paul Crouse is a personal development consultant, writer, motivational speaker and photographer based in Kyoto, Japan. He helps people sort out their insides so that they can be successful at whatever they do. Paul works with people worldwide via online video calling... read more
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Patti Heredia

Patti Heredia’s practice is The Therapy Center which is located in Grand Rapids MI. She has been a therapist since 1995 and offers a range of therapeutic services at her Center. Patti is a nationally certified and registered clinical Hypnotherapist, registered Colon... read more
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Ortrun Franklin

Ortrun Franklin is an intuitive Spiritual coach, Meditation Practitioner and Mystery School instructor. Born during WWII in Europe, having been a refugee and displaced person, becoming a student of the Mystery Schools over 30 years ago (only to name a few of her... read more
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Nicole Fix

Nicole Fix holds a Limited License Masters of Social Work. She has a background in counseling individuals dealing with substance use disorders and trauma as well as providing crisis intervention, including suicide intervention. Until recently, Nicole spent 10 years... read more
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Neshi Lokotz

Neshi Lokotz is a tribal member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, with Ho-Chunk Nation and Yaqui Nation descent. She was raised in the traditions of Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi. Neshi is a drum maker and teaches about Native American hand drums, drumming, the... read more
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Monica Schwartz

Monica Schwartz Born and raised in Italy, Monica Schwartz is a photographer, artist, writer, world explorer, time traveler and aspiring teleporter. She is also a former chef who still loves cooking and photographing good food, which she shares through her blog and... read more
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Minnie Kansman

Minnie Kansman and her business Eco~Balance Humanity in Harmony with Nature have been assisting others with Feng Shui, Space Clearing, and Nature Spirit Connection since 1994. She is a certified Master Feng Shui Consultant and Educator, and lives lightly on the land,... read more
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Lily Vasquez

Lily Vasquez is known as the Mistress of Oz and is the Star Nations Radio Executive Producer. Born and raised in the Washington, DC area, she now resides with her family in that area. Her ancestry is of Mexican and Chilean decent. She received her bachelor’s degree in... read more
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Leslie Cirinesi

Leslie Cirinesi is a Reiki Master/Teacher and Animal Communicator located in Clarkston, Michigan. She specializes in Animal Communication and Reiki for Animals (as well as humans) and travels the world helping people and their animals. She is available to communicate... read more
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Laurie DeDecker

Laurie DeDecker is a nurse, energy healing practitioner, trainer, healthcare contractor, researcher and medical writer/editor. She has been involved in healthcare for most of her adult life and has been a Registered Nurse for more than 28 years, focusing on holistic... read more
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Laura MacLachlan

Rev. Laura MacLachlan, originally from New Canaan, Connecticut, now lives in Dryden, MI where is an instructor/trainer/Metaphysical Church Pastor and Seminary Instructor and Seminary Education Department... read more
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Kristine Pollock

Kristine Pollock is a professional artist. Kristine is a native Iowan following in the artistic footsteps of her Great Grandfather, Grandmother, and Mother. She specializes in, Spirit Paintings, animals, close-ups of nature and is presently illustrating a children’s... read more
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Kelly Spencer

Star Nations Executive Chef.  Kelly Spencer by day, Kelly’s career is as an Executive Assistant. However, her true passions find her in the kitchen creating meals, canning, and baking. She has many loves such as tending both her flower and vegetable gardens and... read more
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Julie Hedges

Julie Hedges is a Reiki Master and teacher of Tarot and Astrology with clients and students all over the US. As a former high school teacher, Julie presents in-depth concepts with practical application. She focuses on helping people understand their spiritual gifts... read more
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Elecia Crumpton Mercuro

is a passionate creative visionary and visual communicator. She currently works for University Relations at UF in Gainesville, Florida, as the Senior Art Director, and is also working to launch her business, Effection. Elecia is wife to Peter, Momma to Ethan, and... read more
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Dora Dias

Dora Dias resides in South Africa. She is a conscious energy channel, a sound and space shifter. Dora works with consciousness levels by shifting the present consciousness level to a higher consciousness frequency. She feels her purpose is to assist to create a... read more
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Denise Iwaniw

Denise Iwaniw is an author, teacher, sacred pipe carrier, and Thunder Dreamer. A native of Georgia, Denise now lives with her family in Michigan. As a seer, she conducts counseling sessions for people from around the world. Denise lectures and teaches in the U.S. and... read more
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David J. Sterken

David J. Sterken is a pediatric nurse, energy and shamanic practitioner, and Vice President of the Gathering Thunder Foundation.  You may contact David at... read more
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Concepcion Castellanos

Concepcion Castellanos is from Guadalaraja Mexico. She is a teacher, author, and therapist. Concepcion offers her services through Teohua Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She has taught the ancient information of sacred geometry and the MerKaBa for over 20 years.... read more
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Cindy Fadoir

Cindy Fadoir – After 35 years of working in the Corporate world in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Detroit, Michigan, Cindy retired to Traverse City, Michigan, in 2013 to become part of the Higher Self Bookstore family. She now has the time and energy to focus on... read more
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Christi Pentecost

Christi Pentecost, an educator at heart, Christi lives her life full of passion and enthusiasm for entrepreneurs. Growing up in a middle class family in Michigan, Christi was never introduced to business. Her entire family worked in one of these four areas: GM... read more
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Carl Franklin

Carl Franklin has been an Ordained Minister for over 40 years, the first 13 as a Lutheran Minister and the remainder as a Coptic Minister. He holds degrees in Business, Theology and Counseling; is a sensitive and skilled Counselor; the author of the highly acclaimed... read more
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Brenda Edwards

Brenda Edwards is a spiritual messenger, entrepreneur, teacher, and visionary. She has always had a curiosity about the unseen world since her first Near Death Experience at age 16. Brenda has worked with many people by giving them hope and support while assisting... read more
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Bill Elliott

Bill Elliott  Through his spiritual growth, Bill realized there a very large void that exists in the communication with our higher self and creator. It is not about religion; it is about the one on one connection with a higher all-knowing intelligence for guidance,... read more
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Bev Boerman

Bev Boerman is a residential Realtor, Broker member in the Greater Grand Rapids area of west Michigan. She has been selling homes for over 32 years. Bev has received many awards and designations over the years. One of her most prized awards is an honor bestowed in... read more
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Elizabeth Cosmos

Reverend Elizabeth Cosmos, PhD, ThD is an author, lecturer and oral traditional carrier for Ama-Deus method of healing. Traveling internationally to share this method to all who request. The above in part are extracts from the book Ama-Deus Healing with the Sacred... read more
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Andrea Adler

Andrea Adler has been referred to as the “Metaphysical Marketer.” She is the founder of Holistic PR, an international speaker, workshop presenter and consultant. Andrea Adler’s unique approach to marketing integrates spiritual practice and psychological self-inquiry... read more
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Amantha Murphy

Amantha Murphy is a Shamanic Healer & Teacher from Ireland who follows the path of the Goddess. She started her work professionally in 1971 as a clairvoyant and moved into trance mediumship and healing within three years. Since then she has worked with, and... read more
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Adriann Lesniak

Adrianna Lesniak, is a third generation psychic. In her family being psychic is normal. From childhood she has been channeling a sacred symbol which she uses for healing and connection energies. Adrianna has been a featured speaker and presenter at churches, colleges,... read more

Contributing Writers
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Susan J. McFarland

Susan J. McFarland, has a BA in Communications and in Spanish from Michigan State University. She is the author of the BLOG, “A Heart of Peace”, and a contributing author to Bellesprit Magazine, Star Nations Magazine and the Coptic Fellowship Newsletter,... read more
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Paul Crouse

Paul Crouse is a personal development consultant, writer, motivational speaker and photographer based in Kyoto, Japan. He helps people sort out their insides so that they can be successful at whatever they do. Paul works with people worldwide via online video calling... read more
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Nicole Fix

Nicole Fix holds a Limited License Masters of Social Work. She has a background in counseling individuals dealing with substance use disorders and trauma as well as providing crisis intervention, including suicide intervention. Until recently, Nicole spent 10 years... read more
height: 640 layout: mix

Leslie Cirinesi

Leslie Cirinesi is a Reiki Master/Teacher and Animal Communicator located in Clarkston, Michigan. She specializes in Animal Communication and Reiki for Animals (as well as humans) and travels the world helping people and their animals. She is available to communicate... read more
height: 640 layout: mix

Kelly Spencer

Star Nations Executive Chef.  Kelly Spencer by day, Kelly’s career is as an Executive Assistant. However, her true passions find her in the kitchen creating meals, canning, and baking. She has many loves such as tending both her flower and vegetable gardens and... read more