Administrators

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...

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...

Contributors 

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...