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The naming of a clan is a very sacred process. It is not dictated by the creativity alone of the facilitator, but is rather more of a download of information that best represents the existing energy of the group as a whole. Through intuition, meditation, inspiration, imagination, observation and deep listening the clan is named, not by a human, but through a human by the unseen energy source that connects us all one to another.

We are but reflections of one another, until we are reflecting only what is inside of our heart of hearts from our purest essence. And we will then each be one to another the most persistent of reminders of the greatness that lies within each of us. For it is then that we are projecting the most essential part of our highest and finest selves from the very core of our being. And so it is wise to pay attention to everything and everyone that comes into your space. Let no blessing go unnoticed and no message go unheard. Be not fooled by the wrapping paper on the gift or the cover on the book.

And so with this, we have the naming of this Addiction Alchemy tribe on AUGUST 31, 2012:

Eagle Wing Stretches Clan



Great Spirit,
The star nations all over the heavens are Yours,
And Yours are the grasses of the earth.
You are older than all need,
Older than all pain and prayer.
Great Spirit,
Teach us to walk the soft earth as relatives to all
that live.
 - Sioux Indian Prayer

The heart and soul of the Eagle Wing Stretches journey is centered around the reception of the deep wisdom teachings, visionary prophecies  and subtle powers of Grandfather Nicholas Black Elk, Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Holy man. It is through this power that the entire project known as Addiction Alchemy and the Recovery Medicine Wheel, have been unknowingly channeled and created. It is with great gratitude that we now embark on the very first medicine wheel journey that will be under the direct, conscious guidance of Grandfather Nicholas Black Elk, also known by his spiritual name, Eagle Wing Stretches.

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.”  ― Black Elk

In 2006, the first gathering of the Phoenix Clan brought this work to the world. It was an instant power source and the people were inexplicably drawn to it through their own innate wisdom and soul's guidance. The perfect device to both heal and create in a sacred container which can hold all the forces of the universe was re-introduced to the world.

Unbeknownst to me, we have been revelating and revealing, reliving and re-enacting Black Elk's Vision... without even knowing of this vision. For nearly 7 years, I knew that my task as the steward and creator of Addiction Alchemy was other worldly. I knew that I was constantly being downloaded with information and signs and symbols, which were activating spiritual sensories and channeling abilities in me that I had never known existed. I was guided to do things that were both strange and natural to me at the same time, in equal measure. Now I know that I was hosting this most precious powerful being, known as Eagle Wing Stretches (Black Elk), whose vision we were bringing to life.

The second Grandfather, he of the North, spoke again: "Take courage, younger brother," he said; "on earth a nation you shall make live, for yours shall be the power of the white giant's wing, the cleansing wind."   - Black Elk

Black Elk's childhood vision was a profound and powerful legacy that was being cast into the web of creation for future generations. I know that now to be a great truth. For many years Black Elk suffered with the burden of his vision and no outlet for it. He felt helpless in the wake of such a powerful experience and didn't understand what to do next, until he came to the understanding that visions must be acted out by the people in order to become actuated. Once the people of his village re-enacted his vision, he was restored to a measure of peace, as any messenger would upon the actual and true delivery of the message to it's proper recipient... in this case... the people. This was a huge step in the process of bringing the medicine wheel back to the modern world and continues to be so, as each of the Addiction Alchemy clans "act out" through the ceremony and ritual of their lives this vision of Black Elk's again and again, as we travel around the wheel.


“While I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; For I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being....And I saw that it was holy.”  ― Black Elk

When asking Grandfather Black Elk, why he did not reveal himself to me for 7 years, I was "told" that the Grandfathers wanted me to channel it through my filters, the filters of an American woman, who was of the Rainbow Nation and who had transmuted through her own alchemy, the inner war between her Native American and European ancestry. They wanted a living embodiment of this divine union of opposites, one who carries the wind in her soul of White Buffalo Calf Woman. And someone who could hear that Black Elk was still speaking, when he was ready to be revealed. Someone whose antenna extends far out into the star nation, and who would ultimately find the strength to bring the information back, whole and intact, to the people in an experiential way... a way that opens the framework of the medicine wheel and takes it down to its core essence, showing it's enduring relevance, and also revealing that we have been working with this sacred knowledge all along, embedded in everything from baseball diamonds, to the Kabbalah, to the Wizard of Oz.

And so that is what we are doing....bringing back the magic, the medicine and the power of the medicine wheel to the people of the rainbow nation... the people of the new earth.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts". - Bertrand Russell

You are enduring the processes that are required to become the hollow bone healer. The call of this clan is to bring forth those who in fact are destined to be master healers. A master healer may or may not make a career out of healing. A master healer is simply a healed healer who is ready to do some serious transmutational work to support the new earth energies in their mission to move us away from the path of suffering and onto the path of love. This can take many forms. But one thing you can be sure of is that your ability to conduct healing life force energy, Great Spirit or chi is part of your medicine and your calling.

"I cured with the power that came through me. Of course, it was not I who cured, it was the power from the Outer World, the visions and the ceremonies had only made me like a hole through which the power could come to the two leggeds. If I thought that I was doing it myself, the hole would close up and no power could come through. Then everything I could do would be foolish."― Black Elk

You are on the trajectory to become a masterful holder of sacred space. Anyone can create sacred space. Not everyone can hold sacred space. For most healers are still, as yet, unhealed themselves. They are drawing to them their own projections and actually receiving as much healing from their clients and healees, friends and family, as they are giving. This is simply a stepping stone to the vertical path. We rise up out of the root chakra, out of the groundwork that is laid by the shamanic initiations into the path of the Bodhisattva, which activates at the sacral chakra... and we begin to move upward into the Messiah energy which is the solar plexis and the activation of Divine Will... and culminating at the heart... with the service to humanity and the Great Mystery. We then have created the holy grail, a great cup and a divine vessel for filling with Light (crown), spiritual insight and wisdom (brow), and the ability to speak this wisdom into creative expression, meeting at the heart again... with love.

“The Holy Land is everywhere.”  ― Black Elk

When we step more fully out of our wounds, we begin to attract a whole new echelon of souls into our groups. We are put into contact with others who have released the karmic bonds of the victim, and this now moves us out of "misery loves company" to "beauty begets more beauty". That which is like unto itself is drawn applies equally here, as anywhere else in life. And now at last, we, as master hollow bone healers, become vessels for pure inspiration, literally instilling spirit into all that we touch, including people, places, projects, and things. This changes everything and puts us on the path of positive creation through the intent to express love and experience beauty.

“All over the sky a sacred voice is calling your name.”  ― Black Elk

Black Elk was both a Lakota medicine man, and a Catholic catechist, which is in a sense a teacher and priest who engaged in a relationship with Jesus - the mysterious "good news" that so many Native Americans came back and spoke about. This makes him a very special medicine man and one who embraced the vertical path fully of his own free will, not through force and coercion, as so many others endured.

If you feel called to join this journey, know that you will be a part of anchoring and re-establishing the powerful force of Nicholas Black Elk as he has joined the ranks of Ascended Masters known as Bodhisattva's, who remain close to the earth to be of service to humanity. Black Elk has never stopped speaking. His message has touched millions. His wisdom and humility has caused him to be both a champion of his Native American heritage, and an icon to all people everywhere, of goodwill and mercy. He is someone who endured incredible loss and has made great sacrifice to bring healing and enlightenment to the rainbow people... people of all walks of life through his pervading messages of interconnectedness, oneness and peace.

He is a master guardian of the memory of paradise and he is poised and ready to download his vision, through Addiction Alchemy and all medicine wheel teachings that support an open framework, to the world. The time is here to do this now. We can re-enter the Garden, this time with full knowledge of good and evil... and reclaim through our free will our divine will and a restoration of our innocence. After all, the heyoka, as Grandfather says, is here to remind you not to take it all so seriously. The medicine he brings to us is the reminder that although we will not be happy until we remember our medicine, our medicine is not the source of our happiness. For what truly makes us happy is when we are re-united with each other and the creator. Our medicine is only leading us to that grand reunion.

Black Elk says... welcome home.

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
                                                          Isaiah 40:31

Eagle represents Great Spirit and the Great Mystery. As we fly with eagle we gain higher consciousness and enlightenment. Because of the top down view of eagle, the highest flying raptor, we gain more awareness of the interconnectivity of this creation, as well as greater respect for it. Not just because we believe it, but because we see it, and ultimately experience the oneness first hand.

The eagle is present across a range of beliefs or philosophies, representing spiritual protection, carrying prayers, and bringing strength, courage, wisdom, illumination of spirit, healing, creation, and sacred knowledge. The eagle has an ability to see hidden spiritual truths, rising above the material to see the spiritual. The eagle has an ability to see the overall pattern, and the connection to spirit guides and teachers. The eagle represents great power and balance, dignity, integrity, a connection with higher truths, intuition and a creative spiritual grace achieved through knowledge and hard work.

The dictionary of scripture and myth, describes the eagle as;
A symbol of the holy spirit, which flies, as it were, through the mind (air) from the higher nature (heaven) to the lower nature (earth) and soars aloft to the self (sun).

Many people over the years have spontaneously experienced the Eagle Vision, especially when entering the East. Perhaps you will have that vision, too. Once experienced, the Eagle Vision changes you forever, for you become the eagle. You fly over the lands, sweeping and majestic and you see everything through the eyes of the eagle. You feel the freedom of flight and see just how powerful this guardian truly is.


Eagle is sometimes thought to be the physical incarnation of Archangel Michael. Michael, whose name means, "who is like God", is considered the Chief of the Angels, so it is very fitting that Black Elk's spiritual name is Eagle Wing Stretches, as he has taken his place among the Grandfathers and the Sacred Directions to provide guidance, support and love to the earthwalkers.

There is a great deal to be learned about Black Elk through his association with Eagle and Archangel Michael. Michael is a very important angel to call upon when the intention is to clear or remove negative energy. This is a very big clue about the work that is necessary to become a hollow bone for spirit. For the clearer our own channel, the better we can hold space, mainly because we can be transparent to the energies present and hold a space anchored in integrity.

We are releasing ourselves from the karmic contracts as brought forward through the coyote medicine. Since the time of healing through "tricks" or crisis, suffering and surprise is fast leaving the planet, the Heyoka is taking on a new role to remind us to stay hollow, devoid of attachment and filled with a deep sense of joy for the journey. The "fool" is no longer foolish, but restored to a sense of innocence, wonder and trust. Soon we will be healing through our own creativity and simply building a new reality... a new dream.. a beautiful dream for the new earth.

I am a center of expression for the primal will to good.
The Universe and Great Mystery fully support my journey.
I quest for visioning, higher energy and sacred knowledge.
I walk the good red road home to my soul.
I see the interconnection in all that is.
My heart is whole and healed.
I honor the sacred directions and come to know them intimately through the power of the medicine wheel.
I create sacred space by building medicine wheels.
I work with the energy of the sacred stone circle.
I tap into the power of ritual and ceremony to activate my visions and dreams.
I awaken to higher perspective and deeper truths.
I use the power of eagle to connect with Great Spirit.
I am open to connecting with my power plants.
I accept and allow my intuition to expand and energize my life.
I walk the path of the healer.
I step into my personal medicine, and gather a little more power each day.
I do the work necessary to release what is no longer serving, so that I become a hollow bone healer.
My healing powers come from my ability to channel divine love.
I allow spiritual guides and ascended masters to work through me to heal myself and others.
I perfect the art of holding space in complete non-judgment, understanding that everyone is experiencing exactly what they need to heal themselves.
I only activate and witness the intention of another to heal or release.
Higher powers work through me to do good in the world.
I am inspired and elevated by my spiritual guides and guardians into ever higher levels of service to the world.
The highest levels of service to the world, cannot truly be known.
I honor and appreciate all those who provide service to the world with conscious intent.
I heal any ancestral rifts, cultural differences or disharmony within me.
I dream myself awake.


Water, Medicine Wheel, pipe ceremony, sacred herb, flowering tree, 4 colors, horse, eagles, rainbows, rabbit, coyote, heyoka, pine, Blue Star, Eagle feather, buffalo, John of God

Red Jasper, Sodalite, Turquoise, Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Apache Tear, Selenite, Carnelian, Citrine, Apatite, Clear Quartz, Vogel Crystals, Apache Tear, Holey stones

Holey stones/hag stones

Passiflora - Daybreak Star Herb (Passion Flower)
Black Elk Speaks
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John of God
Passiflora (Passion Flower) Sacred Herb
Red Cloud School - Pine Ridge Rez
Wounded Heart: Pine Ridge & The Sioux (Video)
Wallace Black Elk - The Sacred Ways of the Lakota
Native American Taoist
Tao Te Ching

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