Wa-Na-Nee-Che is calling you! He is your teacher.
I am his scribe, and your guide on this journey. My name is Eliana “Bear Grandmother Calls Her,” the medicine name given to me by Brooke Medicine Eagle, a Métis spiritual teacher from Montana in the United States. Bear is my Power Animal. My lineage is Celtic; much has been lost from this tradition, yet it has many similarities with the Native American way.
I owe a debt of gratitude to the indigenous people of North America. They have a great deal to teach us, since they have kept their connection with Mother Earth and all her creatures, and with the Creator, Great Spirit. If this planet, our home, is to survive, we need to listen to their message: all life is sacred.
Wa-Na-Nee-Che, which in Lakota means “he who is needed by the people,” brings us this message in a way that all of us can understand, to make it part of our lives. You may have read stories of how people have made some connection with unusual “medicine” teachers. Most of those stories are allegorical, and the teachers are only archetypes: they do not exist outside the book.
But this is different: Wa-Na-Nee-Che is very much alive! The son of an Ojibwa mother and a Lakota Sioux father, with a dash of Celt, he descends from a long line of medicine men and shamans, and is one of only thirty-nine Native American teachers who hold the original wisdom. He is available to those who want to study with him, both in his country and in the UK.
Wa-Na-Nee-Che teaches a way of life: how to live in harmony with the inner self and those around you, and with all the other children of Mother Earth—the trees, animals, rocks, clouds, and all forms of creation.
For all those who are unable to come to him, Wa-Na-Nee-Che has designed White Eagle Medicine Wheel and its pack of cards as a unique way of going to them and to share his teaching. He will lead you, through the book, on a step-by-step journey of awakening at all levels. Many practical exercises are included, so that pupils can bring about a real change to their life.
Consider it as his gift to you. It carries his energy, his knowledge, and the wisdom which comes from the original teachings, beyond tribal traditions. Follow me, now. I will be your guide.
Come to Turtle Island, our name for the continent of North America, land of an ancient people who once walked on their beloved Mother Earth in their millions. Wa-Na-Nee-Che carries the ancient heritage of his people. He is beckoning you to
come and sit by him.
For a few moments, nothing is said. But you sense he is
taking in everything about you. Feeling his warmth and acceptance, you go to join him.
So here, I will leave you, in the good hands of your teacher.
Bear Grandmother Calls Her