Lee has been closely working with death throughout her life and devotes her life to shamanic
healing ways to deal with life threatening illness, anticipated death, and assists peaceful
transition at the moment of death. She engages counseling, life review, ceremonies
throughout the healing process and ceremonial aid for passing to "The Great Journey".
Lee's greatest shamanic initiations has been her numerous "up close and personal" encounters
with death throughout her life. Lee was initiated into shamanism early in her life. The result
of a lightening attunement increased her ability to channel spirit teachings, see spirits and
energy more acutely. Lee has practiced shamanic, spiritual healing for more than twenty five
She has studied extensively in apprenticeship with many indigenous medicine mystics in their
ceremonies and healing traditions including North American and South American indigenous
medicine people as well as with the Q'ero (Inca), Shipibo of the Amazon, Huichol of Mexico,
Brant Secunda, Alberto Villoldo, Jose Luis, Don Valerio Cohaila, Theo Parades, Americo
Yabar, Jaun Nunez Del Prado, Americo Yabar, Michael Harner / Foundation for Shamanic
Studies, Tom Cowan / Celtic shamanism, Brook Medicine Eagle and many other gifted
teachers. She has traveled extensively to the Peruvian Andes, Amazon, Bolivia, Mexico,
Korea, Sweden - Lapland, England and has taught shamanism internationally.
Her ancestral heritage is the White indigenous people, the Sami of Lapland, northern
Sweden. Her Great Grandmother, Nielsen was a shaman, medicine woman from Lapland.
Nielsen's teachings were passed to Lee's father and then to Lee.
"I met Lee several years ago at a workshop facilitated by a Peruvian Shaman. I was immediately drawn to Lee's gentle, loving
soul and instinctively knew it was an 'Old' soul that had been many, many places in many times. Lee came into my life at a
time when I was 'stuck' in my spiritual journey. 'When the student is ready, the teacher will appear' the saying goes and so it
was with Lee. We travel around the wheel many times in our lives as we grow spiritual. My studies with Lee clarified so
many things that had slowed my growth. I shall always hold in my heart the incredible experiences our group had in our
adventures around Lee's Medicine Wheel. I honor Lee as a teacher, Shaman, and friend."
"You are in a place of light, love and magic. You have no ego to sustain, no one to impress, nothing to prove. You are invisible.
You walk the walk and talk the talk. For this, I am continuously grateful."
"Please remember that there is a whole community of people who DO know you and love you and understand the wonderful,
powerful work you do in the world. You ARE an elder and shamana and teacher/mentor to so many people, myself included.
All of the work you do is helping to change the lives of people in such beautiful ways. THAT'S the good stuff!"
"I think that what you do is beyond special...Can't wait to experience The World Drum in April. Your generosity and caring for
others has been very apparent throughout your life. You have taught me to have similar values in life and it truly is something
to be proud of. I love you and I support your journey and just want you to know that I care."
"Please, please know that you and your message have spoken positively and shaped more people than you will ever know.
Anyone who is brave enough these days to put themselves out there a little becomes fair game for haters. Your message is
"Your light shines so bright and the Ancestors and spirits are dancing with us all! Thanks for being the beacon and for helping
to light the way for those of us on the path."
"You are a wise and very caring person, my teacher and mentor. You have taught me a great deal and like any student, after he
leaves school his education then begins. I have learned so much and reflected on that learning. I thank you for your wonderful
insight and wise teachings. This World Drum is meant for you, this is to come together at it's appointed time and space, you
are here at this time in history for a reason."
"Dearest Lee, I know you and know you always come from the heart in all the work you do...As you taught me, non-judgement,
non-attachment, walk in beauty. You are loved and supported by many people. I personally appreciate your information on the
Sami. I am excited too about the Wold Drum coming here!"
"There are so many, dear sweet Lee, that know you for who you are. You have touched many souls over the years, mine
included and each of us can speak to who you are. You are love."
"Thank you so much, it was very powerful and deeply inspiring. Perfect opportunity to tell you how much respect and
admiration I have for you. I will be honest and say at the beginning of the Medicine Wheel I was a little skeptical. I
wondered who this woman was that thought she had so much knowledge about Peruvian ways that she thought of herself as a
teacher. But, what an incredible gift you became, much like a beautiful present. As the wrappings began to come off, at each
class, the amazing gifts of your knowledge started showing through! The passion, the wisdom, your incredible depth were far
beyond what I could have hoped for. I really want to say thank you from my heart. You are one of those people that the more
I would love to hear your story someday. Thank you again lee, for all you have brought into my life.
There will always be a place for you here,"
"We travel around the wheel many times in our lives as we grow spiritually. Lee clarified so many things
that had slowed my growth. I shall always hold in my heart the incredible experiences our group had
in our adventures around Lee's Medicine Wheel. I honor Lee as a teacher, Shaman and friend."
Margaret K., SC
"Lee is a most wonderful teacher and mentor! Her willingness to share the wisdom, teaching and techniques she has gained
walking on her medicine path comes from her heart, a true gift. The joy and sense of community that I have gained from
working with her is tremendous. Being with Lee within the circles we have formed is often like a family reunion when we
gather together, filled with laughter, sacredness and joy all rolled into one. I feel that learning the ways of this path are
very accessible through her and are easily integrated into my heart. The ways my life has changed since meeting Lee are
many and i am forever grateful to her! Thank you!"
Michelle H., Minneapolis, MN
"I looked at several programs and teachers for Shamanism training. I asked my spirit guides what I should do, and was
told to study with Lee Hilfiker. As always Spirit knew best, and I have been very happy with what I have learned from
Lee. She is a skilled shamana. Ceremonies were a gestalt of Peruvian, Amazonian, and Lakota traditions, and the focus was
always on creating our own ceremonies. I have developed many rich and deep spiritual friendships within my medicine wheel
group or ayllu, and I am humbled to include Lee in my spiritual relationships."
Bruce, Ashland, WI
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Lee Hilfiker, M.Ed., Masters in Education,
Art Therapy. Expressive Arts Therapist.
Licensed Professional Counselor (retired),
Licensed Hypnotherapist for professional
counselors,through the Wellness Institute,
Shamanic Practitioner for over 30 years.
Co-Founder of Clearwater Clinic /
Counseling and Personal Growth Center
Founder of Harmony Healing Center
Founder, Director of SacredWay: source of
healing information and events
Founding Advisor of Northland Shamanic
Founder of Midwest Shamanic Gathering
Founding member of Society of Shamanic
Presenter at University Health, Counseling,
and Wellness Conferences
International teacher and healer, Lee has
focused her teachings, workshops, clinical
and shamanic care on the powerful
Amy Greeson, Founder and Executive Director of Healing
Seekers. Healing Seekers is devoted to exploring the most
remote areas of the world in search of medical treatments and