John Deakyne

When the Universe asks you to dance . . . Say Yes!

John Berry Deakyne, M.A., is a Shamanic Minister, an author, and founder of the Earth School for Souls in Sedona, Arizona, where he taught workshops and worked as a writing coach and Shamanic Minister.  Now we have moved the Earth School to the Midwest and renamed our enterprise, The Heartland Center for Transformation.

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John is an advanced Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator, certified through a rigorous training and apprenticeship program with Linda Star Wolf and the Venus Rising Association for Transformation.  Contact John for:

  • Individual Healing Sessions using Breathwork, Ritual, Clearing & Counseling
  • Intuitive Tarot Readings; long or short; for individuals or groups
  • Shamanic Breathwork Journey Workshops & Sessions
  • Birth Your Book Writing Retreats & Mini-Jumpstart sessions for groups or individuals
  • Writing Coaching, Editing, Book Design, and Publication Support
  • Spiritual Counseling for Individuals and Couples
  • The “Inner-Beloved” Reboot
  • Earth School classes – Our own version of the Sacred Mystery School; hidden knowledge for transcending the material and the mundane

John began his shamanic journey when he had the opportunity to work with the powerful medicine man, Dawson No Horse, near Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in the  1970’s.  He has worked as an addictions counselor and a program director. 

John is also the founder and director of Sedona Wordsmith which is a grass-roots, cooperative publishing house and resource for writers.  He conducts the Birth Your Book retreats, and works as an editor and writing coach.  He is a screenwriter, a poet, and pens the popular blog, On the Road to Find Out.  He has written two novels inspired by the Tarot:  The Tower Card and The Redemption of Lucifer.  John’s new book is a non-fiction work entitled, Becoming Shaman.  It is something of a primer on modern shamanism and how that spiritual path can bring you insight, well-being, and enlightenment.

John introduced Shamanic Breathwork™ and other transpersonal methods as legitimate mental health modalities through his guest instruction of graduate counseling students at Eastern New Mexico University and Adams State University in Colorado.  John has been a presenter at numerous conferences, councils, and gatherings.  

John is grounded in traditional counseling theory as well as spiritual teaching and shamanic processes.  His workshops employ traditional teaching, shadow-work, storytelling, breath-work journeying, and shamanic ceremony and ritual aimed at guiding participants past their personal limitations into the light of their pure potential.

John is ordained through and affiliated with the Venus Rising Association for Transformation in Whittier, NC, which offers advanced degrees in Shamanic Psycho-Spiritual Studies and Shamanic Healing Arts through Venus Rising University.

5 Responses to John Deakyne

  1. Janice McCarthy says:

    Just wanted to make sure that I didn’t lose touch with you.

  2. Patricia says:

    I don’t really have the words to express what happened during my Breathwork Journey this weekend. It was unexpected and invigorating. On my first ‘journey’ with you I had lots of visual and motion and emotional experiences. This time I had a totally feeling sensation journey. My hands became intensely connected with an energy force that surprised me. Surprised and then delighted. The energy felt electric and I felt it in both hands and in the space between my hands as I moved them. I wish I could say it more clearly. I look forward to my third journey, hopefully in the near future. Bless you for the work you do.

  3. Cleo Daily says:

    The Shamanic Breathwork workshop was amazing! It was presented in an easy to understand fashion for beginners such as myself with Shamanic Breathwork Workshop held in Phoenix, Arizona at Beyond Today,Co. The music was intense, invigorating, soothing, healing and transformational. I began my day with an open mind not really knowing what was going to be happening at this all day event and am pleased to have immensely enjoyed myself and received tools to take home and use myself. Thank you John for the special work you do.

  4. Lynette Christine Aguilar says:

    In your article June 12 2013 in the aquarian blog you wrote: the legend of Lemuria is about a civilization during and predating the age of Atlantis. It is believed that the beings in Lemuria were extremely high-conscious light beings; perhaps the last vestige of spirit beings before we had completely forgotten who and what we are.
    Thank you I have this guide who is from Lemuria that has protected me all my life I have not been exposed to new age/spirituality till I came to the mountains and visited Isis cove last December 2012 I thank you for sharing this information cristina

  5. Stephanie Smith says:

    John, how do we find out what is being offered currently in Bloomington? I’m new here and looking for this kind of work!

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