About Brooke Medicine Eagle
Brooke Medicine Eagle, (Chalise*) is a legendary indigenous Earthkeeper, wisdom teacher, healer, visionary, singer/songwriter, catalyst for wholeness, and leader of ceremony. She is the best selling author of the Native American literary classic, Buffalo Woman Comes Singing, and of The Last Ghost Dance. Over the last 35 years, her many music recordings, teachings, writings, conference appearances, and wilderness spiritual retreats have touched the hearts and minds of people all over the world. In January of 2000, in recognition of her remarkable contributions in bridging cultural gaps in our world, Medicine Eagle was one of 30 people to receive the special Magical Blend Millennium Award, along with the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jean Houston, Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra and others.**
Brooke is also a sacred ecologist with a focused interest in living a harmonious, sustaining lifestyle, as well as dedication to the preservation of our sacred waters. Having been born in a homesteading family, she loves simple, clean country living; aboriginal skills; as well as crafting and artistry. Having passed on the stewardship of her beautiful FlowerSong Garden Sanctuary, she is now expanding her love and connection to All Our Relations by traveling, exploring, deepening and teaching internationally. In the near future, Brooke will be going home to her childhood family ranch in Montana - now Sacred Ground International - the buffalo herd, clear springs and white crystal vibrations which are remarkably transformative.
There she will be offering teachings to share her continued learning and development, as well as offering retreats, visioning quests, and gatherings to dance a new and harmonious world into being. Blossoming into Harmony, the primary ongoing resonance of her work, promotes a heart-centered, ecologically sound, healing way for the flowering of Mother Earth and All Our Relations.
Brooke is a fore-mother of the Moon Lodge / Red Tent awakening of women's mysteries wisdom: information about a women’s journey from menarche maiden to moon-pause elder. Her visions have illuminated the vital role of women in the transformation of our lives and our planet. Her teachings make clear the spiritual charge that women carry and the power we have been given to accomplish it - for the healing of ourselves, our families and the world. She is especially focused on women’s health and empowerment, as the Feminine is called forth into loving leadership in this critical time.
Brooke’s lineage is an amazing rainbow, and she has always identified with the richness of all humanity, rather than any one tribe or people. She has ancestors in six native tribes (Crow, Nez Perce, Lakota, Cree, Piegan and Cherokee) as well as European blood from Scotland, Ireland, and Denmark. She is a non-traditional member of the Crow Indian tribe in Montana, where she grew up in a half-breed rancher family, homesteading in the beautiful high country of the reservation.
Brooke has an amazingly rich altar of offerings for the upliftment of all. Her wisdom has come not only from deep life experience, and formal education (having recently completed her PhD begun long ago); but as well through studying with native elders and some of the finest teachers, spiritual leaders and healers of contemporary times. She has studied with native elders and spiritual teachers in many places around the world, including Peruvian Incan shamans from whom she carries a shamanic way called Healing the Light Body. She is fortunate to count Moshe Feldenkrias, Doris Breyer, Stanley Kelleman, and Milton Trager among her therapeutic body work teachers and mentors. She studied and offers Somatic Experiencing and Rapid Release Therapy, - profound trauma release work - as a part of her private consultations. Which are focused on clearing blockages, opening your heart, and assisting your expression of your finest gifts into this world, which is so in need in this critical and transforming time.
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In her personal healing retreat of the last five years, she has learned to renew and rejuvenate her body as well as release the deep traumas and challenges of the past. Learning how to manifest positive outcomes for herself and All Our Relations has also been a special focus. She now offers an empowerment series of teachings - based on ancient principles confirmed by modern physics and brain research; these are especially beneficial to women in this time of the Arising Feminine and the need for feminine leadership on Lady Gaia.
Brooke loves creating beauty and harmony in every way possible, whether helping build an exquisite, ornate gypsy wagon, making gorgeous and productive gardens, building remarkable homesteads in record time, beading and making buckskin clothing, or doing the Earth harmony work shared by the old magician Slim Spurling and Feng Shui masters. Had it not been for her calling into medicine work, she often says she would have been an architect / designer – she has a lively intelligence and keen eye for creating what is not only beautiful, but workable, functional and sustainable. Helping create her own home and an infastructure to invite you to experience the magic of Sacred Ground is her next project.
As always, Brooke focuses a part her love on the joy and healing power of music, sound and vibration. Having always encouraged her students to sing and dance, she gathered, wrote and recorded many traditional and new chants. Brooke's vision for future gatherings is to bring together larger and larger groups whose intent is to create powerful transformation and harmony for themselves and All Our Relations. These ‘Medicine Show’ performances and ceremonies, will be a deepening aspect of the FlowerSong work, which she began with Dance Awake the Dream, a series of internationally connected spiritual ceremonies dedicated in this way. Brooke invites everyone in our time to heal themselves through spiritual action in service of the next seven generations of our children.
As we now move fully into the new and golden time prophecied, Brooke seeks to become what Mayan elders call the people of this emerging Age: people made of honey. As we hold sweetness, blossoming, flowering, lightness and love in our hearts, we will break through the oily surface of the power mongers of the past into a glorious time of living and creating from our hearts. The old calendar has ended, and a radiant future awaits our creation!
* Her name, Chalise (“Sha-lease”) was given her by the Dawn Star and means a chalice overflowing with light and love. It is like a vocational designation, inviting a certain kind of energy to come through her expression.
** Other recipients included: Rev. Jesse Jackson; Jean Houston; Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young; Dr. Andrew Weil; Barbara Marx Hubbard.
Brooke Medicine Eagle is an indigenous Earthkeeper, wisdom teacher, mentor, healer, visionary, singer/songwriter, shamanic practitioner, sacred ecologist and catalyst for wholeness. She has taught at centers, conferences and gatherings across the USA; created EagleSong wilderness retreats 1987-95; and is now teaching internationally. She is an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe, and was raised on her father’s original Crow Indian allotment homestead ranch in Montana. When she is not traveling, her home base is on the original ranch, now Sacred Ground, International center for sustainable living.
Personal Information: Birth date: April 24, 1943
Contact Address: POB 1444, Missoula, MT 59806
ARISING EARTH & SPIRIT blog journal: https://brookemedicineeagle.wordpress.com
BA Summa Cum Laude, University of Denver in Psychology and Mathematics 1965
National Teacher Corps (working with Native American children) 1967-68
MS Mankato State University, Minn. in Counseling and Student Personnel Work 1969
ABD Humanistic Psychology Institute in Somatic Therapy and Indigenous Systems of Wholeness 1976
Feldenkrais body therapy practitioner personally trained by Moshe’ Feldenkrais 1972-76
Trained in Neurolinguistic Programming by Bandler and Grinder 1978
Teacher certification in Permaculture from Bill Mollison 1995
Feng Shui practitioner trained at Western School of Feng Shui 2000
Thought Field Therapy and EMT practitioner 2002
Sensory Experiencing Trauma Healing – 2004
Healing the Light Body – Incan shamanic healing training with the Four Winds Institute – 2010
PhD Open International University of the United Nations – Indigenous Therapeutics - 2010
Brooke is the author of a spiritual autobiography, Buffalo Woman Comes Singing, and of The Last Ghost Dance, as well as chapters in 25 others books / collections, and numerous magazine articles, including:
SHAMANIC VOICES (ed. Joan Halifax) 1979.
SHAPE SHIFTERS: Shaman Women in Contemporary Society (Michele Jamal) 1987.
SHAMAN’S PATH: Healing Personal Growth & Empowerment (ed. Gary Doore) 1988.
HEALERS ON HEALING (ed. R. Carlson & B. Shield) 1989.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD: New Writings by Spiritual and Psychological Leaders (ed. R. Carlson & B. Shield)
SISTERS OF THE EARTH: Women’s Prose & Poetry about Nature (ed. Lorraine Anderson) 1991.
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life (ed. R. Miller) 1992.
VOICES ON THE THRESHOLD OF TOMORROW (ed. G. & T. Feuerstein) 1993.
STORMING HEAVEN’S GATE: Spiritual Writings by Women (ed. A. Summrall & P. Vecchione) 1997.
HUMAN BEHAVIOR & THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (Joe M. Shriver)1998.
FABRIC OF THE FUTURE: Women Visionaries of Today Illuminate the Path to Tomorrow (ed. M. J. Ryan) 1998.
VOICES OF TRUTH: Conversations with Scientists, Thinkers and Healers (N. Diamond) 2000.
WOMEN OF COURAGE: Inspiring Stories from the Women Who Lived Them (K. Martin) 2000.
FOREMOTHERS OF WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY (V. Noble & M. Dexter) 2017
INDIE SHAMAN MAGAZINE - For Independent Spirits: https://indieshaman.co.uk/
Issue 36, July 2018. Heart and Wholeness, The path of the Dawn Star by Brooke Medicine Eagle and Genevieve Boast
Issue 29, April 2016. A Meditation to Connect to Mother Earth from Brooke Medicine-Eagle
Issue 24, Shamanic Lands Special Edition, July 2015. June Kent and Davyd Farrell chat to Brooke Medicine Eagle (this was an interview)
SACRED HOOP MAGAZINE Issue 91 2016 WHITE BUFFALO WOMAN’S WAY pg. 32-34 Brooke Medicine Eagle http://www.sacredhoop.org/
GREEN SPIRIT VOLUME 18:3 Sacred Hunt/Sacred Giveaway Brooke Medicine Eagle with Tanah Whitemore pg. 18-19 https://www.greenspirit.org.uk/
Ford Foundation Fellow at University of Denver; graduated Phi Beta Kappa 1961
Listed in REFERENCE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN 1999.
MILLENNIUM AWARD from Magical Blend Magazine for her work in cross-cultural bridging (other recipients included, Jean Houston, Mikhail Gorbachev, Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and his holiness the Dalai Lama) 2000.
Biographical References: A CHRONOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY Brooke Medicine Eagle
"Brooke Medicine Eagle: Messenger of the Heart," Karen Meadows. Colorado Daily, V. 27, n. 42, November 3, 1978; pp. 1,3.
"Journey to Feathered Pipe Ranch," Alex Jack. East West Journal, January,1979; pp. 42-59 (*55).
"Changing the World Through the Body: Brooke Medicine Eagle's Aim," Valerie Moses. Fort Collins Coloradoan - Sunday Focus, January 21, 1979; p. 1.
"Holistic Indian Healer," Greg Luft. The Fort Collins Journal, V. LXXXVIII, n. 90, January 25, 1979; p. 1.
"Visions of the Rainbow Woman: Brooke Medicine Eagle's Healing Power," Anne Fawcett. East West Journal, V. 11, n. 11, November, 1981; pp. 31-37. (Cover article)
"Montana Medicine Woman," Anne Fawcett. East West Journal, January,1982; pp. 24-33.
"Brooke Medicine Eagle: Native American Healer," Pat Hickey. Whole Life Times, n. 21, September, 1982.
"She Brings Message of Rainbow Woman," Charles Bowden. Tucson Citizen, February 8, 1983.
"Highlights," Anne Fawcett. New Age Journal, May,1983.
"Dancing Toward the Light," Jeff Kaikara. Wind Circle, An Herbal Monthly, V.1, n. 8, June,1986; pp. 1 , 7-8.
"The Goddess Interviews," Lisa Gentz. L.A. Resources for Healing, Growth and Transformation, Summer, 1987; pp. 3, 36, 38.
"New Age: Inner Power Holds Key to New Era," Don Baty. Great Falls Tribune: Montana Parade, November 15, 1987; p.1-2.
"Healer Brings Work Back to Montana Home," Sherry Jones. Helena Independent Record, winter, 1988.
"Native Arts & Spirituality," Jane Fritz. Idaho Arts Journal, V. 5, n. 3, Spring, 1988; p. 12.
"Listening to the Great Voices," Morning Star. Wildfire, V.4, n.1, 1988; pp. 32-6.
"Brooke Medicine Eagle: Intertribal Indian Metis," Sheila Belanger. The New Times, Seattle, April, 1991; p. 15.
"Shamanism: Native and New Age." Nexus March/April, 1992; p. 9-12, 46.