One White Horse Standing



Upcoming Workshops:

Owl Medicine

Buffalo Medicine


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One White Horse Standing Newsletter



Hi folks,

We are moving toward the year end holidays and the beginning of a new year. Very exciting time as many people transition from the world during this time preferring to end this dance of life while many other are awakening. 

Just completed an Awakening to Crystals workshop yesterday. Many new people attended who have been attracted to the crystal energies and who are determined to become more fully embodied by staying centered and grounded in their bodies.Very encouraging as each understands that when fully embodied they become a healing presence. 

I've highlighted Tanzanite in the information below. I have begun wearing it after realizing that I was relying too heavily on my masculine energies to push through various aspects of work. Slowly, I am finding my rebalanced center and some of the stories I tell myself that led to the imbalance.

Owl Medicine is coming up in January (25-27). There are some spaces still open, however following this last weekends' workshop, I expect some people deciding to come.

May your new years be filled bountiful blessings.

Bountiful Blessings,
One White Horse Standing



Sagittarius, Gemini, and Libra

The Geology

Tanzanite, is a variety of zoisite, discovered in the Merelani district of Tanzania, near Mount Kilimanjaro in 1967. So far, all tanzanite discovery has been limited to a six kilometer strip in this area, which was divided into four blocks, labeled A, B, C and D. Block C is the only site still commercially producing rough tanzanite at this time.

All purple and blue varieties of the stone are the result of heat treatment. The stone is a yellowish-brown "bug juice" color when it is mined, but when heated to between 800-900 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes that gorgeous violet blue that is used in jewelry. The stone has never been found in another locality, so it is indeed a depleting resource. It is somewhat soft (6-7 on Moh's scale of hardness), and has a direction of cleavage, along which it can be easily broken. It is desirable because of its elegant and opulent color.

Spiritual Uses

Tanzanite stimulates the throat, third-eye, and crown chakras. It brings together all aspects of both communication and psychic power, allowing the user to adequately communicate visions. It can be used to stimulate the crown chakra to produce visions of higher spiritual realms. The energy acts as a spiraling force, reaching to invite protection and safety during all activities.

It is a "stone of magic", producing the perfect symmetry of personal power and actualization. It does this by balancing the masculine and feminine energies with the person. When in balance, it brings the "will" to the aid of manifestation, and enhances both the beginning and the end. Not to be confused as an act of force, "will" is the intent to support and allow the manifestation in an act of knowing versus wanting and therefore a perfect act of creation.


Tanzanite was used by the ancient Celtic chiefs to aid in decisions concerning successor-ship. It was used to facilitate communication with the spiritual world of the ancient tribal communities which were located throughout the world. It can bring, to the user, the revelations of the gods.

It has been used to assist in encountering the different aspects of the self and to understand the imagined wonders which exist on other planes.

The energy is also conducive to facilitation of encounters with other-worldly beings, counteracting ones self-limiting concepts of space and time. It further provides for the elucidation of universal mysteries and for a unity of direction.

It can be used in the treatment of skin disorder, mis-alignment of the spinal column, and disorders of the eyes. It can be used to bring one from a comatose state.

Source: Melody, Love is in the Earth: A Kaleidoscope
of Crystals, Updated, 1995


Owl Medicine

Keynote: The Mystery of Magic, Omens, Wisdom, and Vision in the Night

Cycle of Power: Nocturnal—Year-round

January 25-27, 2013

Owl Medicine

The Owl has an ancient aura of mystery. It is a symbol of the feminine, the moon, and the night. It has been believed to have great healing powers, ties to fertility and seduction, and is the bird of magic and darkness, of prophecy and wisdom.

To the ancient Greeks, it was a symbol of higher wisdom. To the Christian Gnostics, it was the feminine power that refused to be submissive (Lilith). To the Pawnee, it was a symbol of protection. To the Ojibwa, it was a symbol of evil and death. To the Pueblo, it was the symbol of skeleton man, death, and fertility (possibly the death and rebirth process). Overall, it is symbolized with clairvoyance, astral
projection, and magic, both black and white.

The Owl is the bird of the night, the symbol of darkness in which humans hide their secrets. It has great hearing and vision, especially at night. The yellow coloring of the eyes is symbolic of the light of the sun, alive in the night. The combination of keen hearing and eyesight enables one to see and hear what others try to hide. You will hear what is not being said and you will see what is hidden or in the shadows. You can detect and pinpoint the subtleties. This can make others uncomfortable because they will not be able of others' souls and life. This is very scary to most people. This vision and hearing capabilities has metaphysical links to the gifts of clairvoyance and clairaudience.


In the silence of who we are, we discover a part of our self that is sacred. This part of our self does not come to the surface through determination or brute force or sheer will power. Rather it emerges from within the sacredness of who we are when sacred space is opened and safely held. When we touch our own sacredness, we touch our soul.

What to Expect

The workshop will do several shamanic journeys over the course of the weekend. The focus of the workshop is total immersion into the spiritual world for two days so that the emergence of one’s soul can surface through a memory, an insight, or a deep awareness. A large altar/vortex is created with four large rose quartz crystals and one large selenite. This creates a massive energetic field. Within this field, the people are able to find the safety necessary for the soul or inner parts of the self to come to the surface to heal and be healed. It is common for people to have transformational healing experiences.

Who Should Come

All participants need to be experienced with the shamanic journey.

What to Bring

Please bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along. A journal notebook with colored pencils or pens is encouraged as well as any comforts such as blankets, pillows, etc.

When And Where I Will Be Held

The workshop is residential and will be held at a beautiful Lutheran kids camp at Dodgeville, WI. You will receive detailed instructions with your registration. We will begin class at 9 am on each day and end at 3pm on Sunday afternoon. To Register: Please send a $100 deposit or the amount in full to Marie Smith 19126 Campbell Hill Dr, Richland Center, WI 53581. If you have questions, please contact Marie Smith at or (608) 647-2366 The last day for registration is December 31, 2012. Cancellations received by December 31st will get a full refund. After December 31st there will be a $50 processing fee.

What Is Included

The workshop is $525 if payment is postmarked by December 31, 2012, which includes lodging for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, 3 meals on Friday, 3 meals on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. There is a fee of $10 for linens and towels or you can provide your own.

Class size is limited to 26.

There is financial assistance once the class reaches 16 people. It is based on financial need. There are no full scholarships. There is a couples discount of $100 for the second person.

Presenter: Herb "One White Horse Standing" Stevenson (Shawnee and Cherokee) has been exploring indigenous healing practices for over 20 years.


Buffalo Medicine


March 15-17, 2013
Camp Asbury, Hiram, Ohio

Buffalo (Bison)

Keynote: The Emanation of Abundance Through Right Action and Right Prayer
Key Principle: The Wisdom of Deep Holding—The Ability to Initiate, Support and Create Order while beingopen to outcome
Cycle of Power: Year-round

Buffalo MedicineThe American buffalo is actually a bison. The buffalo is a name that applies to the animals of Asia and Africa. To the plains Indians, it was a symbol of sacred life and abundance. Once a beautiful woman dressed in white buffalo fur appeared. She brought to the Lakota the sacred pipe which showed how all things were connected. She taught the men and women many mysteries of the earth, and she taught them how to pray and follow the proper path upon the earth. She showed them how to pray for and bring forth abundance. As she left, she rolled upon the earth and became a white buffalo calf and then disappeared over the horizon. No sooner has she disappeared and great herds of buffalo were seen all around the Indian camps.

The bison is a large animal and can weight up to a ton and a half. It has a massive head, humped shoulders, and an almost exaggerated appearance because of its shaggy fur. Humps are often symbolic of stored forces—reservoirs that can be tapped. In the case of the bison, it reflects the abundance that is available if we know how to tap it. The fact that the hump occurs at the shoulder level, implies that we must incorporate our own efforts. Shoulders are symbolic of the ability to embrace and hold life. Upon shoulders are carried either our burdens or our rewards. The humped area on the shoulders implies the need for our own efforts.

Buffalo Medicine Workshop

The Buffalo Medicine program is an initiation—a birthing process to more fully be who you are. The focus is to discover the innate healing presence within your self that have not been allowed to be seen or heard. We will nurture those parts so as to begin to create a more centered and balanced life. Our intent is to create the sacred space that will enable you to fully birth who you are, shedding the parts that no longer serve the fullness of your presence. Each person will be given the opportunity to be initiated into the Buffalo medicine.

What to expect: The Buffalo Medicine workshop will do various journeys over the course of the weekend.

Hence, participants need to be experienced with the shamanic journey. The focus of the workshop is total immersion into the spiritual world for three days. A large altar/vortex is created with large rocks and crystals. This creates a massive energetic field. Within this field, the people are able to find the safety necessary for the soul or inner parts of the self to come to the surface to heal and be healed. It is common for people to have transformational healing experiences.

Who Should Come: The workshop is designed for people from all walks of life. It is focused towards expanding the skills for Shamanic practitioners, spiritual explorers, practicing healers, and curious people.

What to Bring: Please bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along, as well as any Buffalo artifacts, claws, teeth, tools. A journal notebook is encouraged as well as any comforts for sitting on the floor, such as floor chairs, back supports, blankets, pillows, etc.


Dinner will be served on Friday night, Saturday- breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch--- departure at 3pm.

When and Where to Come

Registration will begin at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 15th at Camp Asbury. The workshop will begin Friday running int the night, Sat-all day and into the evening, and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Rd., Hiram Ohio 44234.

What to Pay

The fee for the workshop is $395 if paid by February 1st, 2013. Send $100.00 deposit to hold your space or call Lauren if you need to discuss payment. If paid after February 1, 2013, the fee is $445. This includes room and six hot meals as listed above.

For further information, kindly call Lauren at 216-272-8438 or e-mail to reserve a space in the circle. Please send a check, payable to The Rock Girls inc. Mail the check to The Rock Girls Inc PO Box 24455, Cleveland Ohio 44124. Once paid-in-full you will receive info on your stay at Camp Asbury. Due to the workshop focus and the unique facilities, the attendance will be limited to 30 people.

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This is a shamanic newsletter and is intended only for educational and informational purposes. Any person needing therapeutic support should contact a mental health professional immediately.