One White Horse Standing

Find out more about our workshops, retreats and resources on our website.

One White Horse Standing Newsletter


Hi folks;

We are three weeks out from the Raven workshop in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. We have about 10 open spaces. If you are thinking about it, here's some things to consider. We will be doing a lot of grounding processes including receiving a hematite necklace or bracelet. The hematite is a perfect match with Raven energy as you will discover at the workshop (see below).

Bountiful Blessings,




Aries and Scorpio
Power #: 9

A "stone for the mind". It helps one to sort out things in one's mind and can be used for mental attunement, memory enhancement, original thinking, and technical knowledge. It assists one in mathematical pursuits and in the development of both mental and manual dexterity.

It provides for a calming atmosphere while reaching for the Sun. It helps one to realize that the only limitations which exist are those self-limiting concepts of the mind. It is capable of helping the body to remain cool or of dispelling heat at the physical level; one could use it on the forehead to draw out the heat from a fever, or as an elixir.

It facilitates balancing of the yin-yang energies, utilizing the magnetic qualities of the energy to balance the meridians within the body and to provide stable equilibrium between the ethereal nervous system and the physical nervous system. It assists in the focusing of energy and emotions for balance between body, mind, and spirit.

Hematite BearIt assists in the dissolution of negativity, transforming the negativity, in the dissolved state, to the purity of the universal light of love. It can be used to stimulate the desire for and to facilitate the attainment of, peace, self-control, and inner happiness. It is conducive to enabling one to enter a loving relationship. It has been said to attract "kind" love. It helps one to attain a soft meditative state, providing for smooth grounding and bringing tranquility and emotional clarity.

It can be used in the treatment of leg cramps, blood disorders, nervous disorders, and insomnia. It can be used to assist in spinal alignment and in the proper healing of breaks and fractures. Placing a piece of hematite on the base of the spine, on the area of misalignment, and the top of the spine has provided adjustment to the vertebrae.

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

Michael's Gemstone Dictionary: An aid to re-evaluation.



Raven MedicineRaven Medicine

January 27-29, 2012
Bethel Horizons
Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Magic, shape shifting, and creation are its keynotes. Its cycle of power is Winter solstice. It is the bird of birth and death, and it is a bird of mysticism and magic.

The raven represents a duality as folklore around the world depicts in terms of both light and darkness. It was considered by some to be "unclean" due to its being a scavenger. Odin, the Norse god, used them as spiritual messengers. In some areas, it was believed that the Raven foretold death, and others believed that wicked priests became Ravens.

The Raven is a member of the corvids family, crows and magpies. The only difference between a raven and a crow is size. The raven is much larger. Thus, much of what applies to the crow applies to the raven.

Separate from the crow, the raven is believed to bring forth life and order. Nothing could exist without the raven. It stole the sunlight from the one who would keep the world in darkness. It is honored in art and on totem poles, reflecting the tales and mysticism that have developed around it.

Sacred Space

The sacred space will be anchored by an altar of 800-1000 pounds of rocks and crystals. In addition, each person is asked to bring eight(8) pieces of granite that will be used to create individual and intertwining sacred circles. The combination will be to create a massive healing energy to anchor the weekend.


Integration is the process by which we begin to support the chaos around and within us to form a new order. For some, this will be to complete the parallel (or past, if you are linear) life lessons and unfinished business, and/or to heal bleed-through. For others, it will be a return to the center, where the wisdom of internal authority will be rekindled to provide a guiding light for each person.

Bring your Stones including 8 pieces of granite

Each person is encouraged to bring whatever stones or crystals that feel appropriate or necessary to support your process. In addition, several stones will be provided for use during workshop. Some of the crystals will be gifted to you. Others will be available for purchase at cost or returned at the end of the workshop.

Limited to

We have limited the number of attendees to 24.

When and Where will it 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 3 pm 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 Monday, January 18, 2012. Cancellations received by January 18 will get a full refund. After January18th there will be a $50 processing fee.


$495 if payment is postmarked by January 18, 2012, which includes lodging for Friday and Saturday night, 2 meals on Friday, 3 meals on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Late registration is $545. Please inquire if you need any financial assistance. There is one full or two half scholarships as soon as we reach 20 participants. There is also a couples discount of $100 less per person. Lodging for Thursday night is $30 extra.


Cougar MedicineCougar Medicine

An Initiation
March 23-25, 2012
Camp Asbury, Hiram, Ohio

Indigenous cultures refer to medicine as the essence of the person, place or thing. In our terms it is the essence of being a spiritual, physical, mental and emotional being. Cougar or Panther medicine is about the essence of the deep knowing spirit The cougar/panther is the second largest cat in the western hemisphere. It is also one of the fastest and most powerful animals, but it tires quickly. It is powerful enough to kill with its bite or its claws. It can leap over 40 feet.

It is a stealthy hunter, and many of the qualities of the panther hold true for the cougar. If cougar has shown up in your life, it is time to learn about power. Test your own. Most young cougars learn how to use their power through trial and error. It strengthens them and hones their skills. When cougar shows up as totem, much of the trial has been worked through. Now it is time to assert.

People may not like your asserting. They may try and keep you in the category they have always kept you. You can choose to remain so, or you can stretch your muscles and show your capabilities. Those with cougar medicine fall easily under attack, especially by those who have grown comfortable with the status quo and do not wish to truly see you grow. Remember that there will always be some who will not wish to see you come into your own power or will ever acknowledge that you have. If cougar has shown up, there is a choice to be made, and it should be made quickly and strongly. A cougar leaps at its opportunities.

Cougar/Panther Medicine Workshop

The Cougar/Panther Medicine workshop is an initiation—a birthing process to more fully be who you are within the world. The focus is to discover the innate healing presence within yourself that have not been allowed to be seen or heard, let alone to mature as part of who you are. 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 Cougar/Panther medicine.

What to Bring

Please bring your drum(s), rattle(s), bell(s), and/or favorite noisemaker, as well as any rocks or crystals that want to come along. A journal notebook is encouraged as well as any comforts for sitting on the floor, such as blankets, pillows, etc.


Dinner will be served on Friday night, Saturday- breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch---departure at 3pm Registration will begin at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 23rd at Camp Asbury. The workshop will begin Friday afternoon, Sat-all day 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 March 1, 2012. If paid after March 1, 2012, 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 26635 Amhearst Circle #201 Beachwood Oh 44122. 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 25 people.


Learn more at



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.