Kelley Kessler

Divine Channel ~ Shamanic Practitioner ~ Reiki Master

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As a sensitive person with a life long interest in metaphysics, the divine science of nature, humans and an awareness and connection to the unseen forces around us, I began studying and practicing energy work in 2004 under the wonderful healer, psychic, counselor, hypnotherapist, past life therapist and teacher Matthew Engel MSW CHT. I embarked on my shamanic studies in 2011 at Dr. Alberto Villoldo’s The Four Winds Light Body School and completed my shamanic training and medicine wheel under the talented guidance of Shaman Greg Harper “Wilder”, PhD, CCHT. I humbly received my final Munay-Ki rites from Kent Dorsey and Suzanne Savage through the Center for Shamanic Healing in 2013 and am a full mesa carrier. I have been blessed to sit with many of the ancient wisdom lineage keepers in ceremony and to receive their teachings, blessings and transmissions.


In 2017, I began working with High Priestess and Alcyone Astrologist Shannon McMurray and went deeper and deeper into my soul and the essence of my true north for this lifetime. I began consciously working with the Angelic realm and with Angelic Master Healers, including Randina Marie, the Queen of Rapid Transformation, Quantum Healer and Transformational Coach and Joanne Bracken, Divine Angelic Channel, Sound Healer and Spiritual Teacher. In 2019, I received my Reiki Master with Reiki Master, Sound Healer and Theta Practitioner Janet Nicksic, MSW, of Consciously Flow. I’m blessed to live and practice in the Bay Area, land of the Ohlone, with my partner and kitty, Moose.


I’ve always had a desire to care for others and the vulnerable parts of us. I began babysitting at a very young age and when asked “what do you want to do when you grow up?” I would respond that I wanted to be a child psychologist and work with children who had endured abuse and neglect. An old soul at best. I continued caring for children well into my twenties, and had a good hands-on understanding of human development and our fascinating psychology. I gained a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University and worked as a professional counselor with both adults and children, until moving to the Bay Area in 1997. I began working in the field of Child Protective Services and worked as both a Child Welfare Worker and Child Welfare Supervisor, obtaining my License in Clinical Social Work in 2002, until going full flight in 2019 into my shamanic healing practice with its inception in 2012.

Shamanism: What is it?


Shamanism dates back tens of thousands of years and is thought to be one of the earliest spiritual and healing practices known to humans. Based in the belief and experience of animism and utilizing the natural living universe within and around us, one can learn to alter their consciousness and move between the physical and nonphysical or spirit world, perceive what lays beyond and interact with the energies or beings that reside there for information and healing. The shaman or shamaness, with the assistance and protection of their helping spirits, guides, ancestors, angels, or power animals, act as the intermediary, channel, or “hollow bone”, (as I once read the literal translation of shaman to mean in its indigenous language of Evenki) to perceive and move the energies between the worlds. Passed down for millennia from teacher to student, healings using the natural and spirit world are found in the medicine people of every indigenous culture across the continents with each having their own unique history, lineage, beliefs, language, customs, rituals, practices and medicines honoring their ancestors, mother earth, and the natural world around them.


The word shaman is an Evenki word coming from the Evenk people of Siberia who called their spiritual leaders “shaman”. The invading and colonizing Russians learned of this word and spread it throughout the world to refer to those in a tribe who are the healers, medicine people, and spiritual leaders using “magico-religious” practices. As Wikapedia describes: shamanism has also made a neo-shamanistic re-appearance which at times highlights the underpinnings of cultural appropriation and colonization that precedes its resurgence. Know your healer, use your intuition.