The Story of The Sanctuary
Owner of The Sanctuary | Shamanic Healer
Angell Deer is a mystic, medicine man, teacher, permaculturist, beekeeper, international speaker, and lover of all forms of life.
He has dedicated his life to remembering, learning, and teaching ancient wisdom through the lineages of Andean Cosmology and Norse Shamanism. His passion is to weave words and stories, people and places, darkness and light, wounds and love, ancient and modern times.
Deeply committed to the healing of this world, he is heartbrokenly inspired by our shared humanity. He likes to dwell in the adventurous space of not-knowing, learning from his elders the mystery and magic of creation, in the never-ending inquiry into a spiritual way of life.
He is often found on the land of The Sanctuary in awe of the myceliumystic connections of life, tending to the trees and animals, and praying for a world where relationships, community and deep care for life is a reality.
Angell is trained as a Veterinarian, Medicine Man, Breathwork Practitioner, Reiki Master, Meditation Teacher, Herbalist, Beekeeper, and more. He is an ordained minister and a licensed Wellness Professional. He is the founder of the New York Bee Sanctuary a national nonprofit advocating for the preservation of bees & pollinators.
He was an advisor for 5 years to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). He has spoken in front of global audiences at the French Davos forum, the French embassy in New York, as the nominee for Entrepreneur of the year by Ernst & Young, at Harvard Business School, Parson School of Design in NYC, awarded the NYC Venture Fellow for best entrepreneur in New York City by mayor Bloomberg, and was recognized as “Earth Rockstar” in 2022 at the Global Concert for Earth.
The Sanctuary is a Shamanic Healing Center located in Callicoon, NY on the 7 acres of land of the Sacred White Deer. The land is a safe haven for animals, plants, bees, and people. It is certified as Bee Safe by New York Bee Sanctuary, Pollinator Friendly, Wildlife Refuge, and as a Monarch Butterfly Station.
In energy work, I really have discovered that "certifications" are not the most important. They can guide, help, but ultimately are not where our Path is.
Our path is revealed to us.
It is unique to you, me, everyone.
It is a process of remembering something we already know, it will ARISE Itself from & out of us, into our conscious mind, it's about tools we already used, the wisdom we already had. It's just about remembering.
So what are my more important certifications?
The daily sacred habits, a clean local & homemade diet, the daily inner work of remembering, the constant gratitude for what I have, the never-ending self-healing, the embodiment of self-Love & compassion for the struggle of others, the time spent seeking new Truth in silence, the opening to the wisdom of Mother Nature, and the constant surrender to the greatest Truth of all: I do not know anything.
And for the "Human form" teachers I had, here are some of the training & certifications I had:
Meditation Teacher Certified - World Yoga Center, NYC
Reiki Level 1 Certificate - Dharamsala India
Reiki Level 2 Certificate - Dharamsala India
Reiki Master Level Certificate - New York City
Medical Reiki Master Certificate - New York City
Certificate of Ordination - Ordained Christian Minister
The Way of the Shaman® - The Foundation For Shamanic Study
Shamanic Extraction Healing® - The Foundation For Shamanic Study
The Great Shamanic Initiation - Omega Center
Shamanic Path of the Runes - London, UK
Shamanic Training with Huachumero Miguel Mendiburu Saavedra (Pisac, Peru, Sacred Valley)
Breathwork Practitioner (Alchemy of Breath School, London UK)
Self-Cervix Practitioner Certified
So my deepest gratitude to all my teachers
Jeremy R.J. White
Tito La Rosa
and all of the brothers and sisters I met on the Path...