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Information about the Councils

Councils of the Whistling ElkCouncils are a result of the many Shamanic training events led by Lynn Andrews over the years. Councils come together to share in the Sacred tasks and Teachings created by Lynn and the Sisterhood of the Shields, providing us with the Sacred space and opportunity to explore our Shaman selves in deep and often profound ways. 

Councils gather together and share the Teachings of the Sisterhood of the Shields.  We hold sacred space for each other.  We do ceremony together and support each other in bringing our tools into our daily lives such as our drums, rattles, sacred art and more.

Each meeting is different and each Council is different as they develop their own paths through the Teachings. They are an opportunity to meet and study with others in your area interested in these shamanic teachings.

Check out the current Councils below. If you are interested in participating in a Council in your area, use our email form BELOW and request more information.

Even if there is no Council in your area at present, please feel free to email your information, and you will be contacted as soon as one is organized.

In the form below, please provide the time zone to help us find a council near you.


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International Council Directory

The Netherlands - GMT +1

Coming in May!  Pacific Sun Council

The first council meeting will be in person on May 5, 2024.


United Kingdom - GMT 

NEW! Whistling Elk Council UK

This council will host a Virtual Council meeting each month & one In Person Council meeting each month. 

In Person: To be announced

Virtual: To be announced

Canada - MDT

NEW! The Council of the Giant Cedars in Canada, meets virtually every two weeks. Next Meeting is Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 7:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time.


National Council Directory (USA)

California - Pacific Standard Time

East Bay Council meets a few times each year.

Eastern Sierra Council (Owens Valley) meets during the summer only.

Free Spirits Council in Jackson, CA meets the second Sunday of every month at 1:00 PM. Next Council meeting is April 14, 2024.

Sacred Wisdom Cyber Council meets virtually starting in January 2024. 


Florida - Eastern Standard Time

Miami Council of the Whistling Elk meets monthly.  Every other month is a Virtual Council meeting. April 2024 will be a Face to Face Council meeting.  May will be a Virtual Meeting.

* You do not have to live in Miami to attend to our Virtual Council every other month. 

Painted Pony Council in Ocala meets on the last Friday every other month. Next council meeting is May 31, 2024.

New Hampshire - Eastern Standard Time

NEW! Sacred Teachings of the Whistling Elk meets Virtually 3rd Sunday of the month from 6:00 PM. Next Council Meeting is April 21, 2024.

Massachusetts  - Eastern Standard Time

The Butterfly Council in Boston meets monthly.  

We usually do our act of Power every spring it is always one of the most attended. The directions are in the book Teachings Around the Sacred Wheel.  We do modify it a bit as we do it inside as group . And sometimes we use a pot of soil to plant our life arrow.  Some of us take our life arrow out into the world and plant it alone afterwards.  I have put mine in a fast flowing river to speed things along when in need.

Michigan  - Eastern Standard Time

Ancient Wisdom Council in Sterling Heights meets every Full moon: Apr 23, May 23, Jun 21, Jul 21, Aug 19, Sep 17, Oct 17, Nov 15, & Dec 15, 2024.

Virtual Councils

Sacred Wisdom Cyber Council will begin meeting monthly again in January 2024. (Pacific Standard Time)

Virtual Mystical Council meets every 3 weeks on Sundays. (Eastern Standard Time)

NEW! Sacred Teachings of the Whistling Elk meets 3rd Sunday of the month from 6:00 PM. (Eastern Standard Time) Next Council Meeting is April 21, 2024.

NEW! Whistling Elk Council UK will begin to meet virtually each month. (GMT) 

NEW! The Council of the Giant Cedars in Canada, meets virtually each month. (MDT)  Next Meeting is Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 7:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time.


Sacred Teachings of the Whistling Elk Council meets virtually the 3rd Sunday of each month.




 Gallery of Council Activity

  Mask making with the Arizona Council



Miami Council Meeting

Rainbow Altar Cloth: made from fibers from all Council members, and travels around the world to all the different Councils. Here it is visiting the Miami Council

Miami Council Whistling Elk Gathering

Miami Council Whistling of the Elk Gathering 2022


Here is the Rainbow Altar Cloth with the Arizona Council



 Here is the Rainbow Altar Cloth being used by the Boston Council




The Boston Butterfly Council

The Ancient Wisdom Council in Michigan were the next to receive the Altar Cloth!