Councils of the Whistling Elk
Information about the Councils
Councils 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 though 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.
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Let us know if you are interested in starting your own council. Learn more about starting your own Council!
International Council Directory
United Kingdom - GMT
NEW! Whistling Elk Council UK will begin to meet virtually each month.
Canada - MST
NEW! The Council of the Giant Cedars in Canada, meets virtually each month. 1st Meeting: Dec 22, 2023 "At the Height of the Winter Solstice" 7:30 PM Mountain Time for one hour.
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.
Sacred Wisdom Cyber Council meets virtually starting in January 2024.
The Southern California Council meets in Pinon Hills on the third Saturday of every month from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Come to the peace and natural beauty of the San Gabriel Mountains. We maintain an outdoor sacred circle, a prayer arrow circle, and a labyrinth on the property to enhance the teachings of The Sisterhood of the Shields. Members from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, and Kern counties (and beyond) are welcome!
Florida - Eastern Standard Time
Miami Council of the Whistling Elk meets monthly. Every other month is a Virtual Council meeting.
* You do not have to live in Miami to attend to our Virtual Council every other month.
Painted Pony Council in Ocala meets every other month on the last Friday of the month.
New Hampshire - Eastern Standard Time
NEW! Sacred Teachings of the Whistling Elk meets Virtually 3rd Sunday of the month from 6:00 PM.
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 monthly, virtually right now. Occasionally they meet in person.
Virtual Only 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)
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. (MST)
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 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!