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the following note:"Braided Way"
« on: April 14, 2006, 09:29:42 pm »
My friend, Kathleen, sent me this with this comment:    

add this one to the Fraudsters list… They call their Path – The Braided Way… <barf!>
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Re:  the following note:"Braided Way"
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2006, 01:26:17 am »
Run by Reverends Janey and Jon Gieber, who call Buddhist monk Thicht Naht Hanh their teacher.
"My friend and fellow Order of Interbeing member, Janey Gieber has a wonderful place up in Battle Ground, Washington for spiritual exploration and discovery. They call it Crooked Kitty Ranch, and it has a wonderful story behind it. She is a proponent of The Braided Way a a cross-cultural and interfaith approach that honors all paths and traditions. Out of that magical land she heads a neat community called People of the Heart. People of the Heart is a Braided Way community."
"Rev. Janey Gieber holds a Master of Science degree in Holistic Theology.
She is an Interfaith Shamanic Minister with an extensive background as a counselor and teacher.
Using the land as her base, Janey specializes in offering these services:
Spiritual mentoring and counseling grounded in earth-based spirituality.
Shamanic healing practices.
Personalized rituals and ceremonies, weddings, commitment rituals, baptisms, naming ceremonies, memorials, land clearings and blessings.
Women's workshops and retreats.
Public speaking for spiritual services and circles.
Jon Gieber holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology.
He is the Dept. Chair of Portland Community College's Alcohol and Drug Counselor program.
Jon has a private practice and specializes in offering these services:
Individual and couples counseling.
Professional supervision.
Rejuvenation Retreats for Helping Professionals.
Men's retreats.
Personalized rituals and ceremonies.
Public speaking and teaching.
Janey, Warm Nest Woman, and Jon, Heartsong, offer monthly open community sweat lodge ceremonies for men, women, and children."

Warm Nest Woman? And her sister Frigid Housewife, I guess.

Some other claims of the "Braided Way".
"Angeles Arrien addresses how we can become more effective by holding the vision and possibility of a “braided way.??? The braid can be a symbol for unifying polarities of any kind and creating an original third option. One portion of this braid could represent the indigenous wisdoms, while another portion could be the new technologies. The third portion of the braid is where the old and new are blended, equally utilizing both to create an original option, a creative solution. It is the neutral ground where similarities and differences can co-exist and support one another’s actions. All of these themes are addressed as a way for people to personally and professionally understand the points of unity that lie in diversity from a cross-cultural perspective.
Angeles Arrien is an anthropologist, educator, award-winning author, and corporate consultant. She lectures worldwide, conducting workshops that bridge cultural anthropology, psychology, and mediation skills. Her work with multi-cultural issues, mediation, and conflict resolution has been used with the International Human Rights Commission and the World Indigenous Council. She is the founder and president of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research and the author of several books, including “The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary.???

Apparently that neutral ground and mediation is mostly about giving feel good speeches while selling ceremonies on the side.