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Epiphany

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Re: Louis Mehl Madrona
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2013, 05:12:48 pm »
Corporation Information
Corporation Name   COYOTE INSTITUTE, INC.
Corporation Status   Active
File No   N-32801-0
Type   Vermont
Incorporation Date    02/22/2011
Corporation Description   EDUCATIONAL & RESEARCH
State of Incorporation   MS
Fiscal Month End   12
Registered Agent   NORTHWEST REGISTERED AGENT LLC
Address   145 PINE HAVEN SHR#1000A
City State Zip   SHELBURNE VT 05482
Officer 1   ROBERT CROCKER, MD
Officer 3   BARBARA MAINGUY, MA, MFA
Officer 4   LEWIS MEHL-MADRONA,MD,PHD
Officer 5   ANNE-MARIE CHAISSON,MD
Officer 6   TONY GEE,MA,JD
Officer 7   VENETIA YOUNG, MD
Principal Street Address   159 STATE ST
City State Zip   MONTPELIER VT 05602
Above accurate as of: 08/21/2013

http://cgi3.sec.state.vt.us/cgi-shl/nhayer.exe?corpbrow?form_id=corpname?corpnumb=N328010

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Vermont physician license info:

Lewis Eugene Mehl-Madrona
PO Box 578,
BRATTLEBORO, VT 05302   

Registration Information
License Type   License   Status   First Date Licensed   Issue Date   Expiration Date
Physician   042.0008285   ACTIVE   01/02/1991   10/20/2012   11/30/2014

Specialties
Specialty
Family Practice
Geriatric Medicine
Psychiatry
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LinkedIn:

Lewis E Mehl-Madrona
Associtae Professor at University of Saskatchewan

    Hawaiian Islands Medical Practice

Lewis E Mehl-Madrona's Overview

Current Associtae Professor at University of Saskatchewan

Past
Assistant Professor at University of Arizona

http://www.linkedin.com/in/mehlmadrona

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Dr. Mehl-Madrona is an Associate Professor within the Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine.
http://www.medicine.usask.ca/research/health-research-groups/saskatchewan-team-for-research-evaluation-of-addictions-treatment-mental-health-services-stream/group-members/lewis-mehl-madrona/
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Traditional Buffalo Hunt Ceremony for Abundance and Sustainability with Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy January 18th-20th 2013

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Donations requested, however no one will be turned away.  Since this weekend centers around a culmination of Sacred Ceremony there is no set fee.  Suggested Donation from $150-250 offset the weekends expenses and help to support the works of the Coyote Institute.

http://sukhasala.com/workshops-events/#circles
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COYOTE HEALING CAMP

With Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD.
 
 The New York Shamanic Circle is honored to present Lewis Mehl-Madrona.
 
We are honored to have Lewis Mehl-Madrona rejoin us with the NYSC, Lewis was the inspiration of the NY Shamanic Healing Circle.  We will participate in a Healing Camp in which Lewis will review and connect us to understanding how is that we can all be healers, that spirits can speak and act through anyone, and that extraordinary events can occur outside of officially sanctioned channels or without the help of experts.
 
In healing camp, we explore our capacity to be healing for each other, which can only be experienced in the doing.  In the morning we will do community building exercises to improve our capacity to build and hold the space for healing.  We will use the talking circle, guided imagery, story telling, theatre exercises, and more.  Then we will plan a healing ceremony together - one that will draw from all of our traditions and trainings, one that will be truly ecumenical and reflective of the community we have become, honoring the lineages of all present.  After the lunch break, we will conduct the ceremony.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010
From 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Place:  The Alignment Center, 120 West 28th Street New York, NY 10001. Between 6th and 7th Avenue
What to Bring: A rattle or Drum, water, lunch, ceremonial clothing, and offering of tobacco and cedar are well received
Energy Exchange: $ 111

http://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1410491659

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2013 events http://www.mehl-madrona.com/about.html
« Last Edit: August 22, 2013, 05:15:44 pm by Piff »

Epiphany

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Re: Louis Mehl Madrona
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2013, 07:14:07 pm »
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Thanks to maternal DNA testing, I do know that I have Native American ancestry on my mother's side, and being where I came from and how I was raised, the strong chance is that I am Cherokee. Because being Cherokee was so imporant to my survival, it's difficult to imagine not being Cherokee. Still, I posed the question to myself, what if my grandparents had made up my being Cherokee? It certainly wouldn't change much in my perception of myself. I created an identity as a Cherokee and I think I would go on having that identity. It has been 56 years now, so it feels like it's too late to change.

http://www.futurehealth.org/populum/page.php?p=1&f=More-Indian-Than-Thou-by-Lewis-Mehl-Madrona-100614-832.html

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Re: Louis Mehl Madrona
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2013, 12:26:31 am »
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Corporation Information
Corporation Name   COYOTE INSTITUTE, INC.
Corporation Status   Active
File No   N-32801-0
Type   Vermont
Incorporation Date    02/22/2011
Corporation Description   EDUCATIONAL & RESEARCH
State of Incorporation   MS
Fiscal Month End   12
Registered Agent   NORTHWEST REGISTERED AGENT LLC
Address   145 PINE HAVEN SHR#1000A
City State Zip   SHELBURNE VT 05482
Officer 1   ROBERT CROCKER, MD
Officer 3   BARBARA MAINGUY, MA, MFA
Officer 4   LEWIS MEHL-MADRONA,MD,PHD
Officer 5   ANNE-MARIE CHAISSON,MD
Officer 6   TONY GEE,MA,JD
Officer 7   VENETIA YOUNG, MD
Principal Street Address   159 STATE ST
City State Zip   MONTPELIER VT 05602
Above accurate as of: 08/21/2013

I wonder if any of these white halfwits know that almost all Indians consider Coyote the trickster or clown. The term Coyote is not always flattering. Heavy sigh..... ::)

Epiphany

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Re: Louis Mehl Madrona
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2013, 03:50:57 am »

I wonder if any of these white halfwits know that almost all Indians consider Coyote the trickster or clown. The term Coyote is not always flattering. Heavy sigh..... ::)
I think he uses it as an excuse. He can do rude, crazy, even unethical things and excuse it all as his "coyote medicine".

For instance he told a restrained, upset, struggling woman in a psych ward that he'd break her legs if she bit him. Or if she didn't take her medicine. He threatened to curse her so she'd vomit for 24 hours. I can understand trying to get a person to change focus, "snap out of it", but not by using physical threats. (pg 153, Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native American Healing)

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Re: Louis Mehl Madrona
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2013, 06:59:54 am »

I wonder if any of these white halfwits know that almost all Indians consider Coyote the trickster or clown. The term Coyote is not always flattering. Heavy sigh..... ::)
I think he uses it as an excuse. He can do rude, crazy, even unethical things and excuse it all as his "coyote medicine".

For instance he told a restrained, upset, struggling woman in a psych ward that he'd break her legs if she bit him. Or if she didn't take her medicine. He threatened to curse her so she'd vomit for 24 hours. I can understand trying to get a person to change focus, "snap out of it", but not by using physical threats. (pg 153, Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native American Healing)

You know Piff, the more I think about it maybe he did name his so called Institute the right name. Coyote is the trouble maker, trickster and clown, it couldn't be more apropos. 
But, I am bothered by his claims to Native healing. Unfortunately most people don't know any better and probably take his new age gobbledygook as gospel.  >:(

Diana
« Last Edit: August 25, 2013, 02:30:30 am by Diana »

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Re: Louis Mehl Madrona
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2013, 05:53:06 pm »
You know Piff, the more I think about maybe he did name his so called Institute the right name. Coyote is the trouble maker, trickster and clown, it couldn't be more apropos. 
But, I am bothered by his claims to Native healing. Unfortunately most people don't know any better and probably take his new age gobbledygook as gospel.  >:(

Diana

He has the inititials MD after his name with a degree to back it up.  The result is he is operating under the color of authority.  The thinking of followers being that he has to know what he is talking about and it must be true because he is a doctor. 

Doctors never lie, right? </sarcasm>

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Re: Louis Mehl Madrona
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2013, 08:52:57 pm »
This quote from Madrona, posted up-thread:
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I told him I didn't know if I was enrolled and had never looked into the issue. It wasn't important to me. I didn't want any casino money. I didn't want healthcare through the Indian Health Service. I didn't want government handouts.

He spits out the most racist stuff to say about Indians (on welfare but also greedy from casino money?) even as he's clinging desperately to a fake Indian identity. If all enrollment means to you is "government handouts" and casinos, then you obviously don't know a thing about reservations or treaties or anything else about the actual history of American Indians, which means there is no way you are one.
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Re: Lewis Mehl Madrona
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2021, 10:56:26 pm »
Got a request about him since he's still at it. His "institute" is basically him and one other person with their website.

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http://americanloons.blogspot.com/2014/03/938-lewis-mehl-madrona.html
Lewis E. Mehl-Madrona is the author of the Coyote trilogy, which discusses healing practices from Lakota, Cherokee and Cree traditions, and how they intersect with conventional medicine (“via a social constructionist model”), and a champion of all things woo that can be justified by drawing connections to what Mehl-Madrona fancies to be ancient wisdom and mystical traditions of indigenous people, regardless of whether it works or actually belongs to actual traditional practices. Instead of even trying to provide evidence he appeals to post-modernist relativism. Indeed, he has even collaborated with Larry Dossey, so it is not such a stretch to suspect that he view peer-review as another oppressive system that requires accountability and therefore takes away his opportunity to justify his beliefs by vivid imagination. It’s just so much easier and less oppressive when all claims are equally trues and no one can be held accountable for anything.

Mehl-Madrona is indeed an MD, but so is Andrew Weil – and Weil is indeed a fan of Mehl-Madrona’s work, saying in relation to his work that “[g]ood doctoring requires all the wisdom of religion, all the techniques of magic, and all the knowledge of small-m medicine to be most effective,” which is false, but sounds very tolerant (in the sense of staunchly refusing to denounce bullshit).

In fact, for Mehl-Madrona the combination of the heritage and experience of a Native American healer with conventional medicine is not just a matter of pomo relativism; Mehl-Madrona actually seeks to replace the “reigning biomedical model with a new paradigm,” and claims that Coyote Medicine must be “taught in medical schools, practiced in clinics, and brought to all those who seek true health” (i.e. we must return to that golden age before modern medicine). His “research” includes work on various psychological conditions, issues of psychology during birthing, nutritional approaches (see this) to autism and diabetes, and the use of healing circles to improve overall health outcomes, techniques that are staple fare at Quackwatch, and for good reasons.

What about evidence? Well, Mehl-Madrona has seen things with his own eyes – he once had an American Indian spirit called White Buffalo Calf Woman heal a prostate cancer patient by rearranging “electrical patterns” in the man's brain during a sweat lodge ceremony, a prayer and purification ritual that he has performed several times for his patients (it “symbolizes a return to the womb of mother earth from which all life begins,” says Mehl-Madrona). The anecdote was not written up as a case study for peer-reviewed publication.

Since altmed is rather popular these days and Mehl-Madrona has a real degree, he has managed to get himself affiliated with plenty of otherwise serious institutions, where he treat patients with acupuncture, hypnosis, relaxation therapies, questionable massage therapies, talk therapy and EMDR, a technique in which patients use eye movement and other exercises to reprocess information stored in the nervous system. To the claim that his techniques have no scientific support, Mehl-Madrona says that “I think the danger in alternative medicine is that we confuse the effectiveness of a treatment with the effectiveness of mind-body healing.” Right. The sweat lodge ceremonies, though, ultimately got him pressured out of the University of Pittsburgh health system, at least (more here). At Stanford he was involved in research projects (called “pseudoscience” by colleagues), but refused to follow the book. (“Some of his colleagues thought that his approaches even to research were not very rigorous”).

He is currently adjunct professor of anthropology at Johnson State College in Vermont and writes a regular column for Futurehealth.org, in which he contributes his insights on alternative ways of seeing mental illness.

He has recently come under rather heavy fire from people with native American background for being a New-age therapist and “fraud” (whose claimed native background is itself questionable) who is “selling fake NDN ceremonies,” suggesting that there is some justice in the world after all.

Diagnosis: Total bullshitter who has managed to master the standard pomo gambits well enough to land him quite a bit of influence. Extremely dangerous.

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His claims of Native healing are still almost entirely sold to non Natives.

https://www.mehl-madrona.com/upcoming-events
4th International Conference on Healing Childhood Trauma in Melbourne, Australia
Sun, May 30, 20213:00 PM  Fri, Jun 4, 20214:00 PM
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Lewis with be teaching with Gabor Mate, MD, at the Hollyhock Conference Center, in Vancouver, B.C.
MAR
14
TO MAR 16
Lewis with be teaching with Gabor Mate, MD, at the Hollyhock Conference Center, in Vancouver, B.C.
Sun, Mar 14, 20213:00 PM  Tue, Mar 16, 20214:00 PM
VIEW EVENT ?
Seminars in New Zealand
MAR
1
TO MAR 7
Seminars in New Zealand
Mon, Mar 1, 20213:00 PM  Sun, Mar 7, 20214:00 PM
VIEW EVENT ?
Reading the Body at Rowe Conference Center, Rowe, Massachusetts.
FEB
2
Reading the Body at Rowe Conference Center, Rowe, Massachusetts.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
3:30 PM  4:30 PMVIEW EVENT ?
Two-Eyed Counseling: Bringing indigenous approaches to improving social and emotional well-being.
JAN
30
TO JAN 31
Two-Eyed Counseling: Bringing indigenous approaches to improving social and emotional well-being.
Sat, Jan 30, 202110:00 AM  Sun, Jan 31, 20216:00 PM
New York Open Center (map)
VIEW EVENT ?
Annual conference of The Qualitative Review, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
JAN
12
TO JAN 16
Annual conference of The Qualitative Review, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Tue, Jan 12, 20213:00 PM  Sat, Jan 16, 20214:00 PM
VIEW EVENT ?
Lewis and Barbara will be teaching in Kodiak, Alaska in conjunction with the University of Alaska Anchorage
DEC
4
TO DEC 8
Lewis and Barbara will be teaching in Kodiak, Alaska in conjunction with the University of Alaska Anchorage
Fri, Dec 4, 20203:00 PM  Tue, Dec 8, 20204:00 PM
VIEW EVENT ?
North American Indigenous Healing workshop, outside London, United Kingdom
NOV
27
TO NOV 28
North American Indigenous Healing workshop, outside London, United Kingdom
Fri, Nov 27, 20203:00 PM  Sat, Nov 28, 20204:00 PM
VIEW EVENT ?
Intensive Immersion Experience in indigenous healing concepts and practices
OCT
25
TO OCT 31
Intensive Immersion Experience in indigenous healing concepts and practices
Sun, Oct 25, 20203:00 PM  Sat, Oct 31, 20204:00 PM
VIEW EVENT ?
Stories and Healing, Intensive Immersion Experience in Sourbain, France
SEP
20
TO SEP 26
Stories and Healing, Intensive Immersion Experience in Sourbain, France
Sun, Sep 20, 20203:00 PM  Sat, Sep 26, 20204:00 PM
VIEW EVENT ?
Narrative Hypnosis in Paris, France
SEP
12
TO SEP 16
Narrative Hypnosis in Paris, France
Sat, Sep 12, 20203:00 PM  Wed, Sep 16, 20204:00 PM
VIEW EVENT ?
Cherokee Body Work at Shamanic Fire Reiki in New York City
AUG
15
Cherokee Body Work at Shamanic Fire Reiki in New York City
Saturday, August 15, 2020
1:00 PM  5:30 PMVIEW EVENT ?
A Special Women's Circle: Woman in Action with Barbara Mainguy
AUG
14
A Special Women's Circle: Woman in Action with Barbara Mainguy
Friday, August 14, 2020
4:00 PM  6:00 PMVIEW EVENT ?
European Psychiatric Association, Madrid, Spain
JUL
5
European Psychiatric Association, Madrid, Spain
Sunday, July 5, 2020
9:00 AM  4:00 PMVIEW EVENT ?



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Re: Lewis Mehl Madrona
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2021, 05:01:47 am »
http://americanloons.blogspot.com/2014/03/938-lewis-mehl-madrona.html

As can be seen from the URL that article is more than seven years old. It contains about 20 links to other sites, and is therefore best read at the original site. A few of the links are dead by now, while several of them go to one of my favourite sites:

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page

I think the RationalWiki and the Encyclopedia of American Loons cooperate. At least they very often link to each other.

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Re: Lewis Mehl-Madrona
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2021, 05:49:48 am »
Lewis Mehl-Madrona's Facebook presence:

Abandoned (?) FB Profile: https://www.facebook.com/lewis.mehlmadrona
Another abandoned FB Profile: https://www.facebook.com/lewis.mehlmadrona.5 [No activity since 2016]

Active FB Profile: https://www.facebook.com/mehlmadrona
Links to his https://www.facebook.com/CoyoteInstitute/ [No activity past two years]
See also: http://www.coyoteinstitute.us/

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/coyotehealing/ [Lewis Mehl-Madrona] [Very active]
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About
My focus is to translate the wisdom of indigenous cultures into ways that contemporary medicine and psychology can understand and use. I am also focused on improving the health care for indigenous people, especially including culture as medicine.
Links to: https://www.mehl-madrona.com/

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Re: Lewis Mehl-Madrona
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2021, 06:04:24 am »
Looking for encyclopaedic bios, I notice that his Wikipedia article is quite short:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Mehl-Madrona

Here is a much longer bio, probably written before 2010, viewed 1,640,827 times (!):

https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/mehl-madrona-lewis-1954-lewis-mehl-madrona

Seems very hard to locate anything that is remotely critical, except for the American Loons article.