Author Topic: Larry Peters, "Tibetan Shaman"  (Read 10401 times)

Offline bonestyx

  • Posts: 39
Larry Peters, "Tibetan Shaman"
« on: October 25, 2008, 08:45:28 pm »
I recognized this one as something I happened across some time ago, but forgot about. Came across this site again online:

(Note the white sage bundle on the intro page. Very Tibetan, to be sure :-/)

Larry G. Peters, Ph. D.

1212 Old Topanga Cyn Road

(310) 455-2623

It appears he is affiliated with the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers through his association with Aama Bombo.

Dr. Peters conducts workshops on Tibetan Shamanism in cities across the U.S., and brings several groups to Nepal each year for Initiation Pilgrimages with Aama Bombo, including Janai Purnima.

Peters is a "research associate" with Harner's Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

Peters also owns and operates a talent management company with his wife, Carol: Peters Management Syndicate,

Side note:

"Tibetan shamans", it seems, live in big, expensive houses these least those that aren't really Tibetan and who live in southern California and who have lots of alphabetics after their names: 2,311 square feet assessed at around $422K according to the LA County Assessor.

Boy, the life of a shaman sure is rough...

« Last Edit: October 25, 2008, 08:47:14 pm by bonestyx »

Offline educatedindian

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4792
Re: Larry Peters, "Tibetan Shaman"
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008, 12:46:32 am »
Someone who puts out a shingle online at withn such a pretty obvious non Asian name deserves as much crediblity as say, someone who starts a website called

He charges for pilgrimages. And notice this.
"Participants receive teachings, healings, and initiation from Aama Bombo (Mother Shaman), a famous healer who embodies Kali and treats as many as 50 patients a day"

She's seriously claiming to be a goddess?

And supposedly treating 50 a day. I don't even think the worst snake oil faith healer would claim that.

A website run by someone Peters trained has this to say about him.
"Dr. Peters is a professor of Anthropology & Psychology at The California Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology & Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, and a Board Member of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness."

His student Patty Cooper AKA Snow Leopard, same site.

"Patty Cooper has a background of 23 Years as a music educator & 16 years as a shamanic healer. She has studied North American Core Shamanism with the Michael Harner Foundation for Shamanic Studies. For the past 10 years Patty has shared a teacher–student relationship with Dr. Larry Peters who is a licensed psychotherapist, world-renowned scholar, author and an initiated shaman in the Tibetan Tamang tradition....
Patty lives and does her shamanic healing work in beautiful Nanoose Bay off the coast of British Columbia. She is available to do healing or teaching work with either individuals or in a group workshop upon request."

Another franchisee, Carolyn Kenner, will cure you of "spiritual parasites."
Apparently irony is something she doesn't get.

Yet another franchisee, Carol Lindsay AKA Hummingbord Woman, has worked with a bunch of frauds.
 "She has studied the medicine way with Sun Bear, AmyLee and Jane Winyote Ely, shamanic studies with Jane Winyote Ely (Native American), Tom Cowan (Celtic shamanism) and Larry Peters (Tibetan shamanism), taken workshops with Babatunde Olatungi, Stephen Levine, Shelby Hammitt and a wilderness encounter with Doug Elliott through Omega Institute."

Another franchisee/victim learning from numerous frauds.

Sedonia Cahill

The Foundation for Shamanic Studies,

Tom Brown Jr. Tracker School,

Tom Cowan,

Jose Luis Herrera and Q’ero shamans,
Jose Luis Herrera has spent the last twenty years exploring and studying the high Mountain, Amazon, and Coastal medicine traditions of his native Peru. He’s an accomplished mountain climber, explorer, author, speaker, naturalist and has studied under the most respected medicine people of Peru and teaches Inka Medicine Traditions across the US and Europe.

Sandra Ingerman,

Chilean Mapuche healing traditions. Luzclara is an internationally known Chilean Medicine Woman, ceremonial leader, ritual dancer and sound healer. Her work is dedicated to awakening the sacred feminine.

Nan Moss and David Corbin,
Nan and David teach the spiritual aspects of weather, they have been teaching and doing research on this topic for more than 10 years. In addition they are faculty members of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and are certified by the Foundation as shamanic counselors.
They presented their introductory workshop, WeatherDancing: Shamanism and the Spirits of Weather, in 1999 in the U.S. and Canada. Since then they have published, CloudDancing: Wisdom from the Sky, a set of shamanic divination cards and guidebook using cloud images, as well as two articles on the spirits of weather in Shamanism, the journal of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Their new book, Weather Shamanism, is scheduled for release in March 2008. Nan and David have also studied with indigenous healers from various cultures, including Siberian, Tuvan, Saami, Chinese, and Native American.

Larry Peters, Ph.D.,

Brant Secunda,

The leading expert on Huichol Shamanism and founder of Dance of the Deer Foundation.

Jaes Seis,
Jaes is the founder of Pachamama, Inc. a non-profit shamanic organization in Richland Center, Wisconsin. Jaes is a fabulous teacher, friend and colleague with over 20 years of experience. She is on the cutting edge of new advanced, esoteric shamanic studies and healing practices, which are evolving to address our modern society’s healing needs.

Herb Stevenson,
Herb Stevenson bridges the worlds of business and spiritual healing. Until recently, he was Executive Vice President of Young & Associates, Inc. in Kent, Ohio. Now, as part of his efforts to reclaim his Native American Indian heritage (Shawnee and Cherokee), he has been exploring indigenous healing practices, such as the shamanic use of rocks and crystals in the healing process. He has established a private practice in crystal energy healing, specializing in trauma-related work. Herb has also developed, Medicine of Men, a one-year, male initiation program designed to assist men through the process of maturity. Herb teaches people to work with crystals and rocks, as well as workshops on the medicines of Bear, Wolf, Buffalo and Cougar

Alberto Villoldo

Offline Defend the Sacred

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3502
Re: Larry Peters, "Tibetan Shaman"
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008, 04:05:48 am »
And don't miss out on his page, where you can buy all the hot items for today's L.A. Chic Shameon! Hurry! Before all the chicest items are gone! Specially blessed, for YOU!!! By the white guy! Don't miss out!!!

ETA: And here we discover that the L.A. Shaman has never watched a tree grow: "If you hang [the Tibetan Prayer Flags] between trees, as is often done outside Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, they will grow closer to the sky each year."

I know not everyone grew up in the country, or, uh, had trees where they lived... but I hope I don't need to explain how funny this one is.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2008, 04:43:52 am by Kathryn NicDh? na »

Offline zoi lightfoot

  • Posts: 139
Re: Larry Peters, "Tibetan Shaman"
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2008, 01:15:00 pm »
This guy rings a bell with me,I will check with the europeon SGs and organisations as i am pretty sure they kicked him to the kerb some years back while on one of his "pilgrimages.