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Offline educatedindian

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James McCaskie & One Living Earth Foundation
« on: September 18, 2021, 09:08:05 pm »
Got a request about him. White Australian, one of Crow Dog's franchisees claiming to be a medicine man and doing ceremony.

https://www.facebook.com/james.mccaskie.1
https://www.facebook.com/sacredlifenonforprofit/

OLEF claims to be nonprofit but you don't see much charity except for a toy drive. They do have ads for a masseuse and Chinese herbal medicine.
Ceremony selling claiming to be "Andean alchemy."
Ceremony selling, white Australians doing a "vision quest" intended for Native adolescents.
Plenty of photos of white Australians playing Indian in tipis, and doing sweatlodges in plastic tarps.

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Re: James McCaskie & One Living Earth Foundation — Australia
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2021, 12:12:54 am »
James McCaskie was mentioned in another thread about frauds in Australia ["Many Birds Lodge, Michael Borg AKA "Walks the Wind," Joanne Proctor"]:

James McCaskie in NSW, Australia is holding men's groups, ceremonies, drum circles, and recently said he was on a vision quest including a sweat lodge.

From recent post by McCaskie:


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I have been very blessed to spend time close to one of North Americas most renowned Medicine Men…
I am fortunate as we would say in the west, to have been through ‘my ceremonies’ or ‘initiations’ with this man…
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I don't know who McCaskie is referring to.

Here, many comments: https://www.facebook.com/james.mccaskie.1/posts/2858597080832610

(Hoping that someone will ask who the "Medicine Man" is …)

As educatedindian indicates, "one of North Americas most renowned Medicine Men" is [Leonard] Crow Dog.

This is also hinted at in the other thread, where the teachings of "Uncle Leonard" is referred to.

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Re: James McCaskie & One Living Earth Foundation — Australia
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 12:34:50 am »
James McCaskie in NSW, Australia is holding men's groups, ceremonies, drum circles, and recently said he was on a vision quest including a sweat lodge.

From recent post by McCaskie:


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I have been very blessed to spend time close to one of North Americas most renowned Medicine Men…
I am fortunate as we would say in the west, to have been through ‘my ceremonies’ or ‘initiations’ with this man…
.

In case it goes away, I will link to that post and quote it:

James McCaskie January 1, 2019
We see many people in the West wanting to be the “Medicine Man”, “The Shaman”…?
We even have courses to become a certified Shaman in Australia…?
I want to share some of my story as I have been very blessed to spend time close to one of North Americas most renowned Medicine Men…
I am fortunate as we would say in the west, to have been through ‘my ceremonies’ or ‘initiations’ with this man….
Learning from a Great Medicine Man however is not what some may think…
?I did not learn to be a Shaman.
?We did not spend our days, singing, taking plant medicines and doing ceremony…?
We spent most days working, helping people with things…?We would wake up early and go to bed late…
?I learnt to be a Man. I learnt to work. I learnt to look for what needs to be done and do it. I learnt to stop making excuses for myself or to others, to learn from my failings and get on with what is needed….
?I learn to take care of my relatives, my responsibilities and my community…?
Why in the west is there such a draw to be a Shaman?
?It is much easier to do a course to become a Shaman than it is to work everyday at being a Man…?
With the people of whom I have been through ceremony. We honour humility. We constantly remind ourselves in our ceremonies that we are all common people…?
Men, just men…
Good men and women is all that is needed…

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Re: James McCaskie & One Living Earth Foundation
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2021, 01:03:58 am »
https://www.facebook.com/sacredlifenonforprofit/

Sacred Life Foundation — March 7, 2020
JUST A REMINDER THAT THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE…
If you want to stay connected with our work please like our new page ONE LIVING EARTH

https://www.facebook.com/Onelivingearthfoundation/

So that's where you have to look to see what they are up to by now. For example, look at this post of September 5, 2021:

https://www.facebook.com/Onelivingearthfoundation/posts/416411036494469

Here they quote a "LAKOTA CODE OF ETHICS" from another Facebook page (20 bullet points), and then there is a photo with Leonard Crow Dog, Frank Fools Crow, and Henry Crow Dog.