Recent Posts

Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]
91
Frauds / Re: Derrick Whiteskycloud
« Last post by educatedindian on July 19, 2020, 07:39:27 pm »
Got a request for more on him. This is what I've found so far.

He's on dozens of sites claiming to be psychic and a UFO contactee and to have died and come back to life five times. No evidence for any of these except his claim.

He claims to be Metis and Ojibwe. No sign of any knowledge of his claimed heritage except this photo.
https://www.bclocalnews.com/news/national-indigenous-peoples-day-held-in-north-thompson/
It's interesting that now he cuts short and tames the blond frizzy hair into a mullet.
And here. Both of these long after the original thread.
https://www.clearwatertimes.com/entertainment/slideshow-clearwater-celebrates-national-aboriginal-day/

Sometimes he shows up on Alex Jones's conspiracy talk radio.
https://renegadetalkradio.com/?s=whiteskycloud

And here he claims to be Salish, to be an expert drum maker and offering blessings.
https://604now.com/events/drum-making-workshop-2020/

LVFAS board member, but no mention of background or expertise.
https://www.lfvas.org/about-us

Here he claims to direct a museum.
http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/robbins-nest/A_taste_of_my_native_heritage_printer.shtml

Here he claims to be Cherokee too.
http://www.whiteskycloud.com/shamanism.html
He also claims to be using "shamanism" from Peru, Wing Chi, and admits to being New Age.

Peddles being a Metis outreach counselor and even a Metis elder "contract position".
http://www.whiteskycloud.com/aboriginalcommunityservicescouncellor.html

Claims to be a Wing Chi healer using crystals. Most references to WC are as a martial art.

All his alleged ghost photos aren't working. There are also fairy and angel pages that look like the worst Geocities page you ever saw.

He also peddles a dinner with him for $45, a midnight music show, and an antique ghost show. Seemingly anything for a buck.

Anyone else reminded of this comedian?
http://content.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1878309,00.html

https://www.linkedin.com/in/derrick-whiteskycloud-1471244/?originalSubdomain=ca
"Councellor" and teaching Metis culture at schools.

And just to confuse the issue, he's listed as an artist on "Authentic Aboriginal" that is "under review."

DW, if that is his legal name, may or may not have ancestry. He clearly knows far less about his heritage than he claims, and his claims are always changing. A lot of it was "learned" from Nuage sources. Most of all he peddles the psychic an UFO claims for cash. The Metis teaching happened very late, and there's no sign of it online except (like everything else) just his claims.

Moved to Frauds.


92
Eliot Cowan, who probably deserves his own research thread here. Cowan is a white man who was really initiated as a 'shaman' by a Huichol traditional, but then he turned around and started using it to write new-agey books that mix it with other modalities (such as tcm), and he also sells retreats and lessons in 'shamanic healing'. I wonder if Whiteman is associated with him because his particular teachings are called 'plant spirit shamanism'.

My bolding. Whether there is a connection I cannot tell. What I want to add here is that since 2013 there is this thread:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=4262.0  [Eliot Cowan & The Blue Deer Center in upstate New York]
93
Frauds / Bearheart Saputo, Briana Lynn, Earth Temple
« Last post by educatedindian on July 04, 2020, 10:00:36 pm »
Got a request about them. Part of the fraudulent Oklehueva "Native church" and so they are being put under Frauds immediately.

Saputo does fraudulent knockoffs of Native ceremonies for profit.
https://www.iambearheart.com/?fbclid=IwAR137L71mtIEme4Uce3j3R5hrgEYBJhEEz709N1SXLAedgGKqMynVxgTctw
"I facilitate sacred ceremonies, Vision Quests, and initiations for men, women and young adults.  I combine Nature, our psychic abilities & Old Shamanism....Sacred donation dues are between $300-$1000 a month."

There are also imitations of Daoism (for dogs!), martial arts, and a dozen different Nuage practices all mangled together. So far I haven't found his legal name.

Lyn also teaches a confused mishmash, NLP fraud, Euro paganism, and faux Native. "Deep dives?"

https://www.theearthtemple.com/ourtribe
"NLP Masters Practitioner at NLP Marin (nlpmarin.com) & began my first coaching venture, WholeLife NLP, in 2010.
1x1 Personally Curated Deep Dives for 4 individuals a year
Doula-Coaching for Birthing
weddings, Home Blessings, Rites of Passage for Wombyn
Vision Quests
Funeral Rites, Group Meditations"

Both claim to be reverends, but no sign of any church or group other than the faux Oklehueva frauds. Or training or education in it. Unless you count the fraudulent NLP.
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuro-linguistic_programming#Scientific_criticism

They are also mentioned here.
https://www.facebook.com/Victims-of-Oklevueha-Native-American-Church-1222864754413922/
94
Frauds / Re: Kymberlee Ruff
« Last post by James1 on July 03, 2020, 06:59:46 pm »
Hello All,
Just to reiterate, I've known Kym since 1989, when I was a client. I was instrumental in the recent BBS rulings against her for having comitted 8 violations including Fraud. What is obvious is Kym has fabricated a whole history of having Native American ancestry, etc., etc. The reason is because her real life and family history is absolutely horrendous. It so happens that Kym was originally from Hawaii, and, that HER FATHER WAS A MOB BOSS FOR THE HAWAIIAN MAFIA. I believe this is where she learned the sociopathic, narcissistic, and monstrous ways she treats her clients. I would invite any one of you to follow up. I happen to know this because I learned quite allot about Kym from my own investigations and from a former co-therapist of hers who used to facilitate therapy groups with her. So, Kym MUST stick to her fabricated life; the truth is way too unfathomable for her to even deal with.
James Smallwood 
95
Frauds / Re: Charlotte Goodrich AKA Char Sundust
« Last post by mixed on July 01, 2020, 08:10:19 pm »
I've followed this thread since its inception due to having friends, acquaintances, and colleagues affiliated Char Sundust, and I check on it every few years. I was taken one of her classes and never returned, put off by her trying to get us to connect to the earth by listening to new age music, her talk of her personal chef, and despite that, charging me $45 to attend when I wasn't financially stable.

I've since learned not voice any criticism I have about her to people who are still mentored by her, and who utilize Char as a mental health counselor despite Char's lack of training or professional oversight and accountability. I won't deny that SOME of these people have benefited and grown personally a bit from her help, but her power of them has never sat right with me. They've also mentioned that they do not share certain information with her for fear that other members of the circle will find out, which needless to say isn't right for a person who is in the role of mentor, therapist and guru.

I am the same product of the Seattle New Age scene that Epiphany, and know well how this kind of hodge-podge, culturally-appropriating and personal-empowering New Age spirituality is used to bypass the deeper and much harder work of processing personal trauma. I've met followers who have fallen out with her who have been lost and confused afterward, totally disassociated from reality after their immersion into her feel-good world of psychic powers, divination, and feeling of spiritual connection.

I'm posting this now to back up Educated Indian's post from last year. Be wary of her. One should always be able to think critically about a spiritual teacher, and if not, something is wrong. Also, I highly recommend seeing a qualified professional for mental health issues, in addition to a spiritual teacher if spiritual guidance is important to you.  They are rarely one and the same, and it helps do develop a more stable sense of self not to give one person so much power and authority over of one's mind.
96
Frauds / Re: Kymberlee Ruff
« Last post by James1 on June 16, 2020, 03:49:27 pm »
To Sparks and All regarding Kym Ruff,

Kym is making false claims.
She is also supposed to inform clients she is on probation.

She is violating the terms of her probation which is cause for the BBS to take her license. PLEASE FILE YOUR COMPLAINTS with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. You can get the complaint form and instructions here:

Here is the link to the BBS: https://www.bbs.ca.gov/consumers/consumer_complaints.html

Here is the link to the form: https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/comp-2a.pdf

Thank you,
James1

James Smallwood
mail@n-systems.net
97
Frauds / Re: Kymberlee Ruff
« Last post by James1 on June 16, 2020, 12:54:34 pm »
[

Shouldn't this be reported to the proper authority in CA? [IMAGE WITHHELD IN THIS QUOTE][/quote]

I now realize that the image shown is not static, it will change if there is a change on the site linked to. That's the way it was in 2017 (I checked my archived, PDF version), and that's the way it looks right now. However, it will change according to whatever happens to be the image on that front page in the future. (I hope someone can make a screenshot and post it here in this thread, that's beyond my technical skills.)

Defend the Sacred preserved another, very different version of that front page in 2013. Look at the first picture here:

just look at her website:  http://www.kymberleeruff.com/  (Sorry, the website won't allow me to "cut and paste" and I don't know how to do a screen shot).

Screen shots attached :)

All the other pages at http://www.kymberleeruff.com/ are marked "Kymberlee Ruff, MFT © 2013".

Her claims about Native American ancestry were quoted by Autumn in 2013 (check that post):

Kymberlee has updated her website.  If this is not profiting from her claims and using them in her therapy practice, then I don't know what is:

They seem identical as of today, except this short page, which now reads:

NATIVE AMERICAN COUNSELING WISDOM
Kymberlee Ruff here again. In the last 15 years I have studied extensively the wisdom of the Native Americans and integrated into my practice. My grandfather was Cherokee and I inherited the gift of "Cherokee Dream Walker".I was also adopted into a Hopi family in 2006.

[Photo caption: "Kymberlee Ruff and Native Wisdom Teacher".]
 
Kymberlee has studied the Peaceful Ways of the Hopi with her adoptive Grandfather Martin Gashweseoma.
 
Here is an article about the Medicine Wheel and Psychotherapy in PDF format: Wisdom of the Medicine Wheel

The sentence I bolded has been added. For other changes, compare Autumn's quote in 2013.
[/quote]
98
Frauds / Re: Kymberlee Ruff
« Last post by Sparks on June 16, 2020, 03:45:58 am »
I now realize that the image shown is not static, it will change if there is a change on the site linked to. That's the way it was in 2017 (I checked my archived, PDF version), and that's the way it looks right now. However, it will change according to whatever happens to be the image on that front page in the future. (I hope someone can make a screenshot and post it here in this thread, that's beyond my technical skills.)

Since I downloaded the whole site both in 2017 and right now, I looked inside and found that the file name is "ruffsitecut.png", and it was created on December 9, 2015.
99
Frauds / Re: Kymberlee Ruff
« Last post by Sparks on June 16, 2020, 03:03:05 am »
Her website … as of today, almost six weeks later:
Licensed Psychoterapist
Since 1986
#21817

I had to enter the text in that quote manually, because most of the front page is a PNG file shown below. (I have archived it with today's date to my Mac in case it disappears from the Internet.)

Shouldn't this be reported to the proper authority in CA? [IMAGE WITHHELD IN THIS QUOTE]

I now realize that the image shown is not static, it will change if there is a change on the site linked to. That's the way it was in 2017 (I checked my archived, PDF version), and that's the way it looks right now. However, it will change according to whatever happens to be the image on that front page in the future. (I hope someone can make a screenshot and post it here in this thread, that's beyond my technical skills.)

Defend the Sacred preserved another, very different version of that front page in 2013. Look at the first picture here:

just look at her website:  http://www.kymberleeruff.com/  (Sorry, the website won't allow me to "cut and paste" and I don't know how to do a screen shot).

Screen shots attached :)

All the other pages at http://www.kymberleeruff.com/ are marked "Kymberlee Ruff, MFT © 2013".

Her claims about Native American ancestry were quoted by Autumn in 2013 (check that post):

Kymberlee has updated her website.  If this is not profiting from her claims and using them in her therapy practice, then I don't know what is:

They seem identical as of today, except this short page, which now reads:

NATIVE AMERICAN COUNSELING WISDOM
Kymberlee Ruff here again. In the last 15 years I have studied extensively the wisdom of the Native Americans and integrated into my practice. My grandfather was Cherokee and I inherited the gift of "Cherokee Dream Walker".I was also adopted into a Hopi family in 2006.

[Photo caption: "Kymberlee Ruff and Native Wisdom Teacher".]
 
Kymberlee has studied the Peaceful Ways of the Hopi with her adoptive Grandfather Martin Gashweseoma.
 
Here is an article about the Medicine Wheel and Psychotherapy in PDF format: Wisdom of the Medicine Wheel

The sentence I bolded has been added. For other changes, compare Autumn's quote in 2013.
100
Frauds / Re: Kymberlee Ruff
« Last post by James1 on June 16, 2020, 12:56:34 am »
To All,

Kym is violating the terms of her probation. This would be enough for the BBS to pull her license.

We need people to step up; names, what happened, violations on her web page.

Mabye a group lettre to the BBS President, Kamala Harris, Attorney General, and Govenor.

In 1989 when Kym lied about me as her client, to protect her own license, the BBS came into my practice and took MY license.
I lost everything. However, in the recent BBS ruling, the BBS admitted she did in fact break my confidentially in 1989. However, they never apologized for their huge blunder, or violations of my right to due process.

Jim Smallwood
(805) 403-4785
Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]