Author Topic: Jacob Unger  (Read 3878 times)

TrishaRoseJacobs

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Jacob Unger
« on: September 05, 2005, 04:58:29 pm »
Dude looks a total fraud, but before I put up a page on him - anyone have more info?

His website is at http://shamanichealing.info.hosting.domaindirect.com/id34.html

Offline educatedindian

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Re: Jacob Unger
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2005, 10:36:32 pm »
Claims to have learned from a Mary Uslik, no tribe mentioned just aboriginal.
http://www.larryhnetka.com/wordpress/archives/2004/12/17/wisdom-four-directions/

Quotes from frauds like Craig Carpenter and Joan Halifax.
http://shamanichealing.info.hosting.domaindirect.com/id46.html

Has an endorsement by a Cree elder named Amy Eustergerling. She seems to have no problem doing mix and match ceremonies.
http://www.ahavat-olam.ca/CommunityArchives.htm
"drumming, songs, prayers and teachings conducted by Amy Eustergerling and Phil L’Hirondelle as well as by other Elders. If you wish you can bring a stone which can be left at the medicine wheel which will be thus created."

But sometimes she's just an entertainer.
http://www.redriverwest.org/

TrishaRoseJacobs

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Re: Jacob Unger
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2005, 01:57:28 pm »
I noticed all the stuff about Amy.  He doesn't say much about himself on his own site at all. Just quotes from different books.

I got an email saying he showed up uninvited to a Sundace with a bunch of white groupes, and made themselves very unwelcome.


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Re: Jacob Unger
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2005, 02:29:39 pm »
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I got an email saying he showed up uninvited to a Sundace with a bunch of white groupes, and made themselves very unwelcome.


When I read this on his site:

'Many years ago, a Cree/Ojibwa/Lakota elder said, "You have been coming to sweat lodge 5-6 years. You must request of the Creator assistance in finding your own healing way to share with the people." '

I thought, 'They meant "we don't want to seem rude, but this is not the place for you", and he thought they meant "Congratulations! You are now a freelance medicine man!"'

Does it look that way to anyone else?

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Re: Jacob Unger
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2005, 04:32:59 pm »
OMG! You're right Barnaby! In fact, I have a friend who went to sweats and sundance even, and then his mentor (his words) told him it was time to seek his own ancestoral way to find healing. My friend, however, did not take this to me he could now be a medicine man.;)