I had an intuition that this profile would end up in frauds..must be psychic
'Oranum' was advertised on my fb page so from curiousity I went over & checked it out.
On a first glance the majority of the readers were advertising tarot, mediumship, etc etc.... 'Heyoka' was the only pretendian & he stood out
( there certainly may be more, but he's getting the highest profile at the moment)
When I first found the Oranum site, I was able to click on 'Heyoka's link and listen to him in 'free chat'- a forum designed for the readers to talk with potential clients.
He was giving out his version of general world truths: 'Your answer lies within you, the world is a dance and you need to learn the choreography' etc etc.
He was holding something (maybe a crystal?) and he would occasionally close his eyes and the crystal would give him confirmation that the person he was talking to (via text chat) needed to pay him for a private consultation because he had a special message for them.
He seemed to have quite a few people typing questions for him at once.
I was able to type a question without joining so I asked 'Hi Heyoka, are you Lakota?..You mention them in your bio' He didnt answer the question and his chat function shut down for guests (If I was a member maybe I could still talk to him...) I checked today and he still doesnt seem to have the free chat function enabled but Im sure he will again as he was working hard to fish for clients when I found him, so maybe others would like to pay him a visit?
If you google 'Oranum' and 'complaints on the web you'll find there are many, including psychics who say Oranum threw them off the site after complaints from clients... they are a serious business and they do seem to take their business seriously. If they received lots of complaints from indigenous americans and their supporters it might be bad for business, who knows (I'm not a business person..)
Here's the Heyoka profile as it appears on my computer:
The Heyók?a symbolize and portray many aspects of the sacred, the Wak?á?. Their satire presents important questions by fooling around. They ask difficult questions, and say things others are too afraid to say. By reading between the lines, the audience is able to think about things not usually thought about, or to look at things in a different way.
Principally, the Heyók?a functions both as a mirror and a teacher, using extreme behaviors to mirror others, thereby forcing them to examine their own doubts, fears, hatreds, and weaknesses. Heyók?as also have the power to heal emotional pain; such power comes from the experience of shame—they sing of shameful events in their lives, beg for food, and live as clowns. They provoke laughter in distressing situations of despair and provoke fear and chaos when people feel complacent and overly secure, to keep them from taking themselves too seriously or believing they are more powerful than they are.
In addition, sacred clowns serve an important role in shaping tribal codes. Heyók?a's don’t seem to care about taboos, rules, regulations, social norms, or boundaries. Paradoxically, however, it is by violating these norms and taboos that they help to define the accepted boundaries, rules, and societal guidelines for ethical and moral behavior. This is because they are the only ones who can ask "Why?" about sensitive topics and employ satire to question the specialists and carriers of sacred knowledge or those in positions of power and authority. In doing so, they demonstrate concretely the theories of balance and imbalance. Their role is to penetrate deception, turn over rocks, and create a deeper awareness.
For people who are as poor as us, who have lost everything, who had to endure so much death and sadness, laughter is a precious gift. When we were dying like flies from white man's disease, when we were driven into reservations, when the government rations did not arrive and we were starving, watching the pranks and capers of Heyók?a were a blessing.
—John Fire Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions, p250
Wi?háša Wak?á? means Holy man, not "Medicine man" or "shaman" (a term of Siberian origin). This is an important distinction. A Lakota medicine man is called p?ežúta wi?háša.
What follows is a reading I did for myself, I find I have difficulty describing who and what I can do for others here at Oranum. So I did a reading for myself asking my guide to channel a message regarding what would be useful information for those who come to seek my help.
Anything involving the world of lovers.
Social sanctions and rejections.
Physical assets and liabilities.
Payment of taxes.
Planning of a life with another human being.
Insurance and wills.
Where and how to live.