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Charlotte Goodrich AKA Char Sundust

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here's another twinkie with a "shamanic institute" claiming a go ahead from a half native man (who she doesn't identify) and claims a connection to  Barbara Means-Adams and her family. Is this for real? Looks like the typical new age and phony native teachings. Inquiring minds want to know.

Her name is Charlotte Goodrich. According to the book "With the Sun in My Eyes: The Story of Char Sundust" her mother told her that her father's mother was Cheyenne. And that her mother's mother was Apache "but she won't talk about it much".

Book details a difficult childhood, military family, home often in Washington state. "Keith, whose native name was Koheehut" said to be her Cheyenne teacher from her age 14, also "shamanic apprenticeship" with Sheila Belanger.

She describes her teacher as half Cheyenne half German. It would be an incredible coincidence if this were not Charles Storm, or she was using Storm's story to make up her claimed Cheyenne teacher. We have a thread about Storm and all his abuse and falsehoods.
She also learned from one of the core shamanism people, Harner.

This book about her shows quite a hodgepodge of beliefs, Greek goddesses like Demeter, Hindu goddesses like Kali, Christian angels, Tarot cards, frauds like Laduke/Sun Bear and Kenneth Meadows. The medicine wheels in the book do seem like Storm's usual teachings.

She teaches at Bastyr University, a naturopath institute.
The leading naturopathy school, Bastyr University, in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 1978. Besides its N.D. program, Bastyr offers a B.S. degree program in Natural Health Sciences with majors in nutrition and Oriental medicine; a B.S. program in psychology; B.S. and M.A. programs in applied behavioral sciences; M.S. programs in nutrition and acupuncture/oriental medicine; and a certificate in midwifery. Bastyr has also provided health-food retailers and their employees with home-study programs that promote "natural" approaches for the gamut of disease....
Naturopathy schools receive much of their financial support from companies that market dietary supplements, homeopathic products, and/or herbal remedies.

In 1987, the U.S. Secretary of Education approved the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) as an accrediting agency for the full-time schools. As with acupuncture and chiropractic schools, this recognition was not based upon the scientific validity of what is taught but on such factors as record-keeping, physical assets, financial status, makeup of the governing body, catalog characteristics, nondiscrimination policy, and self-evaluation system. NCNM, Bastyr, and Southwest became accredited.

In 1999, the U.S. Department of Education staff and the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) asked U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley to deny CNME's application for renewal of recognition. The recommendation was based on evidence that CNME did not respond appropriately to violations of its standards at Southwest College....

In January 2001, Riley agreed that CNME's approval should not be renewed, which means that naturopaths in the United States no longer have a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Education [14]. Curiously, none of the naturopathic college Web sites mentioned that CNME lost its recognition.

Bastyr has been less than well run. There was a scandal over faculty voting themselves high salaries.

And the founder is not exactly ethical, charged with harming two patients through negligence and then violating probation.

Bastyr has turned out some very good naturopathic doctors. I had one who helped memore than the western medically trained docs did. However, she told me she was unhappy that Bastyr was allowing frauds like Andy Rodriguez, aka, walks with thunder, access to campus and he was being promoted by faculty. She even went and argued with them over that. And got no where. :(

thanks for the info. Does anyone know what this connection to the Means family might be. Is it a tacit approval of her work?


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