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Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:36:27 am »
July 2018:

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White Star, an internationally acclaimed psychic and medicine woman and founder of Divine Light Ministries, has returned to the Phoenix area after a highly successful international tour through Asia and Europe.

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In August and September, she will hold special shamanic initiations on sacred lands in Sedona, as well as a crystal healing workshop in October.

https://web.archive.org/web/20180911012634/http://www.naturalaz.com/ARIZ/July-2018/Internationally-Acclaimed-Psychic-Returns-to-Phoenix/
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White Star (Lino Alelyunas)  has an extraordinary background. She was born into a family of psychics: a psychic Lithuanian grandmother, a Cherokee grandmother,  a mother who became a Zen student in 1965 and used the I Ching for consultations about the family; a brother who is highly psychic and a sister who is a practicing medical intuitive and healer.

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has had the title of Medicine Woman conferred upon her by other Native American medicine men and women

https://web.archive.org/web/20180830095327/http://divinelightministries.com/about.html

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As I am of Native American lineage myself (registered with the Cherokee Nation – my grandfather was full blood Cherokee, and my grandmother apparently had Native blood as well, including Arapaho, Shawnee and Pawnee
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Some of the Native teachers I studied with along the way (from the time I was 17 until now), were Wallace Black Elk (Lakota); Ed McGaa (Eagle Man - Lakota); Buck Ghosthorse (Lakota); Gloria Two Feathers (Lakota); Brant Secunda,a Huichol shaman; Linda Ross, a profound Navaho medicine woman; Johnson Denison, esteemed Navaho medicine man; David Singing Bear (Cherokee); Rowanna (head of the Hopi medicine society for women); Uqualla (Havasupai ceremonial leader); Michael Harner (an anthropologist who studied shamanism with the Salish tribe in Washington); Sun Bear (Crow) and many others.

https://web.archive.org/web/20180830111703/http://divinelightministries.com/lino-s-spiritual-resume.html




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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 01:47:18 am »
Her husband's name is Robert Lonsdorf. I don't know if they are still married. They lived recently in Bali.

Concerning this part from the post above:

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She was born into a family of psychics: a psychic Lithuanian grandmother, a Cherokee grandmother,  a mother who became a Zen student in 1965 and used the I Ching for consultations about the family

...both her paternal grandparents Stanley Alelyunas and Katherine Marcenkewicz are from Lithuania.

So that leaves her maternal side only for possible Cherokee. The reference to mother being a Zen student are possibly true, since Buddhism and a "bohemian lifestyle" are mentioned in her obit.

But I see no sign indicating Cherokee. I only see white in census. Also her mother's obit does not say Cherokee.

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ALELYUNAS, Carol B.1922-2008

Carol B. Alelyunas of Corbett died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at age 86.

She was born Carol Jane Bundy on March 12, 1922, in Chicago. The only child of Francis and Carroll Bundy, she was proud to be a descendent of Lucas Schermerhorn, a captain in the Revolutionary Army.

Carol graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she was recognized as a promising young poet.

While sketching in Central Park she met her future husband, Paul Alelyunas. They shared a Bohemian lifestyle in New York as struggling artists. Six children later, and after living in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Hollywood, Calif., they landed in Corbett to do their own version of homesteading.

Carol earned her master's degree in social work from Portland State University. She spent many years with Portland social services agencies and had a special interest in working with the elderly.

Carol pursued numerous activities and interests including the arts, travel and Buddhism throughout her life. Her travels included trips to Europe, Nepal, India and Bali, often accompanied by her children. As a member of the Gresham Arts Council, she exhibited her work in watercolor and monotype in shows and coffee shops in the Portland area.

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She is survived by her children, Catherine Alelyunas of Crestone, Colo.; Peter Alelyunas of Norwood, Colo.; Edward Alelyunas of Albuquerque, N.M.; Carl Alelyunas of West Linn; Lino Lonsdorf of Downingtown, Pa.; and Robert Alelyunas of Wilmington, Del.


https://web.archive.org/web/20180910232540/http://www.infoanddata.com/photos/Index27/notesobit_27_1730.html

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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 03:25:20 am »
I don't see anything to verify this "my grandfather was full blood Cherokee" on her mother's side.

On her mother's obit "she was proud to be a descendent of Lucas Schermerhorn, a captain in the Revolutionary Army"- this likely is Captain Lucas Jacob Schermerhorn, born 10-15-1732, died 1787, served New York Col Kilian Van Rensselaer, 3rd company, 6th Regiment. His wife was Wyntje Fitzgerald.

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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 04:50:30 am »
One of her students, Dawn Smelser

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She has had 5 years of formal training in Classical Yoga, including 3 years of training in the esoteric tradition of Yoga under the guidance of renowned Clairvoyant, Lino Aleylunas.

https://thecenterhya.com/the-eightfold-path-with-dawn-smelser/
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Back in 2007 Alelyunas did not identify as having any Cherokee or other Native American ancestry.
https://web.archive.org/web/20071129234003/http://divinelightministries.com:80/_wsn/page2.html

She did say she had studied Native American Shamanism with "Gloria Twofeather, Brant Secunda, Ed McGaa, Buck Ghosthorse and Micheal Harner".

By 2012 she added a "Cherokee grandmother".
She said she studied with "Native American Teachers: Gloria Twofeather, Brant Secunda, Ed McGaa, Buck Ghosthorse, Michael Harner, Navajo Medicine Woman Linda Ross, Navajo Medicine Man Johnson Dennison, Hopi Medicine Woman RoAnna, Elk Dreamer, David Singing Bear and Uqualla."
https://web.archive.org/web/20120828233417/http://divinelightministries.com:80/id2.html

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Shamanic Experience:  Bali:   This workshop will combine learning Native American rituals and ceremonies with meeting profound Indonesian shaman and learning about their work as well.  A mystical, magical workshop that will take you into many states of consciousness and open up the shaman within you or satisfy your interests in authentic indigenous practises.

 https://web.archive.org/web/20120828233426/http://divinelightministries.com:80/id27.html


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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 02:08:40 pm »
The list of people she learned from is mostly a who's who of frauds:

"Wallace Black Elk (Lakota); Ed McGaa (Eagle Man - Lakota); Buck Ghosthorse (Lakota); Gloria Two Feathers (Lakota); Brant Secunda,a Huichol shaman; Linda Ross, a profound Navaho medicine woman; Johnson Denison, esteemed Navaho medicine man; David Singing Bear (Cherokee); Rowanna (head of the Hopi medicine society for women); Uqualla (Havasupai ceremonial leader); Michael Harner (an anthropologist who studied shamanism with the Salish tribe in Washington); Sun Bear (Crow)"

We have threads on most of them:
WBE (not his actual name, and no relation to the well known Black Elk)
McGaa, a lawyer posing as a healer
Mattern/Ghosthorse, the white imposter and former KKK member
Secunda, who is white
Quintana/DSB ,who played a part in the mass deaths in Sedona
Uqualla, who is more of a showman
Harner, the disgraced EX anthropologist disavowed by his profession.

What's interesting is her getting Laduke/Sun Bear's tribe wrong. He was an ex actor, Ojibwe posing as teaching Lakota ways to white hippies. He's also been dead a quarter century. It makes me suspect she's just pulling names off the net.

Johnson Dennison is an obvious big exception. He's a well known traditionalist, trying to get western medicine to integrate Navajo healing into its practices. I'd guess she may have encountered him during her time as a social worker.

There are two possibles for Linda Ross. One is much like Dennison. Another claims to be a psychic surgeon.
http://philadelphia.eventful.com/events/linda-ross-navajo-healer-and-psychic-surgeon-me-/E0-001-028073864-9
But that's the only for profit event I could find on her.

Having an Indonesian wife, I know they don't call their healers "shamans." They call it simply traditional medicine or healers. Most Indonesians are Muslim, most Balinese are Hindus. There are older traditions like Aluk To Dolo and Kejawen. Pretty obvious she chose the shame on name for marketing purposes.

Moved to Frauds, though there's still much that can be researched on her.

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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 05:58:22 pm »
The "Elk Dreamer" she mentions here: https://web.archive.org/web/20120828233417/http://divinelightministries.com:80/id2.html

may be George Sanchez http://www.blogtalkradio.com/prophecykeepers/2016/04/25/from-the-heart-of-george-sanchez-aka-elk-dreamer

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George wrote:" I was born in Calexico, California and grew up in the Salton Sea area. Certified transactional analyst. My mother is Yaqui and Mexican, and my father was Arapaho, Okie, and Mexican. Now, I'm part of the people tribe. I have helped thousands cure themselves. I moved to Yuma AZ in 1972. I graduated that year, and attended various colleges. My wife and I attend several types of Indian ways. I am recognized by various Chiefs "

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She says she was very active in the Rajneesh cult http://www.divinelightministries.com/lino-s-spiritual-resume.html . She appears to still be a follower. This is a red flag, the cult is very destructive.

Some of her Rajneesh claims do not sound right, but I won't go into great detail, don't want to help her learn how to sound more legit.

Why doesn't she give her sannyasin name?

She claims she was a bodyguard. What specific kind of gun did she carry?

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She also claims involvement with various gurus in India. She says her introduction was through Andrew Cohen. Cohen is not highly regarded. His own mother wrote a "scathing history of her son’s ascent to guruhood and her disenchantment with him".

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Lino Alelyunas' offerings are practically endless, they include "Celtic Shamanism"

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Explore the magic and mystery of Indigenous European practises.  Claim back your psychic and magical powers.  Remember how to see Fairies, and into the dimensions of Elemental Beings.  Connect to the Triple Moon Goddess through ceremonies and rituals of White Magic that bring healing, abundance, love and harmony.  Also learn about aromatherapy and flower essences.  Included are authentic Celtic rituals for the equinoxes and solstices.


http://www.divinelightministries.com/on-line-courses.html

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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 06:24:09 pm »
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I have been given the honorific title of Medicine Woman by my mentor Linda Ross, a Navajo Medicine Woman who is the most extraordinary Healer I have ever met.  It is a honor.  This is not a title you can take yourself in the Native American community, it has to be given to you, and usually after many, many years of apprenticeship to another Medicine Person.

http://directory.sacredwomensbusiness.com/products/shamanic-healing-with-white-star-36

This Linda Ross has worked as a Traditional Healer/Counselor at Chinle Indian Health Service. She has two Facebook pages and is FB friends with Alelyunas. Photos match the one Alelyunas uses.

Other than this http://philadelphia.eventful.com/events/linda-ross-navajo-healer-and-psychic-surgeon-me-/E0-001-028073864-9 I don't see any other signs of her being called a "psychic surgeon".

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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 06:28:57 pm »
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Rowanna (head of the Hopi medicine society for women)

This might be Roanna Kagenveama http://www.sedonacreativelife.com/pre1925.html

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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2018, 07:41:58 pm »
A past event while she lived in Bali:

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SHAMANIC HEALING INTENSIVE: A deep, (non-medicinal) path of exploration into Native American spirituality, ceremonies, initiations and healing techniques, including: Pipe Ceremony, Medicine Wheel, Shamanic Journeying, Working with Totem Animals, Native Prayers, chants and drumming, Soul Retrieval and an introduction to Balinese Shamanism.  $500 for 5 days, includes all materials, lunch and field trips to Balinese Shamans.   plus one fire ceremony in the evening.  Held at Bumi Ubud Resort.

http://baliretreats.today/listing/white-star-lino-alelyunas/

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Opening the Third Eye with White Star
Villa Kaivalya, Ubud
September 20-23, 2012
Opening the Third Eye

Become more open intuitively and spiritually and connected to your higher Spirit Guides; intuit better choices in your life; learn to accurately "read" other people and situations. This workshop will add skills to an existing healing, counseling, or yoga profession, and to one's own development.

We will learn exercises and meditations to: perceive auras, diagnose the chakras, medical intuition, make decisions from the intuitive side of the brain, glimpse the future, and work with spirit guides and channeling. USD$300 (includes lunch, tours and materials.)

Your Teacher — White Star is a highly acclaimed clairvoyant and teacher who has led meditations and workshops for over 30 years. She is one of the first people in the world to design a program for opening intuition, with thousands completing her programs and hundreds becoming professional psychics.

http://www.old.balispirit.com/newsletter/september-2012.html

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A description from a student of the "Certified Spiritual Healers" course given by Lino Alelyunas and  Robert Lonsdorf
https://throughhelenhighwater.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/that-healing-feeling/

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A student https://www.the-numinous.com/2015/03/08/shaman-school/ "Tamara Wolf Sister" who now says she is a healer and shaman. http://www.wolfsister.com/about-wolf-sister/

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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2018, 08:28:50 pm »
Another student Rosalind Southward:

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White Star is a renowned clairvoyant, minister, registered counselor, international lecturer, Reiki Grand Master, animal communicator & healer and shamanic healer. I was blown away by her insights and this led me to later complete a Shamanic apprenticeship with her studying Native American Indian traditions such as the Medicine Wheel, shamanic journeying, soul retrieval and totem animals amongst many other things.

https://www.rosalindsouthward.com/shamanism

Mary Mongiardini "spiritual intuitive reader":

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studied under Lino Alelyunas at Diving Light Ministries

http://marymongiardini.com/?page_id=97

Gloria Two Feathers:

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She studied alternative healing techniques with Lino Alelyunas of the Inner Light Mystery School for 3 years while it was located in Seattle
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http://massageeducation.com/index.php?ENERGY-MEDICINE-1
http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=3759.0

Jana Johnson:

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Jana Johnson has studied and trained with various healers and teachers, including renowned Ubud,Bali-based Clairvoyant White Star (Lino Alelyunas)

https://evhtpracticepagesdotcom.wordpress.com/about/

Andrea Brock:

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A pivotal meeting with White Star (Lino Alelyunas), led her to become Andrea's primary teacher and mentor. A beautiful path of healing was opened up for Andrea and her true purpose was revealed.

Today Andrea is an internationally recognized Shamanic Healer

http://www.andreabrockhealing.com/Bio.php

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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2018, 12:43:10 am »

Lino Alelyunas' offerings are practically endless, they include "Celtic Shamanism"

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Explore the magic and mystery of Indigenous European practises.  Claim back your psychic and magical powers.  Remember how to see Fairies, and into the dimensions of Elemental Beings.  Connect to the Triple Moon Goddess through ceremonies and rituals of White Magic that bring healing, abundance, love and harmony.  Also learn about aromatherapy and flower essences.  Included are authentic Celtic rituals for the equinoxes and solstices.


http://www.divinelightministries.com/on-line-courses.html

Bolding added.

"Indigenous European" is code among white supremacists, both in Europe and America for, well, white supremacists. It's very common among white supremacist pretendians who are trying to fool people that what they are doing is European, when it's really just stolen.

The pushback to educate well-meaning but ignorant people not to claim appropriated or made-up stuff is "Indigenous European", or to call themselves "Indigenous European" if they're normal Euros or European diaspora - if they don't want to be seen as Nazis - has been telling, as some have dug in deeper and openly allied with white supremacists in order to displace actual Indigenous people. At this point, any white person making that claim knows who they're aligning with. 

"The Triple Moon Goddess", "White Magic", "Elemental Beings" and the rest of this newage blather is not Celtic, either. It's neo-Wicca or full-on newage, or the new age of marketing where they've become one and the same. This is the usual insulting lie where appropriators think that if they call it "Celtic" or "European" no one will know they're a pretendian. All mixed up with chakras, fake pipe ceremony, and various fake religions. Total Fraud.

Oh, and you can't "claim back your psychic powers" if you weren't born with them. This person knows nothing about the traditional beliefs of any of the cultures she vultures from. Hideous.

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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2018, 01:58:50 am »
I listened to this video that she and her husband Robert Belew Lonsdorf did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGjNsgu_rNM

She says her mother was "half Cherokee". She claims that she herself worked intensely for over 30 years with many Native American teachers.

Much of what she says is confusing, for instance she says that "shaman" is a European word, that Native Americans do not call themselves that, that is it is a Siberian word for Siberian people. Yet she has also said that she is Cherokee and is a shaman.

She uses the word "gypsy" inaccurately.

She says she remembers past lives and that she was usually a spiritual leader. She says she does psychic surgery, remote viewing, and is an eclectic practitioner of anything she has been drawn to.

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She was born in 1960. On Facebook she states that she is from Corbett, Oregon.

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/WhiteStarLino/
https://www.facebook.com/lino.alelyunas



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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2018, 02:51:09 am »
In 2015, Margaret Lonsdorf and Robert Belew Lonsford filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. They filed as joint debtors, spouse. Her alternate name Margaret Alelyunas. United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District Pennsylvania. Case 15-13094-sr

He is listed as employed, working as a tour director in Bali. She is listed as not employed, 0 income.

Yet around that time and before, she actively worked to sell: ceremonies, blessings, weddings, tours, healings in person or long distance, readings, retreats, workshops. https://web.archive.org/web/20150321115710/http://www.divinelightministries.com:80/id27.html

Customers could even add a "sun dance" "to your group or retreat for a special blessing."

As Lino Alelyunas she had a non profit corporation in Washington state called Inner Light, that has been inactive since 2000. She now has an active non profit in Downington, Pennsylvania called Divine Light Ministries, since 2004.

Upcoming Arizona events: http://www.divinelightministries.com/workshops-2018.html

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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2018, 10:00:31 pm »
She claims "my grandfather was full blood Cherokee" on her mother's side.

But her mother's obit does not mention Cherokee.

Uploaded here are her mother's birth certificate and marriage. Everyone is listed as white.

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Re: Margaret R Alelyunas/ Lino Alelyunas / "White Star"
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2019, 03:03:14 am »
She also claims involvement with various gurus in India. She says her introduction was through Andrew Cohen. Cohen is not highly regarded. His own mother wrote a "scathing history of her son’s ascent to guruhood and her disenchantment with him".

More at the link given here:

Then there's `The Mother of God', by Luna Tarlo. Her son Andrew Cohen became a cult leader, and nearly took her into the abyss with him. http://www.themotherofgod.com/