Julie McIntyre is an Earth ceremonialist and metis of Norwegian and Mohawk/Blackfoot decent. She is the director for the Center for Earth Relations and for over a decade has worked with the Sacred Pipe, Medicine Wheel, sweat lodge and Vision Quests in facilitating closer human bonding with the Earth. An ordained practitioner of the Church of Gaia, Julie has directed a state ceremonial program for Native men in prison and also works with young women with ceremonial rites of transition into womanhood. A double-degree graduate in Political Science and Public Communications Julie has completed postgraduate training in sacred plant medicine, Ayurveda, Reiki, medical herbalism, Huichol shamanism, and wilderness survival.
For six years she wrote a monthly column for Tapestry Magazine (Lansing, IA) on Earth relationship and ceremony, the sacredness and ecology of the Mississippi River system, raptor ecology, and the healing of human disease through the use of Earth medicine.
Devoted to helping people reclaim their ecological identity, Julie has taught adults, young adults and children on the sacredness of Earth relations, the heart as the organ of perception, the ecstatic path, healing shame, medical herbology, and the Medicine Wheel. She has a private Holistic Health practice working with Herbal medicine, sacred Plant Medicine, Deep Ecology, and spiritual mentoring and relationship counseling.
In the rare moments when she's not working, she's hiking in her beloved Gila National Forest and wilderness areas of Southwest New Mexico, climbing stones and mountains, soaking in the sacred waters of hot springs, following calls to powerful places and being educated by the spirits of place.