Areas of Expertise
Areas of Expertise
Time Zone
Time Zone
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Gretchen Crilly McKay is a Sangoma (initiated traditional healer from the Zulu lineage) and shamanic practitioner. She has studied with master healers in the USA, including Michael Harner and Sandra Ingerman, and apprenticed with Traditional Doctor and Sangoma P.H. Mtshali in Swaziland, Africa. She graduated and qualified as Sangoma in 2001.

Gretchen uses the African system of throwing the bones to diagnose the spiritual issues underlying dis-ease and family patterns; provides shamanic healing through spiritual extraction, soul retrieval, and healing with spiritual light; facilitates spiritual hygiene through the use of herbs and aromatherapy, ritual, and ceremony; ...See All


BA in education from CSUF
MS in education from National University

Sangoma / Shamanic Practitioner
* Sangoma training and initiation in Swaziland, Africa with Traditional Doctor P.H. Mntshali, summers of 2000 & 2001
* Shamanic training with FSS, 1997 - 2002
* Celtic shamanism training with Tom Cowan, 1999 - 2001
* Certified herbalist and aromatherapist, 1999 - 2000
* Shamanic training with Sandra Ingerman, 2002 - 2006

Other Sites
Expert Academy on LiL
2 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Sat May 7 2016 at 03:00 pm EDT
Last Log-in:
Thu Oct 19 2017 at 12:39 pm EDT
On Learn It Live Since:
Monday Mar 7, 2016
Expert Services Offered
Divination: Throwing the Bones (1 hour))   ($100) [+] Show More Info

Gretchen uses the African divination system of throwing the bones to diagnose the spiritual issues underlying dis-ease and family patterns, provide guidance for shamanic healing, and to expand a client's perspective. Payment prior to a long distance reading is required:

Soul Retrieval Healing (2 hours)   ($200) [+] Show More Info

Soul Retrieval: From the shamanic perspective it is believed that part of the human soul is free to leave the body to protect itself from potentially damaging situations. When a person experiences an extremely traumatic event or time period, he or she may be left feeling disconnected or depressed. Soul loss can also generational -- soul loss begets soul loss. A soul retrieval session will include a divination consultation with the bones followed by hands-on healing. This can be in person or long distance.

Mentoring    (Get Quote) [+] Show More Info

For those interested in one-on-one mentoring for personal growth and healing, I invite you to work with me on a monthly basis to explore your soul's true calling. This work is tailored to meet you where you are and to facilitate an expanded perspective of yourself as a spiritual being. My fee is $100 per hour. A monthly session is usually 90 minutes to 2 hours. Contact me regarding your specific needs: [email protected]

Learning Intrest
About Gretchen Crilly McKay
Group Classes (2)
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The ancestors are an important part of our soul evolutionary process. Among them there is usually one ancestor, sometimes more, who are chosen as personal guardians. They speak the language of intuition and symbols through the nature, memories, dreams and metaphors. Not all our ancestors have been wise and loving in their choices. When hearts and minds and hopes were broken, their woundings resulted in traumas that have been passed down through our DNA. Connecting with the gifts and talents that you have inherited, and recognizing the sacrifices your ancestors made, provides a healing environment for releasing the past through forgiveness and love. In this experiential workshop, Gretchen will begin a conversation about family patterns and subconscious limiting beliefs that are ready to be revealed, released, and transformed - for the past, the present, and the future.
In this introductory workshop Gretchen will share the different types of ancestors and the value of establishing a relationship with those who have transcended to heal ourself and our lineage. Gretchen will suggest some ways to begin connecting with your ancestors and provide ideas for developing ongoing communication to support the healing of family patterns.
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