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Bradford C. Collins


in memorium

October 12, 1955 - August 2, 2014

Brad was the Co-Director of Venus Rising Association for Transformation, Vice President of Venus Rising University for Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies and Director of the Transformation House Soul Recovery Program.


A certified Shamanic Minister, Shamanic Breathwork Teacher, Trainer and Facilitator, Brad was the Co-Director of the Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network. After a life-changing vision he received during a breathwork journey in 1994, Brad created the Shamanic Initiatory Priest Process (SIPP), a highly experiential and transformative process designed to help men step into their authentic power and Visionary Leadership. A pioneer in planetary transformation for more than three decades, part of Brad’ s mission encompassed land-stewardship.


With a background in Environmental Science and Education, Brad was a leader in the development of the natural foods movement in the United States. He helped form many of the original organic farming standards for several states and educated thousands of people in natural living and healing. Brad held the vision of living in community ever since he was a teenager. He and his wife, Linda Star Wolf, co-founded a community and retreat center in the magical blue mountains of western North Carolina in 2003.


Brad was involved with 12 step recovery programs for more than 25 years. In his private shamanic counseling practice, Brad’ s passion was assisting others in releasing self-defeating behavior patterns.


Providing safe and sacred space for those seeking his counsel, Brad offered loving kindness and acceptance to everyone he worked with. Brad believed the shaman lives within each of us. He continues to lovingly hold this vision from the Other Worlds.

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