Who we are. Code of conduct

This is not a cult. This is a Spiritual Tribal Healing Church

A cult worships a leader, a person, a shaman, preacher, a rock, a tree or any other type of object or persona.

Vine of Enlightenment you believe what YOU want to believe. YOU can worship or not worship anything or everything to anyone of your desire. the key being the word YOU. We don't interject what you should believe or not believe. That is up to YOU.

Anyone and everyone are welcome. this is called a church to follow the laws that govern. Those exact laws from our first amendment rights of our constitution to the laws of our creator They protect us.

This church uses plant sacraments only which are facilitated by only one deemed shaman.

No sacraments are sold traded given to anyone but in ceremony only.

No other substances are used during ceremony by any of the participants in membership.

The ceremony Circle is sacred and will be respected by all members and participants at all times. The church does not tolerate sexual Energies. any violation will result in instant removal. This is a Safe place. !!!!!!!!

We are here to help you go as deep as you need to in a safe organized manner. I will take you with 25 years of training to depths other wont or even know how. Its your choice as I work with you.

This is not a retreat, this is not a tourist attraction or a festival party of any type.

We are a spirituality healing Church where members can believe the way they want to believe and ask their Shaman I help them get to that exact place they desire.

We must show each other the utmost in respect during ceremony by being respectful having boundaries and being quiet. we love one another at this church we respect each other and we have boundaries.

For the survival of this way of life if of this tribal church it must be built and a very strong Foundation, as it grows it will stand the test of time. Always respect one another and never water down the church as it will serve you for many years to come.

A person can come and go as they wish, they're bound to nothing. Unlike a true cult.

This church is continuously evolving, growing, as all of you will too.

As I am your shaman I am here to serve you. And you, are the church.

We have board members we have counselors paramedics Mystics and Wizards. everything is voted on by the board and deemed shaman.

Deem/d Shaman 2021

Deem'd Shaman

4 days ago

Code of Ethics

  • I commit to living a Sacred Earth–Honoring Lifestyle which embodies the Vine of Enlightenment Principles of: Truth, Knowledge, Wisdom and Love

  • I commit to making effort to spend time each day in meditation and prayer, drawing closer to the Great Spirit and all of creation, Mother Earth, her living beings. These beings include the mountains, rocks, trees, streams, rivers, lakes, water systems, oceans, Father Sky, winged creatures, all two-leggeds, and four-leggeds of what you want.

  • I commit to only commune with the sacred indigenous sacraments and ceremonies to empower my body, mind, and spirit.

  • I commit myself to service to myself and others to thereby create peace and harmony in my relationships.

  • I commit that I will keep the ceremonies and what is shared there by others sacred, not sharing it outside the circle. NDA

  • I commit that I will understand, I will remember that my Shaman and gatekeepers have lives and families that need their time, and they need to provide for them. I will be respectful and generous as they support and assist me.

  • I understand that being a member of Vine of Enlightenment puts me in the position where people may judge the organization by my actions and words. I will not do things that reflect badly on VOE and our other members. I will use public media in a positive and respectful way, not criticizing other members, the branch leaders, Mother Church, or violating the sacred trusts developed in the Vine of Enlightenment {VOE} family circles. This includes social media, interviews, and other public forums. If I have criticisms or concerns with another member, I will work it out with them directly or through my leaders within VOE.

  • I have read the Code of Ethics, review it frequently, and apply the principles there to my life and actions.

  • I will never share sacraments with or sell them to those who are not members of VOE. I understand that doing so removes my legal protection and exposes me to prosecution. No one except an authorized VOE Shaman or Medicine Person, Shaman of Mother Church, Spiritual Leader, VOE authorized Custodian can handle these religious sacraments.

  • I agree not to disrespect the medicines and sacraments by sitting with them for any recreational or abusive purposes.

  • I will never manipulate or take advantage of others emotionally, sexually, mentally, spiritually or physically.

Deem;d Shaman

Code of conduct.

Vine of Enlightenment is dedicated to reviving, preserving, refining, and advancing Ancestral Indigenous Native Earth–Based Honoring Cultures, Religions, Lifestyles, Sacred Rituals, Healing Sacraments and Loving Humanitarian Codes of Ethics and Conduct that protect Mother Earth.

Vine of Enlightenment accepts all natural organic plants, fungi, and their constituents as Healing religious Sacraments. These sacraments have been used for thousands of years and are central to our established religious beliefs and sacred ceremonies. These include: a. Acacia, Manna (Psilocybe fungi), & Syrian Rue – the significant Sacraments (Eucharists) for this religious organization. b. Any other significant Religious Sacrament (Amanita muscaria, Peyote, St. Peter’s Cactus, Ayahuasca, Iboga, etc.) that has been found to benefit the health and welfare of recipients, so long as it does not place them in undue harm’s way.

Spiritual Facilitating Leaders (Medicine Man/Woman) of may be known by a variety of Vine of Enlightenment sacred callings, such as: Curandera, Doctor, Elder, Reverend,, Sacred Prayer Pipe Carrier, Water Pourer, Shaman or Deem’d Shaman, Ceremonial Leader, Minister, etc. Those who are guided by Great Spirit and who are experienced in Ancestral Spiritual Empowering, healing and/or Mystical practices and who act to facilitate the spiritual practices of others are honored with these titles.

Even though one of Vine of Enlightenment purposes is to administer Sacrament Ceremonies, an VOE Medicine Person or Shaman is free to choose not to administer a sacred sacrament during any particular Ceremony.

Vine of Enlightenment respects all empowerment and healing modalities; including: Indigenous Spiritual Ceremonies, allopathic medicines, naturopathic and integrative complimentary medicines. VOE Honors the fundamental Hippocratic principle of “Do No Harm to the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional and/or Physical Being” of any of our Earthly relations. It recognizes that each healing and empowering modality is intended to promote the optimal health and well–being of the participant. It believes that all forms of care can be incorporated into empowerment and/or healing for all of our relations, in a complementary and integrated manner.

Vine of Enlightenment makes absolutely no claims about being in authority or having the ability to conduct saving ordinances. VOE is part of an Ancestral Spiritual Earth Based Healing and Empowering International Collective that serves individuals and the wider community whenever and wherever an VOE member resides.

Vine of Enlightenment is committed to growth by attraction through service rather than door to door proselytizing. We do not attempt to convert people, rather attract members through our services. The public’s view of Sacraments has been damaged and we serve to also help heal that damage in various ways.

All Ceremonies of North, Central and South America, such as but not limited to Birth, Breath, Holy Anointing, Marriage, Passing Over, Prayer Pipe, Sacrament, Spirit Dance, Sun Dance, Sweat Lodge, Earth Connecting Ceremonies, Vision Quests, and all spiritual ceremonies of any land, practiced at any time, and by any ethnic group may include or facilitate extreme mental, emotional and physical transformations. Therefore, when a member chooses to participate in any Ancestral Religious, Spiritual, or Scientific Ceremony with the assistance of an Vine of Enlightenment Deem’d Shaman, Medicine Person, Gatekeeper or Spiritual Leader, both take on special responsibilities and understandings. Both members and facilitating leaders should be aware of their responsibilities and those of the people they are working with.

For Leaders

A1) INSPIRATION AND CHANGE. Efforts should be made to ensure that Spiritual Practices are always inspired and conducted in ways that respect the common good, with due regard for public safety, health, and order. Shaman, Deacons and Gatekeepers shall use special care in assisting the direction of energies of those whom they serve, as well as their own energies, in responsible ways that reflect a loving and respectful regard for all life.

A2) EXISTING CONDITIONS. Disclosures previous to ceremony shall include, at a minimum, discussion of any elements of the ceremony that could reasonably be seen as presenting physical or psychological risks. In particular, first time Authorized Participants must be advised that Vine of Enlightenment Deem;d Shaman Ceremonies can be difficult and dramatically transforming.

A3) WATCHFULNESS. Shaman and Gatekeepers will monitor the Health and Safety of participants during the ceremony and the few hours of vulnerability that may follow a ceremony carefully and with reasonable preparations. They will also insure that all those who participate in ceremony or personal counseling where controlled substances are present are members of VOE. If the person in question does not have a valid membership card, the leaders/medicine people will verify the standing of the person in questions with VOE before allowing them to participate.

A4) INCLUSIVENESS. VOE ceremonies are to be conducted in the spirit of service. Shaman and Gatekeepers accommodate Members and Authorized Participants without regard to race, religious affiliations, gender, cultural background, financial status, and/or political affiliations.

A5) VULNERABILITY. VOE Shaman and Gatekeepers are aware during ceremony that Members and Authorized Participants may be especially open to suggestion. Shaman and Gatekeepers pledge to protect participants and not to allow anyone to use that vulnerability in ways that harm themselves or others. IF THIS HAPPENS FROM ANYONE, DEEM’D SHAMAN NEEDS TO KNOW ASAP!!!! TO HANDLE IT. ZERO TOLERANCE,

For VOE Members

B1) PREPARATION AND SAFETY. Each participant in VOE ceremonies must agree to comply with all directions or instructions concerning the safety and well-being of all in attendance, from one-hour prior, during, and three hours after ceremonies being conducted by an VOE Shaman

B2) LIFE CHANGES. Often, the increased awareness gained from Ceremonies will catalyze a desire in the participants’ lives for personal and social change. In most cases, these changes should only be made after deep introspection and consideration as to how they will affect the other beings connected to the participant.

B3) EXISTING CONDITIONS. Members agree to disclose to the Spiritual Leaders any previous conditions prior to any ceremony that might be affected in any way during a ceremony, including, at a minimum, discussion of any concerns as to how those conditions could be reasonably be seen as presenting physical or psychological risks. VOE Members also agree to disclose to the VOE Spiritual Leaders any previous conditions they are aware of in other participants that might affect a ceremony.

B4) WATCHFULNESS. Members agree to assist the Shaman and Gatekeepers when needed in monitoring the Health and Safety of all participants during the ceremony and the few hours of vulnerability that may follow a ceremony.

B5) CONSENT OF PARTICIPANT. The autonomy and dignity of each Member and/or Authorized Participant are to be respected and preserved by VOE Sacraments Medicine People and Indigenous Ceremonial Leaders. Participation in any VOE Ceremony must be voluntary and based on prior disclosure and consent given by each participant while in an ordinary rational state of consciousness.

For VOE Leaders and Members

C1) RESPECT. Vine of Enlightenment Leaders and Members agree to conduct themselves in ways that cultivate awareness, empathy, and wisdom for all Members during ceremonies. VOE Members also agree to respect, empower and continually support the VOE Shaman, Gatekeepers and Decons and Indigenous Ceremonial Leaders as they serve the VOE Community.

C2) LIMITATIONS. Limits on the behaviors between VOE Members and VOE Shaman and Ceremonial Leaders are to be made clear and agreed upon in advance of any Ceremony.

C3) MINORS. Those under 18 years old will not be admitted to ceremonies where controlled substances are present

C4) CONFIDENTIALITY AND CUSTOMS. Cultural / religious customs and confidentiality of all participants are to be accepted and honored by all VOE members.

C5) ABUSE NOT PROTECTED. VOE has zero tolerance for and abhors any manner of physical and/or sexual abuse of any under aged person, and any abuse and/or exploitation of ANY person in any physical and/or sexual form. The violation of this fundamental Ethic by any member will subject the violator to the full consequences of the Laws of the Land.

C6) SACRAMENTS UNDER DIRECTION OF DEEM;D SHAMAN. Members of Vine of Enlightenment agree that any substance admitted into the body may be considered to be a sacrament. Some of those substances have the potential to be harmful if inappropriately used. VOE does not approve of the utilization of any sacrament in a manner that would be likely to cause undue harm to one’s self or to others. Therefore, members agree that “Controlled” substances must be used under the direction of VOE Deem;d Shaman (Sacramental Ceremonial Leaders) to be legally protected. This direction extends to their personal private use when not in ceremony or direct contact with the medicine people. Members agree that sacraments/medicines should always be stored in such a way that they are not available to those who are not members or are not under the direction of medicine people. Personal or recreational use of any controlled substances is not encouraged and may remove some legal protections unless such is indicated by the member’s spiritual advisor or medicine person as being part of their spiritual and healing practice. If the leader does make such indication, they share in the legal responsibility for such use.

C7) INCLUSIVENESS. VOE ceremonies are to be conducted in the spirit of service. VOE Members agree to participate in ceremonies respecting all participants and leaders without regard to race, religious affiliations, gender, cultural background, financial status, and/or political affiliations.