Zan Benham


As far back as I can remember I realized I was empathic, and able to see things not visible to others. At the age of seven, totally unexpectedly I had what I now call a “dream walk;” a lucid memory, in which I remembered an entire lifetime as a Native American. I lived in Europe, from the age of 4 to 14, which makes this experience even more exceptional as I knew little about Native Americans. As I grew older, I readily conformed to the “status quo” in order “fit in.” However, that which is authentically part of us can not change. Time and time again memories and connections flowed within my realities and would challenge me with questions about life, death, God, religion and spirituality.

I have studied metaphysics for over 50 years by now, practicing and integrating religious/spiritual philosophies from east to west in my work to empower myself and others into embracing our own Divine Connection. Spiritually, I am a Universalist, in that I believe that we all come from the same Source; that we all are One, and what affects one, affects the whole. This is the philosophy upon which I base my life.

I have worn many hats during my explorations here on earth. I am an ordained Interfaith, Universal New Thought Minister and a Sufi Cherag. I am also an energy worker, a Reiki Master teacher, an empathic spiritual counselor, a certified hypnotist, a shamanic practitioner and a motivational speaker. I also do readings with my Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Cards or my Pendulum.

I have the heart a ceremonialist. I have been active in many Native American Healing Circles, Sweat Lodges, Shamanic Journeys, and Drum Making Workshops. I am humbled and honored to be a bearer of the Sacred Medicine Pipe, in the tradition of the late Sun Bear. My many trips to Peru have enhanced my shamanic and intuitive practices.

My journey is that of a catalyst; I am here to serve in the spiritual re-awakening toward understanding our inter-connectedness with Divine Source, one another and all things.

Zan Benham, Butterfly Deerwoman