Who We Are


Carley Mattimore is a Shamanic Minister ordained by Venus Rising Association in Whittier, North Carolina.  Carley is also a Child and Family Psychotherapist, Shamanic Breathwork Master Facilitator, Reiki Master, Healing Touch Practitioner and Oneness Blessing Giver.

John Malan is a Shamanic Minister ordained by Venus Rising Association in Whittier, North Carolina. John is also a Shamanic Breathwork Master Facilitator, Wedding Officiant, Reiki Level II Practitioner and Oneness Blessing Giver.

As members of the Shamanic Ministers’ Global Network, John and Carley have been ordained by Venus Rising Association for Transformation.

What are Shamanic Ministers?

A Shaman is sometimes referred to as a “wounded healer”. It means someone who has survived many difficult life experiences and through these experiences has learned important lessons from which healing took place and wisdom was gained so that it could be shared with others.

A  modern Shaman is someone who has experience healing him or herself and who is then able to guide others to their own healing on all levels; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, knowing that all healing has its origin in each individual’s inner world, for it is there that we are connected to the Divine and without Divine intervention true healing does not occur.

A traditional Shaman used chants, prayers, drumming, smudging, singing and other types of ritual to create a ceremonial setting and an altered state. It is in these altered states that one moves beyond ordinary consciousness to access one’s own inner healer, their “Inner Shaman,” and to remember who they really are.  Modern Shamans use all of these techniques as well as modern methods such as the drawing of mandalas, sharing our experiences with a group of other seekers, and of course Shamanic Breathwork.

In our work we combine some of the principals and practices of both shamanism and modern psychology to facilitate this awakening. It is neither traditional Shamanism nor traditional Psychotherapy but something new that takes elements from each and combines them into a powerful modality that enables you to access your own inner healing potential.

Our purpose as Shamanic Ministers is to support you by creating a safe environment where you can awaken to the shamanic consciousness in your everyday life.  This will foster within you a renewed sense of connection with life, the Divine, and to that which brought you to this time and place: your sacred purpose!