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    Shamanic Modalities

    Awaken your Power through healing Ancestral Trauma

  • Welcome to Turtle Vision Healing Arts


    I hope that all who visit this site are staying healthy and safe.


    TV Healing Arts is a 20 year practice, specializing in core shamanism and Ojibwa Medicine techniques. The basis of our practice is in understanding how everything is connects and our engagement or lack thereof, in relationship to nature. Without a compassionate heart, uncovering ancestral trauma takes courage.


    • Pin point and manage the source of your problem from a shamanic perspective.
    • Rediscover hidden skills that emerge from your past.
    • Eliminate and heal trauma from your past.

  • How It Works



    Pick a date for your phone session. It's designed to quickly get to the issue and determine if shamanism would be effective for you.



    Each session is 60-90 minutes long. You will learn beneficial tools to keep the healing process going.

  • Turtle Vision Healing Arts is based on these core principles:

    • Any issue or problem is met with complete confidentiality and non-judgement.
    • You already have most of the answers, its only a matter of uncovering them.
    • We are more than how our physical bodies appear to us.
    • Your results are all that matter.

  • "Humankind has not woven the web of life.
    We are but one thread within it.
    Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
    All things are bound together.
    All things connect."

    Chief Seattle

    What TV Healing Arts is:
    Results based. Measure results by the changes in your own life and how others interact and react to you.


    What TV Healing Arts is not:

    Person based. It’s all about the compassionate Allies called upon to work on your behalf.

    Tree Frog
  • Its common to feel the difference after a single session.

  • "Within a few days after each session I felt a lightness of being..."



    Tim D. - 2008

    "...a late-night internet search took me down the rabbit hole."

    Alice W. - 2016

    ...11 hour days and had an assignment due but I feel like having the Power Animals has helped me cope with it all. Thank you!"

    Elisabeth H. - 2016

    "The bad vibes are gone for good - and we’ve learned so much from you in the process about setting a positive intention, while being open to the form it takes!"

    Kaja K. - 2019

  • Procedures

    Currently, all session are done online and long distance until further notice.
    If you would like information about any of the procedures below please contact us.
    Shamanic Coaching
    Power Animal Retrieval
    Site-specific Soul Retrieval
    Fire Extraction
    Shamanic Releasing Technique
    House Clearing and Blessing

    Shamanic Coaching (SC)

    What is Shamanic Coaching?

    Step into the shamanic landscape and meet your Allies. Learn how to maneuver through the environment and discover revelations specific to you. Your life is the template through which you receive the healing and tools for your goal.

    The shamanic journey is a powerful mechanism for accelerating and transforming your life. By immersing yourself in the procedures, you attain practical knowledge about how to use them to get results and heal your own life or to eventually help others.

    I want you to discover and excel within your natural potential and we use core shamanism to lead you to the forefront of the deepest parts of yourself and your ancestral line. You will learn how to maneuver through the landscape and decipher sign posts specific to you, along the way.


    Many times people are called to this work or just need guidance.


    My approach is direct and interactive: you do most of the work. Firstly we work on you. To be able to except your own power, we need to heal the ancestral and family trauma line. 


    You will learn to "see in the dark" and hone your seeing skills, building confidence in doing shamanic work.


    A minimum commitment of 8 sessions is required.

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    "In the six months I have been working with Joye, my life has completely turned around. I was estranged from my family, but Joye helped me work with spirit to obtain a ritual to heal these relationships. My career has taken an empowering turn, and I feel closer to living an authentic, honest life." Anne- Los Angeles, Ca.

    "What is life?
    It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
    It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
    It is the little shadow which runs across
    the grass and loses itself in the sunset."

    Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator

  • This is for you if:

    • You believe doctors and medication are not the only way.
    • You believe the interconnections between mind, body and spirit are real.
    • You believe shaman is not another word for magic, cult or religion.

  • Meet Joye

    My name is Joye Peters. I have worked in many roles in a many industries. I am an artist who has worked as art consultant, scenic designer, gallery owner, associate producer, film financier and software consultant. My varied experience has given me a true understanding of how to work with people.


    Yet, during those positions there is one role that I have always been passionate about and that was always my second career. It kept me focused and in the beginning was built entirely through word of mouth. That is the role of Shamanic Coach.


    I am currently in Los Angeles, California.



    My childhood was filled with lots of travel due to being an Air Force brat. Tripoli Libya, Los Angeles, California, Washington D.C., Tehran, Iran and Grand Rapids, Michigan are many of the places I lived as a child. This developed a nomadic travel bug in me which still sometimes surfaces today. It also influenced my understanding and desire for cultural diversity which is very much a part of who I am.


    My bloodline is as diverse as the places I have lived. On my mother’s father’s side of the family, my Great-grandmother was Canadian Blackfoot Indian married to my German Great-grandfather. My mother's mother was African American and Cherokee Indian. On my father’s side of the family, his mother was also African American and part American Indian, but the tribe we do not know. Information about his father was also unknown.

    My Story


    I stumbled upon the shamanic path when I was a Freshman at University studying art. I was a bit of a bookworm, loved philosophy and deep subjects and began reading the works and teachings of Krishnamurti and Gurdjieff while living in the dorm.


    One Christmas I received a gift that would change my life forever; an 8-week course on visualization and Ojibwa medicine by Richard Dobson (C.HT, R.HT) and Natasha Frazier (C.HT, R.HT). This incredible power couple taught me techniques that I still use today, and I received firsthand knowledge and healing from his visiting Uncle, a pipe-carrying Ojibwa Medicine Man.


    After that gift, I was hooked. I didn’t understand where this path would lead me, but it didn’t matter, I was in. This ignited a search inside of myself even though I didn’t know what I was looking for. Then I began studying with Gheezis Mokwa known as Sun Bear of the Chippewa/Metis tribe and founder of the Bear Tribe Medicine Society.


    Six years later, I took Michael Harner’s introductory course The Way of the Shaman. I excelled in that course and discovered abilities within myself that were concealed yet starting to surface. Afterwards, I went to what I call shaman University at the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. I took almost every course they had to offer and got accepted into the 3-year program with Michael Harner and Sandra Ingerman.


    Sandra Ingerman is a mentor of mine and I still learn from her expertise.


    During this exceptionally in depth period on my shamanic path, I was always being initiated in my life. Major deaths of all kinds, losses and health issues seemed to surround me wherever I went.


    There was a lot of pain during this period in my life and little did I know that this was part of the path of the Wounded Healer. I was constantly resisting this path which was now a major part of my life, out of fear of being called not normal. I didn't even let my closest family members know what I was doing. Eventually I excepted those initiations as the teaching initiations that they were.

    Practitioner's Bio

    • Studied Medicine Practices of the Chippewa with Natasha Frazier and Richard Dobson
    • Studied Healing Methodologies of the Ojibwa with Sun Bear 
    • Foundation for Shamanic Studies including- The Way of the Shaman with Dr. Michael Harner
    • Soul Retrieval Training
    • Shamanic Counseling
    • Psyhcopomp Death and Dying
    • Spirits of Nature
    • Power Animal Retrieval
    • Shamanic Divination
    • Creativity and Shamanism
    • 3 year Program in Advanced Shamanic Practices with Dr. Micheal Harner and Sandra Ingerman
    • Shamanic Releasing Technique
    • Fire Extraction
    • The Fear Garden
    • Consecrated Pipe Carrier

    Fast Forward


    Finally, a mirror was held before me and I looked into the barefaced truth. Non-resistance would set me free! I gave in wholeheartedly to shamanism and embraced it with complete love along with the compassionate and loving Guides, Allies, Power Animals and Teachers that embraced me. I stepped up to the plate in service of something greater than myself and allowed the Universe to dictate my path.


    So, now you are here and welcome.

    • Discover and understand the basis of your problem or health issue from a shamanic point of view.

    • Enhance your life by using tools that continually benefit and enrich after your session.

  • Testimonials

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    "I had no idea what I was trying to do after a late-night internet search took me down the rabbit hole and I clicked on the free session. "

    "Within the first 5 minutes of the call, Joye somehow cut through my fragmented ramblings, my weird phone manners...with a freedom beyond any therapy session (and I have had many) giving honest voice to my circumstances and need for help. When she began to journey for me I felt the tension in my body my fears, even my skepticism, sapping away, giving room for calm to root. A week and some days later, it happened. I integrated what Joye restored in me. It was raw. there is a part of me that is still reeling...The work Joye did was very real; akin to how surgery can set a broken bone and give the body a chance to heal whole again. " Alice W. - Los Angeles, CA,- 2016


    "....an absolutely fantastic healing..."

    "Joye did an absolutely fantastic healing for myself and my home. She is nice, caring and a wonderful person. I highly recommend her services." - Andrea M. -Woodland Hills, CA. - 2008

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    "...I haven’t bitten a single finger nail!"

    "Wanted to share with you that the memory of one more lady from my distant past came next day after session. She, as you described her, had brown hair, and her name started with “A”. She never lived with us, that’s why my memory of her is not that clear...And almost forgot- so far I haven’t bitten a single finger nail! Best to you." - Lana K. - Woodland Hills, CA. - 2014

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    "...Shifts have taken place on multiple levels..."

    "Shifts have taken place on multiple levels. The feeling is one of calm confidence. I feel well supported...I thank you Joye and your animals for being at the core of that support." - David Q. - Reseda, CA. - 2012

    Figure walking

    "....I got a lot done and felt motivated and powerful!"

    "Last Saturday, I went to run errands with my power animal and I got a lot done and felt motivated and powerful! So I'm still working with him and thanks so much again for your help. Thank you," - Rod W.- Ojai, CA. 2015

    Portrait of a head

    "...I witness over and over her ability in helping others."

    "Joye's participation in Moon Drum Circle has surfaced her gifts as a seer and healer. The connection she has with her teachers continues to strengthen as I benefit directly and witness over and over her ability in helping others. I would recommend her for shamanic healing to anyone who needs healing." - Netanya S., RN, MA.,- Los Angeles, CA. 2006


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    "....Things were great at the house. The dogs were very calm."

    "Things were great the house. The dogs were very calm...I also felt like my Power Animals helped me to deal with the situation. I have had a pretty stressful week. Working 11 hour days and had an assignment due but I feel like having the Power Animals has helped me cope with it all. Thank you!" -Elisabeth H. - Sherman Oaks, CA. - 2016

    Light bulb

    "....There's so much...and I am extremely grateful to you for your work with me."

    "...In fact, I have been so inundated with new perspectives, new feelings, new thoughts, interesting new visions and understandings, etc. that a part of me feels like I'm not even able to keep up with it all. There's SO MUCH...and am extremely grateful to you for your work with me. Best, Stacy" -

    Stacy M. - Long Beach, CA.-2014

    Sun coming out of the clouds

    "Within a few days after each session I felt a lightness of being..."

    "Joye performed energy fire extractions on me in two sessions that have changed my life. Within a few days after each session I felt a lightness of being and joy that I had never experienced before...I feel freed up to pursue my path in ways that I was not able to before. Joye is an amazing and talented energy healer." -Tim D. - Northridge, CA.- 2008


    Magnet with electricity

    "Her approach is compassionate and firm..."

    "Joye has led me to recognize my own access to power, while helping me to cultivate a strong and healthy relationship with this power. I will always be grateful to Joye for helping me take my first steps into spirit world, and for giving me a blueprint to begin my explorations." - Anne - Los Angeles, CA. - 2012

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    "Joye gave me a Soul Retrieval that was the key to changing my life."

    "Joye Peters gave me a soul retrieval that changed my life. I was able to find the focal point and partners for my online business. I was able to tap into my 7 and 14 year old selves, which were crucial periods in my adolescent development, and together dealt with my OCD. In addition, I felt renewed and reinvigorated to take control of my finances that I had relinquished in a pending divorce settlement. I highly recommend her. " - Will S. -Los Angeles, CA -2010

    A color wheel

    "I never dreamt in color before until after my session."

    "3 nights after my session with you I had a vivid and colorful dream. I never dream in color before until after my session with you because all my dreams have always been in black and white! My friend who sees me everyday told me I look different and more peaceful. Thank you." - Shasha L. - Poland- 2019

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    "I feel more at peace."

    "Honestly, I feel more at peace with myself overall. I feel less guarded. I also feel more organized." I. Avenesov - Los Angeles, CA. - 2019

    Tulip in a pot

    "When you did the final space clearing, instantly the energy shifted. "

    "I can't thank you enough for your shamanic support in resolving a boundary issue peacefully we had with a neighbor. Parts of the garden felt so heavy that we avoided going there because it just didn't feel safe. With your calm confidence you gave us a sense of security. Your focus on providing healing helped us avoid feeding the negative energy. When you did the final space clearing, instantly the energy shifted. The bad vibes are gone for good - and we’ve learned so much from you in the process about setting a positive intention, while being open to the form it takes!" Kaja K. - London, UK. - 2019

  • Skeptical?


    There are people who say that going to another world and bringing back Power Animals to help heal your spirit is nonsense. Here is our responses to these objections.

    Swimming polar bear

    "Are you kidding me! What are they talking dogs?"

    We talk with our mind all the time, subconsciously. Don't people pray? And what about the infamous "gut feeling" or what is known as intuition? Shamanism is not magic. It is a learning and healing methodology developed over millennia to work with the natural world around us in all its forms seen and unseen. It is considered the oldest form of healing and can be found on every continent.

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    "This sounds like hocus pocus."

    From today's perspective in Western culture shamanism can sound ridiculous, but so does a spiritual leader turning water into wine. In the 17th century, scientists were burned at the stake for saying the world was round. There are still those that believe it today! 150 years ago, doctors were being hanged for robbing graves to operate on cadavers. The American Medical Association was once called a fringe science and brain-washers.

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    "I’m a devoutly religious and the idea of conjuring up spirits scares me. I would never get into what you’re talking about."

    A Shaman does not conjure up spirits. We work with energy that is already here. There are parallels to this type of healing work with Homeopathy, Reiki, Osteopathy, Acupuncture, and even Psychology. Its well known that most people that become practitioners come from these disciplines.

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    "I've heard of shamanism and was recommended to check it out. I believe it works, but all of this stuff really scares me."

    It is normal to be afraid of the unknown. These techniques are not for everyone and there is no guarantee that they will work for your situation. Most of what people fear is the fear itself. So, how will you ever know if it works if you stay in fear?

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    It is the mark of an intelligent mind to entertain a thought without fully accepting it.”

    You are surely intelligent enough to be skeptical, but you are also intelligent enough to know when your problems or suffering gets to a point where you ask yourself, “Should I try something different?”

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  • Resources

    Below are 2 drumming tracks for shamanic journeying. Please use headphones for best results. WARNING: adjust and test your volume before using to ensure there is no hearing damage. You will also find 2 videos below on shamanism and how its currently used in everyday life.

  • The Way of the Shaman is a documentary about the work of Dr. Micheal Harner and modern shamanism. PACHAKUTEQ - Time of Change is an award-winning documentary about an Incan Shaman who traverses the world to help move human understanding forward through Mother Earth. Sandra Ingerman talks about illness from a shamanic perspective.

    In loving memory of Dr. Michael Harner 1929-2018

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  • Frequently asked Questions
    What is Shamanism?

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    What is a Shamanic practitioner?

    A person who practices shamanism as spiritual medicine. Shamanism is considered the oldest form of healing practiced on every continent throughout millennia.

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    What do you do?

    I work alongside my helping Allies in the form of animals and teachers. I go to them in a journey. They do all the work.

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    Are you making up what you see or is it your imagination?

    Neither. Its hard to describe. The best way I can explain it is to say that I'm shown things and given information about a problem or issue and the best technique to solve it.

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    Why would a person go to a Shaman? Can a Shaman help a person if they're already on medication or are being treated for an illness?

    A Shaman specifically works on the problem or disease on the astral body. The healing is layered working on multi-levels spiritually, and does not interfere with any medications that you might be taking.

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    How does it work, how do you do it, what does it look like?

    I drum for myself either sitting or standing. I journey in a relaxed state with my eyes covered. This is where I meet my allies who then work on your behalf.

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    Is it expensive and would my insurance cover it?

    The cost is substantially less expensive than most medical procedures or therapies. Check with your insurance provider to see if they cover what's called CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine). It varies from State to State and Country to Country.

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    Is a Shaman part of a religious belief and does a person have to join a group to go to one?

    Throughout millennium, Shamans have affiliated themselves with religious groups or spiritual practices depending on how they were trained. I keep my own belief systems out of sessions to prevent confusion or judgement. You do not have to be religious to do this and if you are, it will not interfere with the work and can actually enhance it.

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