“A Blessing From the Ancestors & a Gift of Medicine Remembered”
Kedar is an international ceremonialist, and cowry shell diviner, a healer, intuitive and teacher of psychological and spiritual awareness with over thirty five years of professional experience. Over this time he has developed an effective and unique approach to emotional and spiritual healing by braiding together his depth of clinical knowledge of experiential psychotherapies with more nature based, indigenous wisdom teachings and healing methods from around the world. Click here and listen to recent radio interviews with Kedar.
I have known Kedar for a long time as a man of spirit with remarkable devotion to healing. He tends to his duty with royalty and ferocious commitment. As a man who hears the call of Earth and Nature, Kedar extends his hand to those in quest of change and transformation and is always willing to lead them into and guide them through a deep sense of communion with themselves. Having worked with him in a number of rituals and ceremonies and watched carefully the way he gives of himself to spirit, I have come to respect his priestly devotion to the sacred in Nature and in every human. His work deserves respect and reverence.
— Malidoma P. Some` P.HD., World Renowned Author, Teacher, Shaman & Initiated Tribal Elder
Kedar is the founder and director of Rites of Passage Council, an organization offering nature based treatment and professional training programs. Kedar is a member of an International Wilderness Guides Council and known for his ability to blend many creative and expressive forms of depth psychology and therapy, with more ancient methods of healing through vision quest ceremonies, sweat lodge ceremonies, rites of passage experiences and personalized ceremonies and rituals in his work with individuals, couples, groups and communities.
Kedar is truly a gifted healer. His work is a brilliant blend of psychology, spirituality, ecology and anthropology. He counsels and teaches with wisdom compassion, humor and authenticity and inspires others to find and follow there own paths. I consider myself blessed to be counted among his friends and students.
— Marilyn Wolf, M.Ed., LPC, past president of the licensed professional Counselors Association of NC
In 1994 Kedar apprenticed with Steven Foster and Meredith Little at the School of Lost Borders in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the form and process of the vision quest ceremony and eco-psychology. He apprenticed with Malidoma Some, PhD, initiated elder and shaman of the Dagara tribe of Burkina Faso, West Africa leaning indigenous methods of healing emotional trauma and relationship challenges through various forms of ritual processes and intuitive divination readings. Kedar has also had the honor and priviledge to learn many valuable insights into healing from Cherokee elder and medicine person, Will Rockingbear for a number of years.
Kedar has work as a professional counselor, addictions specialist, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Certified Hakomi, Body-Centered Psychotherapist (Hakomi Institute). Kedar’s healing retreats and professional training programs are offered both nationally and internationally, His previous work has taken him across the US, and into Ireland, West Africa, England, Australia, Scotland and Hawaii.
Kedar lives in beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.