Starflyer (Lyn Hopkins,
M.S.W., Ph.D.) is chief of the Wild Rose Dreamers Lodge.
the past 30 years, Lyn has been involved in holistic education and healing, focused
on the integration of mind, body, emotions and spirit in all her work.
mixed heritage herself (Native American and Celtic), Lyn has studied shamanic
practices with a number of teachers, including Thunder Strikes, Humbatz Men, Don
Miguel Ruiz, Wallace Black Elk, the late Sun Bear, and others. She currently teaches
shamanic philosophies, integrating teachings of various spiritual paths as appropriate to help bring
about healing and quality of life for Grandmother Earth and all her children (mineral,
plant, animal and human kingdoms).
Lyn founded the Wild Rose Dreamers Lodge in 1993, continuing today as Lodge Chief
and Drum Team Chief. She offers weekly shamanic classes, sweat lodges, ceremonial
weekends and shamanic healing.
studied various holistic
healing techniques with Louise Taylor, director of The Institute of
the Healing Arts, earning certificates in acupressure and reflexology, integrating
color and sound healing. She also holds certificates in herbology and iridology
through her studies with Nanette Gil. A Zenith, G.T.F. practitioner, she
has completed Levels 1 through 5 of the Zenith healing system. Lyn learned crystal healing and chakra balancing, from Bridget Wolfe, Arwyn
Larkin, and other accomplished shamanic healers. In addition, she studied Jungian dream
work with the late Helen Janiger for five years.
attending Whittier College as a music major, Lyn was a percussionist in the college
band and a violinist in The Whittier Symphony Orchestra, teaching music
in the Fullerton School District for four years following graduation.
She now leads the Wild Rose Drum Team, integrating drumming and chanting
drawn from a variety of Native American sources as well as spiritual and shamanic
music from other world cultures.
many years, Lyn studied poetry writing with her aunt, Frona Lane, M.Ed.,
an internationally known poet and former president of the National Association
of Poets. She also attended adult education poetry classes in Glendale for
four years, taught by the late well known poet Marcus Lytle. Lyn is now
preparing to publish a book of her own poetry entitled Light Rays of A Rainbow
her M.S.W. from U.C.L.A., Lyn worked for Los Angeles County as a family
services specialist and staff development supervisor for a number of years.
She earned her M.S. in Special Education from Mt. St. Mary's College,
thereafter working as an Educational Therapist and Master Teacher at the Marianne
Frostig Center. In 1982, Lyn founded and supervised The Ivalyn Center of
Integrative Education, a private school designed to meet the needs of learning
handicapped children. That same year, she was admitted to the Ph.D. program
in Integrative Educational Psychology at International College, directed by Dr.
Beverly Galyean, receiving her Ph.D. in 1985.
At the present time Lyn is self-employed, providing educational evaluations
and educational therapy for children and adults.
is currently writing a book, Educating the Rainbow Children, designed to
help educators understand and adequately teach the ecstatic children of the New
Age, also known as the Indigo Children.