Starr Fuentes has devoted the majority of her life to the alleviation of much suffering of all kinds. Being initiated into a long lineage of healers, Starr Fuentes has sought to broaden her knowledge by studying with Masters and attending Mystery Schools from around the world.
After years of study with healers, masters, curanderos, and shamans, Starr Fuentes has dedicated her life to helping others with the full unfolding of their purpose, path, and destiny.
Starr has been leading seminars for several decades now, and is known throughout the world as a fountain of knowledge, compassion, and honesty. She has 52 certifications and can teach over 400 subjects. Her teaching style is animated, dynamic, and full of life. She combines the use of modern psychological tools with ancient healing and shamanistic traditions. Her years of travel and study have given her a unique perspective on teaching the fundamental issues of humanity. She understands the process of the unfolding of the self as it learns through teaching.
When Starr's not traveling the world, she resides at the Divine Intervention Dome in Hot Springs, Arkansas where she conducts church services, ongoing seminars, and numerous private healing sessions in person and by telephone. In January 2008 her book Healing with Energy: the Definitive Guide to Hands On Techniques from a Master was published by New Page Books. Several other books are currently in process.
Starr Fuentes has led an extraordinary life. Alcoholism ravaged her parents' lives, and Starr spent her childhood hungry, cold, and abused, the victim of physical neglect and sexual violence. Starr's only sister committed suicide at the age of 13, when Starr was only six years old.
As a child, Starr had comfort in only two places - the library and with her grandmother. Starr would stay in the warmth and comfort of the library, reading every night until the library closed at 10:00 p.m. She explored all the exotic and foreign lands that she would one day visit and fed her voracious hunger for knowledge.
Psychic abilities were as common as was alcoholism in her family and Starr became aware of her special gifts at a young age. Her grandmother was a practicing healer, and Starr spent endless hours in her kitchen, learning the art of herbs, healing, and magic. Even from the crib, Starr recalls seeing auras. In school, when she'd make drawings of people and animals, she'd draw in the aura quite naturally, not initially understanding that this was unusual. She began to recognize illness in others through the colors of their auras. She quickly learned that people were afraid of her abilities and for many years considered her gifts "a cruel joke." When she was 13, Starr left home and began supporting herself by becoming a waitress at a truck stop. She went to college on a full scholarship, waiting on tables at night and teaching yoga. Starr finally came to terms with her awesome healing abilities during her senior year in college, after she put her hand over the tumor of a friend and it manifested into her palm. She knew she had a few choices - drown herself in alcohol like her parents had done or step into who she was being called to be. She chose to become a healer.
Starr stepped onto the healer's path consciously and began to use her psychic abilities in many ways, doing readings for people and assisting local and federal agencies in solving crimes.
Starr made her first journey to study with a master in Colombia. From there, she went to Mexico City, then on to study with the Mexican curanderos in Vera Cruz, where she spent three years with her main teacher, Esperanza. Starr traveled the world studying with shamans in South America and Mexico, barefoot doctors in China, lamas in India, and witch doctors in Africa. She studied Tantric sex in India to heal herself of her sexual traumas, becoming a master in her own right.
During her three years with Esperanza, Starr worked very hard. Long hours were spent administering healing energy to the hundreds of people who came from miles around. Makeshift healing tables were set up using sawhorses and two-by-fours. Meals were eaten in haste and short breaks allowed for little else other than the basics. At the end of the day, Starr was too exhausted to care about sleeping in a hammock strung up outdoors. Starr's apprenticeship taught her many things, including sacred service, honoring her master teacher, and preserving the integrity of the lineage. Her appreciation and gratitude grew beyond measure.
After many years of studying various healing techniques all over the world, Starr returned to the Western hemisphere to teach others to mend their own wounds and eventually to heal the energies of cancer. Starr has brought thousands of men, women, and children to emotional, mental, and physical health with her eclectic use of ancient healing techniques, modern psychological tools, her psychic abilities, deep compassion for human suffering, and her sense of humor. She has the ability to see a person's essence and calls us to our highest levels of possibility.
Art Jackson has had the good fortune to connect with superb teachers. He spent 17 years studying under the great Lakota Medicine Man, Red Eagle, where he learned Indian ceremony and philosophy. Husband and apprentice of Curandera Starr Fuentes , the renowned teacher and healer, Art has dedicated his path to carrying on the ancient and sacred teachings and spiritual traditions from around the world and bringing them to the forefront of modern reality.
After graduating from SWTSU in San Marcos with a Master's in Psychology and a minor in Biology, Art became an instructor in a Wilderness Camp in East Texas where he established nature and herb walks. Having an affinity with nature leads Art to do things in a simple, gentle way. This provides him with the foundation to make information become knowledge.
Art feels that experience is the best teacher; his classes are hands-on, experienced-based learning. Classes are designed to be fun, challenging, and boundary-expanding. The energy of the group and the physical activity blend to give you "aha!" experiences. For a truly mind-altering experience, try a firewalk with Art. This ancient practice teaches you to expand your mind and do things you never imagined possible!