During her childhood with Her Dad, She is surrounded by the Eastern knowledge witnessing Yogis levitating, meditating, laying down in bed of nails (Fakir’s bed), and also entering cataleptic states.
An old connection with Saint Germain, from past lives, reappears in a vision when She was nine years old, and keeps them connected up until today. Saint Germain presented to Her the opportunity to fulfil Her life mission as a Ceremonial Master performing healings while assisting and helping humans to awake their consciousness.
After Her dad’s death, She moved with her grandmother to the country side. Her grandmother it was a “rebouteuse” (a descendant of the Middle Age healers in France). Her grandma transmitted the first women’s rites of passage (rites of the moon time) and the herbal healing knowledge.
By this time, Sylvie was an active attendant to the Catholic Church. The priest of the congregation was a strong spiritual seeker and an erudite man of the east and west philosophies. He took interest in Her spiritual education because of their strong interest on the matter. During 4 years period, he introduced her to different religions and traditions such as the Orthodox Christian Church, Islamism and Judaism.
At the age of 16, Sylvie went to Arcane School in Geneva while still in high school. A place dedicated to the diffusion of Alice A. Bailey’s esoteric studies. At the Arcane School, She was initiated in meditation techniques and studies that are part of her life up until today.
At the age of 20, She leaves behind a law course in the Law University of Paris to travel to the East in search of new spiritual paths.
During this period in the East, Sylvie encountered many Masters such as Krishnamurti, Namkhai Norbu Rimpoche, and the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, whom initiated Her in a variety of meditation techniques and spiritual practises.
Up until that moment, a part of her being craved the knowledge taught by men of the East.
The second part of her spiritual training comes into existence through the women from the West – more precisely from the Americas.
At the age of 30, Sylvie met a midwife and medicine woman called Dona Antônia. This woman introduced and taught Her in a lay and humble manner everything she knew about medicinal plants. Sylvie accompanied and worked with Dona Antônia in baby deliveries around needy areas, where there were lack of electricity, lack of piped water, lack of telephone connection and any type of traditional hospital care.
At the age of 37, Shinning met Donna Talking Leaves – an Amerindian mestiza –what it was an instant connection from heart to heart. During the next 8 years, Sylvie is initiated in many different rituals and ceremonies like the Medicine Wheel (Spirit Retrieval), Chanupah (Sacred Amerindian Pipe), Inipi (Sacred Sweat Lodge), Crystal Mandala (crystal properties and formations) and the lineages of Amerindian tradition.
After two years of meeting Donna, an unexpected encounter happens with another Amerindian mestiza called Rose Sweet Water. This woman transmits directly to Sylvie the knowledge of The 13 Original Clan Mothers.
In Mexico, Sylvie learned the purification ritual called Temazcal (Mexican Sacred Sweat Lodge) transmitted from Doña Juanita – a medicine woman and a witch.
Nowadays, Sylvie Shining is an Elder and Her teachings synthesize these powerful encounters, and life experiences between the knowledge of the East, through the male Masters, and the wisdom of the millennial West, through the female Masters – the true inner marriage between Ying and Yang – The Profound Feminine and The Profound Masculine.
Shining’s spiritual growth workshops and spiritual practises are sustained by the original teaching’s protocol received from each specific lineage. Currently, she channels her energy direct from The Source.
Shining’s followers come from all over the world. Consequently, in order to apply the ancient knowledge in a timely, clear, comprehensible and dynamic manner, in our more contemporary times, She founded The Sweet Eagle Tribe. An independent school that compiles different philosophies and traditions with the proposal of self-realization, focused on helping the consciousness awakening of the Planet, and where everyone who is searching for knowledge, ritualistic initiations, healing and cure are welcome.
The Sweet Eagle Tribe it is not part of any ethnicity, dogma or religion and it refuses to claim any institutional rights.
Sylvie Shining Kunhã Karay
Dance Chief of Sweet Eagle Tribe.