Council of Mothers of the Waters
The Council of Mothers of the Waters, The Council of Mothers Waters are a cross cultural religious group of women of prayer, ceremony, and the Mother Waters who have been called forth to hold the bowl of water and prayers for our Mother Waters, and all the Waterways across the world. They join the cultures and traditionas together across the waterways into one waters and prayer for the healing of the Mother Waters, Earth and Humanity. They help hold the central bowl of prayers for the WaterSongline prayers.
Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis hails from London and the Islands. She is also referred to by title Yeye Omileye. She a playful joyful creative author, journalist, fifth generation healer/intuitive, Woman of Prayer and Ceremony, Health Educator and Transformer. She is the convener of the Council of Mothers of the Waters, Co-Director of Humanity4Water Project and Awards, co-founder of WaterSongline. In 2008 she was bestowed in Trinidad and Nigeria titles for Crown of the Mother and YeyeOsun. www.yeyeosun.com
Mz. imani walks with the medicine of fire and has been making this journey with heartbeat of the drum for more than 25 years, during a time when the drum was not accessible to women. A student of Olatunji: who helped her answer this deep calling and leaving her with the task of continuing to invite the people of all nations to return to the drum. She tends to this inspiration and assignment by playing her part in initiating and supporting gatherings and events like SoulFire, SoulFire Inside, CoSM Full Moon Drum and Dance, Turtle Women Rising, and the New England Women’s Herbal Conference.
Chief Iyalaje, Ogunbumni Remah Joseph: Is the mother of Omileye and the Care Taker of the Crowns as allocated by the oracle. She Originates from Jamaica, and has lived in the UK since the age of 11. She is the descendent of famous Maroon Leader Cudjoe, an avid aromatherapist, holistic healer. founder of IslandTherapy, and mother of three including Omileye Achikeobi – Lewis. She was bestowed with Chieftaincy in Nigeria in 2004. She is the great granddaughter of Historical and famous Maroon leader Cudjoe.
Mbali is a medicine woman, voice for the ancestors, diviner, ritual and ceremony leader and transformation agent. Born in South Africa she is a descendant of a Khoi Khoi female healer, closely related to the Bushmen and the Grique peoples as confirmed by Credo Mutwa. Her medicine was gifted to her by the Dagara people of West Africa, brought to the West by Malidoma Some and the traditional peoples of South Africa. She brings people home through Sacred Journeys to South Africa. Divine Medicine.
Layne Redmond. The February 2000 issue of DRUM! Magazine listed Layne Redmond as one of the 53 Heavyweight Drummers Who Made A Difference in the ’90s. She’s the only woman on this list which includes Tony Williams, Roy Haynes, Zakir Hussain, Elvin Jones and Micky Hart. She is also the author of “When the Women Were Drummers”. Layne Redmond was selected to sit on the Crowns of the Mother Council. Discover more about her at layneredmond.com
Beth Robertson (pics soon to be available) are classed as one Wisdom Keeper. Beth Robertson is from a long impressive lineage of Medicine men & women. She is also a Navajo Weaver, Certified Therapeutic Weaver and a trained Doula.
Ann Rosencranz: Ann is one of the co-founders of WaterSongline. Through her life-long devotion to the Great Spirit, Ann has been guided by visions, dreams and miraculous encounters. Initiated into many traditions around the world, she is blessed to have had ways shared with her that she offers in healing service. She sings and dances to celebrate the many faces of the divine. As one of the conveners of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Ann travels with the Grandmothers to further their mission of peace and unity. She also joins in prayer and ceremony with her husband, Bob Boyll to raise their children, support their precious spiritual family and make a good way for their spiritual children and grandchildren. Ann is a program Director for the Center of Sacred Studies.
Ellen Whiteside has been blessed to be the steward of Sacred Grove Retreat for the past 6 years. She loves sharing the magic of the energy of Sacred Grove with others. Her goal is to create a safe haven for everyone to gather from around the globe and be a part of the movement to create a Boundaryless World. She loves traveling and meeting people of other cultures. Her favorite travels so far have been to Thibet, Nepal, Thailand, Europe, and Mexico. Ellen has been a massage therapist/energy worker for over 20 years and has always been interested in alternative modalities of healing. Her most recent venture is with the Avalon Effect, a Light Therapy System using red, blue, and infrared light.
Rev. Robin Tekwelus Youngblood, Okanagon/Tsalagi, minister of Church of the Earth, has been a student of her heritage for many years. She has studied with Indigenous elders of her own tribes, along with African, Siberian and Aboriginal leaders. Robin believes that the only way to create harmony and avoid disaster in these times is to learn to attune ourselves to our Earth Mother’s natural rhythms through ritual, ceremony, chant and dance. More information can be found about her at Shaman Dreaming.