Bringing Sacred Back


Amanda Elo'Esh Johnsen, MA

Amanda Elo'Esh has been given spiritual gifts that have been a comfort and great support throughout her life. She has been able to access "Source" wisdom, which helped her to step into programs for gifted children in her youth, and has given her secrets for healing her own emotional and physical traumas and cognitive challenges, as well as guidance through obstacles and suffering.

Amanda has been able to heal from physical birth defects, auto-immune deficiency, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive thoughts, body dysmorphic disorder, an eating disorder, and suicidal thoughts, as well as depression and PTSD by tapping into the infinite wisdom available to each of us.

Amanda recognized early on that, despite her many challenges, she also had great resources to cope with her human journey. She has been passionate about discovering the secrets to helping others to access their own unique and

sacred relationship with everything that is greater than us that wishes us well.

She has applied her spiritual guidance as well as her academic experience in a lifelong commitment to bridging science and spirituality, and providing powerful, effective, and results-focused practices, healing ceremonies, and personal mentorship to help others tap into the immense peace, comfort, and joy that come from having a personal relationship with "Creator," however that shows up.

Her commitment is to help everyone who is ready to access their inalienable sovereignty, liberate themselves from subconscious programs, and to bring loving kindness, compassion, connection, and limitless joy to humanity.

She is committed to being an ally and dismantling the internalized racism and other harmful programs that are creating darkness and divisiveness into our world today.

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On Summer Solstice 2000, I married the love of my life, but by 2001 it had started to fall apart. My dream became a nightmare as my beloved husband became addicted to methamphetamines. I watched him turn into someone I no longer recognized. He turned our home and my life into a toxic waste dump.

On Valentine’s Day 2002, I was in court fighting for a restraining order against the man I thought I’d spend the rest of my life with. In the middle of this madness, a message came loud and clear. "This is not a punishment; this is your strength training course" because I was here to do something bigger, but was stuck in fear, self-doubt, and a core wound that told me I didn't deserve happiness.

I was letting fear run the show and it would always be one step ahead.

I had stepped away from my spiritual connection, believing it was only granted to me because of my Christian beliefs. I had just started doing yoga, meditating, and discovering a spiritual path that was free from dogma, and more aligned with my unique gifts, challenges, beliefs, and my soul's noble purpose (which I had yet to discover, but I could feel pulsing inside and aching to be expressed).

During this intense time of dissolving and transformation, I started to connect back in with the Source wisdom I once, mistakenly thought was only a gift I could access by being religious.

The Sacred Feminine came into my life and started to show Herself to me, to comfort me, and gave me guidance how to respond to the challenges I was facing. She let me know I was going to survive, and that I should pay attention to the practices I was implementing so I could help others to navigate their own challenges and emerge on the other side stronger, wiser, and better off for the experience.

Ever since then, I have been devoted to helping all who seek, to find their own inalienable access to Source wisdom, in whatever form it comes, so that we can all live free, sovereign, and empowered to be the light we so desperately need in the world.

I know you believe that “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Stop Waiting! Start living your full potential now! The world needs you to be in your full power, sharing your gifts, and shining your light! 

Education, Experience and Initiation:

Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology & Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies with Certification in Integrative Medicine from California Pacific General Medicine & The Institute for Health & Healing

30 + years study and research of the subconscious mind, including teaching and speaking about her research all over the world, including Auroville, India, Prana Festival in New Zealand, Esalen, Google, and California Institute of Integral Studies. Ordained priestess, minister for Medicine Path Native American Church, Master Shipibo Shaman and shamanic sound healer. 20 + years helping a wide range of clients heal from cancer, PTSD, grief & loss, career challenges, relationship challenges & loss, insomnia, chronic pain, and low self-esteem.

Over 15 years mentoring people one-on-one and in groups.

Author of "Unlock Your Success Code," co-author of “Holistic Fashionista Memoirs” & forthcoming author of “Sexual Bliss Through Good Housekeeping: The Extraordinary Woman’s Guide To Having It ALL!”.

Studied with: Barbara Marx Hubbard, Vice Presidential candidate, author and founder of Agents of Conscious Evolution. Martin Prechtel, author, speaker and teacher (Bolad’s Kitchen & Flowering Mountain). George Gray Eagle Bertlestein, Medicine man, spiritual leader and counselor (Medicine Path Native American Church). Ariel Spilsbury, founder of 13 Moon Mystery School & author of 13 Moon Oracle & Mayan Oracle. Tata Erick Gonzalez, Shaman and Wisdom Keeper (Earth People’s United).

In 2003, Amanda Elo’esh was ordained as a Priestess in the 13 Moon Mystery School and in 2012 she founded The Living Wisdom School, which became The Church of Living Wisdom in March, 2019. In 2010, Amanda completed the 9 Fires Mayan shamanic initiation with OmeAkaEhekatl Tat Erick Gonzalez, is initiated as a Master Shipibo Shaman and continues to deepen her relationship with the Earth and all that is Sacred through her regular participation as a member of and minister for the Medicine Path Native American Church, as Founder, President, and Visionary of the Church of Living Wisdom, and through her studies with Martin Prechtel in Bolad’s Kitchen.