The Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society
The Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society was founded in 1986 by Harley SwiftDeer Reagan for the purpose of gathering, translating and teaching the Wheels and Keys of the Sweet Medicine SunDance (SMSD) Path of Turtle Island. Mandated and guided by the Twisted Hairs Metis Medicine Society Council of Elders, the Deer Tribe also provides training and guidance for apprentices working the "gateway" process of personal growth and spiritual awakening in this Path.
SwiftDeer and the Deer Tribe are modern day representatives of an ancient lineage of sacred knowledge of universal laws, ceremonial alchemy, healing techniques, alignment and communication with the elements of nature, magick, controlled dreaming, spiritual awakening and determination.
Like the arcane mystery schools of the Sufi, the Druidic and Celtic, the Tibetan, and other Great Power traditions, the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path has evolved over thousands of years.
DTMMS offers a variety of programs and publications for those who seek spiritual connection, growth and maturation.
Our programs include rites of passage, longhouse programs, healing ceremonies and teachings, physical mastery, community ceremonies and gatherings, and sacred sexuality workshops.
Our publications range from basic shamanic teachings from the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path to the Thirty Sacred Laws to meditation techniques to information about Rites of Passage.
And yet, the most invaluable part of our offering is not a product, not a publication, and has no price. It is the gateway process of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, along with the ceremonies, wheels and keys of this powerful tradition. DTMMS has created programs and publications to make these more accessible; however, they are also available through other venues. To learn more about these, find a lodge or study group near you, or contact our office.