Hello, my name is James Tree-Gilmore. I am a teacher of Natural Spirituality and author of the book, “The Way of the Sacred Pipe”. I am a Spiritual Adviser (Minister) for a federally recognized Native church based in Pipestone, MN. I have also served on the board of advisers for the E.T.Seton Institute, Santa Fe. I have had the honor to share my unique insights into Nature based spirituality to the NARBA symposium for Northern Arizona Tribal Educators two years in a row.
I have served on the advisory board for the Bitterroot Youth Home and provide spiritual council to inmates in several State Prison Systems. I give presentations around the world and conduct ceremonies to help restore the sacred circle of life with powerful effectiveness. (Tangible results) I have conducted a presentation about indigenous prophecies and current world events at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, as well as at several universities worldwide. I have the honor to be the caretaker of the United Nations Turtle Pipe, a Sacred Pipe created for the UN by my Elder, Adam Fortunate Eagle in the 1970's. This Pipe has taken me around the world to conduct ceremonies for world peace and restoration of the sacred circle of life, including ceremonies between representatives of Israel and the Palestinian peoples. (Click here for a video about the powerful effects of the Pipe in Australia.) (Click here for a video of the traveling ceremony for the drought in Texas, 2011)
I am also the Project coordinator for Montana Integrative Therapies, a 501c non-profit project that provides at little or no cost, non-allopathic forms of health support to those who are in Hospice care, extended care facilities and those who are chronically ill, and has successfully merged these therapies with allopathic clinics Montana.
I left a career of over 30 years as a Senior Biomedical Engineer with one of the largest High Tech medical instrumentation companies in the world to follow my life calling as a healer and teacher. I am a CranioSacral Therapist trained by the Upledger Institute and Dr. T. Feeney, DO, an internationally known instructor of Cranial Osteopathy. I teach an amazingly easy and fast method of releasing restrictions within the human body that is revolutionizing Therapists and Physicians ability to relieve chronic pain in their clients/patience. In 2017 I co-founded the School For Whole Health Therapies in the the Bitterroot valley, Montana and I am a member of the International Association of Health Practitioners.
At 8 years of age I had a powerful encounter with the Divine while on a camping trip with my father in the north woods of Michigan. This encounter set the stage for a lifetime of spiritual instruction through my relationship with nature.
In the fall of 1999, I died as a result of multiple Black Widow spider bites. I was resuscitated and returned from the "other side" with unique understandings about life and our purpose in it. Soon after I began to travel and share these insights of Natural Spirituality, the restoration of the human spirit in relationship to the Creator and all of creation.
What I bring to you is a real and practical restoration to your purpose here in this lifetime. My quote on any spiritual path is: "If it works, it is real, if it's real, it will work."