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 Rev. Vickie Carey, D.D., Ph.D. Profile
Lady SpringwolfIn 1982 Dr. Rev. Vickie Carey began her spiritual path studying Native American and Celtic Shamanism. She completed the three areas of study defined by the Deborean Clan of Celtic Shamanism (Faith, Divination, Holistic Healing) and earned her the first ministerial ordination as Clan Sage and the title 'Lady' of the Clan in 1985. 

This title is assigned similarly to that of "Father" in Catholic religions. At the time of their ordination a Catholic Nun or Priest will take on the name of a saint and will be called by that name for the remainder of their career. Those who practice Shamanism have this same type of ritual. The name is referred to as a spiritual name, a Shaman's name, or a Clan name depending on the branch of shamanistic practice. Upon her ordination and receiving the title Lady, Rev. Carey became known as Lady SpringWolf.
After a full year of practice, Rev. Carey began her work toward Clan Shaman in 1986. The next 5 years were spent in a mandatory apprenticeship program ministering to the Clan. Upon completion she was honored with a nomination for the 4th degree initiation and in 1991 became an initiated Shaman of her chosen spiritual path.
In 1989, she began her training in Reiki and was initiated as a Reiki I Channel, by Rev. Beth Gray, Reiki Grand Master. Later that same year in the fall she was initiated as a Reiki II Channel, again by Rev. Gray. At this time, Rev. Carey began offering healing services to family and friends.
In 1992 she began formal courses at a local metaphysical chapel in Reston Virginia, the Community Chapel of Wholistic Healing (CCWH) headed by Rev. Michelle Lusson, DD. This training opened a great many doors to new perspectives and insights into Metaphysical study. It was also an opportunity to expand her training in Ministerial Counseling and spiritual therapy. Along with her Clan training, this metaphysical training gave Rev. Carey a deeper understanding of spirituality and how to incorporate age old beliefs into the busy stressful life of modern seekers.

Rev. Carey & her partner Garrett Holland
During this time Rev. Carey began the formation of her own Clan Chapter known as the Clan of the Forest Moon. By the end of 1993 she had demonstrated ethical leadership, knowledge and skills of organization that she was nominated to the Deborean Elder Council for recognition. By May 31, 1994 she was initiated as a Clan Elder and began participating as the representative for her Clan Chapter on the Council. 

Sadly, by 1998 the Council Elders had passed or became incapacitated to hold their seats. By December 1999, the Council was disbanded as was the official organization of east coast Deborean Clan. Rev. Carey is the remaining Elder of the eastern clan to this day.
CCWH also provided an opportunity to take her Reiki practices to the next stage. In April of 1996 she completed the final level of Reiki training and was initiated by Reiki Master, Rev. Wilma Donald, one of the ministers at CCWH. This completed Rev. Carey's training and she received her Reiki Masters certification.
Around this same time in 1996, Rev. Carey began writing spiritual articles on the internet, providing her insight and answering questions on various message boards. Her work was so well received, she began development of her own free online education site known as the SpringIce Spiritual Network housed on AOL. That site grew in popularity and size very quickly and was expanded to it's own online presence. For over 10 years, Rev. Carey has been providing online education to seekers of spirituality. Along with personal one on one guidance, counseling and class training programs. She has been quoted in many magazine articles, and has contributed articles to various publications around the world.
In late 2007 she decided to take the advice and requests of many online associates to take this internet education to the next level. Bringing her years of knowledge and experience into the 'real world' through a physical education center. The planning for Spring's Haven, LLC began in earnest in December 2007 and the legal filings were drawn up in late January 2008. Culminating in the acquisition of funding for the legal side of the center Spring's Haven, LLC was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia on Ostara March 2008.
Rev. Carey holds a Doctorate of Divinity in Metaphysical Science from the University of Sedona and acquired a second ordination in the International Metaphysical Ministry in March 2008. The IMM is an organization that has been working around the world for over 50 years.
In December 2009 Rev. Carey received her second doctorate degree, a Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Counseling Psychology also from the University of Sedona. This continuing education supports her efforts for professional learning, education and enlightenment to provide the highest quality of service to the community, as well as, clients and customers of Spring's Haven.
You might also like to review our Center's Other Services which are based on Rev. Carey's talents and abilities.
She appears every Monday night, 9pm eastern on The Ænigma Project on the Tenacity Radio Network. You can listen online and join in the chat room to share your perspective or ask questions for the panel to contemplate and address. 
We have been asked to include a link to Rev. Carey's Masters Thesis and Doctorate Dissertations. We have included a link to these files in PDF format for those interested in reading them.
 Rev. Vickie Carey, D.D., Ph.D. Degrees & Certifications
SpringWolf's HankoIf you were to visit a professional office, you would find the degrees and certifications of the individual hanging on their wall. So why shouldn't you be able to see those same items online when being offered online services? Spring's Haven believes you should have the opportunity to review the credentials of our teachers and ministers. Here we offer the current certifications, degrees and licenses held by Rev. Carey.
She has received two ministerial ordinations, the most recent from the 50 year old organization, the International Metaphysical Ministry (IMM).  She holds a Doctorate of Divinity (D.D.) in Metaphysical Science and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pastoral Counseling Psychology from the University of Sedona. She is a current member of the  American Metaphysical Doctors Association (AMDA) and the IMM Counseling Psychology Association (IMM-CPA).
 Rev. Carey's Cyber Office Wall
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Shaman of the Clan Initiation
31 May 1991
Elder of the Clan Initiation
31 May 1994
Reiki Masters
20 Apr 1996
Practitioners Diploma
14 Mar 2008
IMM Ordination
14 Mar 2008
 Masters Degree
19 Jun 2008
Doctorate of Divinity
26 Aug 2008
 IMM Affiliation Status
Since 14 Mar 2008
Doctor of Philosophy in
Pastoral Counseling Psychology
11 Dec 2009
AMDA Membership
Since 1 Sep 2008
IMM Counseling
Psychology Association
Since 1 Jan 2015
IMM Counseling Psychology Association
 Some Notes About The University of Sedona
In 1959, Dr. Paul Leon Masters began a metaphysical organization that later on evolved into the International Metaphysical Ministry. The I.M.M. joined Unity and Religious Science as one of the major metaphysically oriented movements. Also 1959, Dr. Masters opened the Institute of Parapsychology in the heart of Beverly Hills, California. The aim of the institute was to research higher and expanded states of consciousness as they related to spiritual reality and human self betterment.
In 1976, to meet a now rising interest by ministerial graduates for degree programs. Dr. Masters applied for and gained the legal right to establish the University of Metaphysics and grant non-secular degrees for use by those who were ordained within the University. In 2003, Dr. Masters sought after and established the legal right in Arizona to found the University of Sedona and award non-secular degrees up to Doctoral or Ph.D. level in the various ministerial specialties of the organization  under the International Metaphysical Ministry. You can read more about the chronological history of the IMM and the University of Sedona on their website @ Metaphysics.com.
In the US, there is something called Separation Of Church and State. US state education systems can not get involved with accreditation of purely religious institutions. They have no jurisdiction over, and can not legislate when it comes to religion.
Metaphysical degrees are determined by the Department of Education in Washington DC as non-secular and are thus classified and regarded as religious in nature. This religious classification gives the International Metaphysical Ministry, the parent body of the University of Sedona, full legal right to award Doctoral degrees to it's graduates who have completed educational course and dissertation requirements.
That means that if a religious institution teaches only it's religious philosophy, and not the secular subjects such as Calculus and English Literature, there is no way the state can pass judgment on the curriculum. The most a state can do is say that the institution is not listed as accredited by any accreditation agencies recognized by the state and the institution is listed as having No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Some of the most prestigious religious institutions of higher learning in the world are not recognized as accredited by any US state government because they teach religious philosophy and not secular subjects. The University of Sedona and the University of Metaphysics are two examples of this category of higher learning religious institutions.
But keep in mind that accreditation is seen by many to serve one purpose. To qualify and acquire Federal and or State funding for the school, University or College. Many institutions of higher learning barely qualify to the requirements set by the Federal and State governments. Accreditation therefore does not mean a University is a well run or "good" school of higher learning. The University of Sedona is sponsored by students, former graduates and generous donations from the public. As such, they do not seek to acquire Federal or State Funding and prefer to remain non-secular in order to meet it's own higher Spiritual standards of learning.
There have been many prestigious graduates from the University. In 2008 Rev. Dr. Della Reese-Lett, who received her doctoral degree from the University of Metaphysics, received the International Metaphysical Ministrys Lifetime Achievement Award for the work she has done and the inspiration she has given to others around the world.