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,
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
(PDF) - The History of Metaphysics | The History of Herbs and Incense
If 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.
Click an image to review an enlargement of
the certificate/degree and learn more.
Shaman of the Clan
31 May 1991
Elder of the Clan Initiation
31 May 1994
20 Apr 1996
14 Mar 2008
14 Mar 2008
19 Jun 2008
Doctorate of Divinity
26 Aug 2008
Since 14 Mar 2008
Doctor of Philosophy in
11 Dec 2009
Since 1 Sep 2008
Since 1 Jan 2015
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
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