About Cris Ashburn
Ancestral Priestess since 2014
At age 30 I was Priestessed by my strong and radiant mother, Rev. C.K. Ashburn. I took an oath to take up the mantle of acting Priestess within the family and speak for the Ancestral Mothers. We call this role 'Crow Woman', as she stands between worlds and works from within a space of transition. Rev C.K. Ashburn is the founder of Rhythyms of the Heart and has been a deep-rooted facilitator, healer, and wise woman to the spiritual community for decades. I am greatly blessed and beyond proud to be her daughter.
Certified Death Midwife since 2016
At age 32 I was certified by the intelligent and intuitive Rev. Angie Buchanan of The Death Midwife. You can find more information on the practice Death Midwifery here.
Ordained Minister since 2011
At age 27 I was ordained via the Universal Life Church and began to offer home/land blessings & cleansings to the public.
Spiritual Life Coach since 2011
At age 27 I successfully completed the Spiritual Coaching course at Coach Training Alliance and starting offering coaching sessions professionally.
Tarot Reader since 1998
By age 14 I learned how to read Tarot and Oracle cards. I have been professionally reading since 2006.
Practicing Hereditary Pagan for 25 years
I was raised in a multi-religious household by a Pagan mother and Southern Baptist father. I started training young, under the guidance of family and the Spirit World. By the age of 8 (1992) I began to take part in many family-based and public ceremonies. I officially dedicated myself to the Pagan path at age 11 (1995).
Psychic Medium & Ancestral Worker for over 30 years
To be honest, it is longer than 30 years. I have interacted with the Spirit World since I was in a crib. I began working with them via Dream Work, Claircognizance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience, Clairvoyance, and Channeling. I grew up playing dolls with Spirit, and giving bedroom fashion shows for the ancestors. I confided in them. I celebrated with them. They were, and are, such an integral part of not only my practice, but my entire life. As I breathe, so do they. As I speak, so do they. As I heal, so do they. And as I change, so do they. So this qualification was very difficult to put a timestamp on. I truly know no other way to be.
Energy Worker for over 23 years
By age 13 I was attending various workshops and courses on energetic healing systems with my mother. These workshops/courses included but were not limited to Donna Eden's Energy Medicine, Reiki II, & Quantum Touch.
Co-Founder of the Sisters of the Sacred Rites
As a teen I was a founding member of the S.S.R., a sisterhood who provided ceremonies for other women. IE: Naming & Dedication, Puberty, Croning, Land Blessings, House Blessings, and Commitment Ceremonies. More Information can be found here: Sister of the Sacred Rites.
Studied under a British Hereditary Traditional coven in 2013
By age 29, I had completed a year and a day under an Ohio-based B.H.T. coven.
Additional Extensive Experience in the following areas:
Because I love to learn, I have explored and re-explored many topics over the years. Dream Interpretation, Astrology, Empathic Abilities, Shamanic Journeying, Space Clearings, Meditation, Spiritual Pathworking, & Aromatherapy to name a few.