Animist Minister Ordainment Training

Lead and support your Earth honoring community as a legally ordained Animist Minister in your state. Advocate and hold space for those who are important to you. Tuition is offered by sliding scale for qualified participants. All is connected in the sacred web of life. Please only start a subscription payment AFTER submitting your application and receiving confirmation of acceptance. 

Due every month for 12 months

Our Next 12 month Online Ordainment Program begins November 5, 2023

Training begins on Sunday, Nov 5, 2023 in zoom
Meetings are 1st and 3rd Sundays- 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MST through October 2024

We are all connected in the Sacred Web of Life.
Support your Earth honoring community by becoming a legally Ordained Minister.

Earth Web Media’s Web of Life church was founded to empower and protect the “spiritual” beliefs, social/eco justice practice, healing work and Earth honoring life ways of those who know they are connected in the web of life, and that the variety of these ways are equal to what others call their “religion”.

We use the word “Animism” to generally describe the varied and similar life ways of our collective human ancestors, before the plagues of patriarchy and religious domination. Navigating through this challenging era calls on the best in us, and the role of Animist Ministers within Animist churches can play a growingly important role in creating the best possible unfolding. This Training is designed to inspire you to discover and creatively express your Unique Nature of Service (“ministry”), that supports, serves and advocates for your Earth connected communities.

At this time, Earth Web Media’s Web of Life church has ordained Ministers in AZ, OR, WA, and WI
(Other states are potentially legal as well. Please Inquire),
and EWM’s Minister Ordainment is approved through the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry as legal in 4 Provinces in CA (with additional requirements). For Canadian candidates, email CIMM to learn about requirements for approval.




“I am deeply grateful for the guidance and teachings of Web of Life. Learning side by side with radiant beings also on the path of healing was encouraging. I was able to address some deeply engrained doubt and stigma and  I feel my ancestral connection to my Mexican and Ukranian magik has been restored. These lessons have changed my life journey for the better and I can’t thank you enough. ”
Anya-Spirit Bridge Practitioner and Animist Minister

Web of Life Ordainment Training Details:
  • 24 two-hour live video meetings offered through zoom with discussions, journeys and exercises to explore subjects listed below
  • Practice participating in and leading group-sharing experiences, around the topics listed below
  • You will receive active support from Quynn and the Web of Life community while building your own Animist community (online and in physical spaces)
  • In between live meetings you will receive Self and Ancestral Awareness Assignments to complete on your own before the next meeting, within a month, or at end, depending upon the assignment. (Approximately 3 hours of self guided time each month)
  • Drum journey, meditation, and rhythm making practice each meeting to strengthen one’s relationship with trance and relevant inner world guidance
  • Inspiration and guidance in the creation of personal and ancestrally authentic practices, ceremonial tools and clothing/adornments for ministerial work
  • To close this yearlong learning experience, participants will co-create an online ceremony, presenting each Minister’s unique gifts and areas of interest.

This one year ordainment training also includes:
  1. Two 45 minute personal consultations with Quynn, within the fourth month and anytime in the last two months of the training, to assess growth and focus intentions for ministry
  2. 12 month subscription to Celestial Terrestrial Meditation and Journey ClubTo strengthen your connections to the cycles around you, each Dark/New and Full Moon of the year you will receive an audio file guided meditation, prayerful intention and drumming, approximately 15-20 minutes long, plus two more recordings monthly
  3. During our final meeting you will receive a E-packet of legal, IRS, and support documents compiled by Web of Life Church over 14 years, to help you navigate through the legalities of being a “minister” in your state or province. This web of animist ministers keeps these ideas alive and shares them through generations.

Areas of Animist Ministry – Your Nature of Service:

As an Animist Minister, Your Nature of Service is Unique to YOU and helps you Support, Embody and Promote the following Animistic ideas in the world around you.
Throughout the year we will approach each topic of Ministry in our live meetings with discussion, introspection and community support exercises.

Your Ancestry and Personal Agency will guide you as you focus on the following important subjects: 

1) Animism in Daily Life- Whos not Whats (Stones, Water, Trees, Earth etc)
2) Clearings of Space, Mind and Body

3) Earth Prayers and Advocacy-Sacred Space is WHERE YOU ARE

4) Prayer through Rhythm and Song-Healing our Wounded Relationship with Rhythm and Song

5) Gratitude for, and relationship with, Animal Teachers and Allies

6) Dispelling Colonized Mind (Internalized Racism and White/Male/Human Supremacy) in Personal and Cultural Consciousness

7) Connecting with Plant Teachers as Teachers, Nourishment and Medicine for Body and Soul

8) Enhancing our Relationship with the Seven Sacred Directions, as revealed to us

9) Offering Gratitude to the Four (or more) Elements and Seasons

10) Honoring Lineage, Ancestors and DNA Healing

11)Sacred Nature Connection-Honoring the Spirits of the Land where you Live Now

12) Marking and Honoring Rites of Passage

13) Strengthening voice and action for Environmental Justice in a time of Extinction

14) Space-Time, Dimensional , Non-Ordinary Reality Awareness

15) Birth, Life and Death Tending

16) Listening to Sickness and Feeding Wellness

17) Facilitating Physical and Non-Physical World Communication

18) Intuition, Empathy, Divination and how it comes through you

19) Body Wisdom and Sacred Embodiment

20) Trance Induction and “Spirit” World Relationship Maintenance

21) Soul Restoration as Potent Medicine

22)  Gender We/They Wisdom Shared

23) Art is Life- What is YOUR Art?

24) Reclaiming Ritual and Ceremony grounded in Lineage and Direct Revelation

  1. Art by David Edward Oliver, Animist Minister

Traditions of Teaching at the Web of Life

We practice the tools that consistently show themselves in Earth honoring cultures, including: honoring the sacred circle, activating trance with a consistent rhythm, dreaming, honoring the Earth and Sky cycles, elements and directions in Nature, intuition, trance, soul restoration, ritual, interaction with spirit world, ceremony, divination, storytelling, connecting with animal and plant allies, blessings/prayers, dance and sacred singing. Each person consults their own Spirit Guides about how to practice these arts.

This path is for anyone, but can be especially helpful for anyone who is the first generation in their family, after numerous generations of silence/denial, who openly feels their connection with the Sacred Web of Life.  When you learn to connect to it, Spirit World teaches and guides each person in their healing and each Animist in their sacred arts. In these times we are called to remember what our ancestors knew, and enact these ways in our daily lives. In this time, we are coming “full circle”.

Each Minister is guided by their Spirit Guides and Ancestors to create your own Ministry, in a way that has meaning for you.  You will create your own way to share the Animist message in this evolving world, in collaboration with others of like mind.

What Can You Do As an Animist Minister?

Earth Web Media is a legal church in Oregon, Arizona, Washington and is able to be considered legal in many other states where you might live. Reach out to Quynn for the latest info about your state.  In 2020 we were accepted by Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry so our Ministers can register to be legal in British Columbia; Alberta; Ontario & Quebec Canada, with additional requirements (email CIMM for details).

As an Animist Minister you can offer support services to Earth honoring People in:
~Hospice and Hospitals ~Social Justice, Queer, Pagan Communities who need Physical Actions, Spiritual Support and Advocacy for/as Earth Protectors ~End of Life Support~ Prison Ministry ~Climate Justice communities ~Private and Home Schools (yours or someone else’s) for Children and Adults ~ Addiction and Grief and ~Youth Support

You are able to advocate for people in your community and congregation who do not have like-minded family in situations with: the Veterans Administration, Hospitals for End of Life choices, and legal situations.

You can legally and professionally officiate:
~Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies ~ Memorial Services in person and virtually~ Ceremonies for Release and Rites of Passage ~ Individual Pastoral Care ~ Land/Home Blessings and Clearings

The IRS defines Ministers as individuals who are duly ordained by a religious body constituting a church or church denomination. They are given the authority to conduct religious worship, perform sacerdotal functions, and administer ordinances or sacraments according to the prescribed tenets and practices of that church or denomination.

To be able to say that I have sat in ceremony with other folx, learning, teaching, unfolding, and becoming is a true blessing. I am so grateful for this past year, and all of the healing and teachings it has provided.

This training is open to Plant Medicine Practitioners

Plant Medicine Practitioners=Minister candidates who incorporate Plant Medicine* in their personal path and plan on supporting congregants as they prepare for, and integrate the wisdom of, Plant Teachers.
Participants in this group do not have to be students of Plant Teachers.

*Our definition of Plant Medicine: All ways in which Plants teach, heal and support us. We include physically medicinal, nourishing (food), clearing, visionary, and mood balancing plants. 


Donation for 12 month Program, includes legal Ordainment:
$720-$3600 (most often offered in monthly installments of $60-$300) The low end of the sliding scale is for those who need it. Anyone who donates more helps to provide access for all.

Reach out to Quynn for Information about:
–Varying amounts of grants for those experiencing extended financial challenge
-Scholarship opportunities for BIPoC leaders seeking ordainment
-Trade for those with needed tech skills

In order to be eligible for this ordainment program, you must already have training and experience in at least one healing art or spiritual modality, and are currently serving your community. You must have current experience holding space for others, either in a one on one, or group setting.  If you do not yet have this experience, then please see the “workshops”, “courses” or other “trainings” under Offerings

–Preference offered to those who have completed, or are currently participating in the Spirit Bridge-Healing Practitioner Training Program Year 1 or 2
If you have life experience in personal healing and holding space for others, you can defer the above and instead:
-Attend a live circle or series with Quynn. Reach out to find out more. 


  1. Interactive participation in the yearlong training, 24 live 2 hour meetings are offered in zoom, can participate w/ audio or video.
  2. Being present live with the group at least once a month (listening to recording for other monthly meetings is acceptable). Participation in at least 18 live sessions is required. Conversation about missed meetings will be a part of your final meeting with Quynn.
  3. In between live meetings you will receive Self and Ancestral Awareness Assignments to complete on your own before the next meeting, within a month, or at end, depending upon the assignment. (Approximately 3 hours of self guided time each month)
  4. Offering a presentation to other Ministers in Training regarding an area of your emerging ministry. Typical presentations are approximately 30-45 minutes.
  5. Each minister will, by the end of the program, have an outline of their Scope of Practice as a minister (including the modalities, practices and areas of interest that you are called to include).
  6. This training is held as a Safe Space for People of Color, People in all Bodies, Genders and Cultures.
  7. Complete an application and agreement form to participate.
  8. Sign and agree to Web of Life church’s Minister Practice Policies for your work in one=one sessions and group work in your community.
  9. Web of Life Ministers take all the precautions they can to protect the most vulnerable in their communities at all times, especially during waves of sickness and pandemic.  Respect for community health is important as an Animist Minister, so for anyone who doesn’t believe in Covid, then Web of Life is probably not a good fit for you.

Your Human Guide, and the creator of this training, is Quynn Red Mountain.
Find out more about Quynn

Reflections from Past Trainings:

This year I made art I healed I cried I felt Joy I embodied myself. It was a magical un-namable ever-present field of support, leaving me with a sense of being a bit more filled with love with confidence with hope thank you.

I have gained a deep sense of Animist community and the charge to further that in my future, and to help bring that feeling to others.  I am getting more of a sense of the great potential that a ‘minister’ holds for creating Animist community.

I am realizing and actualizing a practical method of a healing practice to bring to the world, and building a strong foundation for my life grounded in Animist practice.

Thank you Quynn for bringing us together for seeing us for creating the space for Magical things to happen I feel for once I belong to the Earth and it is my task to bring this sense of belonging to others.

I really appreciate your leadership and guidance the wisdom you have offered and that you created this at all.  This last year was this last year so much changed and shifted for me and I know it wouldn’t have had you not created this space this program and gave me a reason  to trust myself. So thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

When I joined this program it was my intention to further explore the spiritual realms. During this year I’ve been pushed past my boundaries external as well as internal. I’ve traveled the full spectrum of being in all Angry elated and an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. This program truly brought my vision into focus and has allowed me to explore all the possibilities.

There have been years where I’ve looked back and reflection and been in almost disbelief at all of the things that have happened. This last year in the Animist Ministry program has been one of those years. The lessons of healing and knowledge I’ve received has been profound one of the most liberating lessons and insights has been to recognize who I am under the identity imposed On Me by this Society. I remember who I am before I was told and conditioned to be a drone. This year and my experiences in this program with all the amazing people in it has reminded me of why I came here. To help Humanity could reconnect with Spirit the Earth and their authentic Self.

This adventure with you will forever be with me, the time, words and tears, everything that I have experienced from you and from this program has truly touched my life.

Validation begins with the prospective of similarity in the stories of others. Sharing is a key element of the animist experience. The entrainment of Rhythm and intention is a major take away from this year.  A great opportunity to hear Reflections from a sympathetic population.

This year has ended with reflection of myself through others as a part of a continuing group. I now have many teachers. I have found an earth-based we. The ability to consciously hold Space is quite a lovely thing I am grateful to have learned through this process and program.

All information included is the intellectual property of Earth Web Media. Copyright 2022.

This training was created by Quynn Red Mountain and is the intellectual property of Earth Web Media’s Web of Life church.

Earth Web Media makes every effort to offer accessible training options at incredibly affordable prices. However, you need to be in charge of your end of the donation process. If you pay in full and then drop out, No Refunds. If you pay with a recurring donation, it is your responsibility to inform Earth Web Media of your stop payment date before it happens. No refunds if you forget. If you do not inform Earth Web Media that you are leaving program, it will be assumed that you are continuing to participate by listening to the class recordings, and therefore, no refunds. Thank you for your understanding.

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