The Big Dream; My Terrifyingly Beautiful Shamanic Initiation into the Arts

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Dayle McLeod (Grandmother River Snake) is a fully initiated South African sangoma (traditional medicine person) Death Doula, and Artist (Actress, Musician and Author).

Born in rural Alliston, Ontario, Dayle was the only coloured, queer person in her community and survived her childhood by connecting with the arts, singing in church and performing in community theatre. 

Now she is an award nominated actress that can be seen on Amazon’s ‘The Expanse’, the CW’s ‘Burden of Truth’ & ‘The L.A Complex, and D.W Waterson’s ‘That’s My DJ’ to name a few. She is a talented songwriter/singer with a story-telling Folk Album called ‘In Bloom’ whose music has been featured in multiple films and tv shows such as CBC’s ‘Kim’s Convenience’ & Mary Harron’s ‘Charlie Says’. 

 Dayle is the author of  'The Big Dream; My Terrifyingly Beautiful Shamanic Initiation into the Arts' a memoir chronicling what  it was like to be called to Shamanism.   

Dayle offers a variety of shamanic services ranging from bone-divination readings to performing death rituals.

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