The Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society

The Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society was founded in 1986 by Harley SwiftDeer Reagan for the purpose of gathering, translating and teaching the Wheels and Keys of the Sweet Medicine SunDance (SMSD) Path of Turtle Island. Mandated and guided by the Twisted Hairs Metis Medicine Society Council of Elders, the Deer Tribe also provides training and guidance for apprentices working the “gateway” process of personal growth and spiritual awakening in this Path.

Harley SwiftDeer Reagan and the Deer Tribe are modern day representatives of an ancient lineage of sacred knowledge of universal laws, ceremonial alchemy, healing techniques, alignment and communication with the elements of nature, magick, controlled dreaming, spiritual awakening and determination.

Just like the mystery schools of the Tibetan & Celtic traditions, the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path has evolved over thousands of years.

OUR OFFERINGS

DTMMS offers a variety of programs and publications for those who seek spiritual connection, growth and maturation.

Our programs include rites of passage, longhouse programs, healing ceremonies and teachings, physical mastery, community ceremonies and gatherings, and sacred sexuality workshops.

Our publications range from basic shamanic teachings from the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path to the Thirty Sacred Laws to meditation techniques to information about Rites of Passage.

And yet, the most invaluable part of our offering is not a product, not a publication, and has no price. It is the gateway process of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, along with the ceremonies, wheels and keys of this powerful tradition.

For more information, contact us at (480) 443.3851 or dtmms@dtmms.org.

HARLEY SWIFTDEER REAGAN

Remembering Harley SwiftDeer Reagan

6:45pm on Sept 10, 2013 marks the passing of a special man, an extraordinary teacher, a beloved husband, a decorated warrior, a world champion martial artist, a shooting buddy, and … a good friend. His walk on Grandmother Earth made a difference by touching the hearts of those he met. The knowledge and wisdom he shared helped tens of thousands of people to heal and grow.

He took a stand for individual liberty, freedom, and the right to protect oneself in the presence of bodily harm. He fostered becoming a self-responsible human on Grandmother Earth who walks in Beauty. His presence will be deeply missed, but our hearts soar for the honor to have known him. A warrior returns home.

HIS LIFE

Harley Swiftdeer Reagan, also known as Harley Swiftdeer, was an accomplished teacher, healer and martial artist.

Harley Swiftdeer was the founder of the Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society and also established the Ten-No-Kishi dojo in Scottsdale, AZ.

Harley Swiftdeer had an extensive background in philosophy, psychology, religion, martial arts, and ancient mystery school traditions. Harley Swiftdeer was dedicated to inspiring and enriching the lives of his students worldwide through classes, one-on-one consultations, physical mastery training and ceremony.

Throughout his lifetime, Harley SwiftDeer Reagan studied with a number of teachers known collectively as “Twisted Hairs.” These are medicine men and women from many tribes throughout North, Central and South America who traveled, studied and who metaphorically weaved and synthesized “braids of truth.”

Harley SwiftDeer Reagan grounded his teachings for spiritual evolution in a strong commitment to physical mastery and development. For over a half century, he practiced and taught various martial arts systems including Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, and Chulukua-Ryu.

HIS MANY FACES

In 1986, Harley SwiftDeer Reagan founded the Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society for the purpose of gathering, translating, teaching, and preserving the Wheels and Keys of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path.

The Wheels and Keys of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path are tools to help heal Grandmother Earth and are dedicated to the preservation of individual autonomous freedom for all peoples to live and maintain life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, harmony, humor, health and hope.

The Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society (DTMMS) also provides training and guidance for apprentices working the gateway process of personal growth and spiritual awakening in this Path. Through its world-wide network of teachers, lodges, study groups and affiliated organizations, DTMMS offers teachings, lectures, workshops, classes, ceremonial opportunities, publications and learning tools to anyone who seeks knowledge, healing, spiritual self-development and physical mastery.

Harley Reagan was of Cherokee and Irish descent. Over a period of 25 years, he visited various Native American tribes who shared with him some of their unique martial arts or warrior arts. Holding 9th-Degree Red/White/Black Belts in Jiu-jitsu and Karate, Harley synthesized eastern martial arts with Native American warrior arts to start the first original American martial arts system called Chulukua Ryu.