At the age of 9, while living on the North Shore of Boston, she drew sophisticated, visionary maps of artistic communities.
"We are all dreamwalkers and shapeshifters, all of us," said Deborah. "Follow one's dream, no matter what."
"We hold Sacred Space at Touchstone."
A Personal Letter from Deborah Hall-McNeil to her Friends in the Community
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Below are images of George (Shaker), -- and later, of Deborah (Shakurah).
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Deborah Georgianne Hall-McNeil, born George McNeil, christened herself: Deborah when she was only 6 years old.
"Shamans," she explained, "know their fears and hopes... and walk through veils."
"The outer and the inner are the same."
Deborah, who was among the first Sacred Circle Dance instructors in the United States, "surrenders to the moment" during the Dance.
She has wholeheartedly followed her Dream as a spiritual seeker, mystic and musician, freethinker and farmer, hermit and herbalist, dervish and dancer, philosopher, philanthropist & photographer, renegade, reformer & restaurateur [proprietor of "The Inn of the Seventh Ray" near Santa Monica, California.]
"We're all smudgy angels... We all share our chocolate and our whiskey."
During a filmed interview for Touchstone: Dancing With Angels in the Spring of 2006, Deborah said that she was born as a "Shaman, - a transgender dreamwalker."
She expressed that her feminine nature helped her develop "a caring, compassionate understanding."