WhiteWind Weaver

WhiteWind Weaver, also known as WhiteWind Swan Fisher and Susan Kilborne Musumeci self-proclaimed “shaman” and founder of “Friends Landing” has gone bankrupt a second time, but this time for more than a million dollars.

Details have been disclosed regarding the Eugene and Springfield, Oregon would-be guru’s discharge of debts in September 2003 US Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon (case number 603-6649-aer7).

In what may become something of a regular event for WhiteWind the economically challenged shaman dumped debts to her attorneys Gleaves, Swearingen, Potter, Behrands; local accountants Fleek, McElhany, Merwin, Shotola; local doctors Ghandour, Marzano, Cherne, Ducker Ruckman, Richie; Wellsprings Friends School and numerous collection agencies.

Unfortunately for her many creditors the debts were largely unsecured.

Over $200,000 of WhiteWind’s debts were to long-time friends and/or associates. Some that can be seen as her most devoted followers.

But this reportedly “cultic” guru seems to repay loans made by her devotees by discharging them through bankruptcy.

For those considering becoming a WhiteWind devotee perhaps pondering the potential financial costs might prove meaningful.

According to her most recent bankruptcy filing the debts to individuals, which she apparently flushed away without any further payment arrangements, included the following:

Long-time childhood friend Marie Freyre said goodbye to $30,000.

Devoted student Robert Reid was listed for the discharge of $72,500.

Chrysta Anderson, one of the first “practitioners” who began working with WhiteWind in the 1980s, took the plunge to the tune of $141,495.

Martin Starr, a substance abuse counselor who once taught at Friends Landing, got off easy only losing $15,000.

WhiteWind listed her total liabilities at the time of bankruptcy at a staggering $1,103,620.51 with assets of only $7,660.

It appears that the guru business in Oregon has not paid off for the former California therapist once sued for medical malpractice and sexual battery by a former patient before leaving that state.

The former therapist turned “shaman” currently is trying to turn a profit selling puppies as a dog breeder, but it doesn’t seem that this business has worked out for WhiteWind that well either.

Hopefully, life for the guru’s dogs won’t be as deprived, as it has apparently become for her devotees, lawyers and other unfortunates within the Eugene and Springfield, Oregon business community.

The moral of this story may follow along the old adage; “if you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas.” But with a subsequent twist, if you lay down with this dog breeder, you may be lucky to get away with only a few fleas and your assets intact.

WhiteWind’s dogs may take a relieving tick and flea bath at the dog-seller’s kennel, but the bottom line for her less fortunate followers, friends and creditors seems to be just taking a financial bath.

A purported “cult leader” in Oregon has literally gone to the dogs.

Whitewind Weaver, formerly Whitewind Swan Fisher, formerly Susan Kilbourne Musemeci, has had a long dry spell in the “cult” business.

Even though the self-proclaimed “shaman” who set up “Friends Landing” outside Springfield, Oregon still has a few diehard followers, they apparently aren’t enough to keep things going.

The fading “spiritual teacher” has had problems paying her bills and generally making a go of it as a guru.

Ms. Weaver has had her share of image problems too.

Parents have complained publicly that the founder of Friends Landing “brainwashes” students through her “Spherical Reality” programs. And that her “Dream Camps” ultimately led to personal nightmares for some families.

The extra-large “shaman” who was once “morbidly obese,” shed mega-pounds through stomach surgery, but that makeover didn’t seem to help much.

So it was time for another business, or at least a sideline to pay the bills.

The “shaman” has become a dog breeder, though zoning at the Friends Landing property is restricted to farming.

The group has a history of zoning problems.

This would-be guru is now selling Boxers and has launched a website, Boxer4U.net.

Whitewind, now supposedly a doggie maven, has even come up with her very own special training called the “Witness Socialization Program” (WSP).

Could this be “brainwashing” for Boxers?

According to her website “WSP…is a proprietary method of training that insures you a seriously trained puppy.”

The guru/dog trainer is assisted in this new endeavor by “the greatest little teacher since doggie school began; Ruby,” her trusty Chihuahua.

Well it seems that Whitewind believes, if first you don’t succeed try, try again, but with dogs.

Ms. Whitewind (Susan Kilbourne Musemeci Swan Fisher) Weaver may have the distinction of being the founder of the first canine “cult compound.”

Maybe someone should call animal protection?

An Oregon-based group called “Friends Landing” is apparently branching out from its insular compound, reports The Oakland Tribune.

A “holistic education center” called “Sea Touch” run by Peggy Vittoria in Hayward will soon be renamed “Spherical Reality Life Coaching Institute.”

Spherical Reality is the brainchild of WhiteWind Swan Fisher, previously known as Susan Kilborne Musumeci. She is the founder, “shaman” and leader of Friends Landing, located outside Springfield, Oregon.

Fisher has a troubled history of litigation, bad debts and bankruptcy. She was sued by a former counseling client for personal injury. And in Springfield Friends Landing has had zoning problems and been the subject of community hearings.

One family said WhiteWind “brainwashed” their son through her teachings and programs.

Now Ms. Vittoria is bringing Fisher’s teachings to Hayward.

She claims that classes in Spherical Reality will help people “figure out what they want in their life.”


Sounds like Hayward may have some potential problems brewing downtown.