Medicine Woman Founder and Spiritual Director
Welcome to Medicine Woman
My name is Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber. I am a spiritual teacher, healer, medicine woman, tohunga wairuahine the keeper of the sacred ceremonies the high priestess and ritual shamaness.
My life has been and continues to be an absolutely extraordinary one – a life that has been totally dedicated to spirit for as long as I remember. A journey of light revealing the limitlessness of the human spirit and one that each and every person on the planet can walk.
Born in New Zealand, with highly developed clairvoyant and psychic abilities, I am of Russian and Native American descent. The old ways were in my blood long before I was born.
For as long as I can remember I have experienced a multidimensional reality and been able to see and feel energies around people, and places and understood that everything was simply vibration. I have been able to hear what people are thinking and know what they are feeling.
The world beyond the three-dimensional reality was the world familiar to me from a very young age. As a child I could see a person’s aura. I would look at a person and clearly see the underlying dis-harmonious attitudes, emotions and mental states that cause this person’s problems or illness.
I could see places being affected by negative energy and how the black smoky energy would stay in a room long after an argument or disagreement had taken place. The interplay of light among animate and inanimate objects would reveal to me peoples' true intentions and communicate what was really going on in different situations.
How My Journey Began
On my father’s side, I come from a long line of medicine men and women with highly developed psychic abilities. On my mother’s side, I carry a lineage of Russian healers and shamans.
My mother was a gypsy and from a very early age I travelled all over New Zealand connecting with nature and learning about the healing properties of New Zealand native plants.
A journey that would become my life’s work started when I was given a medicine name ‘Buffalo Woman Returns’. I was 7 years old. I can remember that at that time I started to develop a very close relationship with nature. I became conscious of my ability to communicate and interact with the plant kingdom.
The Healing Alchemy of Nature
I could see and recognise in nature the plants that held the vibrational blueprint that could be used to transform negative energetic states in human beings. I started to work with these plants and saw people releasing their old emotional and mental patterns (self-generated or inherited). I learnt that with the use of the correctly selected plants a person could clear their energetic field from past traumas and unhealthy patterns and return to a natural state of wellbeing.
Later in life, it was with this understanding and skills that the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® range was created.
At 16 I was making my own flower remedies from New Zealand native plants. At this time I was given my first deck of Tarot cards and soon after I was initiated to a life of spiritual service. I saw my future and I knew that I was to use my supersensory and healing gifts in service to humanity.
From the age of 16 I started working with people using my flower remedies and clairvoyant and Tarot readings. I offered spiritual counselling to those people who were seeking to integrate spiritual principals into their daily life and wanting to understand the deeper aspects of themselves.
Oracle Card Readings
In 1970 I spent three years studying Tarot with Gypsy John Petulengro in Sydney, Australia. His mentoring into an authentic tradition of fortune tellers was to be the groundwork for the many years that have followed giving readings to clients. I would often use the Tarot cards together with my crystal ball and I discovered down my family line that I had a great grandmother named Emmeline who was also an accomplished fortune teller. She would give crystal ball and astrological readings to people in New Zealand in the 1900's. In those times it was illegal for a woman to fortune tell and so she would wear a black veil when giving readings so that she would not be easily identified. Her fortune telling table that she brought out from England is together with my crystal ball in my appointment room.
In New Zealand as a child my father used to take me to Titirangi where I had a remarkable experience involving the patupaiarehe - fairy people of Aotearoa. Titirangi, which means ‘fringe of heaven’ is located in the Waitakere Ranges and is one of the original homes of these ancient fairy people. It was here in the native bush that the beautiful New Zealand native orchids that are kaitiaki – guardians to the patupaiarehe first showed themselves to me and it was here where I first saw the patupaiarehe and heard their ancient flutes, songs and karakia. At the sacred waterfall at Fairy Falls I rediscovered my gift for scrying and saw reflected in the sacred waters the three baskets of knowledge and the oracular symbols hidden within them. It is these ancient oracular symbols that are the basis of The Fairy Oracle of the Patupaiarehe© which I created and is the oracle deck I use in my readings today.
In 1970 I also began studying astrology and it was during this time I met and trained with an esoteric astrologer in Sydney who showed me the technique of linking into a persons chart clairvoyantly to access much more information about a person that was normally possible. A person’s soul story, their past lives, the lessons they were here to learn and the path of destiny that Spirit had laid out for them all became revealed in their chart. In 1978 I graduated from the Mayo School of Astrology (UK), and in 1979 I received a Diploma in Cosmobiology (Australia).
From 2000 I was the astrologer for the New Zealand Womans Weekly writing a popular weekly astrological column for five years. During this time up I also wrote a number of astrological articles that featured in the New Zealand Womans Weekly and created astrological reports for the people that came to see me for chart readings and consultations.
Kura Huna – Mystery School of the Uppermost Heavens
I have been fully initiated into the Kura Huna, the mystery school of the uppermost heavens. The Maori medicine name given to me as part of my initiation into the Kura Huna is ‘Little Hinemoa.’ This name carries the sacred vibrations of courage, commitment, and determination; qualities necessary to achieve the work the atua, the gods and goddesses of Aotearoa have given me to do in this lifetime.
I am described as a matakite (seer – one who sees with the healing eye) and matatuhi (prophet – one who can read what is written in the wind) by Dr Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere, Maori elder and Tohuna Tipua (Sower and Keeper of Sacred Knowledge from the Kura Huna) and Tohunga Wairuahine (Spiritual Guardian of the First Voice: The Spiritual Language and Vibrations of the Divine Mother from the Whare Wananga University).
I am also described by Dr Pere as being a learner/teacher tohuna – a keeper of the ancient secrets of Maori culture. I have been given direct access to the hidden world of the tohunga and tohuna, to the ancient karakia (incantations/prayers) and to the old highly secret ways of working with native plants for a healing and magical outcome. My work with the sacred plant medicine and plant magic of Aotearoa initiated by the tipuna (ancestors) and the atua has left me with first hand knowledge, experience and expertise as to the mighty spiritual knowledge and magical power possessed and demonstrated by the ancient people.
I carry the spirit connections and healing mantle for many ancient shamanic lineages including Aboriginal, Bon Tibetan, Native American, Gypsy, Scandinavian and African lineages. I have been traditionally trained by some of the last custodians of advanced shamanic healing and the sophisticated magical practices of the ancient people.
As a custodian of the secret shamanic healing and magical teachings and techniques for my lineage I have a unique ability to directly access the collective pool of ancient earth wisdom and access universal mind at the 12th plane level of indigenous memory. Working at this level means there are no cultural and gender restrictions or limitations on the spiritual or magical information able to be accessed.
Sacred Ceremony and Heritage
In 2015 I received an express invitation from Dr Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere to attend a sacred ceremony where I was adopted into the heritage of her people, Nga Potiki, Nga Uri-A-Maui, and Ngati Tauira, the Tangata Whenua (First Nation) of Hawaiiki Tautau, the ‘Pulse’ – New Zealand as we know it today. This sacred three part ceremony began at Kopu Ariki Marae and Lake Waikaremoana, the inland sea of rippling waters and culminated at Papakarito, a waterfall that is a natural altar for sacred ceremony. Here, I was adopted by Dr Pere into her heritage as a Tohunga Ruahine, the keeper of the sacred ceremonies and the ritual priestess who is spiritual guardian of the First Voice – the spiritual language and vibrations of the divine mother from the whare wananga house of higher learning. Dr Pere formalised the Maori name of my Eternal Spirit, Hinemoa Whaakirangi, the Twin Flame of the Eternal Spirit Tawhaki, who upholds the Three Baskets of Knowledge, in the Uppermost Heaven.
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®
In 1999 my husband Anthony Wyber and I co-founded First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® that became a center for research and studies in the field of flower essences and plant medicine.
The First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® range was created as a holistic system that supports natural wellbeing. The range was created based on the ancient teachings of the land and the healing properties of the native plants. Each of the 184 flower essences holds a specific vibration that helps to bring the whole person into a perfected state of being and help restore the earth we live on.
First Light Natural Health®
In 2012 I launched the First Light Natural Health® products - a range of 100% natural emotional remedies for everyday holistic support and wellbeing.
The First Light Natural Health® emotional remedies are made using specially selected flower essences from the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® range and are available in convenient 20ml oral sprays or 20ml oral droppers. They provide a fast and effective way of creating positive changes in life by helping you to transform negative emotions and restore inner balance and harmony.
First Light Natural Health® offers the unique opportunity to become a stockist or independent distributor and share your passion for natural products and holistic wellbeing with others. These products make a great addition to holistic health practices, coaching and counseling rooms, natural health pharmacies, naturopathic clinics, whole foods stores, hair and beauty salons, gift stores and yoga studios.
Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies®
In 2002 I founded Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® – providing the highest-level transformational training programs for the 21st century healers and spiritual seekers around the world.
The Medicine Woman spiritual pathway involves working with the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® for personal and planetary transformation. The online programs are suitable for all people from all walks of life - male and female, young and old - all those who hear the call to step onto the ancient path of the healer-shaman and the magical path of the priestess-priest.
Medicine Woman Magic
The Medicine Woman Magic range of products was created by divine instruction to assist people in re-connecting with the one power within themselves and to create a life of joy and enchantment.
Each product is made with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® and is crafted in full cooperation with nature to help people to re-connect with nature’s magical powers and the innate power within themselves.
First Light Porta Alchémica®
In 2016 I launched First Light Porta Alchémica® enabling people to transform, co-create and become the magician of their own life. Through a unique, alchemical range of elixirs and anointing oils anyone in the world can work with the extraordinary powers of ritual, plants, planets and the stars to create change and empower their life.
First Light Porta Alchémica® returns the ancient orgins of the art of alchemy using the power of Egyptian heka, theft plants and magical ritual in order to work alchemically in the 21st century. It is the re-contextualisation of the ancient Hermetic alchemical tradition and teachings to unlock your inner alchemist and co-create a dynamic new life story.
8th Ray Ritual Magic©
In 2017 I created 8th Ray Ritual Magic© - a complete and revolutionary system of ritual magic for the 21st century that enables you to work with the powers of the cosmos and change the very fabric of the universe. Through working as an 8th Ray Ritual Magician© you can transform yourself, your life and effect changes in the world around you. The necessary teachings and training for becoming an 8th Ray Ritual Magician© is taught exclusively through The Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® online school to people all over the world.
The Journey Continues
Over the years I have appeared in a number of international television programs and documentaries as an expert on sacred plant medicine, shamanism, spirituality and natural healing.
In 2008 I was awarded the New Zealand Health Industry Distinguished Services Award for “pioneering, developing and establishing New Zealand native flower and plant essences to facilitate holistic healing”.
In 2017 First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® was the winner of the New Zealand Business Awards 2017 for Excellence in Holistic Natural Health Products.
My book The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa was published in 2009, and I am currently working on The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa Volume Two.
I am often invited to speak at national and international conferences and festivals.
I am fully aware of the tremendous responsibility and honor of my role of creating a set of unique and powerful tools that can assist humanity to develop higher consciousness during the Aquarian Age.