Meet Dayle McLeod

Dayle McLeod is a shamanic artist (Actress, Musician and Author), & Death Dula.
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.   

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

a New Memoir from Dayle McLeod

While stuck in toxic family cycles of shame and unworthiness that led to an abusive marriage, Dayle sought out the help of shamanic Amazonian plant-medicine, Ayahuasca to help her out of her depression and anxiety- but something unusual happened; she couldn't exit the dream-world that the hallucinogen brought her into for forty days after the ceremony.

Dayle's own South African shamanic ancestors awoke in her, giving her cosmic visions and downloads from the universe, teaching her about the ancient ways of healing and empowering her to change her life. 

She woke up in the psychiatric ward of an L.A hospital where Western doctors told her she had gone crazy, but a Native American Jungian Psychologist saw things differently; he saw a classic shamanic initiation and call back to traditional African spirituality. 

Open this book for an epic journey into the ancestral world of spirit and it's alchemical power to transform shame into joy and prosperity. 

Music

In Bloom

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You don't need to know that Dayle McLeod wrote, recorded and produced her first album herself in her parents basement to recognize its handmade charm, down to her harmonizing to sounds of rain and lightening on the track 'Silence of the Desert', but it doesn't hurt to know the story behind the music.

This album was created over the last 4 years

You don't need to know that Dayle McLeod wrote, recorded and produced her first album herself in her parents basement to recognize its handmade charm, down to her harmonizing to sounds of rain and lightening on the track 'Silence of the Desert', but it doesn't hurt to know the story behind the music.

This album was created over the last 4 years following Dayle's terriyfingly beautiful shamanic initiation and stint in the psyche ward (which she writes about in her memoir, 'The Big Dream'). When she got out, her life was starting again anew, and her songs on this albums are more like prayers.

Her songs have a curious attachment to her earthy existence and its corporeal forms, but she is interested in the methods of transition between physical world and a metaphysical sphere. You can feel her desire to reach what is beyond in the music, and her interest in the medium that might translate between these two spheres, that being the medium of her craft, music and poetry.

This organic and experimental album follows Dayle's search for the meaning of love, and lessons and betrayals along the way. True to her folk roots, the songs are the stories of her life accompanied by her nylon string guitar and hypnotic harmonies.

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