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Jessica C. Buturla Hunter

* Sun Star Shamanic Healing *

Integrative & Intuitive Shamanic Wellness

(Formerly Hunter Healing Hands)

Jessica C. Buturla Hunter

Shamanic Teacher & Shamanic Practitioner

Shamanic Medium & Shamanic Spirit Communicator

Crystal Healing Teacher & Melody Certified Crystal Healing Practitioner


Personal ~ Passionate ~ Experienced

Celebrating 12 years in professional practice serving the community

"I have always enjoyed working with my hands. But my hands do not do the healing work. The hand of Spirit steps in, and truly facilitates the magic for the client. I believe in giving credit where credit is due - and my credit and reverence is to the Spirits. For without them, the work would not be possible. I have never been comfortable calling myself a "healer" or "gifted" in any way - so I don't, I am just Jessica. I feel appreciative that clients have described my work that way, but those are their words. Their words are truly describing the magic they experience between themselves and the Spirits in session. I am simply just the witness and facilitator to support them in the process of healing."         ~ Jessica C. Buturla-Hunter

Jessica's Journey

Photo copyright Jessica Buturla Hunter

"He who wants a Rose must respect the Thorn."

~ Persian Proverb

Jessica has been fascinated with the spirit world, psychic work, and Native / Indigenous cultures since childhood.  She had her first Spirit experience at the age of 9, wherein she had an interaction with a Human Spirit at her maternal Grandmother's house.  A lover of nature and animals, she also spent many hours as a child playing in the woods behind the family property.  As a young teenager, she began exploring different methodologies of crystals, psychic development, and different forms of earth based spirituality back in the late 1980's, at a local metaphysical shop in Fairfield, known as The Wizard.  The shop unfortunately did not last very long - as at that time crystals / spiritual / psychic / and metaphysical work -  was not popular in that area as it is today.  Since then, it has led Jessica to pursue various types of practices, studies, and formal professional training, in a variety of spiritual and metaphysical work.  She has currently been in professional private practice working with clients and students since 2010, originally as Hunter Healing Hands up until December, 2020.  After being blindsided with an unexpected divorce at the end of 2020, Jessica decided it was time for a new shift in her life and work; she has since transitioned her healing practice to Sun Star Shamanic Healing  to honor her roots.  As a seasoned and experienced Shamanic Practitioner, Jessica has been studying and professionally training in spiritual work over the last 25 years, and has been in professional practice working with clients for the last 12 years.

Jessica is fully committed to her shamanic work to assist others in their healing process.  She has always had a life long love and respect for Native / Indigenous cultures. She is passionate about their ways of healing, living, and their philosophies, and strives to respect that in modern shamanic practices.  Her calling to her healing work did not just come with a love of nature, spirit experiences and love for indigenous ways and cultures alone.  It also came with walking through many different types fires of life altering challenges and traumas. Years of empathic, intuitive, and psychic challenges that greatly affected her physically and emotionally since childhood; chronic bone issues (that required multiple surgeries); chronic sinus and intestinal illnesses; a survivor of domestic violence in romantic relations; a few personal near death experiences that were horrible life altering awakenings; in addition to surviving the suicide of a beloved sibling, along with much, much, more in the mix.  With life falling apart in different ways and at different times (sometimes all at once), Jessica sought out to receive a combination of both alternative and traditional healing over the years for her physical and emotional healing.  She believes we all have the ability within to transform life's most difficult stumbling blocks into life's greatest stepping stones, to become who we truly are in the journey of life if we so choose, and are ready. Our deepest wounds and traumas can be opportunities as our greatest teachers of growth, strength, and empowerment.  For Jessica, walking through these challenges has not only been a learning and growth experience - as horrible as some of them were. They provided an opportunity for strength, clarity, a sense of reality, and an authenticity of being able to truly relate to another's wounding, pain, and challenges.  It has given her a unique combination of polar opposites that are wrapped into one:  the ability to connect with a deep and supportive sense of empathetic understanding, combined with the heart and strength, of the Warrior.  

Jessica's Focus & Passion

Jessica's passion in healing work is dedicated to assisting clients in their life journey, healing process, and challenges; and to work with those challenges as tools for healing and empowerment, learning, and growth. As her own path to healing work came with various trials and significant traumas, she has a very genuine and very authentic down to earth understanding, and realistic ability to relate to her clients. She strives to come from both a spiritual and life perspective, honoring the balance of both spiritual and human experiences in her work.  She also has a realistic, straightforward, and practical approach - with honesty, quality, and integrity as her top priorities in her work.  Jessica believes in being true to the healing work and the Spirits, and presents the healing to clients as the Spirits present it in order to assist clients to be able to get to the real root of their issues and struggles, and obtain spiritual resolution with them. She has worked with clients from all walks of life and backgrounds; she has worked with clients (In-Person) from various areas of Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Jersey.   Jessica also offers Distance Healing Sessions by Phone for all areas throughout the United States.  In addition to her focus in facilitating private healing sessions, Jessica also focuses in space clearing work. She has extensive experience in working with properties with extensive traumas and paranormal activity. Her space clearing work has also encompassed a dedication to many years working with healing and honoring trauma and issues connected to the Pequot War, in spaces and on land, throughout Connecticut.  Jessica has also been hired by the producers of the show, Ghost Adventures, to assess and cleanse a case in CT that was under investigation.  Jessica also enjoys teaching has taught a variety of students over the years in Reiki, Crystal Healing, and Shamanic Healing.  Jessica also enjoys writing, and has written a variety of published articles and also enjoys writing poetry from the shamanic perspective.  She is also a contributing author to the book, Shamanism Without Borders, 2nd Edition

Formal Training & Credentials

Jessica has committed to extended professional training in all areas of her practices and services. All of her training has been done in person and hands in extensive studies over the last two decades with various mentors.  Her approach in her work -  is a combination of her natural abilities and years of professional training combined.   A Shamanic Teacher and Shamanic Practitioner, she has been dedicated to several years of professional shamanic training, including a 5 Year Shamanic Apprenticeship with Gail Gorelick that encompassed her Practitioner and Teacher training.  She pursued further Shamanic training with Sandra Ingerman, Hank Wesselman, Nan Moss, and additional Shamanic mentors. She was also formerly an Ordained Minister with Circle of the Sacred Earth - a church dedicated to Shamanic practices.  A Shamanic Medium, she has also committed to several studies with various Medium and Intuitive mentors over the years. She is also a Crystal Healing Teacher and a Melody Certified Crystal Healing Practitioner. She has an extensive background in Crystal Healing from many years of professional training with 5 different Crystal Mentors, combined with her years of experience in working with crystals since the late 1980's.  She is devoted to both her healing work with others and her own personal healing process. She is also a member of many professional holistic healing organizations, and honors the work in spiritual, ethical, and professional standards.  She has been in professional practice working with clients for the last 12 years.

Ancestral Connections

Jessica's intuitive abilities and calling to her work is also honored in her bloodline through a unique combination of Strega and Shamanic. Her maternal great, great, grandmother was a Strega in Italy; she also has Native heritage of the Yakut through her paternal line, in addition to ancestral lineage connections to Genghis Khan in both lines. She also has a combined ancestry of Polish, Slavic, French, German, Balkan, Finnish, Scandinavian, Middle Eastern, Asian, and Mongolian roots. Her focus in Shamanic healing is Core Shamanism, combined with North American, and Siberian traditions, in addition to honoring those of her other Ancestors.

Community Work

In addition to her private practice work, Jessica also believes in returning healing to the community. She has done pro bono healing for the elderly and terminally ill individuals; she has done work with rescue felines in shelter and clinic environments, and has also worked with felines in a veterinary office setting. She has also worked with support groups, has lectured and taught workshops in local high school and college venues, participated in local community healing events, and has been a guest speaker on various radio stations. She also continues to facilitate ceremonial work each year dedicated to healing for the land, the Pequots, and all involved in the Pequot War as part of her shamanic practices.


Jessica is grateful for, and honors the journey of life and the Spirits, all of her mentors and colleagues, the beautiful spirits of nature, the Pequots, the Ancestors, for Jordan, who has taught her so much in life and continues to in spirit; and especially the spirits of the Stones, who have resonated with her since childhood and began her journey on the Shamanic Path.   And a very special thank you to John and Brenda from The Wizard XOXOX

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