Neal TiOmime Rzepkowski
Neal TiOmime Rzepowski
Medium, Physician & Teacher
Dr. Neal Rzepkowski, MD is a registered medium at the Lily Dale Assembly, Lily Dale, NY and lives nearby. Neal has dedicated 11 years to the board of Lily Dale Assembly as well as practicing as a Registered Medium. He dedicates his life to Native American Practices and you can often see Neal at many of the Sweat Lodges and Outdoor message services that are held during the Summer Season.He gives mediumship readings there year round and also teaches classes and leads sweat lodges during their summer season.
A new book (paperback and ebook) about him has been published and is now available. Neal Rzepkowski, MD: About Life, Love, Mediumship and the Spirit World. It is volume 3 in the Through a Medium’s Eyes series by Ruth Shilling.
Neal Rzepkowski, MD, is NOT a “born medium”.
It took Neal a year and a half in development circle study before he was able to deliver his first recognizable message. His first public message in 1973 at Forest Temple made no sense at all to the person who received it. (Hey, you’ve got to start somewhere!) He says he benefits from classes, like the ones he will teach at Lily Dale this summer, which push him (and will push attendees as well) outside their “comfort zones.”
What's it like to be both a psychic medium and a doctor? “Doc Neal” Rzepkowski says that he is not a born medium but instead developed his skill through focused desire and practice. At first, he thought there must be a trick to it and was determined to find out what it was. He has now been a professional medium (as well as a physician) for 40+ years.
In this book he talks about his own mediumistic development, finding his own remedies in the style of Edgar Cayce, teaching developing mediums about the Outdoor-Mediumship style used during the Lily Dale message services (he is now the president of Lily Dale), how he became involved in Native American sweat lodges and sun dances, and the benefits his spirituality has brought in helping his AIDs patients.
Neal is the caretaker of a sacred land called TiOmime that is a Lakota word and meaning. “TiOmime" the word “Ti” in Lakota means “he dwells there” or “house” (“by the way. “Tipi” is the plural form which means "they dwell there” which of course also means “house”) Omime’ is a sort-of made up word derived from the Lakota word for “circle” or “in a circle” (Omimeya) So the name implies a house in a circle, a “round house” kind of like the dome house that he lives in. The actual Lakota word for “dome” is tiyuktan.
Neal selflessly devotes himself and the use of his beautiful, spiritual land for Native Ceremonies, along with Guest Teachers for many years. He hosts a Lakota Yuwipi Ceremony with a medicine man from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. This small gathering of family and friends is held so that people can come together to pray in the powerful and healing space created by the songs, words and prayers of a traditional Lakota ceremony.
In the medicine man’s words:
“The purpose of these ceremonies is to uphold the Lakota values of forgiveness, generosity, wisdom and bravery,
not just for the Lakota, but for all people.”