The main thrust of my work as a healing arts practitioner is well-being. Finding solutions to how we might better live our lives.
Drawn from the depths of personal experience, my approach is holistic and integrative and I specialize in the intersection of Western psychology and the Eastern liberatory and the shamanic traditions.
My body of work addresses the turbulent and psychologically complex times in which we reside, framed by the belief that we are living at a pivotal period or threshold in our evolution—a very auspicious juncture ripe with possibility.
Think about where we find roots, or an embryo: Much of Life as we know it…begins in the dark.
During this intensive time of change, one meaningful possibility before us is a transformation in perception. A transformation of how we perceive our world and our place in it. It is a transformation from a separatist point of view, to one that recognizes, and understands through embodied knowing, that everything is interdependent and interconnected. This perception not only radically revisions our most fundamental relationship – how we relate to Life itself – but this nondual perception also allows us to view all of our relationships from a different perspective.
In other words, the opportunity before us, individually and as a collective, is to evolve from a dualistic to a non-dualistic way of perceiving, relating with, and Being-in, the world.
By perceiving and living nondualistically we gain clarity on the dynamic aspects of our world. Through a process of discernment as well as linkage, we learn to understand how the parts relate to each other and how the parts relate to the whole. By gaining clarity, the fear, power struggles, and corruption that inhibit our wellness have an opportunity to reverse. We unearth our authentic nature and come into alignment with love, harmony, and joy.
Often people ask, “well, what does this transition look like for me personally, for my inner world?” or “what kind of tools will best help me during this transition?”
As an author, teacher, and coach, my work aims to bring you possibilities to explore as you navigate a path of transformation and healing.
'Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali is a brilliant analysis of Western and Eastern concepts of consciousness, motivated by the author's personal experience that there's something beyond a materialistic brain-based explanation of consciousness. A deep dive into personal ego, impersonal awareness, dual and nondual realities, and beyond. Highly recommended.’ - Dean Radin, PhD, Chief Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences, USA
'The book hardly exceeds 150 pages in length, but its substance outperforms its physical weight by far.' - Harald Atmanspacher, Zürich, writing in the Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2019.
Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali (Routledge, 2018) is available in hardback, paperback, and various eprints including Nook and Kindle. To purchase or rent a copy directly from Routledge please click here.
The sleep paralysis nightmare has been reported from antiquity to modernity across manifold cultures. Many people who experience nocturnal assaults by dark entities, demons, hags, or incubi during sleep paralysis ascribe them to evil spirits with varying degrees of malevolence. The majority report the episodes as terrifying, mysterious, and uncanny. Known in the neurocognitive literature as “isolated sleep paralysis” or “sleep paralysis with hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations,” the phenomenon is fascinating to researchers across disciplines because it occurs when we are both asleep and awake, presenting fundamental questions on the subject of conscious experiences in sleep.
This article considers the nightmare of sleep paralysis to be an archetypal psychic process akin to Jung’s night sea journey and having correspondence to the wrathful deities presented in the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
While there are fundamental differences between the underlying philosophies and psychologies of India and EuroAmerican culture, there are also some very viable places where they converge. In this class, we will explore these similarities and divergences, and explore ways to bridge the differences as well as strengthen the places of intersection. Through bridging the traditions, we gain deeper insights into our individual and collective journey toward health, growth and restoration.
Date + Time: Saturday May 21st from 2 to 5pm PST
Exchange: sliding fee, $75 suggested
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