Awakening and the Tri-Brain Model

There are many models that can be utilized to describe the awakening process. One of the ones that I have been sitting with for a period of time is the tri-brain model. To be somewhat simplistic about this, the tri-brain model (or triune model) divides the brain into...

Bringing in a New Self

As we are coming upon a New Year, or may have just crossed the threshold into a New Year (depending on when you are reading this), we come upon the inevitable thoughts of change, of becoming anew. On my Facebook page a few weeks ago I talked about why resolutions...

Dark Energies, Projection, and Reconciling Trauma

Recently a student asked me about the prevalence of “dark energies”, and showed me some varying blog articles and so forth from people claiming that everything we do is as a result of (evil archons, ET’s, demonic forces, sorcery, occult black magic, possessing...

Energy Vampires and the Internet as Animist Being

On my Facebook page a while ago I posted a description of what Energy Vampires are. Most of us are aware of the basic definition, or can sort of suss it out by the label– they are people whom we walk away from, whether in person, online, or through other forms of...

Psychic Capacities and Nervous System Overwhelm

I recently opened up my Facebook page to ask what questions people may have that would make a good blog. I received this email (heavily paraphrased, any identifying info taken out): Hi Mary! I loved your Managing Psychic Abilities book. It was the first book that I...

Darkness, Spirit, and the Feminine

It is the tendency of our culture to mistake what is dark within ourselves for what is wounded, rather than seeing darkness as its own kingdom, and carrying its own beauty. It has been a long path for me to separate my rather dark tendencies from what was wounded...

Announcing The Shamanic Workbook I

I have taught more than a few courses over the years, and due to many requests (and some polite demands) I have compiled three of my courses into a book. It is a whopper of a book, too. You can order the book here… It will be available through other Amazon sites...

Gnosis and Direct Revelation

The power of gnosis and knowledge that arises from direct revelation and interface with spiritual intelligences and forces in the modern world has been greatly diminished and disregarded. Called snidely UPG, or unverified personal gnosis, we seek to dismiss anything...