Here are some of the people, healing methods, spiritual teachings, and books that have influenced and inspired my work. I hope you enjoy exploring them.
Developing Energy Awareness
To transform your energies and your life, see Stephen and Lynda Kane’s School of Energy Awareness.
To receive assistance in developing the skill and ability to listen to your body’s inner wisdom, see Rubenfeld Synergy.
If you are looking for a skilled Rubenfeld practitioner near Portland, Oregon, I highly recommend Deborah Merkle.
Teachers & Books
Anne Baring is an English Jungian analyst and author of numerous books on mythology, psychology and alchemy. Two of my favorites (both co-authored with Andrew Harvey) are The Mystic Vision and The Divine Feminine.
Sandra Ingerman is a psychologist trained in shamanism who has been teaching for many years. I have read almost all of her beautifully and poetically written books, beginning in 1991 with Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self. Sandra has also authored Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins. And her monthly e-newsletter is always inspiring.
Hank Wesselman has a doctorate in anthropology, is a trained shaman, and has written numerous books on Hawaiian Shamanism. He and Sandra Ingerman co-authored a wonderful, timely book published in 2010: Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation.
Tama Kieves is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School who left the practice of law to follow her dream of becoming a writer. The result was This Time I Dance! Creating Work You Love/How One Harvard Lawyer Left It All to Have It All. Tama's writing is inspirational, positive and life-transforming. Her book was a tremendous help to me when I was moving through the difficult transition of leaving my home in Italy to begin life all over again in the U.S.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a Sufi teacher and Jungian analyst who has written many profound books, including The Return of the Feminine and the World Soul. He writes lyrically of the importance of beauty and the necessity of the return of the divine feminine, both of which are so needed in the world at this moment in time.
Hilary Hart is a teacher of philosophy and a practicing Sufi who wrote The Unknown She: Eight Faces of an Emerging Consciousness. This is one of my most treasured books. Hilary interviewed eight women mystics from a variety of traditions around the world. Each one expresses her personal experiences with the energy, power and wisdom of the divine feminine in her life and the importance that these teachings hold for healing the earth.
Akhter Ahsen is the founder of Eidetic Imagery, a profound method of using imagery to heal. Brilliant.
Piero Ferrucci is an Italian psychotherapist who was a student and collaborator with Roberto Assagioli, the founder of Psychosynthesis. He has written a wonderful book on beauty titled Beauty and the Soul that has been translated into English. It is very insirational and highly recommended.
Many artists, mystics and poets worldwide have written about the importance of beauty in their lives. For example, see the poetry of Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks), Hafiz (translated by Daniel Ladinski), St. Francis of Assisi, Sri Aurobindo and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Russian artists Nicholas Roerich and Wassily Kandinsky wrote extensively about the spiritual power of beauty. For example, see Kandinsky's book, Concerning the Spiritual in Art.
Anne Sawyer and Judith Bachrack co-authored the book The MS Recovery Diet. This is the best information on MS for the lay reader that I’ve found. It discusses how diet healed the authors’ MS symptoms and includes some great recipes as well!
Christel Nani wrote the book Diary of a Medical Intuitive about her spiritual journey and how she healed from MS. Two other books of hers that continue to be very helpful to me are Guidance 24/7 and Sacred Choices.
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