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— Tama Kieves





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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   

The Divine Feminine by Ann Baring

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.




Medicine for the Earth by Sandra Ingerman

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.



Awakening to the Spirit World by Hank Wesselman and Sandra Ingerman

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.




This Time I Dance by Tama Kieves
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.


The Return of the Feminine by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee


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.



The Unknown She: Eight Faces of an Emerging Consciousness by Hilary Hart

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.


A Beginners Guide to Constructing the Universe by Michael Schneider


Michael Schneider wrote A Beginners Guide to Constructing the Universe, which is the best introduction to sacred geometry I've ever read.





Akhter Ahsen is the founder of Eidetic Imagery, a profound method of using imagery to heal. Brilliant.


On Beauty

Beauty and the Soul by Piero Ferrucci

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.




The Music of Life by Hazrat Inayat Khan


Beauty is of fundamental importance to the Sufis and is discussed in most of their writings. For instance, see The Music of Life by Hazrat Inayat Khan.



Awakening: A Sufi Experience by Pir Vilayat Khan


Also see Awakening: A Sufi Experience by Pir Inayat Khan.






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.

Treating MS

The MS Recovery Diet by Ann Sawyer and Judith Bachrack


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!




Beyond MS by Nancy Bent


Nancy Bent wrote Beyond MS, which relates how she recovered from MS by working with the psychologist Akhter Ahsen using his Eidetic Imagery methods. Inspiring.





The Diary of a Medical Intuitive by Christel Nani


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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