From my earliest memory of age 4, I was aware of the feelings and energies of other people
I could sense the colors and sounds around their bodies.
I could sense those in my family as well as others in school.
I could sense a toothache of a classmate or problems at home with other person.
I spent a lot of my early childhood in the forest near our home. Being in the trees and talking with my friends the animals, and communing with the earth and sky. I loved gathering fireflies in a jar, seeing their luminous glowing pulse; then releasing them and seeing them fly away in a swarm like the arms of stars in the night sky. I sought to understand the magic of Nature.
As a teenager I knew that I had to find some way of making sense of what I was feeling, sensing and seeing. I devoured every book and magazine I could find in our local library on the psychic realms, healing, mystical traditions and everything that addressed the non-visible world.
I met a woman named Olga Worrell in California, who was a psychic healer. In hearing her voice and then feeling the energies from her when she did a healing demonstration, I felt a profound resonance with her and the healing work. I experienced it as opening a door to a greater world. I attended as many of her workshops and talks as I could. She was my first teacher.
Olga Worrell’s healing abilities were studied extensively by many scientists and physicians. In one famous case, she was asked to hold a test tube culture of bacteria in her hand and to focus on killing them. She refused to do this, as she would not kill any living thing.
So instead she was asked to protect the bacteria from the effects of antibiotics. She was able to do this by her ability to focus healing energy on the bacteria. I first learned hands on healing from her as well as focusing and grounding techniques.
I studied anthropology, psychology, history and music at Goddard College in Vermont. My love of music energized me to join and start a college radio station (WGDR-FM) which is still broadcasting today. I produced many music and radio drama programs during that time.
In my Anthropology studies, I concentrated on the area called “Medical Anthropology”, which is the study of healing and medical systems of different cultures. My field work was in Morocco and Egypt, where I studied traditional healing philosophies and techniques. In both countries I learned breathing practices for both healer and client that had been used for hundreds of years, and knowledge of illness that arises at different stages of the soul’s evolution, independent of that person’s chronological age.
To this day the traditions of Egypt and Morocco hold a powerful resonance for me.
After finishing college in Vermont, I went to Turkey to experience the world of Rumi and the Mevlevi Sufi traditions.
After Turkey I traveled to a small town on the coast of Scotland, were I had heard there was a place where the nature world was working in harmony with people. It was called “Findhorn”, and while it was not as well known as today, it already was a very powerful and deeply transformative place. The community took its name from the village nearby.
I learned a lot about balancing energies, insights and actions from Eileen Caddy and Dorothy Maclean. They are two of the three co-founders of the Findhorn community. Eileen devoted her life to being guided by “the still small voice within”. Dorothy was in tune with the nature realms and how to co-create with the intelligence of nature. Working and living in a spiritual community was a constant source of learning, expanding and growing.
Also living in the community at that time was David Spangler, a wonderful combination of deeply reflective mystic and playful elf. He was a conscious intuitive since childhood and lectured and taught from a place of inner guidance.
After nearly three years in Scotland, I felt that it was time to return to the USA. Within a few days of my return I heard a talk given by a Sufi healer and teacher named Reshad Feild. His words and teachings opened another doorway in my heart and soul.
I began to study with him in the late 1970’s and have continued for many years. The teachings revolved around the practice of breath, meditation, resonance and energy healing.
During this time I also met Dr. Tenzin Choedrak one of the great masters of the Tibetan Medical Tradition. He was visiting the USA for the firsttime and was giving talks and meeting with western medical practitioners to see how Tibetan Medicine could help treatments of serious illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and AIDS.
Dr. Choedrak’s clear vision and his abilities in the subtle realms were evident to anyone who worked with him or was a patient of his. His compassion and gentleness showed his years of spiritual practice and inner work. This man had endured 20 years in a Chinese prison and when released, only offered light and love to others; he also treated the Dalai Lama and became his personal physician.
Studying and learning Tibetan Medicine principles and practices from him was a powerful opening and transforming experience for me; studying the four Medical Tantras and other traditional texts.
Learning pulse diagnosis and other ways of sensing the energies of a person from Dr. Choedrak added a new expanding dimension to my intuitive healing practice.
Each day I use something that I learned from him. Additionally his deep inner calm was a potent inspiration to practice.
In addition to my studies of Tibetan Medicine with Dr Choedrak, I am grateful to have received Tibetan teachings and empowerments from the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and the Kalachakra initiation from the 14th Dalai Lama.
In the early eighties, I began to hear of the work of a healer, clairvoyant and medicine woman named Rosalyn Bruyere. I attended a gatheringin the Los Angeles area where she spoke about healing, and her belief that healing and health is a collaborative effort between patient, physician and healer. She taught from a wonderful combination of both spiritual and scientific focus. I loved this mix right away.
I went to many of her classes, workshops and other teachings. I learned more about the energy centers of the body, healing techniques, and the ancient mystery school traditions. Her teachings and techniques on seeing and sensing patterns of disease are powerful tools in my life and practice. I trained and studied with Rosalyn for over a decade, her teachings I so value to this day.
Also in the Los Angeles area at this time was Brugh Joy M.D. Brugh is a teacher of heart centered transformation. I studied body energy fields, the use of high intensity sound in healing and intuitional states of consciousness with him. He also co-lead a week long Asilomar conference with David Spangler and others that I attended for eight years.
During one of these conferences I learned of the work of Marcel Vogel, an IBM research scientist who was making, programming and using crystals for healing. He taught that crystals “radiate energy in a coherent highly concentrated form and this energy may be transmitted into objects or people at will”. His workshops and classes were a wonderful combination of science and spirit.
The balance point of science and spirit was something that always draws me to it. In my early childhood I had seen a painting of an Alchemist in a book from the library. The image of the luminous glow from a flask shedding light on everything around it had stayed with me for years. Over the years I had attended many talks on the work of the enlightened analyst C.G. Jung in California. It was now time (1981) to go to the source of his work in Zurich Switzerland. After applying for admission I was accepted into the CG Jung Institute in Zurich where I studied for over two years.
Studying Jungian theory and methods at the institute was very intense. The students came from all over the world and the cross-fertilization was fascinating. The study program of dream work, active imagination psychological transformation and other areas of analytical psychology was challenging and fascinating.
Of all the classes at the institute that one that spoke to me the strongest was studying Jung’s masterwork “ Mysterium Coniunctionis “ or Mystery of the Conjunction.
This work shows the process of spiritual and mental healing and transformation that are described using the symbology of alchemy. The “conjunction” in the title is a reference to a joining, alignment or resolution between poles or dualities. For example sun/moon male/female and energy/matter.
Throughout my life the weaving together of the male and female energies, like the weaving of science and spirit has been a consistent focal point.
Ultimately my greatest teachers have been my clients. Since 1981 I have been privileged to work with thousands of clients worldwide. I treasure all that I have learned from them.
I have written a number of articles published by www.About.com a New York Times Company.
Opening the Heart Chakra: The heart chakra is the place where unconditional love is centered. Unconditional Love is a creative and powerful energy that may guide and help us through the most difficult times.
Third Chakra: Reclaiming Your Center: Your third chakra handles the energy of your personal power, self-esteem and personality. Your third chakra is the place where you learn to create boundaries for yourself.
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
- T S Eliot
My sessions are based in a medically and emotionally well researched setting for the individual.
I use the client’s medical history, psycho-social information and current issues to form a safe container in which medical intuition and readings can manifest.
Recommendations spanning many levels of a human being’s life will be made: medical, nutritional, supplements, psychological, emotional, and experiential as well as readings, music and much more.
My work combines my inherent gift of intuition with diversified learning experiences, decades of practice and teachings, worldly travels and immersion in medical intuitive healing practices of various cultures combined with the open mind of a true healer.