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Art is the intangible language of the soul

Portrait - MB

Artist & Shamanic Pracitioner

My first experience of non-ordinary worlds were found as a child in nature. I learned from the creek, stones, trees, crayfish, feathered ones, four legged and other beings that I met along the way. I remember at this same age seeing art of Kahlil Gibran in his book “The Prophet”. These images made a deep impression on me and I recognized this feeling was different than any other kind of art I had seen before and reminded me of what I experienced in nature. Gibran’s black and white drawings are just one of many visionary artists that have encoded their work with a specific intention. Like my artistic predecessors, I am also finding my way to translate the information from my guides into a visual form that transmits their message. This is the “intangible” that I am defining through images, symbols, eyes of animals, and energetic mark-making.

Many of the images come directly from shamanic journeys and some reveal themselves in powerful dreams. After creating these paintings for myself and seeing how they worked as an inspiration and support of my own spiritual evolution, I began to offer these personalized portraits to others.

This kind of work roots itself in the tradition of creating a visual sign post of protection and guidance for the community as well as an affirming force in people’s lives.

“We all need an inspiration or motivation to move through challenging times. Artwork created from Shamanic journeys can address this in a unique way.”


PA Governor’s School for the Arts, Bucknell University 1974

University of the Arts, PA  1975-1977  1995-1996 BA

Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy 1977-1978

West Chester State University, PA 2007-2008


I am trained as a traditional illustrator and Graphic Designer, having worked for design firms, advertising agencies and publishing companies for many years. I am now enjoying the exquisite joy of concentrating on personal paintings created from shamanic journeys as well as commissioned artwork for others.

influenced by Kahlil Gibran

“Locomotive” by Kahlil Gibran,

Training in Shamanism

Foundation for Shamanic Studies

   P.O. Box 1939, Mill Valley, CA 94942

Sandra Harner, Ph.D., CSC

   Shamanic Counseling

Sandra IngermanMA

   Soul Retrieval

Carol Proudfoot-Edgar, Shaman

   Ancestral Shamanism + Northeastern Native Peoples,

   Medicine for our present age: Bear, Buffalo & Iniskim

Betsy Bergstrom

   Thought and Curse Unraveling,

   Compassionate Depossession

   Mediumship Intensive

   Ancestral fields & Seidr

Tom Cowan, Phd

   Celtic Shamanism

Dana RobinsonCSC

   Basic course in Core Shamanism

Stephen Gallegos, Ph.D., Shaman

   Personal Totem Pole Process

The Voice and the Vessel

Joseph Rael, Shaman

   Native American Mystery School

Jim Frank

   8 Month Training in Shamanism

Multicultural Medicine Wheel

Ted Andrews

How to Work with Spirit Guides

Geo Cameron

Celtic Shamanism

Edinburgh, Scotland

Hank Wesselman

Working with Ancestral Spirits

Linda Rose Hallowell – Shamanic Journeying


Other Related Trainings

Andrea Largent, MSW, CYT

   Field Constellation – 2 yr intensive, 8 yrs. Group

Bill Harvey, MA, Certified Advanced Rolfer

   Breathing and Self Regulation

Angela Rapalyea – Medicine for the Earth

Margot Adler – Modern Ceremonies

Layne Redmond

Healing Properties of the Frame Drum

Heart of the Goddess – Renee Welde

Woman Wisdom Mystery School 9 month program

Vicki Noble

Ritual & Healing Practices

Reiki 1 Certification

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