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We are artists, musicians, actors, poets. Kitchen wizards, medicine women, plant whisperers and earth mamas. We dance, we sing, we listen, we create. We are alive and engaged in life on this planet! We invite you to share in our magic and weave your offerings into the web. Learn more here:

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Alisa Muñiz Blanchard

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

I am Alisa: poet, photographer, writer, priestess, seer, mother, healer and Wild Dreamer.

My life’s work is to provide creative, heart and spirit-centered business “soul-tions” and administration for growing entrepreneurs who honor sustainable community-minded visions for our world. I am passionate about providing compassionate business owners the tools they need to make their own life’s work sustainable.

While I hold a B.A. in Business Administration and English Communications with concentrations in Management and Ethics, my heart is the source of my life force. My passion for writing was ignited with the first breath of life.

Deep in my bones
it dwells,
with my song
dust and marrow.

In each of us
this vibration
at birth

Access gained
to the activation
of ancient knowing
in the script of breath

It is my work to honor and celebrate the various moments in our human experience through my wild exploration of what it means to be alive.

May you be wild and joyous on your own journey.

Visit my websites Wild Dreamer: Business Doula and In This Room: A Collection of Writing:



Araboushikha Art

Hampshire, UK

I am a self-taught stone sculptor, working in a variety of different stones. I am drawn by the simplicity of this most ancient craft. I use no power tools or toxic chemicals. Just stone, the raw body of Mother Earth, mallet chisels, presence of mind and awareness of body. It is a slow but satisfying meditative process and in a hurried, sometimes chaotic and confusing world, the stone speaks to me always of the value of patience, perseverance and stillness.

My inspiration comes from shamanic dreams and ancient folklore and mythology, but at the core of my work lies a deep respect for the earth, the wild and wonderful creatures that roam it, and the deep mystery that encompasses all.

I like to think there is a lot of love in my work for that is the feeling that I have when I create. Each piece I create is totally unique. Some can be quite a journey and each has its own story to tell.

I find in every stone a secret waiting to be born, a silent beauty, a hidden power or a shard of lost wisdom. Something that perhaps was always there, but lain forgotten under the rock of ages, slowly reveals itself with quiet dignity. Carving is a magical process and a spiritual, meditative practice for me. It is alchemy… it is my prayer.

I am always open to consider personal commissions, or commissions for public places or retreat centers. I will also be running some workshops Summer 2015 in the South of England; if you have an interest in learning this craft or wish to be added to my mailing list for future exhibitions, please contact me.

To see more of my work, visit:


Donna Sakamoto Crispin

Eugene, Oregon, USA

I have been weaving baskets and other fiber art for 28 years. My college degrees are in Sociology and Education, so I don’t have formal art training. However, I’ve taken all kinds of basketry workshops offered throughout the Northwest and other classes at our local craft center. I have found that my style of basket weaving is enhanced by trying out a variety of crafts, such as weaving, ceramics or jewelry.

Through the years, I have synthesized the information from many workshop experiences, studying books and other basket weavers. Northwest Native American basketry and Japanese culture, especially basketry, have also been extremely important influences. One of my favorite weaving materials is western red cedar bark, which is a highly prized resource of local basket weavers. I have collected my own cedar bark in nearby forests and I make my own strips, which involves hours of tedious preparation. I honor traditional collecting methods, which allow for conservation of our natural materials.

Many of my pieces incorporate aspects of Japanese basketry. Since I am a third generation Japanese-American, I try to find ways to integrate Japanese culture into my work. Although Japanese basketry is mostly woven bamboo, I don’t have access to the proper materials and tools so I find other ways to integrate the techniques and aesthetics into my fiber art.

Landscapes and nature in general have always been an important part of my perception and application to artwork. I have had the luxury of living and working in some of the most beautiful places in the West and their memories can be seen in my weaving.


Douglas Walker

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Douglas Walker was born and grew up in Vancouver, Canada.

His paintings include unique representations of Vedic gods along with depictions of the relationship between the human physiology and the Divine.

Douglas was gifted with the ability to paint late in life following a meditation experience of Divine Mother dancing in his heart lotus. Many who view his work report inner spiritual transformation and energetic healing.

According to Douglas, “Divine Mother is the artist. I just try to be alert to what She is telling me, and not get in the way. The less the ego is involved, the better I can express Her Light and Silence in my paintings. And of course, it helps to keep improving my painting skills.”

He presently lives with his wife Nancy in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Havi Mandell

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

We paint our lives with each breath, each thought, each flow of feeling and each sensation. We can recognize that we are master weavers of stories in each moment of our lives and, with that knowledge, we create the most beautiful tapestries of being. We can choose to which story we will give energy and which we will release. Regardless of the choices we consciously make, we are the storytellers, the magicians and the artists of our lives. Why not, then, create the greatest magic possible? Why not create our lives as masterpieces of joy, beauty and love?

I am an artist of images, of words and of life. I create because I can’t imagine not doing so; it is as essential as breathing and drumming my heart’s song. My art moves me into a place of spiritual connection and receptivity, opening to the deep inner wisdom and symbolic worlds that source all-healing, all transformation, all full-hearted gratitude and the beauty of Spirit’s artistry. I never cease to be amazed at what emerges magically and with such truth from my paintings and writings. A new life comes into form that speaks with a mythic wisdom and passion that feels so much greater than what I could have consciously chosen to express. The chasm between possibility and reality fades away as something essential is made real and tangible. The process of creating is as magical as what is birthed in the process. I love to paint and write because I feel such joy and oneness when swimming in the creative flow, feeling that sense of infinite possibility and embracing the mystery of what will be created. I am transformed with each piece that I create by the being and the story created. This is the process of intentional creativity: reaching intuitively deep within to invite images, healing wisdom and transformation to emerge.

My primary art training has been with Shiloh Sophia McCloud and now I am a certified Color of Woman through her program. I paint in the Contemporary Symbolism style. I grew up admiring Chagall, Kandinsky and Picasso. In my adult years, the works of Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Susan Seddon-Boulet and Shiloh Sophia McCloud have influenced me. My work was part of a slide show for the United Nations and I was just a featured artist in the Art of Women Exhibit in Las Vegas. My other influences are my years of studying Kabbalah and shamanism and bringing these teachings into my healing work and my artwork.

I seek to be an instrument to awaken people to look for Beauty within and around them. Art is that transformational vehicle that brings Beauty into being and allows us to see Beauty where we once saw only the mundane. If I can spark that shift in seeing, where one can see with the heart the heart of Beauty in all things, I feel full and grateful. My work is offered as a gateway, a mirror, to take people to the healing, the transformation and the beauty within.

I also believe strongly that we are all artists and my larger vision is to nurture and inspire others to embrace their creativity and beauty in all aspects, claim it, and bring it to life and to love.


Helene Rose

Boulder, Colorado, USA

Helene Rose, MS, is passionate about supporting women to live brilliant lives and founded Be Brilliant Network to serve as a portal for women to step into their radiance. She believes that when a woman fully acknowledges and embodies her brilliance, she is an authentic and successful contributor to society — no matter where she is and what she chooses to do. Her inner brilliance shines forth in all she does. Helene’s experience provides her with a deeply compassionate perspective and understanding of the modern woman’s struggle for mindful living and feminine empowerment. She is the author of “Blessed Womb,” a healing memoir and “Love Poems.” She facilitates “Women Who Write Rock” virtual writing retreats. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her family.


JoAnne Dodgson

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

With 30 years of experience as a healer, teacher and consultant, JoAnne Dodgson offers guidance to awaken authentic ways of being to transform the ways we live and relate with ourselves, each other, and the earth.

Since 2000, she has been living and learning the kala keh nah seh lineage of Ka Ta See, a tradition from the Eastern Andes. A shamanic healer and teacher of these ancient medicine ways, JoAnne offers spiritual counseling, initiation ceremonies, Bone Throws, traditional energy balancing, and spirit journeys which awaken profound healing, deep connectedness, joy and empowerment. Prior to her shamanic initiations, JoAnne completed her doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Holistic Health. She has many years of professional experience as a psychotherapist, community activist, and college instructor.


K Lenore Siner

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

I work with wax because it contributes a wonderful luminosity that I finds aesthetically pleasing. The medium also shows action and no pour can be recreated, it makes process obvious in the final product which is something I believe is valuable in our world of the mass produced image.

Thematically, my paintings are a journey to understand my own identity, particularly the edges of the personal that meet up with the realm of archetype.

I have showed nationally, including the Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, CA, Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA and AS220 in Providence, RI. I am director of Peregrine Gallery in Providence, RI and currently live and works in the AS220 artist Mercantile Building.


Karen Noel

Asheville, North Carolina, USA

I presently live in Asheville, NC. I first developed a love of watercolor while studying at the Maryland Institute of Art. This passion continued during the many years that I taught at a community college in San Diego. Creative expression has always been a joy and a focus in my life. Often, inspiration comes through a meditative connection with nature, and the paintings become a symbolic journal of my inner and outer experiences.


Katlyn Breene

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Katlyn Breene has been creating sacred art and Incense for 40 years. Her artwork is a manifestation of her beliefs and can be experienced in homes, on altars and in temples around the world.

She is the creator of Mermade Magickal Arts and handcrafts natural artisan incense and oils since 1984. She is the author and illustrator of many books and articles on spiritual arts, incense and folklore.

Her work includes cover art and illustrations for many Music CDs, books and magazines, here and abroad, Goddess calendars and countless images of the ancient Gods and Goddesses and creatures of myth and magic.

Since 1980 her sculptures, “The Ladies of Magic and Mystery,” have been on display at The Magic Castle in Hollywood. Katlyn traveled the world for many years performing her dance and magic act.

She and her husband Michael, known as “Zingaia” create techno-tantra-trance music dedicated to sacred lovers and to the Goddess in all Her many aspects.



South Africa

I love the vibrancy of world music instruments and have extensively studied and taught Middle Eastern dance and music. I produce healing world music that moves with spirit and touches the soul. I am presently recording a third Goddess chant album entitled Ancestors.


Lisa Adams Reed

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

I have secretly seen myself as an artist since I was a small child. I always knew my creativity would dominate my life and in this final third I am all in! I was blessed by a stroke that left me blind in one eye a few years ago. Funny how it made me see things differently and have an even greater desire to paint the world from this unique perspective.

I discovered my favorite juicy medium when I first opened a jar of cold wax and mixed it with oil. It was like painting with yummy canned frosting! The many layers that I apply, then intuitively scrape away, always reveals beautiful surprises underneath. So much like life.

The stuff that we may have layered on and covered up make us the unique individuals that we are. If we dare peel some layers away, our colorful gifts are there in all their glory. My paintings are SoulScapes.


Meganne Forbes

Carpinteria, California, USA

I love to honor all the earthly inhabitants by painting them.


Nadine Waltman Harmon

Bend, Oregon, USA

Nadine is a retired teacher (42 years) who grew up in Northeastern Oklahoma. She taught in Oregon, Arkansas, Oklahoma and East Africa. She has taught in one-room schools, been a principal, head teacher and head of a Humanities Department in a Middle School. As a member of the United States Agency of International Development and the National Education Association (USAID-NEA) TEACH CORPS, Nadine assisted in upgrading African teachers at Mpwapwa Teachers College and Marangu Teachers College (Tanzania). After receiving a grant from The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, Nadine researched Wahehe folk tales in Iringa Region, Tanzania. Her work has been published in educational journals and in the U.K. (poetry), the Phillipines (poetry), in The Delta Kappa Gamma International Bulletin (articles, poetry). One of Nadine’s tanka was selected for The Best Tanka of 2010. An article on Phillda Njauu, an artist from the U.S., living in Nairobi Kenya was published in SAGE, a journal for Black Women (Spelman College) Nadine’s poetry has recently been published in Pyrokinection and Napalm and Novocain, both online publications. Nadine is presently writing a novel of East Africa (c.1969). She lives in the Pacific Northwest in a log house with her cat, Mama Chai.

Patricia Ricci


Dr. Patricia Ricci is a therapist, adventurer, artist and scientist by trade. She is the founder of Villa Natura in Austria, where she organizes and gives seminars, talks and workshops on the topics of Creativity, Nature and Yourself, such as creativity training, transformational therapy, charisma coaching, yoga, wild herbs, edutainment, outdoor adventures, burnout prevention, work/life flow, authenticity and female power.


Pegi Smith

Ashland, Oregon, USA

Within, perhaps, a summary of my own life’s perspectives and observations (yet with no conscious agenda), I’m captivated by the creative process, swept up in the work, the medium and the opportunity.

My hope is that the final works will cause the viewer to immerse and then to emerge with the initial design in tow…moving in and out…with an intentional choice to be there again and again. Energized by life’s experiences and dreams of how it should, or could be if only…

While immersed in a project, there are times when I see it as primitive and at other times refined. Regardless, I am pressed to move forward, aware of pending modifications, yet enjoying the expression of the moment. I work from the canvas with no pre-sketching, but a more innate exploration of my own inner space, while being aware of the necessity to remain open to the spontaneous, hidden dimensions appearing and reappearing on the canvases — with an endless appreciation that color is such an obvious and important part of my life.

Am I discovering aspects of my own identity in the process. Wondering ‘is this about me?’ Maybe so. Regardless, I am there and somehow absent, while the actual painting occurs. Appeared to and appealed to by the urgent necessity to cooperate with what is developing and yet making my own voice heard as a distant director of what must be the reluctant conclusion of that one work…if another is to begin.

Thank you for the privilege of sharing my work with you.


Samantha Fernandez


Born on Wurrundjerri land in Melbourne, Australia. My Mountain is Mt. Dandenong (which means lofty mountain) and my River is the Yarra (which actually means river). My ancestry is Celtic. I am a daughter of the Scottish/Irish MacGillivray clan. I grew up by the sea and have always played with magic, danced with spirit and surrendered to music. I became a Liturgical music schollar and studied a Bachelor of Arts Degree in performance studies and a post grad in community engagement and cultural development. I practiced massage and shamanistic healing, wellness, meditation and yoga. I travelled within and around the world many times. I’ve camped in places of natural wonder, sang at peace festivals and sacred ceremonies in temples, churches, hospitals and forrest glades. I have managed to release 12 albums so far and been part of the soundtrack for several films. I continue to live and learn, share and shine, in wonder of it all…Blessings…


Shawna Stewart

Santee, California, USA

I’m a myriad of things…a mom, a wife, a vegan, a bringer of love, a conjurer of happy, a little bit gypsy, a little bit hippy, a blast of bohemian, a whole lot of goddess and a heavy sprinkling of magic. My art is a reflection of that.

I began painting in 2013. I felt called to do so, as illogical as it seemed. Though I have always been creative, at the time, I didn’t consider myself artistic. On a whim, I stripped down some existing chairs and repainted them…happy style. The more I painted, the more I felt called to do so, and not just on repurposed furniture (though I do love me some reduce-reuse-recycling fun). I can’t fully describe what transpires when I paint. I often don’t even know the direction in which a painting is headed, but the desire (need) to get it out is all encompassing. I feel truly guided and am abundantly grateful to be able to take part in this magical journey and create a tangible kind of HAPPY that can transcend the canvas and the strokes and fill the hearts of many!

I’m passionate about discovering and magnifying the divine feminine, in all things. I hope that my art is enlightening, inspiring, nurturing and divine, but most of all a tangible happy that resonates long after it’s left my studio. The energy that is intentionally poured into each piece is as important, I believe, as the image being created.


Sherry Knight


Sherry designs her Luisacchi collections from her studio home on Chandos Lake in Southern Ontario. Working primarily with semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystal, Sherry creates exquisite hand crafted limited edition jewelry. Her signature lies in combining the glamour of crystal with natures minerals. This has made her work desirable for its uniqueness and elegance. Sherry has enjoyed success in marketing her limited edition and one-of-a-kind designs to galleries and boutiques throughout North America, Japan and Australia. Worn casually or formally Luisacchi Fine Fashion Jewellery makes an impressive statement.



Silver City, New Mexico, USA

Trishuwa works with the ceremonial forms of communicating with the invisibles of the world-Sweat Lodge, Sacred Pipe, Vision Quest and the Medicine Wheel. She is Ceremonial Director of the Church of Gaia and founding member of Foundation for Gaian Studies, www.gaianstudies.org. She is a poet and Earth Wisdom storyteller, combining myth and personal stories of spiritual relationship with human, non-human, visible and invisible.


Vanessa Codorniu

New York, New York, USA

Vanessa Codorniu, CHt, RMT. This Urban Priestess, guides change-makers to the deep wisdom of their intuition so they can tap into their internal power and create the lives they were born to live. Called a “full service healer,” she connects to the underlying soul causes for challenges through her strategic intuitive sessions and then supports change through transformative hypnotherapy.

She has created visionary programming for the Bella Abzug Young Women’s Leadership Institute in NYC and is there in-house Empowerment facilitator for the last three years. A board Member of the REVEAL Conference and a writer for The Examiner as the Alternative Spirituality Examiner. Vanessa has taught workshops/classes at the Union Theological Seminary, Hunter College and BMCC. Vanessa has performed thousands of readings and past life regressions. Teaching hundreds of US and international clients to awaken and develop their intuitive skills she can be reached at: