Author Archives: Mara

About Mara

Mara Bishop, M.S., Th.M., C.S.C., is an intuitive consultant, shamanic practitioner, teacher, author, and artist. She is the owner of WholeSpirit. In her private practice, Mara combines intuitive consultations, shamanic healing, shamanic counseling, Reiki, and Healing with Spiritual Light. Her Personal Evolution Counseling™ provides each client with an integrated approach to spiritual healing, personal growth and emotional well-being. Her book, Inner Divinity: Crafting Your Life with Sacred Intelligence, explores ways to rediscover your "inner divinity," the spirit you were born with which holds your unique key for bringing balance, healing and joy into your life. Mara has worked in the fields of intuition and shamanism since 1995. Mara is a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Three–Year Program in Advanced Shamanism and Shamanic Healing with Michael Harner and Sandra Ingerman, and Sandra Ingerman’s Teacher Training program in Shamanic Journeying and Healing. She is the only Harner Certified Shamanic Counselor® in North Carolina or neighboring states such as Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Mara is also a Reiki Master, and a founding member of the Society of Shamanic Practitioners. In addition she holds Master's degrees in Energy Medicine and Theology. Mara conducts workshops in core shamanism, intuitive development, and the concepts she developed in her book Inner Divinity, among other topics. She has presented for various programs at Duke University, the Rhine Research Center and at events such as the Body-Mind-Spirit Expo. Feel free to contact Mara and schedule a class or event. She can be reached via her web form.

Healing with Spiritual Light Lunch

Join me for a “Light Lunch”  –  Healing with Spiritual Light virtual gathering There are many ways to respond to crisis. Sometimes immediate physical action is needed. When possible, we can send money or supplies, make phone calls, or be … Continue reading

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Join me for a “Light” Lunch Tomorrow! 9/8

Healing with Spiritual Light Virtual Gathering There are many ways to respond to crisis. Sometimes immediate physical action is needed. When possible, we can send money or supplies, make phone calls, or be a patient listener. In addition to these visible … Continue reading

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9/16 Class Helps With Strong Boundaries While Staying Compassionate

When times are individually and collectively intense it can be hard to find the balance between having strong boundaries and keeping our compassion and empathy. In my next class, Navigating the Energy Ecosystem coming up on Saturday, September 16th, our focus … Continue reading

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Forest Bathing makes it to CNN!

Shinrin Yoku and the healing benefits of nature (which I wrote about in this post) are the subject of a recent CNN article titled Why you should be forest bathing (and we don’t mean shampoo). Nature is having a moment in … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Uncertainty

Uncertainty is a prevalent theme right now. Many people are experiencing a sense of impending shifts or surprising changes. This can be an uncomfortable state of anticipation, often for something that is unclear. If this situation describes where you are, … Continue reading

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Join me for 365 Journeys: Shamanism for Every Day – Starts June 21st!

I created this program to be simple. A journey is delivered to you each morning. What you do with it is up to you. Use the journey idea in meditation, skip as many days as you like, use the year as … Continue reading

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Are You Taking Care of Your Energetic “Skin”?

A lack of energetic skin care can contribute to anxiety and depression. There are simple things you can do to take better care of this important part of your energetic body, just like you care for your physical skin. READ … Continue reading

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Shamanic Journeying Class in April

What is shamanic journeying? It’s actually a specific method and what distinguishes core shamanic practices from other spiritual and healing practices. It’s a way to connect with your own sources of guidance, power and healing. This method is available to … Continue reading

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Two Mouse Morning…updated!

Sometimes the most delightful gifts are unexpected and um…not exactly what you would have asked for. Our sweet cat Luna will periodically bestow her highest honor upon us by delivering one of her favorite stuffed mice. She announces the arrival … Continue reading

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Healing Movement: When, Where and How

Here’s a link to my latest article in Health & Healing in the Triangle. Healing Movement: When, Where and How. I talk about several very different kinds of movement, including some of the research that supports the value of keeping … Continue reading

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