Praise for Mara

  • Yesterday's soul retrieval was a deeply moving experience for me. It truly touched my core. Offering me the opportunity to participate in rattling, asking for spirit presence, and especially feeling the drumming brought me to a place of peace, joy, and hope that I have not been to for a very long time.

    As you were sharing your journeying experience with me, my world felt as if it was getting brighter and brighter with hope and anticipation of a fulfilling life to come.

    Words alone can not fully express my gratitude. Your selflessness in sharing your gift to help others simply blows me away. It is altruism in the purest form.

    I can't begin to explain or understand what you have done for me, I can only appreciate the transformation that I have been experiencing since our sessions began in February.

    You are Heaven sent. Thank you.

    — P.Z., Hampstead, NC —

  • I finally have a quiet moment and wanted to take the time to let you know how great I feel about the work we've been doing. Since starting regular sessions with you, I feel amazingly connected to the vibrancy of life in a way that I haven't been in such a long time. I notice the miraculous way that I am interacting with nature and I stand in awe, feeling equally blessed that nature finds me worthy of such interaction and that I am able to recognize nature's contribution in guiding me towards my best self. I feel as though I am on the verge of something great.

    The healing work that you did on my legs and feet recently was totally unexpected. I cannot believe how quickly the pain disappeared after that session. To find out that the pain was not even my own was eye opening. You possess such an amazing gift and I am thrilled that our life paths have crossed.

    I am looking at life with eyes wide open and see infinite possibilities at every turn. Thank you Mara for embracing my spirit, confirming what I already knew and teaching me what I had not yet conceived.

    — M.J., Durham, NC —

  • I am absurdly grateful for my work with Mara. It has been vital to me during such a significant time of personal transition, struggle and learning in my life. Through working with her, I have re-experienced a sense of greater connectedness that comforts me deeply. It has given me a foundation to feel wholeness again. I'm sweetly and enthusiastically looking forward to learning more.

    — H.A., Durham, NC —

  • I feel amazingly better, unbelieveably so.

    — P.C., SC —

  • You are the best therapist I've ever had, and I've had a lot of them...You know exactly where the healing needs to happen. That was incredible.

    — A.D., Durham, NC —

  • I see an improvement in my soul since I've been working with you. Since you did the extraction, it's been a giant leap.

    — C.P., Wilmington, NC —

  • I feel amazing!

    — M.J., Henderson, NC —

  • You really need to feel it to believe it! I felt electric pulses through your fingers. It was totally worth it (traveling the long distance from Tennessee).

    — M.R., Knoxville, TN —

  • My morning sickness went away with the Reiki!

    — K.A., Durham, NC —

  • I feel so much different than when I first came. I feel more of a sense of balance in my life. I'm not as stressed out or pent up. Although those things are there, I feel them, it's not my base emotional feeling, which is how I felt when I first started coming here.

    — H.K., Holly Springs, NC —

  • I feel energetically different. I feel an aliveness I haven't felt. A sparkling.

    — L.M., Greater Chicago, IL —

  • A woman I work with came up to me and said, "Are you still seeing that woman Mara?" I said, "Yes, every week." She said "I am totally blown away by the shifts I see in you since you started seeing Mara. You smile all the time." People keep making similar comments. I am forever changed.

    — P.K., Durham, NC —

  • Soul retrieval with Mara helped me much more than years of "talk" therapy. Through her sessions I have made large gains in personal growth. Mara's long distance support has been invaluable to me. Even though I live in Japan, she has the ability to provide assistance from the U.S. I'm reassured to know I can count on her help when I need it.

    — K.N., Tokyo, Japan —

  • Things roll off my back more than they ever have before. My friends and people at work say I'm acting different.

    — F.C., Morrisville, NC —

  • I have felt so much more balanced and not nearly as stressed, I am sort of surprised and very happy about that. Thanks again.

    — B.M., Charlotte, NC —

  • All the information was spot on. Since the soul retrieval everything has felt really, really positive. I've been relaxed, which is unusual for me. I've felt more grateful. Reiki is the most deeply relaxing thing I've ever experienced. It feels great!

    — W.A., Durham, NC —

  • The pain in my back is immensely better.

    — M.C., Triangle, NC —

  • That was truly magical!

    — W.M., Raleigh, NC —

  • Last Wednesday was the first night in over two years that I was pain free. That has continued to date. Thank you, thank you!!!

    — S.E., Chapel Hill, NC —

  • You have a gift. It was wonderful. It was unreal. I'm feeling tremendous benefit and I'm writing again after being blocked for years. After our first session, I didn't feel like crying for the first time in a long time. Other people have noticed the big change in me. I'm cumulatively feeling so much better.

    — H.K., Florida —

  • You are amazing. I feel so much better... I can feel the energy flowing. My metabolism has changed. I smile more, I'm more open, and people are responding to me differently. I used to have a persistent ball of stress in my chest — it's gone now thanks to you.

    — P.A., Durham, NC —

  • The session was very powerful for me and revealed some incredible insights. I believe some significant shifts occurred.

    — N.E., Asheville, NC —

  • I feel so amazing during and after our sessions. You are a ray of light in my life and I felt moved to express this at this moment. Gratitude to you for who you are and the gift that you have given to me. I truly feel you have breathed life back into me.

    — P.K., Durham, NC —

  • My back hasn't hurt since you touched it. No pain at all.

    — C.H., Trenton, NC —

  • It's amazing how right on you were with the reading. After working with you I feel calmer and better able to deal with things. I'm more confident and have a heightened awareness and connection to everything. I'm more in touch with myself and the people around me. I appreciate life more.

    — C.C., Chapel Hill, NC —

  • Each session is like a big stone for me to be walking along on my path. I can’t tell you how helpful each of the sessions has been.

    — N.K., Chapel Hill, NC —

  • Mara listens. She listens in a way that sanctifies me and what I'm saying, no matter how difficult the subject. I've never known a more spiritually powerful person, or one so very good... compassionate... overflowing with lovingkindness. She helped me find the holiness within myself.

    — J.K., Cary, NC —

  • My response to your soul retrieval was to fall back in love.

    — P.A., Durham, NC —

  • This session has been so right on and so helpful that I feel I can quit therapy.

    — L.C., Chapel Hill, NC —

  • Thank you so much for your help last night, your insights were more useful than you probably know (well, maybe you do know). I've been struck with a strange feeling of peace today, due much to our session last night.

    — H.A., Durham, NC —

  • Your kindness is so present.

    — H.L., Durham, NC —

  • That was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced.

    — E.K., Cary, NC —

  • I feel like I'm 22 again! It's really fun.

    — P.A., Durham, NC —

  • I'm feeling so much better than I was when we started the session. I'm really getting a lot out of this. I'm getting more out of this than I am in therapy.

    — B.J., Durham, NC —

  • I've seen scores of conventional and holistic healers over the years — therapists, doctors, masseuses, acupuncturists, chiropractors, reiki masters, hypnotists, herbalists — and not one has been able to do for me what you have done. You helped me fix myself when no one else could.

    — K.J., Morrisville, NC —

  • Thank you so much for your time and guidance. I feel more purposeful and directed as a result of your insight.

    — B.H., Cary, NC —

  • You have a wonderful gift that allows you to see into me and then allows me to see into myself.

    — S.E., Chapel Hill, NC —

  • I just wanted to tell you that I had my first really good night's sleep in ages and am sure the energy work you did really facilitated that — wow it is so nice not to be dragging thru the day — got half my Xmas shopping done and still have enough oomph for a few more clients tonight. Many thanks!!!

    — B.J., Houston, TX —

  • Unbelievably powerful and effective... you opened my heart... I can love again.

    — K.J., Cary, NC —

  • Spirit really shines through you. You're luminous.

    — W.C., Durham, NC —

  • I feel so much better. I really do feel so much better!

    — G.A., Cary, NC —

  • Thank you again for being in my life.

    — P.S., Charlotte, NC —

  • I've never felt like this, this good. You're energy healing is more thorough and deep than acupuncture. I can feel energy moving not only along my meridian lines, but through my whole self. I have a lot more energy, and I feel more myself. And, I'm feeling more open and relaxed with friendships and work.

    — P.A., Durham, NC —

  • You are the perfect person to talk to because you won't give the psychotherapy line.

    — G.A., Cary, NC —

  • After one Reiki session, I slept like a log — for the first time in months.

    — W.A., Durham, NC —

  • Things are going back to normal. I'm more aligned. I came in very jumpy and left very calm and relaxed. During your work I experienced a wave of sorrow which I could then release. That was wonderful. I felt so relaxed. I'm no longer afraid to travel. I feel a lot more friendly, at peace with myself, and now I connect with people that I couldn't reach out to before. Even my muscle twitching has decreased!

    — I.J., Raleigh, NC —

  • Thanks a million, your journey was uncannily accurate, as I have come to expect!

    — K.C., Maryland —

  • What you've said so far is dead on accurate... this was wonderful!

    — L.A., Raleigh, NC —

  • Great! All sorts of things have happened. I feel as if I'm opening to seeing things in nature; animals have appeared right before me that I hadn't seen before. I'm getting calls from people I haven't heard from in years. It feels good to have my energy back.

    — A.S., Raleigh, NC —

  • I'm feeling so much better than I was when we started. I'm really getting a lot out of this.

    — B.J., Durham, NC —

  • When you said you didn't do predictions I was disappointed at first, but then I realized what you do is much better because I have to work at it too.

    — G.A., Cary, NC —

  • I'm opening to intuitive insights, perceiving and connecting with birds and natural signs.

    — M.V., Greensboro, NC —

  • I've never felt so peaceful. I didn't have any troubling thoughts. It was truly a gift.

    — M.H., Raleigh, NC —

  • Since the soul retrieval everything has felt really, really positive. I'm more relaxed and energized too. All the you received information was spot on. I've been relaxed which is unusual for me. I've felt more grateful

    — W.A., Durham, NC —

  • You've definitely got more running through than Reiki. Very strong energy.

    — C.J., Sanford, NC —

  • I started most days angry. Now I feel calmer than in a long time, stronger, more dense.

    — M.S., Raleigh, NC —

  • After our session I felt exceptionally jubilant that night and weekend.

    — N.N., Raleigh, NC —

  • After one Reiki session my doctor reduced my thyroid medication significantly.

    — V.J., Winston-Salem, NC —

  • The extraction cleared heavy-duty heart issues I've been dealing with post-breakup.

    — C.J., Sanford, NC —

  • I felt a part of myself that hadn't been around in a long time.

    — N.N., Raleigh, NC —

Praise for Inner Divinity

  • It's so good I could weep (with joy!) At first, I thought I'd read through it like a speed demon, but instead I found myself enjoying it slowly — and savoring/absorbing each page. I've never taken 8 weeks to read a book in my life! Inner Divinity has been my morning reading just before meditation, and it's really deepened and heightened my spiritual journey. My copy is dog-eared and yellowed/pinked with highlighter. I also have the CD and love it, too.

    — Kathy Holzapfel, Florida, Reader —

  • Inner Divinity is a beautiful weaving of different methods that create a holistic model of healing for body, mind, and spirit. Mara Bishop is a brilliant writer and healer who empowers us with simple practices to heal all aspects of our lives.

    — Sandra Ingerman, MA, author of Soul Retrieval and Medicine for the Earth and How to Heal Toxic Thoughts

  • The meditation to work on boundaries (on the CD) blew me away.

    — N.K., Chapel Hill, NC —

  • It's Dr. Spock for adults.

    — Ernie Schoenfeld, Chapel Hill NC, Reader —

  • Mara Bishop offers an organized left-brained approach to the right-brained world of intuition. She combines powerful stories of her work in counseling clients and humorous family anecdotes from her role as a mother with healthy doses of practical wisdom and spiritual magic to create this useful guide to the ordinary and non-ordinary realms.

    — Dr. Larry Burk, Former Director of Education, Duke Center for Integrative Medicine —

  • Mara Bishop's primary contribution in Inner Divinity is as an architect of the sacred in our lives. In Western society, we have become inundated with personal self-help books, books on spirituality, books on spiritual techniques, and books of inspiring personal stories — and it's easy to get lost or distracted by the sheer volume of what is available. Bishop has crafted something elegant, simple, and profoundly wise: a way to organize powerful spiritual precepts one building block at a time. She does so in a compassionate and steady way, combining structure with options for each of us, to help us stay the course and become all that we are meant to be.

    — Cecile A. Carson, M.D., clinical associate professor of medicine and psychiatry, board member of the Society for Shamanic Practitioners —

  • Each of the three people to whom I gave your book have raved about it. My friend loved it, my Mom called me specifically to say that she was really enjoying it — she and my dad are doing mindfulness meditation and she said your book is consistent with what they are reading for that, but much better and clearer... my little sister just told me that she loves the book and that it feels energetically charged, that every time that she picks it up, it makes her feel peaceful.

    — Wendy Kuhn, Durham NC, Reader —

  • Inner Divinity is a treasure chest of inspirational teachings for just how to "craft your life with sacred intelligence". As a resource it is well-organized, clear and to the point. As an instrument for personal motivation this book sings with Mara's voice of compassionate wisdom. We can feel the strength and comfort of her presence throughout!

    — Nan Moss and David Corbin, Faculty, Foundation for Shamanic Studies, authors of Wisdom from the Sky and CloudDancing

  • I was at a retreat this weekend with a friend. She put your CD on for all of us at our meditation meeting... it was wonderful! I have recently been looking for a CD just like yours. So glad that she brought it! You made a difference in many women's lives.

    — R.R., SC —

  • Mara Bishop has written a book that not only demystifies the ins and outs of shamanism and intuition, but also makes them available to everyone by including clear and easy exercises.

    — Karen Webster, intuitive consultant, teacher, and author —

Inner Divinity:

Crafting Your Life
With Sacred Intelligence


  • Spirit really shines through you. You're luminous.

    — W.C., Durham NC —

Mara Bishop

M.S. Energy Medicine
Master of Theology, C.S.C.


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