Earth Centered Guide
Finding our way…..
Who are you? What do you yearn for when you awaken each morning? What stories do you live with daily? Are there concerns, worries, and struggles that fill your mind in regular waking moments? Do the issues you hold revolve around purpose, meaning, being healthy, living a rich fulfilling life, feeling love, turning your knowing and insight into action, transitioning from one stage of your life or age to another, navigating relationships and living in wholeness. Do you ask questions that seem to have no answer or that the answer seems beyond your grasp? Working with our dreams offers a path to remembering and feeling into what keeps us from wholeness and awakening to the wisdom and gifts that lay within you. Dreams offer the guidance and support to discover all that we need and desire to navigate the world we live in. I invite you to take this journey. I invite you to walk with me and your dreams as your guide.
A Piece of My Story
Most of my adult life I have felt a profound longing to experience a life more deeply expressed through my inner passions, to really know love, and to heal the pain of wounds, yet I struggled to find a way that would assist in this endeavor. Honestly this longing was tied to an emptiness I felt, that was calling to be filled. I spent many years exploring a variety of healing modalities to address this longing with little success.
It was awakening to the guidance of the dreams and earth based practices that cracked open the shell that kept me blocked and began to peel away the layers of ways I had learned to engage the world that did not serve my soul. And after years of exploring the realms of my dreaming world I have come to believe that the dream is a companion to the soul acting as a guide if I choose to follow, showing me the way back home. The earth for me is the community that I grow ever closer to being in relationship with. Each have shown me the path to healing weaved together in my inner and outer life.
I have come to work with the dream as a threshold experience of my life story interwoven within the universal unconsciousness. It shows me where I have traveled; how I engage the world; what keeps me from embodying my true self and offers guidance to show the way through my resistance to the potency of love. This is where my passions/gifts are discovered and manifested in the world. I have seen a shift in my consciousness and a change in how I engaged the world. When I work the dream woven within my earth practices I awaken to my soul weaved within the soul of the earth.
Mary Kay Kasper
I have a Masters in Counseling and an advanced CAS degree in Ecopsychology. Through one on one sessions, dream groups, workshops, trainings and apprenticeships I guide and support participants through the threshold that both dreams and earth-based practices offers. It is here deep wisdom is uncovered that awaken in us the possibility for healing and wholeness. And from this a path to experience relationship to self and other in a profound and meaning way.
I provide sacred space to work with your dreams, the land or to weave the energies of both for healing.
I have received dreamwork training in Embodied Dreamwork founded by Sue Scavo & Bill St. Cyr, Shamanic dreamwork through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and the work of Robert Moss. My dreamwork style is influenced by a broad range of dreamwork styles/theories of Marion Woodman, Jeremy Taylor, Carl Jung, Stephen Aizenstat and the Senoi culture.
I am also trained in rites of passage through the School of Lost Borders and Animus Valley Institute. I am a licensed Pagan Clergy in Maine as well as a Maine Recreational Guide.
I am an educator, wilderness guide, ceremonial leader, and pagan spiritual guide. I have taught courses in Eco-psychology, leadership, and dreamwork. I currently is an instructor within the Green Mountain Druid School of Vermont.
I explore pathways that guide us to wholeness through the deep invitation our relationships to each other, our dreams, and the more than human world. My passion lies in facilitating deep inquiry into the mysteries of our soul-rooted relationship to self and the earth. I use a wide range of creative mediums to explore the guidance of the dream. Painting, drawing, poetry, storytelling, dance and song.
Workshops, Presentations, Publications, Groups
“Dreaming Back to the Earth” was published last year in Depth Psychology’s on line scholarly journal ‘Depth Insights’.
“Journey to the Dream” Dream Caravan, New Orleans, L.
“Dreaming Awake” GMDO Druid Camp, August, 2011
Co-host with Katrina Dreamer of the monthly podcast “Dreaming Back to the Earth” found on SoundCloud.
“Dreaming Back to The Earth” presentation at IASD International Conference, June, 2018, Ar.
“Dreaming as a Spiritual Practice” presentation at the University of Vermont, October 4, 2018, VT.
“Courting The Dream”, Introduction to Relational Dreamwork Workshop, Grindstone Cafe & Wellness Center, October, 2018, Lyndonville, VT.
“Ongoing Experiential Dreamwork Enactment” group, Montpelier, VT.
“Queer Dreaming”, UVM, March 5, 2019, Burlington, VT.
“Awakening To The Dream”, Introduction to Relational Dreamwork Workshop, Grindstone Cafe & Wellness Center, February, 2019, Lyndonville, VT.