Hello! My name is Mary Shannon and this is my little slice of the inter-webs. I always have a difficult time writing about myself – how can you describe who you are in just words alone – but I will give it a go.

I am an author and healer. My ultimate goal is to demystify the “woo-woo” – to help you understand that there is nothing scary in the unseen – nothing to bring you fear. Instead, this metaphysical world is just another tool that you can use in your daily life. I enjoy explaining what can be complex metaphysical and esoteric topics in an easy-to-understand and implement fashion.

I do this in a number of ways, including posting frequently on my blog with topics covering a wide variety of areas from spiritual insights and psychic development techniques to basic metaphysics and the energetics of our time.

I also have a number of books available where I explain these topics in more detail but in the same simple and easy-to-understand way. My Friend to Friend series includes books explaining your Chakras and Auras, how to interpret your dreams, and how to develop your psychic abilities. These books are both educational and practical, showing you how to implement these techniques so that you can use this knowledge in your everyday life.

If you are interested in learning Tarot, I highly recommend my book with Skye Alexander, The Only Tarot Book You’ll Ever Need. And if witchcraft is more your style, check out The Witch’s Book of Love.

I also have a pet project trying to make Bibliomancy mainstream and cool again. Bibliomancy is the art of using books as a form of divination. If you are interested in this, I have a book designed to be used for this process called words on a page: A Bibliomancy Tool.

Metaphysical Certifications and Training

I don’t believe that you need any sort of certification to be in this field, but I also realize that people find certification alluring.  For me, the best way to learn anything metaphysical is through practice and everyday experiences.  But, with that said, I have received certification in a variety of fields and for those who care here is the information:

Certified Astrologer through Kevin Burk’s Talented Astrologer program 

Certified Dream Interpreter through Melissa Virtue

Reiki Level II Usui Tradition

Certified Spirit Medium through James Van Praagh School of Mystical Arts