Order of Archangel Michael
Featured Member: Mara Bishop

Mara Bishop, M.S., Th.M., C.S.C., is a featured Order of Michael member. Mara is also the author of Inner Divinity: Crafting Your Life with Sacred Intelligence.  Her work and her book are highly recommended. This article contains a bit about her history and information about her services.

Personal Statement

I came to my present interests in a variety of ways: my spiritual upbringing, my love of nature, and my artistic pursuits. Experiences as a young person provided glimpses of the unseen world. My parents provided me with a strong sense of God and how to do right in the world. My grandmother was an inspiration to me as she appreciated every little detail of nature. She would take me on magical walks in the woods. I also had some precognitive dreams during childhood, and I recall one particular incident at church where I strongly felt someone else's pain was a challenge and a wake up call for me.

When I began discovering, or remembering, all the many ways in which we engage spirit in our lives, I was thrilled. When I took my first shamanic journey and met a spirit animal that had visited me in meditations, I remember thinking to myself that it felt like home. Once I realized I could help people using spiritual methods, I was hooked. I learned as much as I could and sought mentors I respected.

I've been practicing now for over 10 years, and my profession still moves and fascinates me. I feel greatly blessed to experience the spirit world in such a way that I recognize the abundance of help available to us. It's especially rewarding to create a sacred space where the spirits help other people. When I became a mother, I understood more fully the depth of love and compassion I believe the spirits feel for us. I am inspired (and often exhausted!) by my role as mother to my 4-year-old daughter. I try and bring some of that love and compassion into my practice, and more importantly into my everyday life.

When I have some free time, I enjoy nature walks, painting, and gardening. I'm currently working on my first book.


Mara Bishop combines intuitive consultations, shamanic healing, and energetic healing to provide clients with an integrated approach to spiritual healing, personal growth and emotional well-being.

Clients can choose from individual sessions or allow Mara to develop a custom plan for them which incorporates a unique mix of modalities. When designing a custom plan, Mara takes into account the issues you are currently facing, your goals, and what her intuitive and spiritual guidance suggests. Guided visualizations, ceremonies and rituals can be created for you. Plans are based on your individual needs and vary accordingly.

Mara offers a variety of individual sessions including intuitive guidance (which provides information about your life today, insight into events of the past, and information about preparing for your future); energetic healing (which includes Reiki, Healing with Spiritual Light and shamanic healing, and is used to transmit healing energy to the body); shamanic healing (which works on the root spiritual causes of illness and imbalance, and includes the soul retrieval technique); and Harner Method Shamanic Counseling (in-depth training in using journeying to regain a connection to your own spirit teachers for guidance and information).

Classes are offered in intuitive development, shamanic journeying, Reiki healing and Medicine for the Earth (as developed by Sandra Ingerman).

Mara holds a Master of Science degree in Energy Medicine, a Master of Theology degree in Spiritual Healing, and a B.A. in Communication and Art. She is a Reiki master and is certified in Harner Method Shamanic Counseling. Mara is a graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies 3 Year program in Advanced Shamanism, and has been trained by Sandra Ingerman to perform soul retrievals and to lead Medicine for the Earth and Healing with Spiritual Light workshops.

Book & CD
Inner Divinity: Crafting Your Life with Sacred Intelligence

Inner divinity is the spirit you were born with. It underlies who you are today. By rediscovering your inner divinity, you hold the key to bringing balance, healing, and joy into your life. In this book, Mara Bishop shares much of the wisdom she's conveyed to clients over the past decade.

Inner Divinity contains seven sections with practical exercises for using the concepts. Each section covers an area of life where you will benefit by engaging your sacred intelligence: your relationship with yourself, with other people, and with your environment, your intuition, your spiritual support, your health, and your future.

Truly believing and understanding your divine nature is an ongoing process. Inner Divinity shares the personal story and realistic practices of one woman who, through discovering her inner divinity, found peace, power, and a life she loves.

Testimonials about the book:

"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."
~ Larry Burk, M.D., Former Director of Education, Duke Center for Integrative Medicine

"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

For more information visit www.WholeSpirit.com or contact Mara at 919-419-1074 or by e-mail by clicking here.

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