Healing Alchemy is the healing arts Zahra Indigo has alchemized into her life, practice, and classes from all her education, training, and experiences. She is a spiritual alchemist who works with her clients and students to transform the base material of their life into gold. She offers private sessions, as well as a variety of virtual classes and in-person retreats, all with the goal of helping you to be the best you that you can be.
Through the healing modalities she works with and is an ongoing student, she offers her presence and skill in witness to your sacred nature, drawing forth that which will serve your highest good. Zahra Indigo invites you to read more below about the modalities she has learned and has integrated into her life, practice and offerings.
Ecopgychological principles are at the heart of all of Zahra Indigo's work. She holds a master’s degree in transpersonal psychology with a concentration in ecopsychology from Naropa University. This degree provides a profound academic container to hold the spiritual learning of her life.
She defines ecopsychology as the inter-connectivity of the psyche, ecology, and spirit through the recognition of the interconnected, interdependence of all parts of the whole. Humanity lives within a holonic living system and would not survive without it. This means we are not defined by the boundary of our skin or our minds, but are, in fact, in relationship with the whole of the interconnected web of life on this planet, and even beyond into the cosmos.
Additionally, ecopsychology recognizes that humanity has come to a place where it views itself as something other than nature or a species to dominate and control the planet and all its resources. This split from our source has a myriad of consequences such as the degradation of the planet to create an endless stream of consumer goods for our entertainment and distraction.
Ecopsychology offers solutions through various practices, rites of passages, rituals, and re-connection to the earth from which we all come. Her study of the Egyptian Mysteries has led her to feel the deep ecopsychological truths embedded within the ancient stories of the goddesses and gods. She loves Alchemical healing for similar reasons as it connects up deeply to our innate nature.
(Photo: ©Zahra Indigo, Papyrus-Egyptian Museum Cairo )
Zahra Indigo is dedicated to giving her life in service to the creative, intuitive, generative, life-giving aspect of the Divine. She knows that her awakening, and thus her connection to the divine, is tied intricately right now and the way in which she shows up and pays attention.
CEREMONIES, RITUALS, and RITES
As an ordained Minister of Walking Prayer with the Center for Sacred Studies, Zahra Indigo is honored to offer her ministerial services. She is available to help you create rites of passage, birthing rituals, seasonal rituals, weddings, memorials, and more.
Ceremony and ritual have become scarce in our modern, technologically busy world. Rites of passage are an all but forgotten aspect of whole integrated individuals in a thriving culture. Planning a ceremony can be both joyful and overwhelming. Zahra Indigo can help you plan to whatever extent your needs require, and looks forward to officiating on your special day.
Zahra Indigo offers presence as a Sacred Witness. Whether simply seeking to further your connection to a spiritual path or facing difficult life challenges, she is honored to work with you.
Please connect with her to discuss your needs.
(Photo: ©Dazzia, Oregon Country Fair Opening Ceremony)
The Egyptian Mysteries are an essential aspect of Zahra Indigo's life and practice. The mysteries are a recognition that the neteru, the ancient pantheon of Egypt, offer a connection to the past that is very much alive in the present through their archetypal patterns which move within each of us.
Her time spent in Egypt since 2012 has brought her to a place where she feels a sweet relationship with the land and people. On her visits to the sacred temples and working with Zahra Handworks Foundation, this relationship continues to develop. Each time she returns, she gains a deeper understanding and relationship to alchemical processes and the allies she work closely. Zahra Indigo is a dedicated priestess of Ma'at, student of Thoth, and companion of Anubis. She works with Sekhmet, Hathor, Nephthyes, Khonsu, Isis, Waget, as well as many others who show up as needed or call upon.
Something she has learned during her time with the Egyptian Mysteries and in Egypt is this: The temples and sacred places, even those that have little resemblance to their once grand majestic beauty, are still alive and pulsing with the energy imbued in them so long ago. It is as though the temple locations are acupressure points on the planet. Zahra Indigo believes that when we walk these sites with intention and respect for what was and what is now, we enliven ourselves, our communities, and our world with healing.
Zahra Indigo finds that when we allow ourselves to sink in and access the divine wisdom that the Egyptian Pantheon bring, we open to a matrix of essential knowledge just waiting for our attention. Egypt and her mysteries have the magic to help us to arrive fully into the present moment where it is that we receive the breath of life.
During her tours in Egypt, in workshops, and private sessions with clients, the archetypal energies of these potent goddesses and gods help to guide her, her clients, and her groups into a more profound understanding of our place in the context of deep time and infinite space. Although there is always an intention and a foundation for the work she offers with the Egyptian Mysteries, she humbly honors that it is indeed a mystery, a mystery that reveals itself only in the moment of attention and creation.
(Photo: Jon Dooey, Abydos, Egypt 2019)
In 2011, Zahra Indigo was initiated by Nicki Scully as a lineage holder in the Hermetic tradition of Thoth, certifying her as a teacher and practitioner of Alchemical Healing. She offers Alchemical Healing classes and incorporates this form into private sessions.
AH is a powerful healing form that utilizes visualizations and journeying techniques to access the symbolic language of the subconscious and spirit worlds. During the process, animal spirits, guides, the five elements, colors, and plant spirits are invited to offer wisdom, healing, and advice on what is most needed for your highest good and deepest health. A very interactive process between the client, Zahra Indigo, and spirit, Alchemical Healing can benefit physical, emotional, and spiritual issues.
Zahra Indigo has witnessed and experienced some very profound and life altering experiences of healing with this modality, and she looks forward to sharing it with you.
From Nicki's website, “Powerful Alchemical Healing techniques weave spirit and matter, develop communications between divinity and humanity, transform experience into wisdom, and skillfully influence physical reality to achieve healing and transformation. Alchemical Healing permits entry into the magical realms of intuition and limitless knowledge. Through Alchemical Healing we consciously enter infinite depths from which we bring forth and translate our magical experience into effective healing action.”
(Photo: ©Nicole 2013, Hatshepsut's Temple, Egypt)
The word oracle comes from the Latin verb ōrāre "to speak" and properly refers to the priest or priestess uttering the prediction. ~Wikapedia
When Zahra Indigo is in session, she is in constant accesses to the inner oracular wisdom that comes thru in the form of messages, images, and information.
Cards can bring context and depth to our sessions. She uses the Anubis Oracle, the Medu Neter (a handmade deck of hieroglyphics inspired by Normandi Ellis), animal cards, and the various other decks. These cards maybe used at various points in a private session or can become the foundation of the session.
ALSO! Every 3rd Wednesday from 5-7pm Pacific, Zahra Indigo offers a 2 hours class to learn about the Anubis Oracle! Once you participate, you receive a $10 discount on any subsequent Evenings! See classes for more info!
(Photo: ©Zahra Indigo, Nicki Scully spreading her cards)
Zahra Indigo is an initiate of the sacred elementals:
- Water, Earth, Air, Fire, & Akasha -
She implemented and completed a five-year elemental process which allowed her to better understand the simplicity, complexity, and connections of these essential building blocks and how they can help us in deeply alchemical ways.
Zahra Indigo will incorporate aspects of the elements throughout her sessions and classes. In Alchemical Healing she works with the energetics of these sacred five. She also works with images, interpretations, and sensations invoked in clouds, water, stones, and fire. She calls in ancient wisdom for present day assistance.
(Photo: ©Zahra Indigo, A moment in the sky in the Willamette Valley, Oregon)
Zahra Indigo has completed herbal training from the Columbine Herbal School of Botanical Studies and Herbal Transitions. This study and research in medicinal and healing herbs has helped to inform her Alchemical Healing practice as well as her daily life.
She is not an accredited herbalist, nor will she prescribe physical herbs for your ingestion. However, we may work with plant allies during an Alchemical Healing session.
(Photo: ©Zahra Indigo, Poppy)
Past Life Regression can be a very profound tool to help heal unwanted patterns, phobias, and habits in this life, regardless of if you believe in reincarnation. Zahra Indigo will use relaxation techniques to bring you into a theta brainwave state, an aware, awake state just above dreaming. In this state of deep relaxation you will be able to access your inner vision and experience other lives. You are always in control of your session and she is there to facilitate and guide you using the intention you bring with you to the session. Her main teachers in this modality have been Julia Ingram and Nicki Scully.
(Photo ©North Star - Zahra Indigo at Karnak)
Reiki is a form of energy healing developed by Mikao Usui in 1922. Reiki is translated as, Rei - universal life and Ki - energy, thus being a universal life energy. It is practiced by laying the hands on or above various parts of the body. As the reiki practitioner, Zahra Indigo simply a conduit, allowing the energy to flow through she hands into the clients. It is said that reiki is an intelligent energy that goes where it is needed most. A reiki session is deeply relaxing, allowing you to unwind from your hectic life in a most nourishing way. She generally use reiki in combination with other modalities, and gladly offers full reiki sessions when requested.
(Photo: ©Zahra Indigo, Heka, Egyptian Museum Cairo)
Developed by Joanna Macy, the Work that Reconnects provides a framework for processing and facing the despair and fear for our rapidly changing earth. She talks of this time as The Great Turning saying,
“The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world—we’ve actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world, to ourselves and each other.”
This time is ripe with opportunity to become more than we have been and stand in a place of hope and action for the future of our world. Joanna has developed many powerful rituals and group processes to prepare us for this Great Turning by allowing a safe vessel to hold our grief and allow it to flow from us.
The Work that Reconnects is connected to and grounded in Deep Ecology. Deep Ecology is the knowing that we are intimately connected to the entire web of life and that we depend deeply upon its health and well being. We are not separate from, but rather a part of the natural world. The act of living a life that destroys the natural world brings a societal despair which we mask and perpetuate through our rampant consumerism. The Work provides a framework for processing this despair.
(Image: Zahra Indigo created the packaging design for this DVD. She took photo in Yellowstone in 2005.)
Zahra Indigo spent 3 years studying the pedagogy of the human being from the perspective of Rudolf Steiner and the Waldorf School movement at the Waldorf Institute of Southern California (WISC). Her training encompassed human development from preschool through 12th grade, and beyond into adulthood.
The foundation provided by the anthroposophical underpinnings, gave practice and grounding in deep inquiry. Additionally, the main principals of HEAD, HEART, and HANDS has permeated into much of Zahra Indigo's life.
Although she does not currently teach in a Waldorf school, the skills and principals integrated from this training and time spent working in Waldorf Schools has informed her technique and skill in all the areas she's teaches.
(Acrylic Painting: Inanna's Ascent to the Light © Zahra Indigo, using geometric techniques learned in teacher training.)
As far back as she can remember, inspired by creativity and beauty, Zahra Indigo has been creating.
She is an artist who explores the mediums of paint, stone, wood, clay, fibers, words, ritual, healing, and social transformation.
She holds the intention to inspire her students and clients to become active co-creators in their lives.
(Photo: ©Zahra Indigo - A stone scarab carving by Zahra Indigo)
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