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Visual storytelling is an ancient art. I like illustrating stories that help us to visualize a common aspect of life but in a way that might invite a new perspective. The underlying intention is to awaken our child-like curiosity and abilities for perceiving nature with all our senses. This energetic quality is an aspect of traditional artwork and holds a deeper presence in shamanic paintings.

The Photoillustration artwork also carries its own energetic qualities and borrows from the brush strokes, textural swipes of pastel, and graphite drawings stored in my mind’s eye.

This website is a mini showcase of my illustration work in various mediums. I have worked as an illustrator and designer for many different kinds of businesses, including small design studios, large advertising agencies, corporations, institutions, and publishers. My work has been utilized in commercial print applications and can be seen in Fine Art Galleries. (see exhibit page for more details)

I graduated from The University of the Arts, as an illustrator. For more details on Educational Background, Experience, Awards, and Endorsements:

Traditional & Shamanic Illustrations: These images are created from the Shamanic Journey and are primarily created in watercolor and colored pencil.

PhotoIllustrations: Layered photography and painted in photoshop.

Mia Bosna

Artist & Shamanic Practitioner

I had many experiences during wake and dreamtime throughout my childhood that were otherworldly, challenging, and unexplained. After many years of trying to figure out how to block everything that I couldn’t explain I finally found a spiritual path that revealed the world in all its dimensions. Shamanism brought much-needed reasoning and relief. Some of these dreams come through so powerfully that I felt compelled to paint them to understand their meaning. After creating these first paintings and seeing how they were helpful for my personal path, I began to offer others my skill as an illustrator and shamanic practitioner to others. These paintings can act as a guidepost and reminder of their clear intentions.

As a Shamanic practitioner, I work long-distance with clients from my home in North Carolina.


Training in Shamanism

Foundation for Shamanic Studies

Sandra Harner, Ph.D., CSCShamanic Counseling

Sandra IngermanMASoul Retrieval

Carol Proudfoot-Edgar, ShamanAncestral Shamanism + Northeastern Native Peoples, Medicine for our present age: Bear, Buffalo & Iniskim

Tom Cowan, PhdCeltic Shamanism

Betsy BergstromThought and Curse Unraveling, Compassionate Depossession, Mediumship Intensive, Ancestral fields & Seidr

Stephen Gallegos, Ph.D. – Personal Totem Pole Process – The Voice and the Vessel, New Mexico

Joseph Rael, ShamanNative American Mystery School, New Mexico

Jim Frank –  8 Month Training in Shamanism + Multicultural Medicine Wheel

Andrea Largent, MSW, CYTField Constellation – 2 yr intensive, 8 yrs. Group

Heart of the Goddess – Renee Welde & Connie Keener – 9 month Woman Wisdom Mystery School

Other Related Training & Workshops

Jaime Meyer, MA, Celtic Shamanism: “Where I am Folded, There I am a Lie”

Bill Harvey, MA, Certified Advanced RolferBreathing and Self Regulation

Ted AndrewsHow to Work with Spirit Guides

Geo Cameron TrevarthenCeltic Shamanism & Transformational Rituals

Hank WesselmanWorking with Ancestral Spirits

Dana RobinsonCSCBasic course in Core Shamanism

Linda Rose Hallowell – Shamanic Journeying

Angela Rapalyea – Medicine for the Earth

Margot Adler – Modern Ceremonies

Layne Redmond – Healing Properties of the Frame Drum

Vicki NobleRitual & Healing Practices

Jaqui McDonald  – Reiki 1 Certification

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche – New Kadampa Tradition


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