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Visionary Artist & Shamanic Practitioner

My journey as a Visionary Artist began with images originating from my dreams. At the age of fourteen, I experienced a dream that felt like an initiation into the animal spirit realm. The imagery from that dream inspired me to create a mural, which I painted on the wall behind my bed to convey the sensation of dreaming it into existence. This mural depicted various animals and weather spirits, serving as a protective presence in my room. Despite facing numerous challenges with disembodied spirits at a young age, discussions on such topics were forbidden in my household. The mural became my instinctive way of seeking comfort and protection in the face of the unknown..

My first experience with shamanism was transformative. I was so excited about my first class that I could barely sleep that night. Through the lens of shamanism, I found a framework to comprehend the mystical aspects of my childhood and a path to connect with my spirituality in a meaningful way.

Chakra Totem Portrait

Regarding the term “shaman,” unfortunately, there isn’t an equivalent in English. I have learned the core practices of shamanism and honor the traditions of our ancestors who practiced this way of working with helping spirits. Core shamanism includes basic methods to connect with the helping spirits on behalf of others, the land, animals and all living beings. I am a practitioner of shamanism and a life-long student of my teachers in the spiritual realms.

My personal Chakra Totem Portrait comes from a series of dreams. It completes a full circle from my earliest beginnings as a teen to the present with animal spirits serving as a constant reminder of the guidance, protection and compassion that is available.

Illustrator

My illustrations have made their way into various commercial markets, as well as fine art galleries and private collections. No matter what the use of the image has been or how it has been displayed, my paintings are created to be uplifting.

My recent project “Journey To Rewilding Threatened Species Oracle Cards” offers the gifts of species to tap into a restorative mindset to assist them and their habitats. This unique approach connects our spiritual practices with environmental stewardship.

Another aspect of my work centers around a unique form of portraiture. These images come from shamanic journeys taken on behalf of my clients to address issues of importance. I combine the most transformative elements from the journey and translate them into paintings.

I studied printmaking in Rome at Temple University and graduated from The University of the Arts,  For more details on Educational Background, Experience, Awards, and Endorsements:   www.linkedin.com/in/miabosna/

 

Shamanism Studies Background

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

Dana RobinsonCSCBasic course in Core 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

Peter Clark – StarSeed Evolution – Weekend Workshop

Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield40 Day Meditation Training

The Work That Reconnects • Kathleen RudeCouncil of All Beings

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche – New Kadampa Tradition – General Studies with various teachers 

Hank WesselmanWorking with Ancestral Spirits

Ted AndrewsHow to Work with Spirit Guides

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

Geo Cameron TrevarthenCeltic Shamanism & Transformational Rituals

Margot Adler – Modern Ceremonies

Layne Redmond – Healing Properties of the Frame Drum

Bill Harvey, MA, Certified Advanced RolferBreathing and Self-Regulation

Linda Rose Hallowell – Shamanic Journeying

Angela Rapalyea – Medicine for the Earth

Vicki NobleRitual & Healing Practices

Jaqui McDonald  – Reiki 1 Certification

MIA BOSNA

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