Laural Virtues Wauters is a nature-based spiritual theorist and facilitator. She weaves trees, nature, history, psychology and science together with spiritual awareness to help us awaken our inner wisdom. By seeing ourselves as creators of our reality we become active participants in the co-creation of our world.
As a child in her native Germany, Laural experienced a series of mystical encounters with a tree spirit that called to her soul. At the age of seven, when Laural discovered she was adopted, her inquisitive nature led to an epic adventure of self-discovery and reconnection. After 9/11, she was inspired to untangle the shared roots of world belief. As Laural researched their origins from 40,000 BCE to present day, she saw how the illusion of separation between the self and the soul coincided with man’s disconnection from nature.
Laural studied the mythical Tree of Life, the mystical path of the soul and the energetic nature of our body. Intrigued by the work of psychologist Carl Jung, she saw how trees were archetypes of the human psyche and mandalas the archetype of wholeness. She began to sense how we each hold unique mythic maps that guide us on our journey. These same maps can also help us chart a new destiny for ourselves and our world.
In 2007, Laural left her “professional” career to pursue her soul’s calling. She traveled to Frankfurt Germany, to reconnect with the ancestral roots of her mother and the trees of her child hood. She visited the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina and Georgia to connect with her father’s ancestry. She immersed herself in the healing traditions of shamanic energy medicine, the meditative art of the mandala, comparative religion, dreamwork and plant medicine.
Laural has written three books and facilitated seven year-long Awaken Within Medicine Wheels, as well as numerous classes and retreats. She has been a lecturer at the university level on topics ranging from the compass of world belief, the archetype of trees, mandalas as a healing art form, understanding our energetic anatomy and shamanic energy medicine. She has a Bachelors in Social Work (psychotherapist/community organizer) a BA in Graphic Communications (creative director/art director.)
Laural is currently a faculty member at Hawthorn Institute in Williams, OR.
Note: Until I can find an agent or publisher to help create an affordable box set the physical book and card deck are available for purchase from these suppliers.
Tree Spirit Tarot book: Amazon
Tree Spirit Tarot deck at: Printers Studio
Laural has also written the following books:
For more information visit: lauralwauters.com