Laural Virtues Wauters is a spiritual theorist, educator and mandala facilitator. By weaving nature, history, psychology and science with art and storytelling she awakens the inner wisdom of our true nature. Laural encourages us to see ourselves as creators of our reality and to be active participants in the co-creation of our world
As a child in her native Germany, Laural experienced a series of encounters with a tree that spoke to her soul. 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 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 and comparative religion.
Laural has written several books and facilitated yearlong healing circles, as well as numerous classes and retreats. She has lectured at the university level on topics ranging from the compass of world belief, mandalas as healing art and the Tree of Life within.
She has a BSW – Bachelors of Social Work and a BA in Graphic Communications. Laural is a graduate of the Four Winds Healing the Light Body School of Energy Medicine. She received her certification as a mandala facilitator through Rajita Sivananda (Judith Cornell Ph.D.) Laural is a mesa carrier in the Andean tradition based on the teachings of Adolfo Ttito Condori. Laural is currently a faculty member at Hawthorn Institute in Williams, OR.
Laural has written the following books:
Tree Spirit Tarot – Return to the Garden of our Soul – the accompanying Tree Spirit Tarot deck is available at: Printers Studio
To contact Laural her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org