Dr. Nanci Shanderá
Dr. Nanci Shanderá, Ph.D., an intuitive spiritual teacher, transformational psychologist, dream specialist, and ordained senior minister-founder of EarthSpirit Center Church, has been deeply involved in personal transformation all of her life, and professionally since 1977. She has taught innumerable workshops on the subject of spiritual transformation, and has lectured for various churches, expos, and organizations throughout the United States. Dr. Nanci teaches from ancient Mystery School traditions through induction of higher energies and dimensions that heal and transform. She discourages students from perceiving herself or any other spiritual teacher as the prime authority for their lives and challenges them to accept their unique gifts and differences unconditionally. She uses the power of humor to move students into higher realms of spiritual memory and manifestation.
She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Transformational Psychology, a B.A. in Education, and an R.Sc.F. in the Religious Science ministry.
Her experience includes teaching in public school as well as in community colleges and metaphysical seminaries. She administered the United Church of Religious Science’s Ernest Holmes College School of Ministry in Los Angeles for many years, where she also taught transformational intensives and writing courses.
She is a writer of self-help and fiction books, including Your Inner Gold: Transform Your Life and Discover Your Soul’s Purpose to be released in June 2013 by Llewellyn Publishing; and The Quilt: A Woman’s Journey to Power, a transformational novel, available in January 2013 through Amazon and Kindle. She is currently doing research for another non-fiction book: The Older Heroine’s Journey, and another novel: Remodeling Mary, whose female protagonist awakens to consciousness when she redesigns a white plaster statue of Mary. Nanci has written for spiritual magazines, such as Shaman’s Drum and Science of Mind.
Nanci credits her teacher, Brugh Joy M.D., with whom she studied for over thirty years, with awakening her to the higher consciousness she now employs personally and professionally. She also studied with several other teachers including Joan Halifax, Jean Houston, Paul Brenner, Michael Harner, Sandera Ingerman, James Hillman, Joseph Campbell, Lynn Andrews, Michael Newton, Venerable Shinzen Young, John Brooker, John White, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Bella Karish, Stephen Hoeller, and Dennis William Hauck.
Nanci moved from Los Angeles to Nevada City, California in the northern Sierra- Nevada mountains in 2004 for the peace and quiet required to enhance and deepen her life’s purpose in service to others. She has two grown daughters and three grandchildren. She is an avid reader-researcher and artist, and loves classical music, camping, hiking and travel.