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Authentic Freedom Academy

Authentic Freedom Academy, founded by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS is a center for human development with the mission of supporting the self-actualization of adults through the integration of psychology, spirituality, education and creative expression. Lauri Ann Lumby is the primary facilitator of these offerings. You can learn more about Lauri at www.authenticfreedom.love. Authentic Freedom Academy also hosts a select group of guest-instructors offering formational opportunities within their own fields of expertise.

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About this course

Mastering the Shadow – transforming your deepest fears and unhealed wounds is a shamanic ritual practice for those who find themselves in the depths of their core spiritual wounds and who are longing to be free of their effects so they might once again be anchored in their original wholeness.  Mastering the Shadow is a practice that is meant to be returned to again and again as the symptoms of your core wound are triggered.  With on-going attention to this practice, you will be “loving yourself back together.” 

Created and Facilitated by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS

13 instructional modules

Self-Paced

Moderated Discussion

This training includes instruction in and step by step guidance through the eight stages of the Mastering the Shadow shamanic ritual practice along with a downloadable PDF of the practice for your ongoing use.  

From the  introduction:  

Mastering the Shadowtransforming your deepest fears and unhealed wounds is a shamanic ritual and practice for those who find themselves in the depths of their core spiritual wounds.  These are the wounds that are specifically related to the core wound of separation but are unique to each individual depending on how they first experienced this wound.

This is a mastery practice because it demands an ongoing, diligent practice of personal accountability.  This is NOT the kind of practice where you can “think” your pain away.  Through this practice you will dive deeply into the core of your pain - being in and with that pain, for the sake of supporting its transformation and release while re-integrating the part of your soul that was lost to the original wounding. 

This work is eq1ually not about “letting it go” as separation is implicit in the idea of letting go.  As the Buddhist sages remind, “What you resist will persist.”  If you believe you need to be rid of something by letting it go, you are only creating more separation.  This practice invites you instead to draw the pain intimately close where you will be literally loving yourself back together.  



Mastering the Shadow was created by Lauri Ann Lumby, OM, OPM, MATS.  Lauri is a Magdalene Priestess, High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek and shadow worker.  Lauri has been accompanying clients and students in depth work for nearly thirty years. Lauri has developed the Authentic Freedom protocol, among other shamanic practices to support people in their efforts to become whole.  Lauri is spiritual director for the Authentic Freedom online community, a published author, artist and sought-out spiritual counselor and educator.  Learn more about Lauri at www.authenticfreedom.love