Moonhill Mystery School is an earth-based school of enlightenment, founded in 2020. Moonhill Mystery School creates an inclusive, nourishing, supportive, co-learning environment in which seekers deepen their unique and genuine spiritual relationship with self, community and earth.
Moonhill Mystery School assists seekers in illuminating their individual path of soulful development within an earth-based spirituality framework in a nature-based setting with a supportive and collaborative cohort of peers. Many classes are offer online and some classes are offered in-person with covid safety precautions taken. Most in-person classes are in outdoor locations as a philosophical approach to connecting with earth and the seasons directly.
Karin Olsen leads Moonhill Mystery School and she is a healer, a seer and a teacher. She has been a massage therapist for over 25 years. She has been studying plants for more than 20 years, owning a herb shop and metaphysical store for 15 years. She teaches classes on earth-based spirituality and psychic skills in the South Salish Sea area. She provides one on one spiritual coaching and development via zoom. In 2021, she earned a Master of Ecopsychology from Naropa University.
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Ecopsychology is a therapeutic technique and ideology that treats people psychologically by bringing them spiritually closer to nature. A central premise is that while the mind is shaped by the modern world, its underlying structure was created in a natural non-human environment. Ecopsychology framing seeks to expand and remedy the emotional connection between humans and nature and promote sustainability. In MMS, ecopsychology frames the foundational organization of this mystery school.
Mysticism is popularly known as becoming one with God or the Absolute, but may refer to any kind of ecstasy or altered state of consciousness which is given a religious or spiritual meaning. It may also refer to the attainment of insight in ultimate or hidden truths, and to human transformation supported by various practices and experiences. In MMS, the term mysticism is used in place of Shamanism. The term Shamanism is problematic from an indigenous-honoring perspective. Mysticism includes spiritual technology such as visualization, meditation, journeying, psychic abilities, spontaneous healing, access to other-worlds, and enlightenment.
Social Justice is the view that everyone deserves equal access to wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society. The world we are living in is not a just society, and this fact motivates MMS to examine aspects of social justice as it pertains to spiritual practices. MMS will also work to bring equity to class entrance fees by making classes available to people who are from historically underprivileged and underserved communities.
Nature Connection and Seasonal Practices
Seasonal Practices/Nature Connection are simple ways of awakening our innate, empathetic and natural connection to nature. They reconnect us to our fundamental rhythm and habitat. MMS uses nature connection as a primary technique to transform our ordinary thinking processes into the extraordinary. Through regular nature meditation practices within a location, MMS co-learners will develop a relationship with land, place and themselves.