About Moonhill Mystery School
Intuitive Guide Spiritual Facilitator Ecopsychologist
Karin began developing her intuition by listening to spirit at a young age. She now has over 30 years working as a healer, What started as a fun party trick and reading palms has evolved into a calling to serve her community. Karin listens deeply to the wisdom of the ancestors to provide people with guidance.
Her background includes over 30 years as a healer, using massage therapy as a tool to help people release pain, stress, and discomfort. She successfully guided small businesses for decades by caring for her patrons, employees, and community with a heart centered approach and a fiscally sound practice.
Her spiritual practices center on connections to nature, the seasons, and ancestral work. She leads a community in regular moon gatherings as well as other seasonal practices. Her desire to serve, led to provide classes on topics ranging from psychic protection to personal spiritual practices. Having found her passion for sharing wisdom, she developed Moonhill Mystery School as an offering to people seeking to ground their spiritual practices in their modern lives. As a teacher, Karin uses her own spiritual practice, as well as her Master of Ecopsychology degree to provide structure, theory, and practical application to courses.
Karin’s skill as a psychic came originally through her maternal lineage watching her mother and grandmother read palms. After she discovered her natural aptitude as a medium, she studied, practiced, and developed her abilities to connect with those no longer in a body. Through this practice, she also grew her knowledge of energy beings and can navigate connection to the spirit world while helping others to receive information when seeking clarity.
Using the connection to spirit, Karin is often called to create sacred ritual for weddings, baby blessings, first moon, and house clearing ceremonies. She sees ceremony as a process, not an event and begins by helping those involved set the intention. She often holds the container of ceremony far before the event happens as part of the magical process of transformation.
From 2019-2020 Karin was part of a team, teaching Nature Instructors through Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington. Through this internship Karin helped connect the NIT students to the natural cycles in the outdoor adventure program.
Karin continues to grow and build the Moonhill Mystery School community.
The Four Pillars
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.