Self Portrait © Cat Athena Louise 2015

Self Portrait © Cat Athena Louise 2015

WolfWoman © Cat Athena Louise 2015

WolfWoman © Cat Athena Louise 2015

Dreamer © Cat Athena Louise 2015

Dreamer © Cat Athena Louise 2015

 

ABOUT : CAT ATHENA LOUISE

Hello and Welcome!

Cat is a mixed media painter, photographer, collage artist, lino cutter, esotericist, mystic and dreamer, Reiki Drummer & Shamanic Counsellor. She is a practitioner of Indigenous Wisdom Ways and champion for the Wild Soul. 

A series of powerful experiences drew her onto the path of shamanic healing, including being struck by Lightning on the morning of 12 August 2012 {a power-download which she feels is now intrinsically a part of her; the strange gift of "Lightning in the Blood".} Thunderous skies and Lighting flashes also feature in her artwork at times, as her inner world reflects outwardly.  

Cat is now following her calling as a shamanic artist and sacred counsellor. A qualified Hypnotherapist and Past/Future-Life Progression therapist, she found using altered states of consciousness formed the perfect bridge between more traditional psychotherapy and indigenous wisdom ways & shamanic healing. 

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Originally from New Zealand, her spiritual awakening began at age 11 when she began using the Norse runes, astrology and investigating various 'divination' systems such as the Tarot and scrying. This lead on to later exploring spirit guides, auras, crystal energies, color healing and psychometry, along with Angels and Ascended Masters. 

Remote viewing, transfiguration, encounters with the recently departed, lucid dreaming, astral traveling and spontaneous detailed memories of other lifetimes and reincarnation, along with synchronistic meetings with those she recognised in this Lifetime, featured strongly after joining a development circle age 21.  Earth Medicine ways and shamanism felt like a natural and effortless path and she felt an instant affinity for working as a solitary practitioner. 

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For years she has been the recipient of strong sleep-dreaming. The kind the Elders call Medicine Dreams, or 'Big Dreams' - an ability that came completely unbidden, allowing her to fly all over the world in her dreaming-body, meeting remarkable healers and various characters who have shown her very different perspectives of what we perceive in the waking world, and challenging what we as a society accept as  'concensus reality'…. often meeting their animals and plant allies too.  

She describes it as the kind of dreaming where details of plants (most of which she didn't even know existed until she did some checking and research the next morning) are given, along with their healing uses and ways to ally them, during these meeting with others across the World, and exchanging information that is incredibly detailed, specific and verifiable. 

These days Cat loves nothing more than a quiet and peaceful life, being in Nature and close to the Earth as possible. Drawn to working with the Celtic Wheel Of the Year, and a shamanic practice that re-enchants her Wildish Nature, and helps keep her grounded and connected.