Ritual artist, writer, speaker, teacher, Patricia Pearce has helped people explore the inner life for over twenty five years.
Patricia’s spiritual orientation has been deeply influenced by the wisdom of the Buddha, the Tao te Ching, Torah, depth psychology, shamanism, and A Course in Miracles. Having been raised in the Christian church, it is the stories and teachings of Jesus that are most deeply “in her bones.” She continually seeks to understand Jesus’ message through the lens of non-dual consciousness, recognizing that for centuries it has been misunderstood by a consciousness of separation.
In her own spiritual life, she practices meditation, dreamwork, prayer, ritual, communing with nature, active imagination, shamanic journeying, creative expression, energy work, and journaling.
A Bit of Background
In her 20’s, working as a Peace Corps Volunteer with the Quichua Indians in the Andes of Ecuador, Patricia’s life path turned towards seminary and the ministry, and for 17 years she served as a Presbyterian pastor.
After the death of a close friend in 2001, Patricia committed herself to explore deeper dimensions of existence, and she soon found herself in a vortex of dreams, synchronicities, energy releases, and insights that shattered her ego-based worldview and opened her to the unified reality of all things. She left parish ministry in 2010 to embark on a vocation of writing and teaching.
The Simple Things
Patricia begins each morning journaling, toasting the day with her first sip of coffee. She loves writing music, making pottery, tending her flowers, taking solitary walks in the woods, and doing dream work with friends. On any given evening she is likely to be watching an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation with her spouse, Kip, in their Philadelphia home.
“Patricia is a superb writer who tells a human story with implications for the wellbeing of individuals as well as societies.
Hers is a clear and compassionate voice filled with energy, concern and intelligence.”
~Sheila Weinberg, author of Surprisingly Happy: An Atypical Religious Memoir
Patricia has been actively involved in several peace and justice movements since the 1980’s and is co-founder of the Philadelphia non-profit ArtWell. In 2004 she served a week in federal prison for engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience in response to the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
- BA in International Affairs and German, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (University of Colorado)
- BA in Music, cum laude (University of Colorado)
- MEd (University of Colorado)
- MDiv (San Francisco Theological Seminary)
- Certification Reiki III
Photo by Conrad Louis-Charles.