An award winning writer, Teri is the author/co-author of ten non-fiction books, including The Fiery Muse: Creativity and the Spiritual Quest (Random House of Canada) and one for young adults, The Canadian Junior Green Guide (McClelland & Stewart). Written in conjunction with the highly respected environmental watchdog, Pollution Probe, it became a Canadian best-seller.
After completing two books on the environment, Teri began to focus much of her writing on topics related to creativity and contemporary spirituality, subjects of deep personal interest to her. Teri first began studying yoga in her twenties in Paris with a teacher who had lived in Mahatma Gandhi's ashram for more than twenty years. Several years later she traveled to India to meet Gopi Krishna - considered by many to be the world's leading authority on kundalini. Since then she has been a student of the philosophy behind yoga and has been involved in researching the link between creativity, inspiration, and mystical experience. Both her latest book, The Divine Feminine Fire: Creativity and Your Yearning to Express Your Self (Dreamriver Press), and The Fiery Muse deal with this topic; she has also written a number of articles and spoken widely on the subject.
An experienced public speaker, Teri has made many national television and radio appearances. Her freelance writing has appeared in such widely divergent publications in the United States as Family Circle Magazine and New Age Journal. Her books have been published in the United States, Canada, and Germany and have been translated into both German and French.
Her workshops on creative writing and the link between creativity and spirituality have met with great success, and she now divides her time between leading workshops and writing.
An avid traveler, Teri has lived in Austria, Germany,
France and on a sailboat in the Bahamas. Teri is an enthusiastic swimmer
and competes with a masters synchronized swimming team.
Originally from Idaho, she has an MA from the
University of New Mexico. She now makes her home in Toronto with her
husband and teenage daughter.
Up With Shakti!
Teri's Newest Book
The Divine Feminine Fire
What people are
In Dancing in the Flames I
make the point that embodying the divine feminine is one of the most
important tasks of our time. This excellent book shows you can accomplish
this by getting to know your body, bringing your body and your dreams
together, and uniting body and soul.
Your can order your copy of The Divine Feminine Fire, in Canada, from
The Fiery Muse
The Fiery Muse: Creativity and
the Spiritual Quest
The Fiery Muse: Creativity and the Spiritual Quest weaves the stories of the impassioned lives of great visionaries, such as Hildegard von Bingen, Rumi, and Walt Whitman, together with those of everyday people - who range from teachers and homemakers to artists and actors - and shows how the creative spirit can transform your life.
Stories of the celebrated - such as Marion Woodman, John Tavener, and Sylvia Fraser - are also included. The awakening of kundalini-shakti and her role in creative inspiration and personal transformation is a common thread that runs through all of these extraordinarily varied and fascinating experiences. Creativity exercises that help you tune into this divine source of inspiration round off each chapter.
Here's what renowned yoga authority Georg Feuerstein has to say about The Fiery Muse:
are all creators and what we createfirst and foremostis
our own life. Depending on our vision and courage, we can create a
magnificent or a threadbare life for ourselves.
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