Zori is an Intuitive Business Coach, Shamanic Guide & Founder of the Widening Circles online community, based in San Marcos la Laguna, Guatemala.
She works as an intuitive guide weaving together threads of traditional and emergent spiritual practices for those who wish to connect with their intuitive and self-healing capacities. Her inspiration comes from nature, plant medicine, indigenous traditions, and the many spirit and human guides she has met along her path.
She has deep respect for traditional lineages and the wisdom keepers who go through elaborate initiations to be recognised as shamans from their communities. At the same time, she views shamanism as a path highly needed in our time, as it allows for grounded spiritual growth regardless of our access to any specific tradition. That is because in its essence it encourages a return to the ‘one who knows’ within each of us. A remembering of ourselves as Nature in Her wholeness, in each human and non-human being we cross paths with, in the beauty of both dark and light. A way of being and a way of finding and living in right relationship with all there is.
Zori’s journey with shamanism began in her early childhood when she would engage in conversations with nature beings and perceive the presence of spirits… When asked what she wanted to be when she grows up, she would respond – an archeologist, an astronomer or a nature scientist. It took her 20 years to understand that what she really meant was a life in deep connection with the Earth, the Universe and the wisdom of plant, animals, insects, rocks, mountains and lakes.
Over the last 10 years, she’s been inspired by the work of Carlos Castaneda, Michael Harner, Martin Prechtel, Bill Plotkin, shamanic teachers she’s personally worked with like Pi Villaraza (inner dance), Keith Wilson (cacao), Alonso del Rio (ayahuasca), Nana Feliciana (Mayan fire ceremony), Nana Miriam (cacao) and her own path with plant medicine spirits (psilocybin mushrooms, cacao, ayahuasca, huachuma, bufo, rapeh), the living traditions and rituals of Bulgaria, Bali, Peru and Guatemala. She sees Nature as her main teacher, and owes most of what she shares to countless hours of listening to Her wisdom.