Welcome! You have arrived at the website of Mary Angelon Young, writer, workshop leader, transpersonal counselor, and lover of travel, music, and myth. As a traveler, the “vagabond school” of personal quest has led me on pilgrimages to sacred sites in Europe, the UK, North America, and India. Traveling has expanded and deepened my outlook on life, some of which you will find expressed through photos and entries in my blog.
Now I’m living the forest dweller’s life off-grid—that is, powered by the sun and nourished by rainwater collected during the summer monsoons in the high desert of central Arizona. Living amidst thickets of piñon and juniper, I’ve become a friend of ravens, little yellow finches, and the bands of deer and javalina that wander through daily. There, under vast skies and burning sun, the wonders of the natural world capture my imagination and lift my spirit.
For many years the wordsmith’s art has been a creative passion as well as a path of discovery and personal transformation—a deep diving into the potentials of my inner world, interwoven as it is with the tapestry of everyone and everything. You’ll find my books listed here, as well as up-coming projects. I still love to write; in my workshops I pass that enthusiasm along, encouraging others to engage writing—memoirs, poetry, essays, journals, whatever moves you! I hope the essays and tidbits of my blog will pique your interest and inspire your creativity as well. You’ll also find some of the people, books, and places that have been important influences and inspirations in my life.
For information about private counseling sessions, read on under “About.” If you discover something that touches or inspires you, let me know.