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February 6, 2013

Maya Leon

About Me: 

Since I had a powerful vision at around age four, I have known it is my purpose to uplift humanity to knowing the joy, connection, and serenity of the Self within the collective, intertwining fabric of humanity. It is my passion to unfold this vision by means of all that is creative, that is, through the written language and the language of Soul or, the archetypes. Archetypes are the first human language and how we inherently understand and make meaning of the world and ourselves as seen in the narratives of myth, story, art, and astrology, for example. Whereas verbal language points to one thing, archetypal language points to many. Where the former is logical, sequential, and linear, the latter is transrational, simultaneous, and cyclical. To continue with this dualistic perspective, the former is "masculine language," the latter is "feminine." We need both kinds of language, but since we mostly use "masculine language," we need to achieve more balance by engaging with this archetypal, feminine language of the Soul. It is engagement with this kind of language that we understand ourselves, others, and the world at large in a deeply meaningful way that explains what logic cannot. How many atrocities can be explained in our world by the proliferation of logic? How many joys? From the painful to the uplifting, archetypal language helps us find meaning in that which cannot be contained by logic. It connects us back with the Feminine within each of us, whether male, female, or something in between. The archetypal world is the first and foremost essential human language. It connects us deep below the surface of verbal language. Because World Pulse is about empowering the feminine and sharing our stories across languages and borders, I wish to offer this community insights, perspectives on the feminine language of Soul.
I have been a student of the archetypal all my life, but I received my first recognition of this expertise when I earned my B.A. from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study in Psychology, Mythology, Creativity & Mysticism. I am currently a graduate student at the California Institute of Integral Studies in Transformative Leadership and am focusing on enacting the archetypal Goddess in evolving leadership practices.
A good portion of my life has been spent in Germany and I am also fluent in German and have a Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults (CELTA). I am also a coach and plan or receiving certification when I complete my M.A.
I am originally from San Diego, California, but grew up, primarily, in Bozeman, Montana.
A list of archetypal practices with which I am involved include: Western astrology, numerology, Enneagram typology, drama, metaphoric leadership theory, mythology, archetypal psychology, and dream interpretation.

My Passions: 
Utilizing the archetypal to nurture individual and collective transformation
My Challenges: 
Remembering that I live my vision constantly, I don't just achieve it at a single point in time
My Vision for the Future: 
Creating a connected humanity of self-knowing
My Areas of Expertise: 
archetypal studies, creativity, leadership
My Languages: 
English, German

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