About Rev Katherine M Engel
The Spirit Muse is Rev Katherine M Engel, MA, an
1043 Grand Ave, #370, St Paul, MN, 55105
About Rev Katherine
As an immigrant's daughter, I grew up surrounded
by people of different cultures and languages, and I have always had an eclectic
experience of spirituality.
As a young girl, I was troubled by the point of
view that "we are better than you" if we believe a certain way. The Creator is
bigger than our own egos would indicate!
Upon discovering the Mystics, I found a language
that more clearly expresses for me the universal truth that We Are One. As
Meister Eckhart put it many centuries ago, there is one river of Wisdom, but
there are many wells to tap into the river.
This spiritual language is found on many paths –
where there is compassion, lovingkindness, life-affirming action and an
honouring of the sacredness in all, is holy truth. Furthermore, there is no
real separation between sacred and profane, and as humans, we can experience
this, and create more joy for ourselves and others.
In college, my friends and I explored other
faiths, and it is an education I still cultivate, socially, spiritually and
professionally. Among these, while in Alaska, I found the Native American
traditions resonate profoundly within me, building a strong eco-spirituality. I
have a Buddhist meditation practice, and as a musician, of course, Nada
Brahma – “the World is Sound”.
I earned a Bachelor of Music with Teaching
Certification at Syracuse University, and following that, studied acting and
creative writing. Upon completing a Master of Arts in Voice Performance in
Michigan, I embarked on the traditional “starving artist life”, performing in
theatre, opera, historical revue and cabaret, as well as singing and conducting
in various churches along the way, from Alaska to Florida.
In my travels and work across North American, I
became keenly aware of how many people have no particular spiritual path. So
many seekers are struggling with the deepest life questions, there is an
ever-growing need to reach out to those trying to find their way.
I was ordained an Interfaith Minister through
All Faiths Seminary International in New York City, and I have had
additional training in spiritual counseling at One Spirit Interfaith Alliance,
also in New York. An important idea reinforced in these schools is that we
don’t “throw the baby out with the bathwater” in any tradition; we are on a
spiritual path that is “Never instead, always in addition.” I have also been
fortunate to have studied energy healing (laying on of hands) with Rev Ron Moor.
There is much more we all have in common than we
hold separate, and in creating ceremonies, performing, composing and writing, I
relish intermingling elements of various traditions into a cohesive whole.
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