Shirley Hessel attended Wagner College on Staten Island, NY, graduating with a B. A. in English in 1960. Before raising four children, she taught school in Ohio and Queens, NY. After years of volun-teer work with the National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation, she became interested in heal-ing and spiritual growth. Over the years she attended many workshops and classes to further her under-standing. Shirley traveled extensively to Peru and Bolivia, Mexico, Egypt and Canada plus American national parks and sacred sites. Following guidance, she has lived in many areas of our beautiful coun-try. She now resides in Lake Placid, NY.