Deborah Bryon, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and diplomate Jungian analyst in private practice in Denver, Colorado. She completed a BA in psychology at UCLA, a BFA in drawing at Metropolitan State College of Denver, and a PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. Deborah obtained her analytic training with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and is a psychoanalyst through the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.
Since 2005, Deborah has received in-depth training with Q’ero shamans in Peru and has undergone a series of sacred initiations with the shamans she has worked with. Deborah is writing, teaching classes, and leading groups combining Jungian depth psychology, psychoanalysis, and shamanism. She is the author of several articles on shamanism and psychoanalysis.
Deborah spends her free time gardening, traveling, and is an artist and member of Spark Gallery. She has taught in the psychology departments of the University of Colorado and Metropolitan State College of Denver. Deborah has two adult sons, Devin and Colin. She lives with her husband Perry, two dogs, cat, and a macaw.
Deborah Bryon describes her ongoing experiences, lessons, and initiations with the Inca shamans in Peru. The shamans wish to teach Western culture about the interconnectedness of the ordinary and the spiritual and our connection with Pachamama (Mother Earth). Dr. Bryon's training includes sacred initiation rites where she receives energy and information from the mountain spirits.
Deborah Bryon describes the first four years of lessons and initiations she received from Inca shamans in Peru. The shamans explain the connection of all creatures (ordinary and spiritual) and our connection to Mother Earth. Deborah's struggles to live in both the ordinary reality of a day job and the non-ordinary reality of shamanic understanding are described with clarity, insight, and humor.