Monica Tyler is an intuitive and empathic soul with a hereditary love for the craft. She is a mother of four lovely children and a happy wife to a loving, supportive husband. She has learned many skills from her family’s traditions and through formal training.
She was initiated into her shamanic path by Timothy Cope, Midwest Shamanic Instructor, for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. She has furthered her shamanic skills and knowledge by reading a wide range of books on the subject as well as taken various advanced workshops with shamanic teachers like Sandra Ingerman. Some of the shamanic workshops she has completed are:
- Celtic Shamanism – Rebecca Sommers
- Basic Workshop – The Way of the Shaman – Foundation Shamanic Studies
- Shamanic Extraction Healing Training - Foundation Shamanic Studies
- 21st Century Shamanism – Sandra Ingerman
- Miracles for the Earth – Sandra Ingerman
- Shamanism, Dying and Beyond - Foundation Shamanic Studies
- Soul Retrieval – Sandra Ingerman
- Healing for the Earth and Healing with Spiritual Light – Sandra Ingerman
Monica is an active minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth Church; it is the first and only recognized church that fosters animism within the United States. She facilitates 2 monthly shamanic circles in the Colorado Springs area, the first is the Feather and Bone Journey Circle and the second is the Feather and Bone Shamanic Teaching Circle. She is an adamant believer in the path of direct revelation because it empowers individuals to rediscover their true selves and enables them to find the answers and healing they’ve been searching for, so they can live a full, happy, balanced life.
In addition she has obtained her pagan priesthood by completing her three year training program through an eclectic earth spiritualist Tir na nÓg Temple in the state of Illinois. She was once a member of the Order of the Golden Collegium Spiritu Sancti at the Grand Temple of Ptah. She continues to educate herself through books on different esoteric and pagan topics as well as taken multiple esoteric workshops:
- Sacred Geometry - John Michael Greer
- Inner Mysteries - Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone
- Inner Mysteries II - Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone
- The Box - Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone
- Waking the Gods – Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone
- Inner Alchemy – Taylor Ellwood
Monica currently leads The Singing Blue Lotus Temple in Colorado Springs, CO. The temple engages and honors the earth, deities, helping spirits and ancestors. Its mission is to educate and build a community of those who seek to walk the path of a shamanic witch. It will educate about the craft, core shamanic practices and guide the individuals to discover their true selves and to gain a better understanding of the world around them. As part of the temple’s ministries she facilitates a Pagan Youth Group that meets once a month. The group is geared toward youth between the ages of 12 and 17 that are interested in gathering and learning about pagan/spiritual beliefs and magical things while having a little fun with other youth that share their same spiritual interests.
She is an open minded and non-judgmental individual. She supports her local pagan community by providing free events, rituals and classes. Her personal goal is to help lead individuals through education and spiritual experiences to the understanding that they are energetic beings having a physical experience in this world and that they are creators of their own reality and the answers they seek are already within them because they have an innate connection with the Divine.