Hi, here’s some background on me.

I’ve studied the light body through Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer since 1992 – in Belgium, Ibiza, and the U.S. In 1997, I completed the teacher requirements, and upon my return from Belgium to Raleigh in 2001 began formal teaching. I am also an author/editor and a cloud photographer.

Beginning in 1985 at the Jung Institute in Zurich, I had my first initiation, which you can soon read about in the latest book in the Keep This Quiet! series: Initiations.  I like working with people to integrate the shift and jolts that often accompany awakening to your deeper identity.

In the wisdom  traditions, I had shaktipat into a Hindu lineage, of Lord Ram, through the sat guru Dhyanyogi-ji, a Kundalini Maha Yoga teacher.

I’m also interested in indigenous teachings and was a co-founder of Kayumari, a spiritual community in California, which helped open the door to the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.

In Raleigh, I teach a large variety of courses in the Orin/DaBen curriculum. I also offer services to “read” your energy by tracking its path–and its divergences, obstacles, blocks, and possibilities. My focus is on acceptance and love, a deep sense of reality, humor, diversity, and breakthroughs—cutting out the excuses and detours to get to where the road is open and even sometimes simple.

Academically, I graduated with a BA in history (Honors & Distinction) from Duke and an MA in contemporary Brit and American literature from Columbia University. After leaving the Jung Institute Zurich, I’ve constinuously studied and experimented in energy and consciousness.


The author of eight books in the Love in Transition: Voyage of Ulysses—Letters to Penelope nonfiction series, including Toward a Philosophy of Perception, Margaret copy edited Hunter Thompson’s first book, Hell’s  Angels. HST acknowledged her in Gonzo Letters 2. In 2011 her memoir Keep This Quiet! My Relationship with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, and Jan Mensaert (Saeculum University Press) was published. It was followed in 2012 with Keep THIS Quiet Too! More Adventures with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, Jan Mensaert. She is also an editor, cloud photographer, and mentor to people wanting to maximize their potential.

I have been called “complicated” and “ornery,” “angelic” and “intimidating.”  Some are opposites, and yet at different times I can identify with them all. My light body teacher in Belgium, Roland Verschaeve, used to say, “Margaret, you don’t have to do anything but show up” (at a workshop). And, another time, “Margaret always wants the best for everyone.” I’ve relished when someone said that in my classes people leave their egos at the door. True indeed. I guess that about sums it up.


Email me at marharrell[a]nc.rr.com (it’s a new address, so if you emailed and didn’t get an answer, the email went to the old address).



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