Kathryn LaFevers Evans

Kathryn LaFevers Evans

Degrees

  • M.A., Literature & Writing Studies, California State University

Kathryn is a practitioner and researcher of esoteric, Neoshamanic techniques and rituals since 1972, referring to her path as “reading the book of nature.” She is a native Californian and Native American of the Chickasaw Nation, as well as of French heritage. Kathryn received her M.A. in Literature & Writing Studies from California State University San Marcos, and her B.A. in Comparative Literature & Research in Consciousness from Maharishi International University, which included practice of Patanjali’s yoga sutras/siddhis. She is a lifelong writer of nature and devotional poetry, and has performed in 12 cities. Her academic papers are also performative, applying the Literary critical theories of Archetype-Myth and Phenomenology-Hermeneutics. Kathryn’s work—combining theory and practice within contemporary secular spirituality—compares Depth & Archetypal Psychology with Renaissance Neoplatonism & Natural Magic, claiming C. G. Jung’s The Red Book: Liber Novus as Jungian Natural Magic. Kathryn shares, “I am truly honored to teach in the Engaged Humanities program. The Red Book, our central focus in HMC200, embodies humankind’s archetypal, wholly-interpenetrating wisdom that can be traced through esoteric lineages such as: Shamanism & Indigenous-Aboriginal spirituality; Yoga-Sutras & Mandala in Hinduism & Buddhism; Neoplatonism & Natural Magic; Neoshamanism & Paganism; Jungian Depth & Archetypal Psychology. Pacifica’s Engaged Humanities program carries forward into the new millennium this deepest study and experience of humankind.