“Knowing that we don’t need someone else to complete and fulfill our lives affords us new confidence in our own ability to cope and flourish” with Donna Henes
As a part of my series about “Connecting With Yourself To Live With Better Relationships” I had the pleasure to interview Donna Henes. Donna is a spiritual leader specializing in rituals and writing in support of personal and planetary transformation. She is an internationally renowned urban shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, spiritual teacher, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. Henes composed the first and only satellite peace message orbiting in space. She has performed a Purification Ritual for Obama’s first inauguration, a Blessing of the Fleet for New York’s Quadricentennial, and leads the annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade with blessings. She has published five books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. A noted ritual expert, she serves as a ritual consultant for the television and film industry. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she offers intuitive tarot readings, spiritual counseling and works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities, and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.
Thank you so much for joining us! Let’s Get Intimate! I’d love to begin by asking you to give us the backstory as to what brought you to this specific career path.
I have been on this spiritual path since my early childhood. Actually, I believe that my work in this life is a continuation of my path through a succession of incarnations.
Are you working on any exciting new projects now? How do you hope that they might help people along their path to self-understanding or a better sense of wellbeing in their relationships?
I am working on a new book: A Woman’s Guide to Power: Claim it! Embrace it! Use it! This is a follow up to my book, The Queen of My Self…