Lilan Laishley has a solid educational background from traditional academic institutions and a rich background in the healing arts. Her experience in the healing arts began twenty years ago in New York City where she earned her Master’s degree in counseling from Hunter College while working in holistic health clinics. She received a license as a professional counselor and was a practitioner in behavioral medicine and addiction in psychiatric, drug, and alcohol treatment centers.
Lilan Laishley, Ph.D. brings skills from over thirty years of education and experience in astrology, psychology, spirituality, and religion. She has a PhD in Religious Studies with an emphasis on ritual, cosmology, and labyrinths. She has taught philosophy and religion at major universities and been a speaker at numerous conferences. She has a Master degree in Counseling with a specialization in symbols, visualization, Tarot, and the archetypal ideas of Carl Jung. She has worked in private practice as well as hospital, treatment center, and wellness settings. She has studied a variety of spiritual traditions including Native American wisdom in Arizona, mythology with Joseph Campbell, and Buddhism with the Dalai Lama. She is an Astrologer and practitioner of Western Ways as well as author, teacher, and lecturer. She is a specialist in symbol and ritual and is the author of Religious Diversity on the Labyrinth: Rituals that Engage a Sacred Cosmos, as well as journal and magazine articles. She is founding member and previous Director of Research of The Labyrinth Society, an international organization dedicated to the education and expansion of labyrinths around the world. She has traveled to over fifteen countries around the world to visit sacred sites and study spiritual practices.