Marion grew up in Italy on the Lake Maggiore totally involved in her passion for horses. With 19 in full adolescential crisis she went to India to her spiritual master Osho at the Osho Comune in Poona. The Osho meditations and the therapeutical and human potential development groups and seminars (Primal, Tantra, Co-dependency, Kinesiology training ecc.) led by his disciples help her in her inner search and in the process of gaining selfknowledge and awareness.
“Be in the world, but don’t be of it” is one of the messages from Osho that causes her to go and develop her linguistic talent at a University in order to have one foot firmly rooted in this physical world. After having lived and worked for some years in Osho Comunes in Italy, India and Germany in 1994 she enrolles at the Scuola Superiore di Lingue Moderne per interpreti e traduttori, University Trieste, Italy, where she graduates in 2001.
(for a traditional version of her professional profile read “Curriculum vitae” file pdf)
To overcome her fear of public speaking in 1999 she participates in her first firewalk at the seminar “Unleash the power within” led by Anthony Robbins. She continues studying and applying NLP and the methods developed by Anthony Robbins and complets Mastery University, but she always feels that her femminine spiritual side is not getting enough nourishment. When she meets a SUNDOOR Firewalkinstructor from The SUNDOOR School of Transpersonal Education (www.sundoor.com) she finally finds one of the missing pieces and in 2007 has the priviledge to meet Peggy Dylan, SUNDOOR. In 2008 she completes the SUNDOOR Advanced Firewalkinstructor Training. There are no words to describe the beauty of this processo of inner transformation and learning and the deep changes that occured in her life through the work with fire and firewalking
2008 she realises one of her dreams and starts to lead Firewalkseminars where she shares her personal experience in the inner search for truth, personal development and the full expression of human potential. But since learning and growing never ends and transformation is an ongoing process …
In 2009 she meets her “path with heart” the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path (SMSD) an ancient Shamanic Mystery School of Turtle Island (The Americas) and is apprentice on this path since September.
The Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society
The Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society was founded in 1986 by Harley SwiftDeer Reagan (Elder's Name of Thunder Strikes) for the purpose of gathering, translating and teaching the Wheels and Keys of the Sweet Medicine SunDance (SMSD) Path of Turtle Island. Mandated and guided by the Twisted Hairs Metis Medicine Society Council of Elders, the Deer Tribe also provides training and guidance for apprentices working the gateway process of personal growth and spiritual awakening in this Path.
SwiftDeer and the Deer Tribe are modern day representatives of an ancient lineage of sacred knowledge of universal laws, ceremonial alchemy, healing techniques, alignment and communication with the elements of nature, magick, controlled dreaming, spiritual awakening and determination.
Like the arcane mystery schools of the Sufi, the Druidic and Celtic, the Tibetan, and other Great Power traditions, the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path has evolved over thousands of years.
Who Are the Twisted Hairs of Turtle Island?
For many ancient peoples hair symbolizes knowledge. "Twisted Hairs" refers to those who take knowledge from many sources and weave it together, synthesizing and formulating "braids of truth." Over the centuries these "braids" are tried and tested. Those that are found to be valid and in alignment with sacred law are retained and added to the ever growing body of knowledge. Those that do not hold up under such rigor are discarded. So it has been for millenia within these ancient traditions of learning and journeying toward human enlightenment.
Originally established in 1250 B.C. as the Rattlesnake School of Turtle Island, the Twisted Hairs Metis Medicine Society Council of Elders is a body of shamans, medicine men and women, sorcerers and magicians from many tribes throughout North, Central and South America, who have traveled and studied beyond their traditional tribal boundaries and evolved to levels of great learning, wisdom, power and knowledge. Turtle Island is called the Southwest Power, one of the Eight Great Powers of knowledge and wisdom on the planet.
At times throughout history the magical mystery schools were forced to take their teachings and knowledge "underground" for safekeeping because they were being misused by others for personal power and domination or perverted by religious hierarchies. This happened here on Turtle Island following the Spanish conquest by Cortes, Pizarro, and others, as well as the invasion of Europeans onto the North American continent.
In 1975, hearing the call of Grandmother Earth and seeing both the need and the readiness within the collective, the Elders of the Council decided to again release the first of many Wheels and Keys of this Sweet Medicine SunDance Path so that these teachings would be available to anyone seeking personal growth and spiritual awakening. The Council designated SwiftDeer as one of the Carriers of the Shields of Knowledge of this Path.
In her work she is inspired by:
Osho, Eckart Tolle, Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, Katie Byron, Adyashanti, Peggy Dylan, Swift Deer, Janneke "Laughing Willow" Koole, Mary "Flaming Crystal Mirror" Minor, Dr. Diane "Sea Dancer" Battung, Dr. Naide -Pushing Beaver- Bruno and by many others!