Mary Diggin, Ph.D

Cultural Mythologist & Deep Imagery Trainer


Mary Diggin received her Ph.D in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. Born in Ireland, she lives in New Mexico, USA. Her research focuses on how myth functions in cultural settings. She is particularly interested in the intersection between myth, ritual, nature and the deep imagination. She has presented on mythological topics such as The Irish Influence on Vodou (AAR Conference), Celtic marriage (Berea College, KY) and Jicarilla Apache healing traditions. Her article titled Nasty Women: Can the Goddess and the Hero find a way forward  has been accepted by Immanence for publication in April, 2017.

Mary is a Deep Imagery trainer with the International Institute for Visualization Research and president of Imagery International. She completed an apprenticeship with Jicarilla Apache medicine man, Felipe Ortega from whom she learnt to lead sweat lodges and about Jicarilla healing traditions. She works with individuals and groups offering a combination of imagery, myth and ritual.


Other Offerings

Meet your imagery guides by Phone or Skype

What could be more convenient than to enjoy an imagery session from the comfort of your own home? I offer imagery sessions over the phone or by Skype. Our Imagery guides are surprisingly accessible over the long distance. I have worked with people for over 15 years by...
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Imagery and The Personal Totem Pole Process

Mary has worked with the Personal Totem Pole Process as a means of accessing the deep imagination for over 20 years and is a certified trainer with the IIVR. Her particular interests are in the intersection between myth, storytelling, ritual and deep imagery as well...
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Sweat Lodge

Sweating rituals have a long and sacred tradition as a healing ceremony in many cultures. The forms we are most familiar with today are those that have been preserved by in Native American traditions. Mary was taught to pour water by Felipe Ortega, a Jicarilla Apache...
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Micaceous Pottery

Pottery I love micaceous clay pottery. Micaceous clay is a clay that naturally contains a high propotion of mica. Mica is a great natural conductor of heat & as a result, allows micaceous cookware to hold heat extremely well. The local Pueblos & native peoples...
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