Mary Diggin, Ph.D

Cultural Mythologist & Deep Imagery Trainer


I am Beauty Within: Course; by Mary Diggin, Ph.D.
Nasty Women: A Mythological Survival Guide: ecourse


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  was published in the Spring 2017 issue of Immanence! the journal of applied mythology, legend and folktale.

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

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...

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 of...