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.