Gerri Ravyn Stanfield is a healer of body, mind and spirit; an inventive author and international educator; dedicated to liberating the sacred leadership abilities and super powers within each of us. Ravyn practices acupuncture and herbal medicine in Portland, Oregon with a focus on helping people survive cancer, chronic pain and traumatic experiences while fulfilling their commitment to being embodied during these interesting times. She uses her background in the realms of social justice, Taoist, Chinese and other traditional medicines, Jungian psychology, environmental activism, spirituality, creative writing and theatre arts to coax more of the extraordinary into the world through the cracks in Western civilization.
She is an aspiring cultural alchemist, seeking to transform the heartbreak of living in our industrialized modern world, revealing the gold in all that may seem worthless. Ravyn creates ceremony and ritual art, weaving poetry, music and performance into contemporary offerings of the human imagination. Many of her original songs and chants show up in rituals and songbooks worldwide. She facilitates retreats, workshops and intensives all over the globe with unique curriculum that blends healing techniques, mythology, expressive arts, social activism, musical improvisation, conflict resolution and intuitive leadership skills. She has developed trainings for universities and non-profits and taught within the Oregon prison system. She has designed apprenticeship programs for emerging leaders and healers in various communities throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia and offers year long trainings in Portland and San Francisco.
Her nonfiction has been published in magazines, newsletters and anthologies. She publishes a monthly blog called Revolution of the Spirit at gerriravynstanfield.wordpress.com and is working on several book projects.