Our Leaders

Damanhur Colorado is comprised of a diverse group of individuals from many walks of life who are dedicated to bringing the teachings and experiences of Damanhur to Colorado and the U.S.
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The BOARD

  • Mary Kirk
    Mary Kirk EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Mary graduated from Washington State University in 1968 then joined the U.S. Army to do her dietetic internship.

    Mary stayed with the military for 10 years and spent 3 of those years in Germany. Daily she endured the jokes about Cpt. Kirk of Star Trek Fame. Following the Army, Mary returned to school at Cornell University for her Masters degree in Nutrition.

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    Then back to her home town Spokane WA where she taught nutrition at a 3 year Family Practice Residency Training program.

    Mary moved to Boulder CO in 1992 where she was in a life transition. In 1997 she founded and is still the owner of Dignity Care a home health care agency with 150 care givers that care for seniors in their homes.

    Now retired she works full time with Damanhur Colorado to bring the Damanhur teachings and energy to the United States.

  • Bill Carlton
    Bill Carlton DIRECTOR - FINANCE

    Bill Carlton received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming and his MBA from the University of CO.  He had a twenty five year career as a Practice Administrator for two separate medical clinics.

    Bill combined science and business, never losing sight of the importance of maintaining an open heart. He as always been a spiritual person and has explored many different spiritual paths.

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    Bill’s first introduction to spirituality at a young age was Shakti Gawain’s Creative Visualization, from there he participated in the Miracle of Love Intensive, followed the teaching if Gangagi, did the Course in Miracles (seven years in a row), worked with Braco, and is now involved with Damanhur Colorado.

  • Babette Lacy
    Babette Lacy ADMINISTRATOR

    Babette (Bobie) has worked in the design build industry as a project manager, interior/ architectural designer, and CAD draftsman for her entire career. She has a teaching history spanning decades. Her computer, technical and scheduling skills combined with her understanding of classroom proceduresand business makes her a skilled administrator.

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    In addition, she is a professional astrologer and studies holistic health and neuroscience with a passion. Her interest in the mind body connection has led her down a lifelong spiritual path of research and understanding of many theosophies.

  • Elizabeth Ault COMMUNITY OUTREACH

    Elizabeth Ault MA CPCC PLSR LBLSR CMT is a Certified Professional Life Coach(CTI), Professional Astrologer, Psych K Practitioner, Past and Between Life Soul Regression Hypnotherapist (Ravenheart Center) and a Multi Media Artist who loves painting with vivid color and also creates mosaic mandalas. Explore www.ElizabethAult.com for details. Elizabeth is available to answer questions about Damanhur and is a community outreach person.

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    She feels she is an Earth Steward and her family property is home to a Damanhur initiated Spiral and some community gatherings.

    Elizabeth graduated from C.U. Boulder with a B.A. in Studio Art in 1975 and a Master’s Degree in Holistic Health Education 1981, from Heartwood Holistic Health Institute. Elizabeth has delved into understanding our spiritual journey and the Celestial realms from a very early age. She was initiated into her meditative path in 1971. Elizabeth’s investigations flow from ancient to future, from North to South and East to West, involving world travel, connecting with many teachers, Shamans and Wisdom Keepers.

    It is Elizabeth’s joy to share the sacredness of life as a side kick for Spirit to work through her. She enjoys assisting us to understand and help balance the intellect and the Soul; the physical, temporal material realm with the invisible eternal realm and beyond. It appears that currently the intellect in our world model has a superiority complex over the Soul. It appears the material has a superiority complex over the invisible.

    We are in the process now, as a planet, of transforming these notions and are all on a journey of spiritualizing matter. When we discover more about who we really are, in our most eternal sense, we can bring in the awareness that will serve to rebuild our world with transforming possibilities.

  • Eduardo Cardona
    Eduardo Cardona DIRECTOR

    Eduardo Cardona was born in Colombia where he earned an Engineering degree. He later migrate to the United States to enroll in graduate school and settled in Colorado.

    By the time he was in middle school Eduardo became interested in pyramids and experimented for years with cardboard models. The results of the experiments were more like magic, odd and strange for people around; for him it was just fascinating, magic.

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    As his academic education continued, he lost interest on what is not considered conventional by science, although, it was always open mind to the possibilities of all. After many years in Colorado, and learned about Damanhur, that childhood curiosity reawakened. Eduardo now finds in the Damanhur community and teachings a source of constant inspiration to rediscover his true mission.

The ADVISORY BOARD

  • Melissa McCormick
    Melissa McCormick MARKETING CONSULTANT

    Melissa is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, specializing in Past Life Regression and Quantum Healing Hypnosis. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978 with a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and a minor in Astronomy. She continued her education at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Santa Fe, New Mexico where her practice was located until she moved to Colorado 6 years ago. After graduating, she continued at the Academy as a teaching Coach and Certified Examiner.

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    She has been a lifelong student, always curious about the nature of perceptual reality and consciousness. Her deep spiritual connection began in early childhood. “Who am I?” “Why am I here?’ and “Who is God? were mysteries deeply embedded in her psyche while growing up in the Roman Catholic religion. In high school she was exposed to the ideas of karma and reincarnation through the teachings of Edgar Cayce. His intriguing revelations were the beginning of her liberation from dogma. Her lifelong pursuit for knowledge of the mystery sciences and ancient religions eventually led her to the Alchemy and Mystery Schools of Damanhur.

    After an unforgettable trip to Egypt in her twenties she continued traveling to other sacred locations including India, Peru, Yucatan Peninsula and Vatican City.

    She has been meditating in a Hindu tradition for over 20 years and is a sensitive empath. She has studied and experienced how our mind is connected to the Soul and how our programmed beliefs and repetitive thoughts create our reality. By re-creating our dreams in our imagination (i-magi-nation) we accelerate our own awakening and simultaneously create an enlightened future for Humankind. She is currently developing a magical-mind manifestation tool combining cymatics, language of the mind, archetypes and NLP. Her website is OneInfiniteCreation.com

  • Tara Dubarr
    Tara Dubarr EVENT COORDINATOR

    Tara Dubarr owns and has facilitated her healing practice, Vibrant Health Options since 2004. Providing an integrated approach, she weaves together Bioenergetic Readings™, Bioenergetic Harmonics, Lights and Essences™, QRA Quantum Reflex Analysis with Herbology, Bioenergetic Quantum Field™ balancing, the martial art- Tao Yin Fa, Meditation and Nutritional counseling for shifts in vibrational frequency.

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    Tara can vividly recount an experience at the age of 5 in which she lay in the darkness staring out at the cosmos. Tara was shown a possible potential for humanity. From that time forward, her under lying mission has become to find and develop models to expand consciousness and illuminate human potentials by clearing blockages, increasing vibrational frequencies and introducing esoteric information into awareness.

    Tara has traveled the world studying with Enlightened Masters, attending paranormal schools and studying with esoteric academies. She has also studied many forms of meditation in her travels. Silence- beneath the Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya, India. Self Inquiry in the dank, dark, caves of Tiruvannamalai, India. Light & Sound Meditation with masses of fellow meditators in Taipei, Taiwan and Mantra Meditation in the Gompa’s of Nepal, etc.

    Today, Tara combines her various experiences, degrees, certificates, practitioner trainings and meditative experience to offer a unique, integrated, bio-energetic approach towards activating one’s human potential.

    In addition, Tara is currently creating a multimedia, theatrical production the intention of which is to present possible potentials of human consciousness in an entertaining and inspiring format.

  • Ged Thompson
    Ged Thompson PROJECT COORDINATOR

    After graduating from college with a BA in Political Science, Ged joined the Peace Corps and served his two years in Kenya, East Africa.  He has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa.  He joined Osho’s Ashram in Puna India in 1979 and trekked in the Himalayas while continuing looking for the next illusive Peak real, metaphorical or illusionary.

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    Ged owned and operated a Metaphysical-Alternative Lifestyle bookstore in Spokane WA., worked as a field representative for the March of Dimes in Eastern Washington N-Idaho, and taught english at a Korea university for six years.  He also was a member of NAC Native American Church while living on the Oregon Coast.

    More recently Ged helped to organize the gazing for Braco in Boulder CO. He helped found Dignity Care a heart centered care giving business in Boulder CO and sits on the board of BIBA (Boulder Independent Business Alliance).

    Traveling to Damanhur for the first time in 2012 united some of his varied interests and helped him to see a new way of being human in the West. He continues to pursue the goal of helping the Damanhurian way of life integrate with the American lifestyle.

  • Kimba Arem
    Kimba Arem DIRECTOR

    Kimba Arem is a performer and recording artist, a musician since age seven with classical training in piano and flute. She received a B.S. in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona.

    But following a near-death experience, and while later attending acupuncture graduate school studying Chinese Taoist Medicine, she was introduced to sound therapy.

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    Since then she has developed her own practice, grown out of extensive subtle energy training in sound as medicine, herbology, Reiki (master level), flower and gem essences, and aromatherapy. She also works with light and color, and has incorporated these diverse elements into a multi-dimensional approach to healing with her sound-therapy private practice. She stewards HEARTHERAPY and GAEARTH, dedicated to educating and assisting the planet in gentle awakening through sound.

    Kimba engineers music for CDs and film, and her sound therapy CDs currently in print include Waltz of the Moon, Vibrational Sound Healing, Gaearth Dreaming, Peace Journey, The Healing Didjeridu, Creation’s Tone, Psychedelic Prayers, The Way of Water, and Self-Healing with Sound and Music with Kimba Arem and Dr. Andrew Weil.

    Her latest CD, Crossing the Great Waters, is intended to guide souls through great transitions such as birth, death, expanded states of consciousness, and lucid dreaming. Her first full length movie score, Secret of Water, is now available for viewing.

  • Janet Shapan
    Janet Shapan MEDIA-MARKETING

    Janet’s firm, Shapan, Inc., has been a media management & production entity in the categories of Internet design, magazine publishing and sports TV production for 30+ years. Janet media work is always integrated with her love of science, research and spirituality.

    Her spiritual journey began with her Native American connection to Shamism & nature on the family farms in NC.

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    Transitioning from the East to the Marin County in the 80s, she experienced many spiritual genres that were interwoven with her passion for quantum physics and parapsychology.

    She believe that walking in the values and principals of the spiritual realm are responsible for real world success, success which in her terms, equates to in the richness of the friendships and relationships that evolve along life’s path.

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