philosophy

Hi. I'm Mackenzie. I’m here to help you come to your senses—literally—through embodiment, nondual awareness, & insight into the unconscious. 

Wounded, and thus a healer; afraid, and thus a warrior; doubtful of my power, and thus a witch; befriender of the dark, and thus a light; broken, and thus open, I endeavor to move through the world deeply aware of my limitations. I am ever-humbled by the mind-melting magic of being constantly effed by the ineffable. Fluid, fierce, & full of emptiness. 

Words to live by: 

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto

[I am human, therefore nothing human is alien to me]

about mackenzie

By trade Mackenzie is a writer, coach, & 5Rhythms® teacher. By vocation she is a Jungian analyst-in-training & Clinical Psychology doctoral student. By design she is a collection of fractal, holographic cells dancing around some strange attractor for the sake of who knows what to live an insignificant, mythic life reflective of the mysterious vital spark within her. She identifies as a series of memories & unverifiable subjective experiences of self-hood to which she is rather fondly attached. She has a penchant for scholarship, the occult, pedantic erudition, morbid humor, grandiosity, nihilism, & semi-responsible hedonism. Born in the shadow of New Age culture into a fractured family system & the subjective experiencer of (arguably) extreme early childhood trauma, her life’s work is to heal psychic wounds—her’s & other’s—that she & others become strong enough to contend with the unconscious quicksands & transpersonal abysses which lap at the periphery of developing consciousness. She is an emergent property of Being playing at becoming sovereign. She really, really loves butter. 

education

Mackenzie currently resides in Zurich, Switzerland, where she is pursuing advanced training to become a licensed Analytical Psychologist at the International School of Analytical Psychology. She is also working on her PhD at Saybrook University in Oakland, CA where she researches the realm of the unconscious as evidenced in dream states, psychedelic experiences, & spontaneous movement. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical & Counseling Psychology from Columbia University & a Bachelor's degree in Psychology & Spiritual Experience with a minor in Child & Adolescent Psychology from New York University. She is certified in Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (The New School & Center for Optimal Living), 5Rhythms® (The Moving Center), and Holistic Psychology (The Open Center). 

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