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Ink and Honey
By Sibyl Dana Reynolds
Sibyl Dana Reynolds is a Spiritual Director, Author, Visual Artist and Founder of Sacred LifeArts.com. Dana nurtures connections between soul work and creative expression. For the past twenty years, she has been a facilitator for the feminine spiritual/creative process. She is passionate about the importance of themes drawn from her study and research of the lives of medieval women including; pilgrimage, monasticism, art, craft, and mysticism.
Dana encourages creative expression through journal-keeping and writing. She is the author of the historical novel, Ink and Honey, (Chandelles Press, 2012), and Be An Angel,(Simon & Schuster, 1994). Her essay Visual Prayers is included in the anthology, Our Turn, Our Time: Women Truly Coming of Age,(Beyond Words Publishing, 2000).
Ordained in the Catholic tradition, Dana offers methods to enrich spirituality and daily life through prayer, journaling, contemplative devotion, and sacred ritual. She is featured in director Jules Hart's recent documentary, Pink Smoke Over the Vatican, a film about the ordination of women in the Catholic Church.
A Masters Degree of Theology in Pastoral Ministry, training as a Spiritual Director, and background in Religious Studies and Visual Arts are foundational for her Sacred Life-Artisan online classes. The importance of pilgrimage as a theme for the spiritual journey has inspired her to lead groups to Chartres Cathedral and sacred places in the natural world.
A sensuist, Dana, incorporates an appreciation for the six senses into her teaching and spiritual direction practice. She believes taste, touch, smell, hearing, sight, and intuition are conduits to the Divine and portals to the sacred imagination. The three varying facets of her passion and experience; the value of ancient mystical wisdom, the merging of spirituality with everyday life, and the importance of creative expression, yield inspiration for the human spirit throughout her work.
Dana is a council member of the International Association of Journal writers, and a faculty member of Global Ministries University where she is a mentor the Master of Theology in Sacred Arts Degree program. She is featured at Patheos where she offers a blog and various articles pertaining to spiritual inspiration.
A mother and a grandmother, Dana's interests include photography, needlearts, and the study of iconography. She lives with her husband in Texas.