Caroline Myss

Year of birth : 1952
Education : Bachelor of arts in Journalism, Masters in Theology
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“ We grow primarily through our challenges, especially those life-changing moments when we begin to recognize aspects of our nature that make us different from the family and culture in which we have been raised. ”

“ Whenever you become empowered, you will be tested. ”

“ The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. ”

Books by the Master

" Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing " ... " Why People Don't Heal and How They Can " ... " Sacred Contracts :Awakening your divine potential " ... " The Creation of Health: The Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Responses that Promote Health and Healing, with C. Norman Sheally " ... " Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles(book as well as audio CD) " ... " Archetype Cards, an 80 Card Deck with Instruction Booklet " ... " Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and your Soul " ... " Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond The Bounds Of Reason " ... " Archetypes: Who Are You? " 


Caroline Myss is an American author of numerous books and audio tapes. She was born in 1952 in Chicago. She was raised a Catholic in a large Polish American family and attended the Mother Guerin High School, River Grove, Illinois, run by the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana in 1974 and started her career in journalism in Chicago. 

During the course of her career, she interviewed Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the author of the famous book On Death and Dying, which inspired her to pursue a master's degree in theology from Mundelein College, Chicago, which she completed in 1979. She also worked as an editor in 1983. Next she began consulting with holistic doctors, which in 1984, led to her extensive collaboration with Norman Shealy, an MD schooled at Harvard and the founder of the American Holistic Medical Association, with whom she later co-authored, "Aids: Passageway to Transformation," in 1987, followed by "The Creation of Health: The Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Responses that Promote Health and Healing," in 1988. Deriving from her practice as a medical intuitive, she started writing books, in the field of energy medicine and healing, all of which became New York Times Best Sellers. Starting with Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (1996), which overlapped seven Christian sacraments with seven Hindu chakras and the Kabbalah's Tree of Life to create a map of the human "energy anatomy"; this was followed by Why People Don't Heal and How They Can (1998), which explored the reasons people do not heal through her concept of "woundology." Her next book, Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential (2002) dealt with the issue of finding "Life Purpose," while describing Sacred Contracts as "a set of assignments that our soul had formed around before incarnation". She has since appeared on the The Oprah Winfrey Show numerous times. In 2008, she wrote the foreword to Kübler-Ross's revised version of "On Life After Death".

By 2000, she discontinued doing private medical intuitive readings and began teaching how to do them through her workshops, seminars, radio shows and guided tours. She tours internationally as a speaker on spirituality and mysticism and lives in Oak Park, Illinois, near Chicago. In 2003, she founded the Caroline Myss Educational Institute (CMED) in Chicago, Illinois, with business partner David Smith, offering weekend workshops on her books and teachings. Her 2007 book, "Entering the Castle"draws upon the writings of Saint Teresa of Ávila, a 16th century Carmelite nun, who wrote her most important work, The Interior Castle (1577), towards the end of her life. Her next books, Defy Gravity, Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason (2009) took the ideas further with mystical laws, the seven shadows and also seven graces inherent in all of us. In June 2012, Myss appeared on a Super Soul Sunday episode with Oprah Winfrey, on OWN Network.