The Nightlight Story
Nine years ago I had a powerful psychic awakening while drinking Ayahuasca (a visionary plant medicine) with traditional shamans in the Amazon Jungle of Northern Peru. I published a "coming of age" memoir in 2010 about my experiences called, "Fishers of Men: The Gospel of an Ayahuasca Vision Quest." After my book was published I traveled across the country and shared my ayahuasca experiences in book stores, coffee houses and community meetups (Here's a video of me sharing a story at the ayahuasca monologues, and here's a video of me speaking about ayahuasca at one of the bookstores I visited).
When I first started working with ayahuasca, having never studied astrology and knowing only as much as my "sun sign" from popular magazines, I was surprised to receive many visionary teachings during ceremonies regarding the deep resonance between the psyche and the daily movements of planets like the sun and the moon. This naturally led me to begin a very private, very "in the closet," astrological inquiry.
After finishing several graduate degrees and working as a teacher, therapist, and writer in traditional settings for nearly a decade, I couldn't keep my passion for astrology and ayahuasca a secret any longer. Nightlight was born out of an unforgettable sequence of ayahuasca ceremonies in 2010 that led me to 100% trust that astrology was my professional calling. Second to this Nightlight was born thanks in large part to the support I received from RealitySandwich.com (a cutting edge web magazine I've written for since 2008), who helped me to get both my first book and my astrology work off the ground. Last but not least, Nightlight was born out of my desire to offer my professional work through a visionary business model. The "donation based" prices we offer were designed to make sure that nobody ever gets priced out of astrology readings or education.
More recently, during the Fall of 2011 Nightlight moved from New York City and merged with Sky House Yoga in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside of DC, to form a donation based wellness collective that includes regular yoga classes, acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine. Through the Sky House collective Nightlight's work continues to connect with a diverse crowd of yoga students, holistic wellness practitioners, and local community members. In the course of our first four years we have graduated over 100 students from our study courses, hosted dozens of visiting astrologers, given hundreds of free readings in our classrooms, and I've personally had the honor of performing nearly 3,000 private client readings. It's been truly remarkable to interact with so many talented people from all over the world. I am constantly awed by the power of the planets and the wisdom of the plants. I will continue to deepen my study, as well as my sharing, of these profound teachers for the rest of my life.