My mission is to help people discover their Soul’s purpose and gain the confidence to bring it into the world. I want you to realise your Divine nature and allow the shefa of Divine Blessings to flow easily in your life. I have been channelling celestial messages, writing about angels, teaching meditation and healing for over twenty years. The treasury of wisdom I have collated is offered to students in my SoulSchool Path.
My Spiritual Journey
My childhood was spent in the Oxfordshire countryside. My family lived in an isolated, rural situation – perfect for a natural mystic. My family were anti-religion, but my aunt and uncle had books on Theosophy and astrology, which I discovered when I was nine years old. In my teens, I realised there were other religions apart from the Church of England Christianity I was taught in school. I became a member of the Buddhist Society when I was fourteen and began reading about the mystics in my early twenties.
After I learned Transcendental Meditation in 1974, I had a startling and life-changing spiritual illumination, which opened my inner eyes. When I later learned advanced meditation techniques, I started to communicate with otherworldly beings, including the angels. These experiences led me to find out more about the Jewish mystical tradition.
Everyone comes into this present incarnation with a purpose. Thirty years ago I had a past life recall in which I was a teenage girl, dying in the Second World War. As I left my body, I was surrounded by angels and asked why such terrible things were happening. I was told that we have lost touch with Divinity. Western culture, for all its technological advances, was missing an essential ingredient – ‘gnosis’, meaning ‘knowledge of the Divine Ground of Being’. I knew I wanted to share this information when I reincarnated.
Scholarship and research
I studied English Literature, Comparative Religion and Philosophy for my First Class BA Honours, and qualified as an adult education teacher. In the nineties, I lectured in community and adult education for the WEA and Ruskin College, Oxford. My research into Angels in the Kabbalah gained me a Master’s degree with Distinction (2010) from the University of Wales, after which I continued post-graduate research at the University of Winchester. I have given papers at university conferences on this subject.
Many people ask if ‘Theolyn’ is my given name. It is. However, it took me a long time to realise it means much the same as the word ‘shefa’ (Divine Flow) – ‘theo’ is Greek for God, or the Divine, and ‘lyn’ refers to water in various forms, including a cascade. I was named after my maternal Grandmother, Theoline, and I don’t know why she was given that name!
I have four daughters, four granddaughters, two grandsons and three great-granddaughters. I lived for many years in Oxford, Somerset and London, but presently I live in Wales. My husband of more than four decades was Will Shaman, musician, illustrator, designer and photographer. Will left this world late 2021. He was a committed collaborator who supported my SoulSchool journey from the beginning and his positive energy and creative vitality are sorely missed. However, I feel his presence in the atmospher around me, everytime I work on the ongoing SoulSchool project and, of course, when spending time with our children, granchildren and great-grandchildren.