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Center for Spiritual Development

Center for Spiritual Development

The Center for Spiritual Development in San Diego, California, is the home base for the activities of Druidess and metaphysical counselor Katherine Torres. Torres is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the oldest of the Druid organizations, and has operated as a New Age minister for several decades. She completed her Ph.D. in metaphysical science and transpersonal psychology at Westbrook University. Torres writes widely for New Age periodicals but is best known for her work on several divinatory tools, The Sacred Path Wheel and Faces of Womanspirit.

The Sacred Path Wheel was developed from Torres' years of experience at reading tarot cards assisted by her channeling activity. The wheel is a circular chart divided into twelve segments. Each segment represents one of the elements of power that are believed to be with each individual as they align with the soul. When the elements are in balance, the individual becomes aware of his/her inner power and can walk in love and strength. The information included in The Sacred Path Wheel was given to Torres from her angelic guardians. It primary use is for discovering one's life lesson. It is Torres' belief that each individual incarnates for a new life in embodiment to learn a particular lesson. It is believed that one will incarnate into a situation that would tend to force a confrontation with that lesson. Ultimately, the goal is to learn the lesson and move toward balance.

The Sacred Path Wheel also reveals the soul's connection to the basic elements of the universe (earth, air, fire, and water) and their manifestation in the guardians, animals, plants, and minerals. The elements provide the energy to pursue one's life journey.

Torres has also developed a new tarot-like deck of divination cards, the Faces of Womanspirit, designed to assist females to connect with their femininity and the Goddess. It is used as a New Age tool, assisted by the book guide that accompanies the deck, to facilitate one's particular move into the realm of light. In developing the Faces of Womanspirit, Torres drew especially on her Druid background.

Sources:

Torres, Katherine. Faces of Womanspirit. La Mesa, Calif.: Transpersonal Development, 1999.

. The Sacred Path Wheel. Carlsbad, Calif.: Two Feathers Soaring Lightly, 1991.

. Soul Magic: Understanding Your Journey. Tempe, Ariz.: New Falcon Publications, 1985.

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