Kathleen Marie Karlsen’s primary interests have always been the arts, healing and spirituality. As a teenager she began to pursue complementary health and alternative philosophies and ideas in earnest. She began to attend conferences and lectures on everything from Atlantis to Native American prophecies to the Egyptian pyramids to color and music therapies.

Kathleen attended several universities after high school and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in studio art (College of William and Mary), a master’s degree in humanities with a thesis on the scientific and aesthetic connections between color and sound (California State University), and completed a year of doctoral studies in adult and higher education (Montana State University).


She spent over a decade living in intentional communities (Quaker, Sufi, and New Age), eventually meeting her husband Andrew, settling in Bozeman, Montana and having a family of five children. Kathleen loves to chant, hike in the mountains, work out with her youngest son, and spend time with family and friends. She feels fortunate to live in a safe and clean environment in Montana, surrounded by beautiful mountains!

Kathleen is the author of almost two hundred articles and the book Flower Symbols: The Language of Love. In the last decade she has held over seventy art exhibits and created nearly a hundred educational presentations and workshops. Kathleen loves to share her passion for transformation and the healing power of the arts!

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