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Our cat, Auriel, enjoying the energy of the Healing Room

About The Spiritual Healing Temple

The Spiritual Healing Temple was founded in 2007 by Rev. Nancy Higgins and Rev. Mary Ann Tourjee.   Since its inception, it has gone through its own growth and change, often reflected in its shifting names, as it began is Spirit, Mind, Heart; evolved into the Namaste Interfaith Healing Center and the Shamanic Reiki Center; and ultimately became the Spiritual Healing Temple.  Since its establishment, Services have continued without interruption.  For many years we were located at the Tibetan Plaza;  in 2014, the Spiritual Healing Temple moved into its home in Montague, MA.  

Nancy and Mary Ann are committed to meeting people where they are in their spiritual journey, assisting them through our services in their spiritual healing and growth for ultimate well-being.  We hope that you can become one of many affiliated with us.



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Rev. Nancy Higgins

About Rev. Nancy Higgins

Shaman, Certified Reiki Master, Healing Dowser, Psychic, Ordained Minister


INTUITIVE READINGS BY APPOINTMENT

Nancy is:  Clairvoyant, Clairaudient, Clairscentient.  Nancy uses these gifts in her Intuitive Readings.   In addition to this she is a Trance-Channel for the Elohim.


MASTER DOWSER AND PENDULUM HEALER 

Nancy has been a dowser for forty years. She studied Advanced Spiritual Response Therapy with Robert Detzler, and continues to study Pendulum Healing with Erich Hunter and Alicja Aratyn. 

In 2017, Nancy completed Science of Dowsing:  Awakening Your Healing Power, Level III, 2017 with Master Pendulum Healer, Alicja Aratyn.


USUI / TIBETAN / HOLY FIRE / KARUNA REIKI MASTER TEACHER.  

Nancy began her studies in Reiki in 1978, and has been practicing the healing modality since that time.  Nancy is a Professional Member of the International Center for Reiki Training.


SHAMANIC HEALER 

Nancy studied with Cherokee Medicine Woman, Sally Perry, for seven years, and has worked as a shaman for the past sixteen years.  


ORDAINED INTERFAITH MINISTER AND SPIRITUALIST MINISTER.    

Nancy was Ordained as an Interfaith Minister through the New Seminary in New York City in June 2009.  She was ordained in the Spiritualist Church at Lake Pleasant, MA, in 2006; and, is certified as a Medium and Healer.


MEDITATION LEADER

Nancy regularly leads the Weekly Womens Meditation that is held at the Spiritual Healing Temple. 

 

SPECIALTY CLASSES:  

At the Spiritual Healing Temple, Nancy regularly teaches Reiki Certification Classes (all levels), Dowsing, Pendulum Healing, Psychic Protection, Chakra Clearing and Balancing, and offers Healing Sessions and Psychic Readings, by appointment.


HER SPIRITUAL STORY:

From 1972 until 1998, Nancy taught in the public schools in Washington Township, New Jersey. She holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Education. During these years she also studied Graphoanalysis ( handwriting analysis) and Spiritual Response Therapy which is an advanced Dowsing method for healing.

After teaching in the public schools of New Jersey for almost 30 years, Nancy was directed by Spirit to take an early retirement. Her guidance led her to Massachusetts and to the land where she now lives with her wife, Mary Ann.

When she first moved to Massachusetts, Nancy met and trained for seven years with Cherokee Medicine Woman, Sally Perry, Spirit Medicine

Over the years Nancy has led sweat lodges & vision quests, and has assisted many utilizing past life regression, magnetic healing, and shamanic healing. While she no longer leads lodges, she does facilitate Medicine Wheel Vision Quests in the Spirit Wheel at the Center as well as incorporating shamanic work into all of her healing modalities. She is known and respected as Grandmother Standing Bear.

In 2003 and 2005, Nancy traveled to Haridwar, India to the ashram of His Holiness, Swami Parmanand-ji Maharaj to study the Vedas, the oldest of all scriptures, for the purpose of obtaining her enlightenment from her Guru. These were profound life-changing spiritual journeys. Swami refers to Nancy as having eyes that can see beyond. Her initiate name is Sahajanand which means natural bliss. Swami Parmanand-ji has traveled to this country and stayed at her home on several occasions as part of his tour of the United States.

Rev. Nancy is a certified medium and healer and was ordained with the National Spiritualist Alliance in 2006. She uses her skills as an intuitive in all of her work. She offers private readings by appointment in person or over the phone. Rev. Nancy is also a trance channel for the Elohim, who speak through her at many of the psychic reading sessions and at meditation group on Tuesday nights.

After meeting her wife and partner, Mary Ann in 2005, they both began Interfaith Ministerial Training with the New Seminary in NYC. In June of 2009 they were ordained in the Riverside Church, New York City as Interfaith Ministers. They are available for weddings, funerals, and all other spiritual ceremony as needed.

A professional dowser, using many types of Healing Pendulums,  Nancy is able to shift the energy of emotional, physical, and spiritual issues easily. She offers classes in all levels of pendulum dowsing and radiesthetic healing (an advanced dowsing modality). Private appointments are available for in person work or distance work. Energy work is as effective at a distance as it is in person.

Always following intuitive guidance from Spirit, Rev. Nancy may utilize any and all of the many other metaphysical modalities that she has studied and continues to study over her lifetime(s).

She believes that there is only ONE Supreme Source called by many names and that this Source dwells within each one of us. And while there is only ONE Source there are many paths to that Source with guidance coming from many Masters. One of her tasks is to assist you in finding your path and then walking it with Light-filled confidence and love.

Her arms are always open and ready to give you an energizing and healing hug!

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Rev. Mary Ann Tourjee, Spiritual Astrologer 

About Mary Ann Tourjee

SPIRITUAL ASTROLOGER

“As above, so below”. . . the ancients understood this well, and from that, astrology came into being.

Mary Ann’s journey into Spiritual Astrology began years ago with her first studies in Numerology and Astrology through the now out-of-print written works of Numerologist, Hazel Wilson, and Astrologer, A.G.S. Norris.  She is grateful that Spirit led her to those works for they opened the door to take her to where she is today. 

Mary Ann views life as a life-long journey of learning, and is blessed to have been a  student of El Maestro, Noel Tyl.   She continues her studies and practice of the Noel Tyl Method of Astrology.   Prior to these studies, she completed The Foundation Course in Astrology  with The Faculty of Astrological Studies in the United Kingdom. 


Co-Founder of the Spiritual Healing Temple

In 2007, Mary Ann Tourjee and Nancy Higgins founded the Spiritual Healing Temple. In 2017, they celebrated a decade of continuous service!  Together, they view their work as a synchronistic dance, as they meld their dedicated work together in service for their clients.  They are here to assist in this spiritual journey on the Earth Plane.


Spiritual Director

Mary Ann is a member of Spiritual Directors International.    Her spiritual background began with a foundation in Christianity through the United Methodist Church, and serving as a Local Pastor.  Her beliefs expanded, and she came to embrace all faith paths of Light.  Both, Mary Ann and Nancy studied, completed, and were Ordained as Interfaith Ministers by the New Seminary in New York City, in 2009.   


Spiritual Blog:  Spirit Sounds

In June 2010, Mary Ann felt “called” to create her online contemplative blog, Spirit Sounds.  As of March 23, 2018, she has posted 175 entries.   Regular postings appear on Spirit Sounds;  it is our hope that it will serve you well.  It is her hope, that in these times of such turmoil in our world, it will be a place of peace, love, and joy which can become part of your day.  All postings are available for your viewing.  Visit  Spirit Sounds.  Follow Spirit Sounds!


Personal Walk and Professional Librarian 

In her personal walk, Mary Ann has been in close contact with those struggling with gender issues, and with life-changing medical events.  This has given her a deeper awareness in these areas.  Mary Ann and Nancy support LGBTQ.

She holds a Certified Master of Library Science Degree, and worked as a Certified Professional Librarian for 30+ years.  In that work, her years of greatest joy was working with children and teens as Supervisor of Children’s and Young Adult Services.  Mary Ann retired from that phase of her life in 2014.  


Other Interests

Mary Ann is a life-long learner, and she is particularly interested in the creative arts.  In recent years, she has focused on Sacred Geometry, and from time to time offers classes in this area. She applies this to her work as a Spiritual Astrologer, understanding that the Universal Language is Numbers!  Additionally, she studies and utilizes the I Ching in her work, as well as much, much more!