Dr. Nancy Ash, DD, PhD is a modern day mystic, veteran teacher, and pioneering midwife to the new-paradigm since the 1970s. Her heart-centered voice is heard worldwide as a passionate new-thought-leader, author/poet, web TV host, and former radio show personality championing peace for all women, men, and children on this planet.
Since 2014, Professor Ash has been the Co-founder and worldwide Chancellor (and faculty member) of an unprecedented online NewEarth University, the learning arm and planetary hub for wisdom-keeping of a global movement, NewEarth. The NewEarth movement is a major initiative born from an international humanitarian foundation (founded by Sacha Stone), known as Humanitad.org, of which she is a core representative.
Nancy Ash has also served as president, professor and graduate/postgrad advisor at New Earth Theological University, focused on Interspirituality as Dean of its School of Interspiritual Studies. One of her passions is to re-calibrate the old, broken academic educational paradigm with the pure-truth of new pedagogy. She attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1974-77 while working part-time for CBS as a graphic designer – a two-year stint culminating in a published portfolio of magazine covers. Nancy studied printmaking, illustration, photography, drawing and painting with renowned artists: Louise Bourgeois, Sue Coe, Cora Wright Kennedy, Paul Waldman, Marshall Arisman and Dale Henry. Developing her innate gifts in the healing arts, she was subsequently awarded a BA in creative-expressive therapies from the University of Maryland in 1979.
After many moons of serious spiritual practice and service teaching Raja Yoga, later in life Nancy earned a PhD in religious studies from Metropolitan University – Interspiritual Literature with dissertation, Postmodern Oneness: Poetic Celebration of The Re-Emerging Sacred Feminine. Reverend Dr Ash also holds a Doctor of Divinity degree in Metaphysics and Spirituality from her ministry. That dissertation, Sacred Path of Doing a 360: A New Paradigm Rooted in the Teachings of Joseph Campbell, expanded into her first book, Doing a 360 – an apotheosis of lifetime work inspired by the full-circle Hero’s Journey of Campbell, whom she met and studied with briefly as a young aspirant.
Ordained in ’85, Rev Nancy has been an active sacred-life mentor, training and ordaining students as a senior minister at the vanguard of global interspiritual dialogue. During the ’80s she also enjoyed thriving on the cutting-edge of raja yoga, fitness, and wellness – certified in the USA as one of the first instructors in the field of Creative Wellness.
In tandem with decades of multi-dimensional experience as a Oneness Advocate in the field of evolutionary consciousness, Dr Ash is deeply honored to serve as a founding Trustee (2015 – ) for the International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ.org), to ensure that human rights are fairly and nobly upheld, restoring justice-making to the people. She feels that serving in this capacity is an enormous responsibility steeped in integrity, diligence, and steadfast devotion to a better world.
Professor Ash lives in the enchanted mountains of New Mexico with Jonathan, her best friend and husband of 40+ years. She loves the sky, the wind, and trees… walking her backyard labyrinth and hiking the hills while communing with red foxes, ravens, hawks, hummingbirds, and other delightful friends. A longtime senior student of Dzogchen (since the ’80s) under the tutelage of a beloved, renowned Tibetan Nyingma holy man and scholar, His Eminence Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Nancy is known as a vajra yogini sharing a 360-Awakening Process on the path of Soul Sovereignty.
She has authored two books: Garland of Grace: Sitting with the Dying Sun (a college textbook); and Doing a 360: Turning Your Life Around to Follow Soul’s Purpose. While juggling her many duties a third book-project has been in process – researching, exploring and articulating the nuances of navigating new ways of being envisioned and now embodied in our blossoming New Earth.
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