Rev. Dr. Nancy Ash, DD, PhD (Administration, Faculty)

Reverend 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 served as Co-founding Chancellor (and faculty member) of the unprecedented online NewEarth University (NEU), which is the UN-Learning & Learning arm and planetary wisdom-keeping hub of the global sovereignty movement known as, NewEarth. The NewEarth Movement is a major initiative born from an international humanitarian foundation founded by Sacha Stone ( of which she has also been a member of for many years.

Dr. Nancy Ash has also served as president, professor and graduate/postgrad advisor at the New Earth Theological University, focused on Interspirituality as Dean of its School of Interspiritual Studies. One of her passions is to help re-calibrate the old, broken and corrupt academic educational paradigm with a pure-truth of new pedagogy.

She attended the famed School of Visual Arts (SVA) 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, in 1979 she was subsequently awarded a BA in creative-expressive therapies from the University of Maryland.

After many years of serious spiritual practice and service teaching Raja Yoga, later in life Rev. Nancy earned a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the online Metropolitan University in the focused study area of Interspiritual Literature. Her dissertation was entitled, 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 1985, Rev. Dr. 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 teachers 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 an inaugural trustee (2015 – ) for the International Tribunal for Natural Justice (, to ensure that human rights are fairly and nobly upheld, restoring justice-making to the people. She feels that working in this capacity is an enormous responsibility steeped in integrity, diligence, and steadfast devotion to a better world. Aligned with that ITNJ service and her worldwide Soul Sovereignty ministry, in 2018 she founded the LOTUS Initiative, which is sponsored by the NewEarth University. LOTUS (Light On Therapeutic Utilization Services) assists those suffering from various trauma associated with SRA and other atrocities.

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 also known as a vajra yogini sharing her 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 NewEarth.  


For inquiries to serve the NewEarth University or LOTUS Initiative please write to Reverend Dr. Ash:


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