Mary-Margaret Stratton aka ‘anand’ is a seasoned industry consulting veteran with thirty years of experience working with Forbes 500 and corporate clients. She brings fun, healthy, productive, practical vision, initiative and multi-disciplinary skills to the table. As a Senior User Experience (UX) and Senior Creative Consultant, she has successfully delivered hundreds of projects spanning a multitude of industries, audiences, markets, organizational types and business challenges: Entertainment, Information Technology, Corporate, Sales & Retail, Insurance, Financial, Manufacturing, Engineering & Architecture, Real Estate, Education, Health & Nutrition, Legal, Sales & Marketing and Telecommunications. Professional CV and References may be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marymargaret/
Some institutions she has worked with include: 3M, Acquity Group, Canon, Alere, Dole, Alliance for Addiction Solutions, Allianz, Atomic Age Alliance, DreamWorks, BECHTEL, Estee Lauder, Bechtold Studios, First Data, Cherry Capri, Honda, CourseSmart, Hughes Space and Communications, E-Team, IBM, eAqui, Intel, Exemplis, Mattel Toys, Fireman’s Fund, Ricoh Electronics, KCSN, Sears Holdings, Los Angeles Conservancy, Mervins, Metamor Worldwide, Southern California Edison Muse Cordero and Chen, Shimano, National Trust, Prodigy, Tommy Bahamas, QSI, Toshiba, Quill, Transamerica, ServiceLive, UCLA, SIGGRAPH, Xerox, The Zenith/CalFarm, Thomson Financial, Whole Life Times, XO Communications, Xpedior, Ziff Davis
On the Flip Side… There was a Road Less Traveled… Another Way…
Mary-Margaret was raised a strict Catholic (go figure with that name!) and studied catechism and the Bible through 12 years of Catholic schooling. This was followed by additional study in world philosophies and ‘mystery schools’ with an undeclared minor in philosophy when she graduated with a BA from UCLA. At that time, she published her first pamphlet about paganism and wicca. She is known by some as “The Good Wiccan!” She went on to publish many more books since that era.
On February 2, 1992, Candlemas, anand released herself from the death cult and gave up sustenance based on blood. Five years later, on March 30, 1997, on the boardwalk of Venice, California, during another transitional time in her life, free speech advocate Arhata Osho gave m-m a new nickname, ‘anand sahaja.’ anand sahaja is loosely translated from sanskrit means ‘spontaneous bliss.’ Sahaja was the name of a rare woman mystic. anand was instructed to live moment to moment, not to think of the past or future, and to be free and unpredictable. anand’s life path began to follow an even deeper study of intense spiritual and philosophical scholarship and discovery. In order to speak freely and teach about her opinions on health and controversial topics, she sought to obtain legitimate ministerial credentials that reflected her own personal belief path.
The Essene path is one based on traditional Jewish, early Christian Gnostic principles. Essenes adhere to a blood-free, living food approach to diet as prescribed in the Old Testament. anand studied under direction of the Essene Order (founded by Dr. Edmond Bordeaux Szekely and Gary White in the San Diego, CA area). She was ordained as an Essene Minister by a Bishop of the Order in 2011. She received David Avocado Wolfe’s Raw Food Nutritionist credentials from the Body Mind Institute out of Toronto Canada in 2012. In 2018 she completed additional Ministerial Certification from the Nazarenes of Mount Carmel and is currently an active minister under their spiritual order. She serves as a Master Tarot reader with uncanny intuitive abilities and was attuned as a reiki maStar.
anand is looking for partners to help build a holistic retreat center in Johnson City – an hour west of Austin called the Seed of Life. This is an Essene Church – Education Center – Peace Sanctuary – Intentional Community. Our goal is to provide a sanctuary focused on Healthy Living, Recovery, Music, Praise, Animal Stewardship, Gardening, Zero-Point and Alternative Energy and Self Sufficiency. http://www.seedoftexas.com
The Seed of Life Schoolhouse is open to fellow healers, change-makers and mystics, visitors as well as overnight guests. It is a Terrain Theory home loaded with BioHacking tools to sooth the soul: 432 Hz Chakra Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, EMF Isolation Bed, Elioslamp, Infrared Amethyst embedded Biomat, Whole Body Vibration Plate, 432 Hz Steel Hand Pan, Inverter, Vitality Swing, Healex shoulder massager, Rebounder, Infrared Sauna and just great energy all ’round. She maintains a large visiting library with books on health, tesla, esoterica, permaculture, survival, art & so much more. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/820360313646415195
Please see http://www.wholewayhome.com for anand’s offering of services.