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Carrie Pitzulo is An adjunct professor at colorado state university specializing in the history of women, gender, and sexuality. She holds a ph.D. from the city university of new york graduate center.

spiritual and Metaphysical exploration is a lifelong passion that has brought carrie to writing, teaching, and mentoring women on alternative spiritual paths. 

She is a certified feng shui consultant from the Earth Home School of Feng Shui with Tisha Morris.

Carrie has studied various metaphysical modalities, including intuitive reading and energy healing at the Horizon center for intuitive awareness (Atlanta), in the lineage of the berkeley psychic institute, and shamanic intuitive reading and healing with don simmons of the mystic path (atlanta). she was a member of paranormal investigation of NYC, is a wiccan initiate, and has been reading tarot for many years. 

carrie is the author of "bachelors and bunnies: the sexual politics of playboy" (university of chicago press, 2011). 

she shares her space with her human,animal, and spirit family in northern colorado.

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I BELIEVE THAT AS WE EXPLORE OUR SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY, WE MUST REMAIN GROUNDED IN THE PRACTICAL - OFTEN CHALLENGING - WORLD AROUND US. AS WE AWAKEN TO THE MAGIC OF THE EARTH, WE MUST WORK TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES MORE WELCOMING AND JUST FOR EVERYONE, REGARDLESS OF ETHNICITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, OR ORIGIN. IF WE SEEK SPIRITUAL GROWTH FOR OURSELVES ALONE, WITHOUT USING THAT POWER TO CHALLENGE SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION AND INJUSTICE, THEN WE FAIL TO TRULY EMBODY THE LIGHT OF THE GODDESS.

I BELIEVE THAT GODDESS ENERGY IS AS UNIVERSAL AS IT IS MANIFOLD. MY SPIRITUAL PRACTICE INVOLVES WORKING WITH DEITIES AND PRACTICES FROM VARIOUS TRADITIONS, WHILE TRYING TO BE AS SENSITIVE AS POSSIBLE TO THOSE CULTURES. THERE ARE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT APPROPRIATION AND SPIRITUALITY, AND I BELIEVE THAT OUR GROWTH SHOULD BE INFORMED BY THOSE DEBATES. AUTHORS ANDREW HARVEY AND CAROLYN BAKER HAVE ARTICULATED A NOTION OF “UNIVERSAL MYSTICISM,” WHICH SPEAKS TO THE SEARCH FOR, AND UNDERSTANDING OF, UNIVERSAL SPIRITUAL TRUTHS. IN OTHER WORDS, WE MAY RECOGNIZE THE SAME SPARK OF LIGHT IN DIVERSE TRADITIONS. THIS IS HOW I’VE DEVELOPED MY OWN PRACTICE.

IN MY EXPERIENCE, SACRED ENERGIES OR BEINGS - SUCH AS THE ANCIENT GREEK ARTEMIS AND THE VODOU LOA PAPA LEGBA - HAVE SEEMINGLY REACHED OUT TO ME FOR CONNECTION. I MAY NOT EVER KNOW WHY, BUT I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT IT IS APPROPRIATE TO IGNORE THEIR CALL. SO I HONOR AND BORROW FROM CULTURES THAT ARE NOT MINE. I DON’T KNOW IF CAN DO THESE TRADITIONS AND THEIR PEOPLES JUSTICE, BUT I WILL WORK WITH THESE GLOBAL EXPRESSIONS OF THE DIVINE WITH AS MUCH RESPECT, LOVE, AND HUMILITY AS I CAN MUSTER.

IN PEACE AND POWER -
— CARRIE