About The Mythos-Sphere Team


Mary Lounsbury: Founder of Mythos-Sphere

“Spreading mythological awareness throughout the land...”

Mary Lounsbury is the founder of Mythos-­Sphere. “I’m interested in processes that promote the shared imaginal experience. My focus is not on developing artistic skills, but rather on symbolic expression and the process of making that builds connections between self and others.”

With 30 years of experience as artist, educator and facilitator, Mary catalyzes creativity. She has worked extensively in fiber art, mixed media, photography, graphic design and publication design, and has taught art and design at all levels. Mary received her PhD in Mythological Studies with Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, on the topic of collaborative creativity.


h. blaize dangio

"magic, mischief and mirth"

h. blaize dangio grew up in Black Mountain and Asheville, North Carolina. She holds a B.A. in dance and women’s & gender studies from Beloit College in Wisconsin and a Life Practice Program Certificate from InterPlay, Oakland, CA. She currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she has created, performed, collaborated, and explored since 2011. Favorite recent endeavors include the experimental dance/poetry film, River Memories, the unauthorized They think it’s a game... at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’ 2015 Dada­themed Fundraiser, guerilla street therapy as a humanoid plant growth in Downspout Garden, Victoria Marks’ Dancing to Music for Dance St. Louis Presents: New Dance Horizons 2012, and various involvements with the St. Lou Fringe Festival since its 2012 inception. She incorporates whatever media are appropriate to each creation, with an emphasis on physical expression and interactive performance. Selections of her work can be found at http://www.hblaize.com

Kate Warwick-Smith

“Finding depth in the everyday”

Kate Warwick-­Smith is a psychotherapist in private practice in northern California. She holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology (2000) and is a Ph.D. candidate (Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology) at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Kate works with individuals struggling with the effects of trauma, relationship issues, depression and anxiety by integrating depth practices, such as dream work, with cognitive approaches. Often innovative solutions to life’s dilemmas emerge from this mixture of the solution focused and the creative. In 2003 Kate authored The Tarot Court Cards: Archetypal Patterns of Relationship in the Minor Arcana (Inner Traditions). Her long­standing interest in Western spiritual traditions has not abated. She is currently at work on her next volume.

Annalisa Derr

"By utilizing myth and ritual, my goal is to give individuals and the larger community a visceral experience of the wonder and mystery that lies at the heart of the human experience."

A Mary Magdalene devotee, Annalisa embarked on her first solo Magdalene pilgrimage to Southern France in 2014, where she was initiated into the Magdalene Mysteries. This Magdalene experience inspired Annalisa to cultivate a unique approach to mind­-body-­soul work through the combination of her background as a performer, healer, and graduate student of mythology. Annalisa grounds her work in the sacred, utilizing ritual, mythic imagery and stories, primal sounds and movement, empowering women to discover their mythic stories and re­connect with and re-member the sensual, creative, destructive, and soulful Goddesses of the Feminine Divine.