Miranda started out doing a B.Sc. Hons degree in Geophysics, but rather than working in oil exploration she decided to be an artist! She took a qualification in Scientific Illustrationand started working freelance on insect identification books for Cambridge University, educational titles, and Natural History books. Publishers have included Harper Collins, Penguin, Scholastic, and Usborne.
With her interest in mythology and folklore, and esoteric subjects, Miranda worked on a wide range of publications and was the artist for both The Merlin Tarot and The Arthurian Tarot. Both of which are well acclaimed and have become ‘classic’ decks.
Miranda went on to combine her love of Natural History, mythology and folklore, and her keen interest in self-devlopment, in ‘The Beasts of Albion – Using ancient animal archetpes for self-development’ card deck. Working as a full time artist Miranda was intensely aware of the flow of her creativity and it these experiences which sparked her book ‘Red Moon – Understanding and Using the Gifts of the Menstrual Cycle’.
Red Moon was translated into a number of different languages and has been constantly in print around the world since 1995. In 2010, it was revised and updated and the new edition is now available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Croatian and Czech.
Miranda’s second book on the menstrual cycle, The Optimized Woman, was published by O Books in 2010 and is now available in Spanish and shortly in Czech. The Optimized Woman applies the principles first outlined in Red Moon to the workplace and everyday life. See www.optimizedwoman.com.
A new book, focusing on the more spiritual aspects, is currently in prodcution. Watch this space for details!
In the early ’90s Miranda became a Reiki practitioner and then a Reiki Master, taking clients and teaching Reiki in both the UK and in Canada. She went on to develop the ‘Shantihi System of healing and transformation’ combining Reiki with different energy techniques, which she continues to teach.
The Womb Blessing Attunement arose as a blend between Miranda’s work as an energy healer and her many years of working with the menstrual cycle. Judging by the overwhelming response, it has touched a chord in many women’s lives.
Miranda continues to teach Shantihi and to run workshops and teaching sessions in the UK and across Europe. She will be undertaking a Womb Blessing Workshop in Prague at the end of May 2012, and will be speaking at the Goddess Conference in Madrid in September 2012. Further details available on request!