Anatomy for the Healer:
Podcast & Blog
Inspired by college radio, vintage style, and goofy teachers... A4H is a wild thing waiting to be unleashed! Anatomy has never been a more uh... interesting(?) experience. What if you wanted to learn... no rather, 'be inspired' about the human body [mind, and spirit]? What if you where looking for something to continue your journey into understanding this human shell, for your work as a practitioner, but you didn't want to read another stuffy old text searching aimlessly for meaning? What if you could give a Rattus rattus's anus about topics like specialized epithelial tissues [such as squeamish] but wanted to talk about consciousness riding through light waves through the fascia? What if you thought people who referred to the heart as "the body's pump" where a bunch of no good "fuddyduddies" who needed to find some other profession like "pocket protector technician?" Then by golly, this website is for you!
Pangaea School for Energetic, Shamanic, and Magical Healing was founded by Stephen C. Alicandro Mace in Austin, TX in 2002. The idea was to create an educational methodology for energetic studies from an eclectic view of the the body, spirit, and soul.The school holds workshops of interest for massage therapists, yoga practitioners, herbalists, and the like -exploring energetic anatomy and energy healing.
Pangaea School teaches healing from a unique perspective. We teach clinical work from with an energetic lens and energetic work with a clinical lens. We incorporate magic and shamanism into our work and seek guidance and understanding from the body, spirit, and soul.
Rather than focusing on one particular system of healing, we focus on integrative amalgams drenched in theory and steeped in mystery.
::about Stephen ::
My healing journey began early on, some of my fondest memories as a child are giving massage to my family... and of course receiving. My mother would run this wooden moose on wheels on my back, and I would on her and my sister. I rubbed my dad's hard working feet (reflexology). I used to get an allowance from my uncle for walking on his back (shiatsu).
In college (a music major) I traveled to Ghana and lived in a village studying drumming and dance (sound healing / shamanism). My teacher, Raphael, was the village healer and he speaks to me often (in journey and meditation), as he did then (in person), about becoming a healer. after a series of premonitions and signs, I began to listen.
I stumbled upon my first reiki teacher after searching for a "way in" to the healing arts, somewhat coincidentally. Soon after, I was able to travel and work with a variety of healers, exchanging ideas and learning techniques. In 2001 I went to massage school and trained formerly in the structure and function of the human body as well as a variety of bodywork styles and theories.
From there I followed a couple of my favorite instructors to their private apprenticeships and workshops. Along the way I picked up various certifications and found new teachers with fresh ideas and ancient methods.
My healing philosophy combines Vedic and Toist medical theory as well as that of western eclectic naturopathic theories. I interweave shamanism and magical thinking and practice into my work. I believe that these different world views have a thread which weaves them together fluidly without contradiction.
Stephen C. Alicandro Mace, LMT, CPMT
Current location: Somewhere In The Ethers
- Traditional Japanese Reiki
- Traditional Usui Reiki
- Bach Flower Essences
- Therapeutic and Clinical Massage
- Myofascial Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Polarity Therapy
- Cranial Work
- Sound healing
- Chi Nei Tsang Taoist Bodywork
- Ear Candling
- Crystal Healing
- Candle Magick
- Kunye Tibetan Bodywork
- Core Shamanism
- Pediatric & Infant Massage