In service of a handmade and mythical life,
Dr. Raïna Manuel-Paris has a multicultural background, born of a French Father and a Dominican mother. She was raised in France and England until her early 20’s then moved to the US. She holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She also holds a Masters Degree in Film from Columbia U. She taught Magic and Ritual and Myth and Symbol for the last 15 years at the Art Institute in Santa Monica, where she also gave guided meditations and somatic energy work.
She is currently adjunct faculty at PGI and currently teaches at the Relativity Studio School in Downtown LA. She also lectures and gives seminars at the Philosophical Research Society.
She is a published author of non-fiction (her book The Mother-to-Be’s Dreambook was published by Warner Books in 2002). She is also a published poet (Raven Books and various publications). Her documentary The Bridges of My Father was selected for the short film corner at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009.
Currently Raïna splits her time between Los Angeles and Ojai, California. For more information, visit RainaMParis.com.