Education & Certification

BSW - Bachelor of Social Work - UW Eau Claire 

BA - Communication Arts - UW Green Bay

Graduate - The Four Winds - Energy Medicine Practitioner & Health Coach

Graduate - Dr. Judith Cornell/Rajita SivanandaMandala Facilitator


Additional Training with...

Adolfo Ttito Condori - Andean Altomisayoq (Wisdomkeeper) 

Betsy Bergstrom - Advanced Shamanic Skills

Sandra Ingerman - Soul Retrieval and Journeying

Ana Larramendi - Advanced Shamanic Skills

Donna Marie Levy - Reiki Master



Author, artist, storyteller  - Seven Earthly Virtues

Faculty Member - Hawthorn Institute  

Owner - True Nature Healing Arts Center

President/Creative Director - Infusion Inc./Goltz- Seering

Creative Director - Goltz & Associates

VP Creative Director - Media Management Inc.

Art Director - UpCom Creative

Exec. Dir. Planned Parenthood - Kewaunee County

Family & Marriage Therapist - Kewaunee County

Developmental Disabilities Counselor/Coordinator - Kewaunee County

VISTA/Community Organizer - Decatur, Illinois

Community/Volunteer Involvement 

Activist - B-local - Protecting a historic site from Walmart

Vice President - NEW Arts Council

Vice President - Downtown Green Bay Inc.

Graduate - Leadership Green Bay

Volunteer - On Broadway Inc. - Historic Downtown Preservation

President - Wisconsin Ballet Theater

Board Member - Domestic Violence Center of Brown County

Volunteer - SAVE - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Member - Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Volunteer - Decatur Planned Parenthood

Volunteer - Eau Claire Free Clinic

Laural Virtues Wauters

Author, artist, facilitator and storyteller.


My wish is to help people understand themselves and our world by exploring the internal and external landscape of our personal and collective stories. By weaving art with history, science and nature into our shared stories we can begin to see with more clarity and compassion. When we see ourselves as the creators of our reality we empower ourselves to become active participants in the co-creation of our world. 

Bio: Born in post WWII Germany, Laural had a series of spiritual encounters with trees that inspired her to wonder. At the age of seven she moved to the United States and the wooded shores of Lake Michigan.


Growing up in the 60's & 70's Laural transformed her wonder into activism. She advocated for equal rights, women’s rights, civil rights and the rights of the disabled. She became a family and marriage counselor as well as an AODA counselor. Laural provided emergency intervention services for people struggling with mental illness, abuse or addiction. In the 80's she reconnected with her artistic soul, which led to a 25 year career as a creative director and community leader.


The morning after 9/11, Laural was compelled to understand the roots of world belief. She sensed a separation within from ourselves, nature and each other. She saw trees as the wisdom keepers of our shared stories and as reflections of our inner self. When Laural learned that Carl Jung had identified trees as the archetype of the human psyche and mandalas as the archetype of wholeness she was inspired to dive deeper into the cross-cultural stories of the Tree of Life. She questioned how the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil had become the source of our original wound. This led her to the ancient mystery teachings of indigenous cultures as well as the mystical path of the Kabbalah and sacred geometry. She dove deep into the mythical stories that shaped our language, beliefs and our world and saw how interwoven we all are yet unaware of our innate connection. This awakening of our true nature inspired Laural to dramatically shift her life once again.


In 2007, Laural left her career to heal her personal story of separation and reveal the secrets of her adoption. She traveled to Germany to reconnect with her ancestral roots and the longing in her heart. Laural listened to the calling in her soul as she studied the healing art of mandalas and traditional energy medicine. Her sense of wonder evolved into wisdom as she began to share her insights through her words and her art. Laural wrote her autobiography, The Guardian Tree - the true story of Carmen Sylvia, as a way to begin healing the complex and secret story that was her life.  


Today, she lives with her husband Paul Wauters, in the Siskiyou Mountains of Oregon. She continues to learn as she shares her insights through art, writing and teaching. Her wish is to awaken the wisdom that is waiting within us by reconnecting with our true nature on this one precious earth.

Books by Laural: 

      Tree Spirit Tarot - Return to the Garden of our Soul

      The Guardian Tree - the true story of Carmen Sylvia

      Mandala Chakra - Awaken the One Within

Laural's Mandala Art: 

      Mandala Art Prints - Inkdrop Art Gallery

Laural's Weblogs:

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© 2007 - Laural Virtues Wauters