Steeped in the Jewish mystical tradition, Natalie Reid (M.A.) for over 20 years has conducted transformational workshops centered on the confluence of creativity, self-awareness, and spirituality. In addition to The Spiritual Alchemist, these workshops include Writing in the Mythological Voice: Elevating the Mundane into Myth, and From Falsehood to Freedom: Writing Our Way out of the Masks We Wear. Sponsors have included the Center for Women and Religion at GTU, JFK University, Nishmat HaNashim, and various centers for the arts. From 1998–2011 she was a workshop director at the annual weeklong conference of the International Women’s Writing Guild.
Natalie has been writing since she was six and took delight in words. The author of The Spiritual Alchemist: Working with the Voice of Your Soul, she has also written four books published in Tokyo on American English language and culture. She has also edited an award-winning graduate thesis on the nature of consciousness in autism, as well as an early draft of Gail Harris’ Your Heart Knows the Answer. Her short fiction, articles, and book reviews have appeared in publications such as Knock, Natural Bridge, and 13th Moon. Her novel-in-progress investigates the power of dream to alter a woman’s relationship with time and space.
Since the early 2000s she has also been teaching academic writing to, consulting with, and editing books and papers for European social scientists and other professionals. Her Getting Published in International Journals: Writing Strategies for European Social Scientists (2010; revised, 2018) is now in common use in European universities and research institutes, and she presents at international conferences and lectures at the University of California, Berkeley. When not on the road giving workshops, she enjoys writing and living in New Mexico.