Thirteenth Moon Center
Susan Bakaley Marshall, MPS, ATR and Chris Marshall, MA, Ph.D • 207-589-3063
Welcome to The Thirteenth Moon Center, offering shamanic healings, outdoor and virutual online classes, and creative arts therapies in a serene atmosphere with a deep commitment to the sacredness of the land and the spirits of place.
CLASSES are either in-person outdoors or virtual online. All are experiential and interactive.
READ our COVID-19 considerations.
Individual Shamanic Healings Sessions Are Ongoing
We’re offering shamanic healing sessions with clients remotely. Call us to arrange a time to talk.
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At the center
Creative arts therapy at the Thirteenth Moon Center, facilitated by Susan, offers you the power and experimentation of art expression with the insights and methods of psychotherapy. The process of bringing forth personal images creates channels for clearing pain or trauma and transforming feelings of anger, grief and loss to hope, peace of mind and well-being. You can re-connect to yourself on a deep soul level beyond words within the dynamic relationship between client and art therapist as witness.
Shamanism is an age-old tradition practiced around the world for thousands of years. Shamanic healing, offered by both Susan and Chris, is an active spiritual response that helps fill inner voids with your own personal power. We help you to be more present in your body so that you will feel whole and centered while dealing with your personal needs. A shamanic healing may help to resolve physical, emotional, traumatic and spiritual dis-ease.
Our comfortable home office and round studio yurt, constructed in 1995, provide peaceful spaces for healing sessions, classes and workshops, and art making.
We are located in Montville, Maine on thirty-five acres of fields and forest, conveniently situated near Belfast, Waterville, Augusta, and Bangor. Our backyard is the headwaters of the Sheepscot River, which intertwines with bogs and wetlands held as "forever wild" in conservation with a local land trust.
“My work with Susan has made a tremendous difference in feeling a deeper connection to my true self - parts of myself that I had not previously accessed. I have experienced a release of blockages that have freed me to do deeper personal work and express a sense of joy that has been missing from my life for sometime.”
- A Healings Participant
“Taking the online intro course with the Thirteenth Moon Center introduced me to new ways of navigating my journeying practice. It helped to anchor me, not only in my spiritual practice, but in a community. Susan and Chris created an online environment that was rich in information and practical knowledge, while also nurturing ongoing human and spiritual connection.”
- An Online Class Participant
“Thank you for the most wonderful weekend of trees and
kabbalah! I have wanted an introduction to this fascinating "way" for years, and cannot imagine any other would have been more exciting and more comfortable!”
- Birthday of Trees Participant
“It would be hard to find kinder, more experienced or wiser guides to shamanic practices than Susan and Chris, who are familiar with all aspects of this work. If you attend this invaluable and fascinating workshop, you will be taught ancient ways to access beautiful, powerful realms otherwise unavailable to us in this industrial world.”
- Introduction to Shamanism Class Participant
“Chris and Susan’s online introductory course opened up new worlds for me—worlds I had only glimpsed in the past. They teach with compassion, clarity, humor and a strong sense of community. They share with you their experience and wisdom, but are always excited to see what the next journey brings. I highly recommend their introductory course for anyone interested in learning about shamanic journeying, spirit worlds or even just learning more about themself!”
- An Online Class Participant
“Chris and Susan are exceptional teachers. It was the most perfectly gentle, friendly, inclusive, and empowering introduction I could have asked for. Susan worked for many years as a mental health counselor, and is no stranger to our world. They teach from the depth of over 3 decades of experience, as elders in our community.”
- Class Participant