People

PEOPLE

Raffaella Mayana Romieri (Austria) – trainer in Czech Republic

Certified Deep Imagery guide and trainer of the Personal Totem Pole Process®

MayanaShe was born and lives in Vienna, Austria. She trained with Stephen Gallegos for more than ten years and assisted him in many workshops and trainings. She guides people in their growing and healing. She holds workshops in Austria, Germany,  Denmark, Czech Republic and Macedonia.

“I am deeply thankful for my inner animals, their guidance and wisdom, their loving presence and for their capacity to show me the path that has do be walked step by step. Each step a passageway that leads to the next. Not one step to be left out on the way of growing to become deeply human, beyond intellectual concepts or imposed structures.”

When I first got to know Deep Imagery work I had no idea that it would change my life radically with its  deeply transformative power. Since then my inner guides accompanied me through healing processes and step by step brought me closer to the core of my being. They showed me that there is much more to discover than I would have ever thought of.

Since I began Deep Imagery training with Eligio Stephen Gallegos in 2003 it brought me to a deep healing of old injuries and discovery of unknown potentials. I feel deeply thankful for Steve’s guidance. Deep Imagery has brought a new orientation to my life in all of its aspects.

“I am always amazed how lovingly and tricky the inner guides encourage us to discover unknown parts of who we are.”

Mayana offers Deep Imagery workshops in Prague in Maitrea.

Ph.D. Eligio Stephen Gallegos (USA) – founder of the Personal Totem Pole Process®

Psychologist and psychotherapist, author of many books

steve1Stephen Gallegos was born the state of New Mexico in the southwestern United States in 1934. Of Native American, English and Irish descent, Steve was raised in the local Hispanic culture speaking both English and Spanish. A gifted craftsman he was involved in woodcarving, leatherwork, silverwork, and drawing and painting from an early age and greatly disliked the confinement and  regimentation of school even though he was a intellectually gifted student.

After military service, he completed his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin, his masters at New Mexico State and his  Ph.D. in Psychology at Florida State University. He taught at Mercer University, Macon, Georgia between 1967- 1981. After fourteen years as professor of psychology  in Macon, GA, Steve undertook a residency in psychotherapy in the State of Oregon and became a practicing psychotherapist.

While in Oregon, Steve underwent a spiritual experience that changed him profoundly. This experience is described in The Personal Totem Pole Process (ISBN 9780944164099). He describes the experience as “spontaneously meeting the alivenesses that were rooted in my energy centers and that presented themselves primarily as animals, but they had to be approached through the knowing of the deep imagination. I realized that the teacher I had sought for my entire life was in fact deep within my imagination and had always been there.” 

Since then, introducing people to their own inner animals and the rediscovery of the wisdom of the imagination, has been his path in life.

At present he is primarily engaged in offering workshops and in training others in the exploration of the deep imagination in the United States, Ireland, Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Macedonia, Portugal, Poland, Italy, South Africa and Australia.

Steve offers Deep Imagery workshops in Prague in Maitrea.