Ronda LaRue, M.S., is a recognized author, social scientist, and artist.
Ronda leads private individual and couples spiritual retreats, workshops, and healing expressive and creative counseling intensives through her Center for SoulArts in Ojai, California and in small group workshops internationally.
Ronda's guided apprenticeship trainings in transformational self discovery and self-healing insight, have resulted in her Ojai Soul Arts retreat center rating as one of the best spiritual retreats in the US and world (2007 Asia Spa Magazine).
Center for Soul Arts
Ojai, California USA
COMMISSIONING A LIFE MASK MASK Journey with Ronda:
Ronda's commissioned work in creating life masks for people is the very heart of her interest in ceremonial sculpture as part of shaman healing methods for conscious awakening and celebration of the human spirit.
The commissioned process most often involves a series of exploration sessions including interview of lifestyle preferences, guided visualizations, dream recall, and “going under the plaster”.
From these sessions together, we uncover the essence and special meanings that emerge to become part of the finished sculpture that is your life mask.
The finished piece is usually created in ceramic stoneware with mixed media applications.
Having your own life mask sculpture created for you in this way is a very powerful and transformative process. I enter into this process with you from a place of awe for the beauty and mystery of your unique identity and life journey.
These pieces have been commissioned by people seeking deeper self-discovery, healing, and as a conscious process of death and dying ceremony.
Cost varies (starting: $985 depending on materials and special requests).
Please email me for details, or you might like to start by purchasing my DVD: Making a Self-Mask which shows details of mask-making as well as a gallery of my work and national TV interview (55min).
Enjoy your Mask-Making Journey of Soulful Self-Discovery and Celebration!
Two of Ronda's books available online
A contemporary classic on meeting the Dark Night of Soul as a process of spiritual awakening, healing and wisdom. Based on Ronda's life story.
The Art of Living Your Destiny: A Guidebook for Awakening and Living From Soul
A deeply metaphysical guidebook demonstrating the art of discovering and living one’s true purpose and unique creative genius. Discover that the answer truly lies within...
Intro: Materials Used and Mixing the Plaster
Applying Plaster to Face (step-by-step
Decorating tips and ideas
Making a Press Mold
TV Interview with Artist/Mask-Maker Ronda LaRue: Home & Garden, Carol Duvall Show
Slide Show: Gallery of Ideas