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Margaret Harrell

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Margaret Harrell is an Author, Mentor Lightbody Worker.



“In the clouds, in the fire, in the stories you can find all the images in the world.” – Jurgis Baltrusaitis

About Margaret Harrell

Margaret A. Harrell is a three-time fellow of MacDowell Colony who has most recently been authoring the memoir series: Keep This Quiet!: My Relationship with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, and Jan Mensaert; Keep THIS Quiet Too!: More Adventures with Hunter S. Thompson, Milton Klonsky, Jan Mensaert; and Keep This Quiet! III: Initiations.

A free-lance editor, she was Hunter Thompson’s copy editor for Hell’s Angels. She teaches light body meditation studies in the DaBen and Orin school of LuminEssence, which explore the dynamics and potential of ourselves in various translations of our energy. She is also a cloud photographer.

Margaret graduated from Duke University (honors and distinction in history) and Columbia University (contemporary English and American literature). She has studied at the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich and been trained in numerous types of energy work. She lived abroad in North Africa and Europe for lengthy periods, returning to the U.S. to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2001.

Light Body Work & Background


Margaret is one of the most experienced, qualified light body teachers in the Orin and DaBen school of Duane Packer and Sanaya Roman. An intuitive mentor and spiritual teacher, she has been trained in numerous types of energy work and East/West spiritual traditions, as well as at the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich.

Margaret has had her own spiritual initiations, beginning in 1985 at the Jung Institute in Zurich, which you can read about in the latest two volumes in the Keep This Quiet! series: Initiations and More Initiations.  She likes working with people to integrate the shifts and jolts that often accompany awakening to your deeper identity.  In addition, she enjoys mentoring people wanting to maximize their potential.

Margaret offers services to “read” your energy by tracking its path—its divergences, obstacles, blocks, and potential. Her focus is on acceptance and love, a deep sense of reality, humor, diversity, and breakthroughs—cutting out the excuses and detours to get to where the road is open and even sometimes simple.

Margaret has studied the light body through Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer since 1992 – in Belgium, Ibiza, and the U.S. In 1997,  she completed the teacher requirements, and upon her return from Belgium to Raleigh in 2001 began teaching a large variety of courses in the Orin/DaBen curriculum.

 Join Margaret for a LuminEssence Awakening Your Light Body” course.  And for the Radiance: Self-Exciting graduate course.

In taking AYLB you will:

  • “Experience many higher, expanded states of consciousness that take you beyond thought into direct experiences of beingness.  This is one of the most powerful courses of spiritual growth and transformation that we offer.  . . .
  • “As you awaken your light body you will learn how to change less harmonious energies into positive ones, and use the energy around you to go higher. You can experience a greater ability to experience flowing emotions, stay centered, release stuck energy, and respond with love and compassion. Your light body opens doorways to the higher realms of light. It assists you in adding light to your thoughts, opening your channel upward, and connecting with the Universal Mind. You can experience many illumined states of consciousness as you listen to these guided meditations.
  • “This course works well whether you are new to meditation, or have meditated for years.  . . . There are extensive graduate light body courses offered, to continue your expansion into the enlightened states of consciousness that the ancient spiritual and sacred texts speak of.”

Margaret is a Renaissance woman with unique insights and talents. Guiding me through this course is just one of the tools she has available to help individuals develop and overcome issues in their lives. Thank you Margaret!” – Jeanne Moyer

Mentoring Consultation

In Person

Since 2002, Margaret has  taught “Awakening Your Light Body” and currently teaches more than 30 courses in the Orin and DaBen
body of work, channeled by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer. Along with only four other teachers, in California, she is authorized to teach the largest
number of DaBen courses (and the most advanced) in the United States.

They begin with “Awakening Your Light Body” and go up to “Manifesting from Light Body Consciousness.”  If you are in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, come, sit with her in person.

Contact Margaret for a FREE INDIVIDUAL “Preparatory Awakening Your Light Body” class which lasts up to 90-minutes.  You will be introduced to
the course through guided DaBen/Orin meditations to see  if you want to sign up.  *The introductory class is entirely without obligation.


Margaret Harrell Consult

Over the Telephone or SKYPE

Today, you can conveniently arrange for long-distance mentoring to take you from ordinary reality consciousness into the light-filled patterns of joy and stress-free manifesting.  If you have issues and would like Margaret’s gentle approach or transmissions – her insights and helpful perspectives – contact her and set up a consultation.

She loves working with people to integrate the jolts that come with awakening to their deeper identity. Also, to mentor people wanting to maximize their potential.

Margaret Harrell Consult

Margaret Harrell’s Four Part Memoir Series

Keep-This-Quiet-My-Relationship-with-HunterSThompsonHunter begins practically his first letter to me – about Hell’s Angels – like this: “It is now four hours and twenty minutes past the midnight hour deadline for my leaving the house but I’m still here, sitting in a heap of boxes and debris….working on this, my final effort on what now appears to be a doomed book.” Yes, that was Hell’s Angels.

We all know how the story ended, but there’s a story there – a Gonzo one – in getting the manuscript past the deadline, over the wire, and into the book pages. That’s the story of Keep This Quiet! The real close-up, inside look at Hunter in those days. Some commenter on Hell’s Angels raise such questions as how much the stomping affected the perspective of the book. Questions like that are answered in Keep This Quiet! In this case, none. Not one bit. The manuscript was already turned in. It was the usual situation for Hunter: Hold the presses!!! There’s been a development. And we did.

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Keep This Quiet! captures the fear and loathing, charm and romance of Hunter in the late Sixties – along with tales of two other underground authors. Included are genuine, funny letters he sent Margaret during and after the publication of Hell’s Angels. Also, priceless reminiscences of some of Hunter’s oldest friends: William Kennedy, David Pierce, Rosalie Sorrels, and editor Jim Silberman – covered in no other account. Featured in addition are “poète maudit” Jan Mensaert and Greenwich Village “poet genius” Milton Klonsky.  Also appearing in the book in his own words is Hunter’s sidekick Oscar Acosta as well as The Realist founder, Paul Krassner.”

In Keep This Quiet! IV: More Initiations, Margaret A. Harrell dives deeper into the multidimensional world of visions, computer-PK (mental influence over the computer), divine guidance, Carl Jung, and science. The story takes place in the ’90s in Tienen, Belgium, where assorted parapsychological phenomena accompany the death of her housemate. Quickly checking in with Hunter Thompson, she winds up at Owl Farm, then returns to her Flemish base. Initiations welcome her back and she goes further onto her path, which spans spirituality and science, Hunter Thompson, and the Indian guru Dhyanyogi-ji, whose tradition of Kundalini Maha Yoga she is initiated into. Many traditions join hands, to make “a book of wonder—spirit, ghosts, hope, mysticism, mystery,” writes Alice Osborn, author of Heroes without Capes.

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“Keep This Quiet! IV: More Initiations is psycho-active. When I was reading about Margaret’s Buddha belly, my own Buddha belly swelled up. And when I was reading about kriyas, I experienced lip trembling. The author’s love and spirit are so injected into the book that I think it’s going to wake people up.”  —Joy Ayscue, founder of Wake for Consciousness: Sacred Realms

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Check out Margaret A. Harrell’s Keep THIS Quiet Too! and Keep This Quiet III!  Click images to buy on Amazon. 

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