Luhrenloup's Cave

Mes Apprentissages

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Lorraine Saint Pierre

EDUCATION

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, MFA in fiction writing.
University of Maine, Orono, ME, Master's Program in English/Creative Writing.
University of Southern Maine, Portland ME, BA, Major: Psychology, Cum Laude.

OTHER

Luhrenloup's training emcompasses twenty years of dream analysis, a spiritual vision quest and four day fast; she has studied shamanism with Michael Harner, has worked with the witches Starhawk, Z Budapest, Margot Adler to become adept in the ways of magic.

EXPERIENCE

Seeress, spiritual counselor in private practice in New York City, professional name LuhrenLoup; 

Participant in research on social cognition and the role of psychic abilities at New York University.

Facilitator/leader of artists' groups, men's and women's groups, student and patient groups, with spiritual, emotional and/or intellectual focus.

Artist in Residence, University of Maine, Orono, ME.

Colonist at THE FARM: An Art Colony For Women owned and operated by the artist and feminist Kate Millett;

MAJOR WORK

Creative Writer, fiction, poetry, essays. 

Novels, "COMICS," "53," "Alice in the World," "Converting Hull 1042". Currently working on "The Temporary Tenant"

Memoir, "Manhattan Seeress" 

Poetry, chapbooks, "The Arcanum" and "Luhrenloup's Arcana" Essays, "Looking For Trouble, Surely" in the anthology "What Does it Mean to be White in America?" published by 2Leaf Press, "Beyond the Great Door" in the anthology Heliotrope published by Rheta Press

THEATRE

"COMICS, THE PLAY," staged at the University of Maine, Orono and taught at the University of Maine

ACTOR, FILMS: 

"Waste & Void:" theatrical one act film -- featured

"In The Cards:" documentary of Luhrenloup's life & work -- lead

"The Spirit of John Lennon:" filmed ritual with artist

Gianni Motti at Metro Pictures Art Gallery -- lead

ADJUNCT EXPERIENCE

Psychiatric Social Worker/Mental Health Clinician; part of the Emergency Team at Tri-County Mental Health Center, Lewiston Maine; Emergency Mental Health Services at St. Mary's Hospital; responsible for evaluating clients with psychiatric or social problems in emergency situations, recommending treatment, be it counseling, commitment to state hospital or private facilities; dealing with distraught, unstable patients, their families, friends, police, etc.; finding needed resources within social services' community and outside of it for clients.

Coordinator of Patient Support Team at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington Maine, involved in counseling people with terminal cancer, AIDS, amputations and other major illnesses; in that connection  facilitating a support group for people with cancer.

President, owner, Housewife, Inc.

Director, University Women's Forum, supervised employees, counseled students, put on programs for University and Portland community.

Brush Painter, Bath Iron Works, was part of crew renovating the ship U.S.S. Conyngham

SKILLS/ACTIVITIES

Bilingual, French. Athletic, disco, dance music.