#153 – Medicine Dance – A Shamanic Journey with Marsha Scarbrough



Marsha Scarbrough is author of the book Medicine Dance: One woman’s healing journey into the world of Native American sweatlodges, drumming meditations and dance fasts, which was a finalist in USA Book News National 2007 “Best Books” Awards, New Age Non-Fiction category.

As a freelance journalist, Marsha has had over 75 articles published in national magazines such as TV Guide, Body & Soul, Natural Home & Garden and Millimeter: The Motion Picture and Television Production Magazine. As a contributing editor for Written By: The Magazine of the Writers Guild of America, west, Marsha interviews Hollywood’s most prominent screen and television writers.

As a graduate of the Directors Guild of America’s prestigious Assistant Directors Training Program, Marsha spent 17 years scheduling, planning and running the sets of major feature films, prime time television series, movies of the week and network sitcoms. She has handled logistics, organization and administration for various directors including Clint Eastwood, Leonard Nimoy, Blake Edwards and Carl Reiner.

Marsha wrote, produced and directed the award-winning children’s video, The Magic of Martial Arts, which has been honored with the Gold Award from the National Association of Parenting Publications, the Award of Excellence from Film Advisory Board and the KIDS FIRST! endorsement from the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media.

Along the way, Marsha traveled with Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax, danced with movement guru Gabrielle Roth, earned a brown belt in karate from martial arts legend Tak Kubota, participated in healing ceremonies with Native American mystic Beautiful Painted Arrow/Joseph Rael and produced workshops for Nigerian master drummer/Yoruba ceremonial leader Ayo Adeyemi.

To contact Marsha about teaching a workshop or speaking at an event, email her at mscarb1234@aol.com.

(Psychology podcast by David Van Nuys, Ph.D.)


One Comment

  1. Rick Vail
    Posted June 11, 2008 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    I enjoyed this show but what really jumped out at me is how much affection I felt for Marsha. She seems like such a genuinely nice person. Sometimes I lose my faith in humanity and then it is restored by someone like her.

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