about

Leanne Whitney M.A., Ph.D.

Leanne_327 - Version 2Leanne Whitney is a healing arts practitioner, documentary filmmaker, and independent teacher of nonduality and pure consciousness.

For over twenty-five years Leanne has researched the mind body connection and, over the last fifteen years, their interrelation with pure consciousness. Trained in depth psychology, yoga, and craniosacral therapy, she works with clients one-on-one to resolve mental, emotional, and physical blocks which obscure the ever-present alignment of the authentic Self. She has taught the Reality of nonduality since 2009 and presents papers at domestic and international conferences on consciousness studies.

Her first feature length documentaryThe Fire Within, about 30-year-long-AIDS survivor Bob Bowers, had its debut at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film has ben distributed through various outlets including Netflix and the Documentary Channel and is represented for both domestic and international distribution by ECO DOX.  Her upcoming film, Thirsting for God, is a long-term labor of love exploring human consciousness and its interdependent relationship to pure consciousness. Shot at various spiritual sites around the globe including Benares, Machu Picchu and Giza, the film features interviews with Jeffrey Mishlove, Peter Russell, Russell Targ, and Gary Zukav.

Leanne’s published papers include Depth Psychology Through the Lens of Classical Yoga: A Reconsideration of Jung’s Ontic Reality and Jung and Nonduality: Some Clinical and Theoretical Implications of the Self as the Totality of the Psyche for the International Journal of Jungian Studies. Leanne also contributed Beyond Conception: Ontic Reality, Pure Consciousness, and Matter to Cosmos and History: the Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy. Prior work includes Clear or Distorted: Understanding Our Instruments of Perception and Their Interdependence with Pure Consciousness, a chapter in Brain, Mind, Cosmos: The Nature of Our Existence and The Universe, an e-book edited by Deepak Chopra, which features articles by several international scientists and philosophers in the field of consciousness studies. She is currently writing her first book, Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali, which will be published by Routledge.

Leanne holds two degrees, a Masters degree in Statistics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and a Doctorate in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara California.  Leanne lives in Southern California with her twelve-year-old son.