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You are the Seed​


Like a flower, we begin as a seed. When planted in the right soil, receive the right amount of sunshine, water and fertilizer, we naturally grow to our full potential. The flower symbolizes our inherent nature to grow, bloom, and create. That is our true nature. 


The Golden Shadow Method helps you to become a good gardener. A person who takes care of their soil and waters their seeds. These courses are designed to help you discover who you really are and the hidden potential that lives inside of you. Melanie Ryan guides you into the mystery of the shadow and shares the ancient wisdom that holds the key to unlock your gifts and purpose. This course helps you discover the story of your soul and bring that into consciousness for a life that is full of meaning, purpose and beauty. Are you ready to discover your hidden powers? Are you ready to let go of fear, negative thoughts, and limiting beliefs? Are you depressed, sick or injured and ready to heal? If so, join us and become a gardener who grows beautiful flowers.


The Golden Shadow Method Online Courses

Group or Private Options

Live on Zoom with Melanie Ryan


You can work with Melanie in a group or in private one on one sessions in an 18-week life empowerment course that will help you discover your inner gold and transform your life. Melanie will personally guide you through the 3 pillars of the Golden Shadow Method, a deep dive into the Shadow in a safe and sacred way. This is a comprehensive course on shadow work - an encounter with your unconscious. It is designed to teach you how to access higher states of consciousness and transformation. It helps you overcome the obstacles of life, gain self-realization and integrate your full potential. 


In this 18-week course, you will learn the three pillars of the Golden Shadow Method. You also have the option to do just one pillar with Melanie privately.

(See options & pricing below). 


18- Week Online Course Curriculum Outline


Pillar One - Jung & the Shadow


  • Gain a clear understanding of the totality of Carl Jung’s Shadow archetype and the importance of integrating the unconscious for a healthy, happy life. 

  • Meet the Dark and Golden Shadow. 

  • Understand the personal and collective unconscious.

  • Practice Jung’s techniques of active imagination, archetypes, myth, legends and dreams to access the unconscious. 

  • Learn the 4 different Shadow projections that you are unconscious of and how to stop negative patterns that are sabotaging you. 

  • Learn how to work with triggers and discovering their hidden secret wisdom.

  • Learn about alchemy and the path of individuation - becoming whole and authentic.

  • Use your creativity and art to discover your ideal self, heal self-concept, self-image and self-worth. 

Pillar Two – Buddha & the Shadow


  • Learn how to meditate and meet your Shadow in meditation practice. 

  • Develop a home meditation practice with guidance. 

  • Learn ancient Buddhist teachings and meditation practices that will help you to develop mental strength, stability and clarity.

  • Learn the sacred path of the warrior. The Shambhala teachings of the renowned Tibetan master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.


Pillar Three – Shaman & the Shadow


  • Learn about shamanism, the oldest healing practice in the world.

  • Retrieve power animals, plant allies, and spiritual guides and how to use them for self-healing and to heal others. 

  • Heal a past life and clear karmic debt.

  • Learn about the Underworld and how to get out of it.

  • Access higher states of consciousness and your hidden inner gifts. 

  • Become more creative, intuitive, playful and authentic.


This course will bring you to higher states of consciousness, increase your psychic and creative abilities. and open your heart to lovingkindness and compassion. 


Online Group Courses


You will meet with Melanie for 18 sessions on ZOOM for 90 minutes. 

Online Group Course 3 Pillars - $1800 (limited to 8 people) 


Online Private Courses


Online Private Course 3 Pillars, 18 weeks (each session is 90 mins.) - $4500

Online Private Course 1 Pillar 6 weeks (each session is 90mins)- $1500


Email Melanie to enroll. 




I stepped into Melanie’s office after years of talk therapy. I was tired, overweight, feeling stuck, and chronically sick. I was looking for something different and Melanie introduced me to the process of transmutation by working with the spirit of the wounded self. I became aware of many wounded versions of myself who were holding feelings of abandonment, loneliness, and fear. I learned how to love and integrate these lost and wounded parts of my soul. As a result, I have lost 114 pounds, been promoted at my job, and become happy, creative, playful, grounded and clear. I used to be triggered all the time and now I am not. Now I feel free to manifest my dreams. I am so grateful for Melanie and her transformational process!


Mary-Kay Kallergis

Educator & Psychotherapist 

"Working with Melanie’s Golden Shadow Method and Transmuting Triggers protocol has given me access to multi-dimensional layers of my soul that I once feared were gone forever. I have suffered with symptoms of C-PTSD, severe depression and anxiety since I was a child due to repeated personal trauma, but since I began working with Melanie and the spirits of my wounded Self, healing and integrating those lost soul parts, my entire world has shifted from dark and gray to a brilliant spectrum of colorful light. Not only have I been able to welcome home those versions of myself from this lifetime, but from previous lives as well, which has allowed me to unlock creative gifts and talents that have been asleep for what feels like ages. Healing no longer feels burdensome and hopeless to me, rather it has become both a powerful liberation and joyful celebration. I am eternally grateful for Melanie and her expertise as this work has enlivened my spirit in ways I can’t explain, ways that I once believed could only be experienced by others. I finally feel like I’m becoming whole again!"


Dena M. Daigle 

Spiritual Alchemist

This is a self-actualizing, life empowerment method where Melanie provides a safe and loving way for us to travel into our own shadow. She makes it so natural for us all to have hidden parts - both positive and negative. It is full of exercises and techniques that quickly helped me gain more insight and wisdom. I feel energized and inspired with clarity and vision for what I’d like to manifest. Thank you Melanie!!!!

Catherine Fraise


Melanie’s Golden Shadow Method offers a deep dive into the treasures we have hidden away in our Shadow...those positive and negative qualities which we deem too powerful or too dark to reveal to the world- and even to ourselves! Her 3-pillared Method showed me how to access these places and how to explore them safely. Melanie has created a way in and a way out - and I am still going in... and exiting with treasures I had locked away in my unconscious so I wouldn't feel uncomfortable or vulnerable. This Method showed me how to navigate that discomfort with hope and a warrior's spirit! I am deeply grateful to Melanie Ryan for sharing this Method. 


Colleen Harris

Melanie Ryan has developed an amazing shadow work method. It is about how to reach your full potential in life, heal your deepest fears, and discover a deeper level of happiness and joy that is available to us all. She helped me get unstuck, leading me on a magical journey through the world of meditation, shamanism and discovering my own inner wisdom. I highly recommend this method to everyone, she changed my life in the most amazing ways and she can change yours too!!!


Saylor Pace

I would highly recommend this if you are feeling stuck in your life, repeating the same relationship with different people, have a need for purpose and understanding, and want to realize who and what you really are. 


Edward Darby

The Golden Shadow Method is a multi-faceted approach to the discovery and re-discovery of one's hidden and forgotten treasures and abilities. It's messy and exciting work and the thing I like best about Melanie's approach is she gifts you with the ability to examine the dark shadow without shame or blame, discovering long-buried talents in the process! I am currently enrolled in the Jung & the Shadow three month online immersion program with Melanie. It is powerful to have her guidance and mentor calls as we apply her techniques individually and as a group.

Michelle Pacher

Retired High School Principal

Melanie's program Jung & the Shadow continues to allow me to open "doors" to myself I didn't know existed long after its completion!

Karen Carroll

Physical Therapist

In the midst of great change and chaos on our planet, Melanie provides an anchor to the turbulent waters above our heads. She confidently leads you to find your own truths using modern and ancient techniques that strengthen authenticity with oneself.

Tiffany Walker

Massage Therapist & Permaculture Educator 

I have come to understand my Dark Shadow as a source of wisdom and compassion that lead me to embrace all my gifts and love in my Golden Shadow. Jung & the Shadow helped me to peel away the confusion and create a beautiful, peaceful life. It changes the way you see yourself and the world!


Joan Biggs


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