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The site has a new look so welcome and come visit. It now lists private therapy services, something many need as many are challenged by fears, losses, and tragedies during these stressful times. Please visit and then click on “Events and Workshops” on the top tool bar which will direct you to the new Alchemical Feasts site listing all the offerings aimed to help each access the wisdom and healing deep inside. In a holistic view of our pilgrimage of life, Alchemical Feasts embraces the many roads that lead us to our peaceful center. There are recordings and listing of future events as well as information on publications. So enjoy!

I hope each of you is staying safe and healthy during this pandemic and I wish you to know you are in my prayers that each is given the strength to carry the burdens inflicted by these times. This shall end and hopefully we shall move ahead stronger for this experience opening to a world filled with respect and compassion for all. 


Stay safe and be well. Many Blessings. Janet




 My clients are individuals who seek to attain the highest standard of success in their chosen fields. Plummeting the depths of their dreams empowers them to make the best choices in order to accomplish their goals with pride and confidence. I also work with individuals who are challenged by life transitions, such as personal losses, and sudden life tragedies. With gentle compassionate guidance I am able to walk them through their period of difficulties in order to learn to carry their burdens gracefully as they open the doors to the new life chapters. As a therapist who has personally suffered the loss of my daughter, son, and husband I can not only relate professionally but also personally, thus providing each client with the support they need as together we investigate the paths ahead. All my teaching as well as private therapies aim to help each person attain the stability and strength to empower their path in achieving their life goals. 

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Areas of Expertise

My specialty is dream work. I help people by bringing them alive through what is called the waking dream, active imagination. It is a relaxing process where they come to see better the present to know better the road ahead of themselves. They are not only given hope. They are given the tools with which they can carry their burdens with grace and wisdom.

I am happy to talk to prospective clients, to help them know me better. As a therapist who does not just talk the talk I have through the years experienced great tragedy and loss which unites me in personally understanding suffering. My role is to serve others with grace and honesty offering hope for we can each be empowered in our journey towards wholeness.


Janet Piedilato is a transpersonal psychologist, a complementary health care consultant, and an ordained minister.  She holds two doctoral degrees:  a doctorate in biology from New York University and a doctorate in transpersonal psychology from Saybrook University where Janet studied with Dr. Stanley Krippner, world-renowned dream psychologist, and Dr. Eugene Taylor, Harvard scholar and William James authority.  She received her certificate in Clinical Training, Wellness Counseling and Body/Mind Consciousness with Dr. Jeanne Achterberg and Frank Lawliss, a certificate in the Dr. Herb Benson relaxation response therapy from Harvard University, and a certificate in Clinical Training in Hypnosis and Psychophysiological Practice, with Dr. Ian Wickramasekera, Berkeley, California.  


Her early studies on parapsychology brought her into contact with Drs. J B and Louisa Rhine at the Rhine Institute for Studies on the Nature of Man at Duke University as well as with Karlis Osis at the American Society for Psychical Research, New York, where she presented her independent research at their conference meetings.  Janet was privileged to study shamanism with Michael and Sandra Harner and holds the distinction of being the first woman practitioner to present shamanic ritual at the Harvard Divinity School Conference on Reinterpreting Shamanism. She has led shamanic studies at international centers such as the prestigious Institute for Ethnobotany and Shamanic Studies in Belize.


Her publications include The Mystical Dream Tarot which presents a novel approach to understanding imagery as the language of dream and the guide to better comprehend one’s self. Her short story, Pieda’s Tales, is a tale of the imagination and the gifts the creative life offer to a growing child. She has contributed to several books, the most recent is Journeys and Awakenings: Wisdom for Spiritual Travelers, a Seven Pillar House of Wisdom publication.  


Janet has spent a lifetime experiencing and studying the value of altered states as represented by visionary, dream, and shamanic experiences.  Her workshops, as well as her private sessions, aim to empower individuals to achieve their highest goals by assisting them to move beyond living within the narrow confines of a life guided solely by surface perceptions to one that is enriched and guided by working with dreams to better understand and empower their decisions and life commitments.  She resides at Temenos, an environmental sanctuary co-founded with her husband and soul mate, Iggy.



View publications available on

2022: The Dream Gate: Understand Your Dreams,

Empower Your Life

Hardcover companion to a lifetime uncovering the wisdom of dream.... 

The Dream Gate is available on

2019:  The Mystical Dream Tarot, Janet Piedilato,  Eddison Books LTD, UK, Winter 2019  

2019: "Pilgrimage to the House of Wisdom" a chapter by Janet Piedilato in Journeys and Awakenings: Wisdom for Spiritual Travelers, Winter, 2019 











2017:  Tarot of Dream and Vision, Janet Piedilato,

Private Limited edition print, 2016

* limited edition inquire for more information  









2016:  Pieda’s Tales, Janet Piedilato,

published by  Starseed Press











2007:  “Stories that Shape Life’s Journey” a chapter by J. R. Piedilato in Healing Tales: The Narrative Arts in Spiritual Traditions edited by Stanley Krippner, Michael Bova et al 





2001: “Ritual and Religion,” Janet Piedilato co-author with E. Taylor, Ph.D., Harvard University, published in

The Journal for Ritual Studies











1999: Iconography of the Transcendent: An experiential hermeneutic method applied to personal development by Janet Riche Piedilato, Saybrook University

* limited edition inquire for more information  


1976: "The effects of ACTH on the isolated cardiac tissue of rabbits" by Janet Piedilato co-author Fleur Strand, Ph.D., Neurosciences Institute, presented to The International Conference of Neuroendocrinology in Salzburg

1976: Effects of adrenocorticotrophin on the electrophysiology of rabbit atrial muscle by Janet Riche Piedilato, New York University





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