Dee Vine

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Dee was born to a mixed-race family in South Africa during the apartheid era. She was raised and very active in the Anglican church, but grew increasingly disillusioned by the incoherence perceived. By age 19 she stopped going, much to her mother’s dismay. She labeled herself “agnostic,” feeling liberated by philosophical ideas discovered at university. To her, the deepest questions in life were beyond the mind’s ability to understand and she could happily die with unanswered questions. Her life would be guided by one fundamental principle: Treating others as she would like to be treated. Effectively, retaining the core values of Jesus’s teachings that are common to many traditions. It wasn’t until 15 years later that she stumbled upon spirituality. While living in London, a vivid dream and a series of serendipitous events somehow led her to magical Lake Atitlán, Guatemala in 2012. This experience altered her perception of reality forever. The mind was blown, and it became undeniable that there was something beyond it that is a supreme guiding force. She ended up living in Guatemala for 4 years, finding answers to those questions she had given up on. There she studied under the guidance of Chaty Secaira at…



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