Helena van El
Author, educator, mediator.
The occult is Helena’s life-long passion; from a young age she has been a student and practitioner of the Mysteries and the esoteric realms. She has a particular affinity for planetary and astrological magick, and has been a working Astrologer for over 20 years. She writes, teaches and presents on the themes of existential meaning, Will, death, and agnostic occult practice and philosophy. Helena is an author with Anathema Publishing; having contributed to several editions of PILLARS, and her book The Serpent Ikons: A Sorcerous Distortion of the Tarot de Marseille Major Arcana (foreword by Gary Lachman) is due to be published in Summer 2022.
Helena is also a specialist in conflict resolution; in this field she has a professional Mediation and Restorative practice, is a university professor, and an author of three books and a psychometric instrument on conflict response roles. She brings to her work with clients profound experience with intra and interpersonal dynamics, as well as a deep empathy and compassion for the human condition.
Helena holds a BA in Religious Studies and an MA in Human Systems Intervention. She has certifications in Trauma Counselling and Support and in Mental Health Counselling Skills.
Helena lives and works in her forest sanctuary known as Allhallows in Ontario, Canada, on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabeg traditional territory, in the good company of various fauna and non-material beings. She can be reached at helenavanel.com
PUBLISHED WORK: The Serpent Ikons (Anathema Publishing Ltd. 2022).