I’m Raphael, Welcome to my site Emerald Visions!

To me my visionary works feel like tendrils of spirit reaching into the physical world. I make my living as a freelance writer and astrologer. But this site is to expand the scope of my work; write about and share more of my interests in art process, witchcraft, psychic mediumship, folk magic, spirit work, tarot, the occult, art history, plant medicine, ancestral healing, and spiritual practice. Thanks for stopping by!

My Trainings and Education

Herbal Community Care Toolkit Commonwealth Center for Holistic Herbalism

Lynn Cottrell’s 6 Week Spirit Art Training and Development Circle 2021

Experimental Spirit Art with the Arthur Findlay College 2020

Poisonous Plant Medicine Level 1 & 2 with Kathryn Solie 2020

Masterclass Retreat: The Leading Edge with Mark Jones Astrology University 2019

1st year program & 2nd Year Program at Portland School of Astrology 2014 & 2016

Bachelor of Arts from University at Buffalo New York in Psychology & Health and Human Services-Community Mental Health with minors in Art History & Medical Anthropology 2012