About Matthew Koren

Matthew is a certified Guide, Healer and Ritual Master affiliated with the The Modern Mystery School of the lineage of King Salomon. Matthew has been leading group workshops and coaching individuals since 2007 to find their inner light and express their divinity. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a concentration in cross-cultural studies. He is a metaphysician and ceremonialist working to bring freedom of expression and the experience of unbridled divinity to all humans. Through his travels to China, Tibet, Thailand, Canada, New Zealand and other countries, he has had the opportunity to study with many lineage teachers and masters holding the keys to various healing and spiritual development modalities. He assimilates such diverse skills as meditation and mindfulness, shamanism and plant-based medicines, ancient mystery school initiations, and modern psychological science to support his clients’ unique spiritual development pathways. Matthew now serves as a consultant and spiritual guide for his clients at Spirit in Transition. His professional work and philanthropy focuses on the cultivation of personal empowerment and community solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. He lives in Portland, OR with his husband Brandon.

Alchemy Phase 4: Conjunction

By |2020-07-15T09:24:19-07:00June 26th, 2020|Alchemy, Community Conversations|

Crucible of Union Everything in manifestation is polar. Hot and cold, wet and dry, expansive and contractive. Yin and Yang. Active and passive. The idea that poles are separate is illusory. In alchemy, every pole contains its opposite. And the opposite pole can be accessed through the right approach.  In the Conjunction phase, one learns [...]

Finding UNITY in a time of CRISIS

By |2020-06-15T15:49:57-07:00June 15th, 2020|Community Conversations|

WARNING: this blog post does not contain the messages that you’ve been hearing over and over again from your FB wall and the corporate media or most other sources caught up in the emotion of this tumultuous time in the USA. For the life of me, I cannot ever be a commentator solely on current [...]

Don’t be afraid to take the leap

By |2020-05-21T13:08:55-07:00May 21st, 2020|Community Conversations|

If you’re like me, times like these make you pensive. I mean, I was already pretty pensive but I’m good at distracting myself so my head doesn’t explode at the end of the day. Now, with so much slowing down around me, I’m bored with my distractions, and I can’t help but move deeper into [...]

Post-COVID-19 outlook: Grim or proper?

By |2020-05-08T11:48:18-07:00May 8th, 2020|Community Conversations|

“As a Buddhist, I believe in the principle of impermanence. Eventually, this virus will pass, as I have seen wars and other terrible threats pass in my lifetime, and we will have the opportunity to rebuild our global community as we have done many times before. I sincerely hope that everyone can stay safe and [...]

A New World is Taking Shape…Are You In?

By |2020-04-15T15:25:51-07:00April 15th, 2020|Community Conversations|

Simply think the highest thoughts you can; feel the deepest love you are capable of; reach up or down to the highest, or deepest, Divinity that you can experience; treat others with the tenderest of kindness and the most caring of compassion that you possibly can; and if you are anywhere near the leading edge [...]

How Do You Make Sense of Altered States of Consciousness?

By |2020-04-02T16:46:49-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Community Conversations|

Here’s a dirty little secret…”altered states of consciousness” is a total misnomer. Altered states of consciousness are necessary and inevitable milestones on the path to enlightenment and consciousness development.  In this series of blogs (this is the first), we’ll dive deeper into why consciousness expansion and altered states of consciousness are necessary on your spiritual [...]

SPECIAL Corona Virus/COVID-19 Statement

By |2020-03-18T16:47:22-07:00March 18th, 2020|Community Conversations|

I am wishing you well as we continue to prepare for the impacts of the Corona Virus/COVID-19 on our communities, as well as sending love and prayers to those that have lost friends and family to the virus already. Please wash your hands and note social distancing recommendations. Here’s a John Hopkins article on social distancing. [...]

Why ‘Woke’ People Need to ‘Grow Up’

By |2020-03-10T13:48:40-07:00March 10th, 2020|Community Conversations|

When it comes to consciousness studies, there are many systems you can use as a lens to organize and develop your understanding of the different states of consciousness available. And states of consciousness are the goal people are after—sometimes the only goal in their spiritual pursuit. Have you ever wondered why people who seem to [...]

The Secret of Moving from ‘Fight or Flight’ to ‘Holding Space’

By |2020-02-20T20:03:27-07:00February 20th, 2020|Community Conversations|

As a Guide in the Lineage of King Salomon, I am constantly supporting my clients in conversations where they are experiencing some form of resistance. Yesterday, I discovered another example of “what we resist, persists.” When someone comes at us with their [untrue] story and we feel threatened, we usually do a version of one [...]