The Seed of Life would not be possible without the generous benefactors of Eileen and Bill Sullivan. You may learn more about their stories here:
Eileen was dedicated to dance and freedom. While talking about the potential mandatory vaccinations, she told me she would stomp on Bill Gates foot! In addition, the “gay” grape roadside attraction will be a memorial to not only her love of wine, but to her open minded and free spirit. See more details here: gaygrape.com
Bill was a devotee of Nikola Tesla. He was determined to develop free energy devices. This is part of our core mission at Seed of Life.
My born name is Mary-Margaret Stratton. But like the Apostle Simon being given the name Peter by Yashua… I was given the esoteric spiritual name, ~anand sahaja. in Venice Beach, California in 2007. Sahaja was a rare woman mystic and anand sahaja together loosely translated from Sanskrit means “Spontaneous Bliss!” While growing up in Catholic school for twelve years, I was often teased as “sister” mary-margaret. It’s ironic that I am now a minister who is sometimes referred to as ‘sister’ anand.
I have been called a “Swiss army knife woman” or a Renaissance woman. My professional background includes being an Award-Winning Art Director and UX Architect. I have a degree in Marketing from LAVC and a Bachelors in Design from UCLA with a undeclared minor in philosophy. After volunteering to save Mid Century Modern buildings in Southern California from demolition for twenty years, including the iconic Palm Spring Tramway Gas Station and the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, I developed a keen interest in architectural design. I created tours and events for Mid-Mod enthusiasts and became actively involved in the hands-on historic restoration of ten homes. My creative side has self published numerous diverse books, produced many musical projects and exhibited and sold my paintings alongside well-known names in the ‘Low Brow’ and Pop Surrealist gallery scene.
After growing up in mostly rural farming community just outside Los Angeles in Southern California, I saw my hometown radically change from what I knew as a child: from fields and a fruit stand on Van Nuys Blvd near Ventura to it being one of the busiest intersections in the Western United States. My former husband and I moved part-time to Las Vegas, NV in 2003. Then full-time for over a decade we worked to build a prototype Suburban Homestead Organic (GMO free) edible-medicinal landscape Food Forest in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada (in the Mohave Desert) using Veganic Gardening and Permaculture Principles. We worked to grow plants traditionally found in the Holy Land and Garden of Eden (Pistachios, Figs, Dates, Pomegranates, Olives, Citrus, Jujubes, Carob, Mulberry and more).
I am dedicated to sharing information on how nutrition can work miracles in addiction and OCD and expressed these ideas in my books, Kiss Addiction Goodbye and Stop Picking on Me. As a result of this passion, I became a Certified Raw Food Nutritionist under the tutelage of David ‘Avocado’ Wolfe at the Body Mind Institute. Knowing ministerial credentials help when teach/learning on ‘controversial’ subjects, I took the vows of an Essene Minister in 2011 by a Bishop of the Essene School founded by Dr. Edmond Bordeaux Székely. I am currently a minister of the Essene Nazarean Church of Mount Carmel. The Essenes are noted for their commitment to peace and a living biogenic food diet.
On Winter Solstice of 2012 (12-21-12) I launched the WholeWAY Home concept. I hosted kindred spirits from all over Planet Earth: people coming to Las Vegas who wished to stay in a place that supported health and sobriety. You could call it a compound or commune, but I just called it “home,” where I rented rooms out to future friends. In addition, I traveled and taught about Essene Biogenic Living, Raw Food Veganism and Vegetarianism, benefits of Raw Cacao, Fermentation, and Spiritual Evolution.
After thirty three years, I uncoupled from my marriage partner and now I am redefining The Way of Sanctuary. I have visited and was inspired by Rabbi Dr. Gabriel Cousens at Tree of Life, Brother Day at the Essene Monastery in Oregon, along with a host of organic homesteads and communal spaces to experience what works best. I have researched the writings Dead Sea Scrolls and so much more… With many lessons learned and am continuing to learn I have come out of the Desert and into the Promised Land of Texas. I acquired five acres of land one hour West of Austin. The area is known as the Texas Wine Trail, between the quaint and historically significant towns of Johnson City and Fredericksburg. It is a Healing Vortex. The land has potable well-water and traditional electricity, but there are ample opportunities for alternative energy: wind-solar-geothermal-hydro, atmospheric-ether, electroculture and more.