About Gabriela Sarna Wiraszka

My introduction to the Spirit World began pretty early in life. I was born and raised in Poland where I lived until the age of twelve. For most Slavic countries the concept of blending the original animistic beliefs with Catholic or Eastern Orthodox concepts is not uncommon. It was acceptable for people to practice forms of divination, harvest ceremonies and folk healing, even for religious families, such as my own.

As a child I also had the opportunity to spend time on my family’s farm on the Wisla (Vistula) river, near Warsaw. The customs and practices I grew up with and observed have shaped me and attuned me to listen for the voice of the Sacred in all living things.

The world of my childhood was filled with open fields, forest paths, running streams, Wind and Water Spirits, as well as the songs and prayers of my Grandmothers. This world and land carries my first melody and awakening to the great mystery threaded through all things.


After immigrating to the US with my parents in my early teens, my experience of cultural integration was bittersweet and deeply initiatory. Far from everything I knew, and unable to speak the language, I felt the sadness and disconnection that so many immigrants must feel. I believe that it was this experience of loss and longing that called in a stronger connection to my Ancestors and to a deeper seeking of the Great Mystery.

My seeking has led me to the exploration of various spiritual paths and teachings. For the last twenty five years I have been studying and practicing magic, mediumship, divination, and Slavic and European folk healing.

My first teachers will always be my family and my Ancestral Land. In my adult years I have had the opportunity to learn from wonderful teachers and healers whose wisdom and integrity have helped me develop a stronger relationship with Spirit and my own natural abilities. These studies have evolved into a desire to be of service and to support people, animals, spaces, and spirits.

I am most grateful to Betsy Bergstrom, Lama Wangdu Rimpoche, Bhola Banstola, Patricia White Buffalo, Leslie Conton, Gail Faith Edwards, Aneta Grzegorzewska, and Johannes B. Gårdbäck. I have the deepest respect for Elders and teachers of various cultures who continue to nurture their traditions and pass on their knowledge with love and dedication.

When working with clients I combine elements of mediumship, divination, and Slavic folk healing. With the help of my own Ancestors and Spirits and those of the client, we create a safe space where answers and healing remedies can be found and implemented into daily life.

To find out more about the types of services I currently offer, please go to the Healing & Services page of the website.