Hillary’s most recent books (co-authored with Bradford Keeney) include their three-book series of Sacred Ecstatics: The Recipe for Setting Your Soul on Fire, Climbing the Rope to God: Mystical Testimony and Teaching, and The Spiritual Engineering of Sacred Ecstatics. In addition, she is the co-author of Way of the Bushman, Seiki Jutsu: The Practice of Non-Subtle Energy Medicine, Circular Therapeutics: Giving Therapy a Healing Heart, Creative Therapeutic Technique, and Recursive Frame Analysis: A Qualitative Research Method for Mapping Change-Oriented Discourse.
Hillary’s publications have been critically acclaimed as “destined to be a classic,” “a masterful account of a profound way of healing,” “an amazing work that exceeds the promises in Gregory Bateson’s writing” (Bateson was one of the founders of cybernetics and systems thinking), “a much needed contribution,” “a sheer delight that inspires positive movement,” and “a clear meeting of heart and mind.” In addition to her scholarship and teaching, Hillary’s passion for dance and theatre bring the performing arts to ecstatic spirituality. Recognized by numerous anointed ecstatic elders as a “fully cooked” spiritual healer and teacher, Hillary is a powerful conductor of ecstatic experience.
“Hillary is a wonderful teacher who inspires poetry, song, and dance. She is a therapist of the heart.”
VICENTE MARTINEZ, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, University of Puebla, Mexico
“Hillary is a dancer, poet, and teacher who makes magic in her teaching and practice! We love how she moves our hearts in Brazil!”
VIVIANI BOVO and WALTHER HERMANN
Directors, Institute of Human Potential, Campinas, Brazil
“Hillary Keeney offers a wake up call to therapists to reinvent their practice, and recognize that models dumb them down and prevent them from finding their own gifts and talents. Her work with Brad might be the frame of therapy’s next evolutionary space.”
PAUL GIBNEY, Ph.D.
Renowned Australian therapist and author
“If you are looking for new inspiration to enliven your clinical practice, this is it. The Keeneys are masters of invention.”
A founder of family therapy and the women’s movement in family therapy, Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, New York City
“I don’t know how to adequately convey that the Keeneys are true to the work of Milton H. Erickson.”
BETTY ALICE ERICKSON
Renowned teacher of therapy
“[Her] Circular Therapeutics exceeds the promises in Gregory Bateson’s writing. It offers compelling accounts of what cybernetics can do when actually embodied in practices of living, not merely talked about.”
KLAUS KRIPPENDORFF, Ph.D.
Gregory Bateson Professor for Cybernetics, Language, and Culture, The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
“This writing offers us profound insights into the very systemic ideas that are at the heart of being human.”
FREDERICK STEIER, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication, University of South Florida, and former president, American Society for Cybernetics