Azra Bertrand, MD
Author ∞ Visionary ∞ Ecomantic
"What you call 'God' really exists, but not in the form you think; God is primal cosmic energy, the love in your body, your integrity, and your perception of the nature in you and outside of you.”
~ Wilhem Reich
Degree in Biochemistry from University of North Carolina (4 years)
Research at National Institute of Health in maternal-child bonding (2 years)
Doctor of Medicine from Duke University School of Medicine (4 years)
Training in Core Energetics with Dr. John Pierrakos (3 years)
Residency in Family Medicine at Univ. of California San Francisco-Santa Rosa (3 years)
Apprenticeship in Dark Field Microsopy "Blood Reading" (4 years)
Co-author, with Seren Bertrand, of multi-award winning Womb Awakening (Inner Traditions, 2017), and Magdalene Mysteries (Inner Traditions, 2020)
Co-founder and director of an international Grail-Sophian Mystery School (7 years)
Training at Kushi Institute of Macrobiotics in Nutrition and Healing
Present at 150 births, helped advocate for and facilitate doula program from 2003
Dr. Azra Bertrand is an award-winning author, physician, and visionary wisdom-keeper of the ancient traditions of Sophia (living earth wisdom), rebirthed for a modern age. This sacred philosophy unites biology, ecology and cosmology into a perennial stream of holistic wisdom to bring healing and balance to our world. His vision is expressed in the emerging intersected disciplines of Ecomancy and Biomancy.
Passionate about visionary philosophies of healing, awakening, embodiment and natural philosophy and magic from a young age, his career began in integrative and regenerative medicine, where he immersed himself in mind-body healing, nutrition, herbalism, raw food, psychology, meditation and somatic awakening. His studies took him across the world, visiting remote indigenous tribes, studying with priests of the eastern religions, and meeting some of the world’s leading doctors and cutting edge scientists.
He draws inspiration from his ancestral lineage of alchemist-physicians who wove together philosophies of spirit, body and land, including explorer and horticulturist, André Michaux, who was the royal botanist to King Louis XVI at the famous gardens of Versailles, and the philosopher Christoph Hufeland, a leading light in alchemy who wrote a widely translated book on regenerative life-force called Makrobiotic (1797) and was a friend, peer and personal doctor of the philosopher Johann von Goethe.
Azra’s life-long love has been the exploration and practice of bio-energetics, the meeting place of the biological sciences with the world of psyche and subtle energies. His studies of Core Energetics with Dr. John Pierrakos introduced him to this merging of science and spirit. Dr. Pierrakos was a student of psychiatrist & philosopher Wilhelm Reich, who was a peer of Carl Jung - both trained by Freud.
Over the last decade Azra has led retreats and trainings around the world, sharing a new vision of the ancient earth-based and feminine wisdom streams, and has worked with more than 30,000 patients and clients as doctor or mentor. In 2017 he received a Nautilus Award for the co-authored Womb Awakening book, and has written extensively about the feminine wisdom traditions, healing, myth and symbology.
In 2020, he co-authored Magdalene Mysteries (Inner Traditions), with his wife Seren Bertrand.
His current focus is Biomantics™ and Ecomantics™, the organic magic of the intersection of body, bioenergetics, archetype and ecological wisdom, under the cathedral of the greater mysteries of Sophia. Azra lives together with his wife and young daughter in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.
Azra Bertrand in Appalachia, 2019