Rev. Dr. Anna May (The Universal Light)

Founder & Principal of Mayastar Academy of

Natural Healing & Spiritual Development

Registered Healer & Accredited Teacher

(International Natural Healers Association)

Registered Metaphysician & Accredited Teacher (World Metaphysical Association)

Ordained Minister & Doctor of Divinity in The Universal Light


Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master/Teacher, New Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, Ma'heo'o Reiki Master/Teacher, Lemurian Facilitator, Kundalini Reiki Master/Teacher, Ethereal Crystals Healing Master/Teacher, Ama Deus Shamanic Healing Master/Teacher, Universal Rays Master/Teacher, Run Valdr Master/Teacher,

S.A.C. Dip (Crystal Healing Practitioner), S.A.C. Dip (N.L.P.), S.A.C. Dip (Hand Reflexology) S.A.C. Dip (Meditation), S.A.C. Dip (Colour Therapy), S.A.C. Dip (Intra-Focal Therapy), S.A.C. Dip (Integrated Therapeutic Counselling)



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Mayastar Academy is a professional academy of natural healing and spiritual development. All courses are accredited by the World Metaphysical Association; and as a registered member of the International Natural Healers Association, the quality of your tuition is assured.
On completion of any Mayastar Academy course, the successful student is automatically eligible to become a registered healer with the International Natural Healers Association should they wish. They may also become a registered metaphysician with the World Metaphysical Association.




2021 Updates: This year, the Mayastar website will be updated. These updates are due to take effect between the end of May and the beginning of July & will see the courses on the Archive Menu deleted. These courses have been selected for retirement to make way for newly channelled options. Until then, you can purchase courses from the Archive Menu here.






Mayastar Academy

of Natural Healing &

Spiritual Development



MD & Principal:

Rev. Dr. Anna Louise May DD



20 Woodstock Cres

Laindon West



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Last updated:

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Student Count: 3162

Qualifications Awarded: 9735

Complete List of Courses Channelled by Maya


Personalised Package Discounts allow you to choose the courses you wish to include!


For advice on which courses to choose, please email me and I will be pleased to assist you.

Advanced Qualifications | Diplomas, Degrees & Doctorates

EXCLUSIVE TO MAYASTAR: "The Book of Inspiration: Vibrational Medicine, Spirituality & Lightwork" is a 220-page eBook included with every course to provide a foundation in energy healing & spiritual development. This ensures Mayastar courses are suitable for beginners & those new to working with energy.

Ama Deus Shamanic Healing

Amara Omni Empowerment

Angel Light Initiations

Angel Lightworker Program

Archangelic Flames    

Ascended Masters Attunements

Ascension Reiki Course 1-10
Avalonian Alignment Programme
Avalonian Ascension Connections
Avalonian Spectral Activations

Celestial Encodings 1-9 Complete Package (Pleiadian Attunements)

Chakra Healing Attunements

Colours of Angels

Crystal Rose Attunement

Dolphin Heart Reiki

Elemental Pentagram & Magick Circle Empowerments   

Energy Anatomy Diploma (12 detailed assignments)

Ethereal Crystals Healing System

Eye of Horus Activation

Fairy LightWorker Program

Kundalini Reiki & Boosters  

Lemurian Facilitator & Seed Crystals 1-4            

Lemurian Indigo Connections

Ma'heo'o Reiki (Native American)

Magickal Crystal LightWorker

Magickal LightWorker Program

Magickal Shaman Lightworker

New Usui Reiki Energies

Orb of Life

Planets Attunement Package

Pleiadian DNA Clearing & Activation Attunement Programme  

2012 Pleiadian White Light Connections 1-7      

Protection Healing Orb

Rainbow Sequence Healing Technique Attunement 

Traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki

Rún Valdr - healing & magic with the ancient Norse Runes

Seven Facets Seichim

(Egyptian Reiki)                      

Star of Avalon Ascension Connections Course   

Violet Flame of St Germain      

Weight Loss Reiki                 


Mayastar Academy was founded in 2004 to provide distance energy healing and spiritual development courses. All attunements are individually prepared by Maya using the Orb of Life/Chi-Ball method which allows students to receive their attunements at their own rate. You can read about how attunements work here.


When you order from Mayastar, your course materials are sent to you by email within 12 hours (usually within minutes!). And attunements are sent within 3 days. An Certificate of Achievement is issued when your attunements are set up. You have the option to upgrade to a Diploma Certificate through payment of the administration fee of £20 & the submission of a 300-word essay about your chosen modality, and 3 case studies to demonstrate your experience and understanding. You can read about how Mayastar courses work here.


Maya's "Book of Inspiration" is supplied to all students as part of the study materials for every Mayastar course. This collection of essays includes detailed guidance on personal spiritual practice, energy anatomy, prayer, meditation, quantum healing, the structure & hierarchy of the spiritual dimension, the Age of Aquarius, light-beings & guides, angels, the Harmonic Convergence & much, much more! This 220-page eBook provides a grounding in spiritual philosophy & practice that gives beginner a broad base of understanding & offers inspiration, support and guidance.


Degree & Doctoral Programmes are also available! Choose from the Course Category Menus on the right-hand side of the website; from these you can select the Advanced Diploma Packages that contribute to the Energy Healer Degree, Master of Energy Healing Degree & Doctor of Energy Healing Degree Programmes. You can read more about this option here...


I (Maya)  have been practicing energy work, ritual healing, magick & shamanism for over 30 years. If you would like the benefit of my expertise in selecting the courses and options that would best support and enhance your spiritual journey, please email me detailing your current level of experience and spiritual goals & I'll be happy to make tailored recommendations.


Personalised course packages confer a discount of 20% for 3 or more options purchased together; 25% for 6 or more options and 30% for 10 or more options. To benefit from this discount, please email me with your order and I will send you a Paypal request reflecting the reduced fee. Personalised packages can include options from Mayastar Academy and Maya Magickal Spells


If you have no experience with energy healing or spiritual practice, I recommend you start your journey with Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki. Usui Reiki is the optimal foundation for all energy healing work! Its structured techniques support beginners and provide a framework to build upon in the future. Options that combine extremely well with Usui Reiki include: Ethereal Crystals Healing, Violet Flame Attunement, Archangelic Flames, Crystal Rose, Rainbow Sequence Healing and Kundalini Reiki. You can read about these options here. As an illustration, a personalised package that included all 7 of the courses recommended above, would be £270 instead of £360 (saving £90 on the individual fees). To take a personalised package of these courses or your own selection, please email me.


If you would like to find out more about me, you may enjoy reading my personal blog here. This is my own little corner of the internet where I share my day to day updates, tarot readings for the Collective, articles, art and my creative projects.


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Complete List of Courses Channelled by Maya (2004-2020)




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The Concept of Energy Exchange: Why Aren't Attunements Free?

The idea of charging for attunements or healing services may seem strange to beginners in the field of energy work but it is a fundamental concept when it comes to this type of work.

The concept of payment for attunements or healing services is nothing new.  Dr. Mikao Usui who founded the most famous and popular energy healing system we use today, Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, actually documented experiments in this area.  He provided healing to the poor, sick and homeless free of charge - as an act of charity.  He had charged for healing sessions with his regular clients but these people couldn't afford to make payment.  Initially, the recipients of the healing experienced improvement and all seemed to be well.  However, when he revisited these same people some months later, it became apparent that all of them had lapsed back to his/her original state; the healing hadn't 'taken'.

Dr. Usui went on to experiment with providing healing for the poor, sick and homeless for payment - not in money because they had none, but in work for him.  So (for example) one might paint his fences in return for the healing sessions he provided - another might tend his garden and so on. And guess what happened??  You got it! - those that had worked (exchanged energy) for their healing got better and stayed better!

The concept of 'energy exchange' when it comes to the passing on of energy healing system attunements is an important consideration when you are selecting a suitable teacher. Unfortunately, this same natural law is what has lead some teachers to charge hundreds or thousands of pounds for certain attunements!  I don't feel this is fair or right either because it puts these techniques out of the reach of the average person. I believe it's important to strike a balance.

One concept here may be new to you and that is the idea of money being a form of energy – though when you stop to consider it, this is logical: We work to earn money, expending our energy and putting in time in order to receive it and so the money is a 'token' or 'symbol' that represents the work and effort we have expended. In an ideal world, what we receive should be directly related to the effort we put in – though it doesn't always work that way!

When I pass on an attunement, I am passing on a gift and also energy. However, I am not charging the recipient for the Universal energy that is sent for the empowerment/attunement. But in order to pass on the best quality attunement I can for the recipient, I have to put in a lot of work in 'behind the scenes' and in my daily life.  A good deal of energy goes into maintaining myself as a vessel of Universal Energy. For me this means regular meditation, giving up drinking and smoking, avoiding caffeine, adopting a karmically sound diet, maintaining my physical health, avoiding heavy meals, meat and sugar before meditation, healing sessions and sending attunements, further study of many related subjects to inform my work and ensure I have a wide overall knowledge of all aspects of the systems I teach. My work also involves a good deal of writing, organising my day around any attunements I have scheduled, work on keeping my website up to date and so on.  

So as you can see, a lot of time and energy is put in by myself to maintain and develop Mayastar and ensure my students receive the best quality tuition, attunements and support possible. In payment for the time/energy I put into their development, energy is received in payment for the courses and services I provide.

It is worth finding out how much energy any teacher or healer puts into their work:

  • Do they write their own material?

  • When original manuals/notes of the founder of a particular modality are provided, are these supplemented with additional information from the teacher?

  • Do they provide adequate support for their students?

  • Do they have the knowledge and experience to give you advice should the need arise?

  • Do they maintain themselves as a vessel for the energies they channel?

  • Do they regularly work with the energies and systems they teach?

*Beware of some teachers that provide tuition for literally hundreds and sometimes thousands of modalities! Do they regularly work with all of these? (In the teaching community these are rapidly becoming known as 'walmat teachers'!) If not, are they qualified to teach the particular modalities you are looking for? Do they supplement the course information they are passing on with their own work where the original course information is not adequate to really get a beginner started? If you wish to learn a system fully and in detail, it is important to ensure your prospective teacher is qualified to provide this tuition and support.

If a gift is given for free and not as an exchange, there is an imbalance: the receiver of the gift doesn't recognise its value or doesn't fully accept the gift because they don't feel they have 'earned' it. In the same way, the giver of a gift for no return is 'saying' through their action that the gift they have given has no value. When it comes to energy healing attunements in particular, this may compromise the power of the attunement. Both the attuner and the attunee's perception of the value of the attunement may directly inform the quality of the experience.

So as you can see, an exchange is important; free attunements are likely to compromise the efficacy and power of the attunement – and that is not a desirable situation!

I spent a good deal of time setting suitable prices for all of the Mayastar Courses because not only to I want to ensure the quality of the energy that is passed on is maintained, but I want to make these attunements affordable to the average student. I believe I have managed to strike a balance with this :-)

Increasingly, originators of courses (myself included), are including as part of the copyright agreement that there is a set or minimum price to be charged for that course.  This is to prevent the energy of the attunements diminishing over lineages where they may have been given away or undervalued.  In lineages where someone is underpricing their time and energy, the quality of the attunements they give may be seriously compromised and in fact, over time, this may lead to certain lines rendering the energy too weakened for any practical use. 

Where possible a short lineage is best to avoid this occurring but in older systems, this is unavoidable.  And in that instance I always consider the energy exchange principle as exercised by those originating the system and those that have passed it on before considering it for Mayastar.

In some cases a 'fixed fee' is given in manuals and you will find my price higher than that of the fixed fee stipulated for the course.  My fees include the entire support package that you receive from Mayastar with any course; ongoing support; record retention for verification in the future at anytime; Temple costs; time for administration and so on.  There are a number of 'schools' that do not provide some of the key attributes that has ensured confidence in myself and Mayastar Academy since 2004.

  • Individual tuition

  • Personal consultation

  • Ongoing email support (beyond the duration of your course)

  • Administration and retention of student records for verification (by insurers or for any other reason - you would think this was a necessity for any 'school', however, I have found this not to be the case at all.  And their low prices often reflect their low standards in this area.  If a qualification cannot be verified then it may present a problem to the student in future)

  • The Book of Inspiration Volumes 1-5 by Rev. Anna Louise May (Maya); supplied with every course to inform and enhance your study experience.

  • Professional accreditation by the International Natural Healers Association & World Metaphysical Association; endorsing the quality of my work.

In these ways Mayastar provides your with tangible advantages and benefits which is where the core value and worth of my work is. With over two decades of experience and study in metaphysics, vibrational therapy and energy work; my skills as an initiated High Priestess of the Gardnerian Tradition; and additional studies in counselling, psychotherapy, integrated psychotherapeutic counselling, vedic philosophy, spirituality, japa meditation and many other related subjects, I am entirely committed to my work as Spiritual Facilitator, Lightworker & Metaphysical Transformation Consultant; and my students and clients can rely upon my expertise and be assured of the standard of excellence I have achieved, maintained and which is ever in expansion because of the devotion I have to the process.

What is the process?  The purpose of my work and of Mayastar and related areas (such as Maya Magickal and Maya Runes)?  It is simple.  My life task; my vocation; my spiritual calling, is expressed in providing the inspiration, encouragement, information and validation that will facilitate the journey to the next level for those clients and students that are drawn to me.

The next level may be manifested as increased confidence, the ability to provide healing, to heal oneself, to allow magick to work within your life to open up opportunities and possibilities that were not available before.  It may be to lose weight. Break a bad habit. Resolve negative Karma.  There are so many ways in which a person may improve themselves and with my various skills, I am equipped to provide assistance and support in any of them.

This is the core value of Mayastar; on a metaphysical level, the service I provide and the advantages, blessings, openings for success & life enhancement, are worth more to my clients and students than any fee.  I truly believe that because the work I do is from the heart, its significance transcends the outlay (which has at best a tokenistic value). 

I believe it is Mayastar's uniqueness & distinction that creates an environment of possibilities that means students and clients come to Mayastar because of the authentic and demonstrable results they have experienced; and because of the reliability & legitimacy of every collaboration we have. 

I always say that as a Facilitator I work WITH my students and clients; thereby empowering them even as I use my skills to assist them.  And this collaboration takes place on a spiritual level essentially; and creates a genuine rapport and affinity with each individual.  In this way, only the highest good can come from any undertakings; for the mutual benefit of me and my student/client but also, those benefits echo throughout the universe and are reflected in our lives in ways we may not have foreseen; When you are working in harmony with your higher will, you are working in harmony with the Universe; and when you are doing this, the Universe is working in harmony with you.

My natural abilities, skills and intuition are the gifts I have been entrusted with for the purpose of bringing a fuller expression and manifestation of wholeness through every action, for the purpose of promoting each individual on their personal journey to Self Realisation.

Rev. Anna Louise (Maya) | Mystic, Muse & Artist |




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"I have myself done a number of courses through the Mayastar Website and have found that each and every course has been an incredible experience and has helped my development and growth in knowledge. The course materials are excellent and of a high standard. The manuals are very easy to follow and are full of information that helps you with the coursework.


The attunements I have received have always been an experience on their own, some more powerful than others and the energy always feels very pure to me. The support i have received afterwards has always been excellent. Any questions i have had have always been answered and it is nice to know that Anna is just an email away to help with any queries.

I highly recommend this website to anyone wishing to learn. This lady has been a very bright light to me and has helped me on my journey through this life. If i could sum up the Mayastar Academy in one word it would be 'Quality'" (NG, UK Nov 2009)



"I was blown away with the self love reiki attunement that I received last night. As soon as I called the attunement in, I had a wonderful rush of energy to the heart chakra. It made me feel very content and calm. That night I slept like a log and awoke feeling very relaxed and happy.

The course is very easy to understand and remember, and the email support given is excellent. Emails are answered very quickly and Maya is always keen to know how your experience went."
(ND, UK - Oct 2009)




"I have taken at least 5 courses through Mayastar. I loved each one and that is why I am preparing to take more. I try to use all the courses on a daily basis incorporating each one into my life.

The material that goes along with the courses is informative, easy to follow and understand and written in a way that is easy to relate. The extras that you receive along with your course manual was excellent reading material and i found that I have quite a few 'Ah Ha' moments reading them. I made a point to read over my manuals numerous times and every time I found something that I missed before, there is so much knowledge.

I have had many in person attunements but the distance attunements were so different. I could feel the surge of energy flowing through my body. I found some of my distance attunements were more powerful than in person.
It is great that Maya is there with you every step of the way and interested in your progress. She is wonderful to get back to you through email quite quickly and to set up your attunements.

I have had such a great experience through Mayastar and continue to open my mind to the possibilities of new courses and energies.
Thanks for making a school like yours exist." (LD, Canada - Oct 2009)





"I have taken the Lemurian Indigo Connection course which I have found very helpful in my private practice and with my own connection to this part of my life.  Thank you so much.  I remember being activated with the 5th dimensional Energies of Light.  It was a great experience of colour and consciousness.   I feel more connected with higher level vibrations since then." Steven, US



"I did the Run Valdr course through Mayastar 6 months ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Since this time I have used the Rune energy regularly and excellent results with it.  I recommend it to anyone.  Maya's knowledge of the runes is second to none and she's always there for advice and support when you need it.  The course manuals are very detailed and informative - much better than manuals I've received through other schools and very well written.  I can't recommend Mayastar highly enough" (LG, US)




"Although I have been attuned before and used Reiki, I definitely felt more from the distance attunement The strength of the Reiki energy feels much greater." - Cheryl, UK





"I just wanted to give you some feedback on the AAP Empowerments.  I have taken all 8 so far.  Following my receiving the empowerment prior to reading the manual, I ended up doing that with the last three as well.  The exact area in which the manual dealt with was the area that I felt the empowerment.  I just want to thank you for such a great program.  I hope that others will avail themselves of this program as well because it is tremendously powerful."





“I have studied with other Shamans in the past but this was quite the different aspect of Shamanism, which in fact I enjoy very much. It also helped refresh and point out many connections to the paths of life and the Universe force. I also enjoyed and understood the way you explain connecting with different energies for matters and how to corporate them into tools for healing. This was a wonderful refreshment course for me. I must say that the attunements for Shamballa 1&2 were very electrifying and I was actually able to sense the energy. I know have a new guide or he could have been with me but I never was able to sense him before" SM, US (2009



“Thank you so much for the wonderful Violet Flame attunement. Gosh! Where do I start! I then prepared to receive the attunement from you.  I also held amethyst spheres in each hand. I started to feel cold sensations all over my body.  Suddenly I felt warmth about my shoulders and saw a cloak of purple velvet being placed around me.  The warmth permeated my whole being. This was such a wonderful experience and I feel so at peace. Thank you again.” - JB (UK) 



"What a wonderful spirit, full of love, light, passion and generosity. If only the universe was filled with more earth angels like Maya. As we attempt to use everything and everyone we meet as a teacher, Maya is more than happy to help you learn in whichever way you need. Always friendly, always open and always honest. What more could we ask of anyone? What more should we make of ourselves? Thank you Maya for everything you have done and everything you continue to do." JR, UK






"I have received Reiki l and ll attunements from another source, but the Violet Flame attunement was particularly powerful for me. Just before the arranged time, I was prepared and relaxed, very soon I was surrounded by a violet light which permeated my entire being. It was as though I was being caressed by a favourite blanket, a feeling of security and love. This feeling stayed with me until long after the light began to fade. I often call on St Germain and the Violet flame to enhance my reiki treatments, but i find that it is also a wonderful treatment on its own." EE, UK



"I recently purchased the reiki course up to master level. I had previously been attuned to level one reiki by a different master, and approached the new course with an open mind but a level of skepticism. I had never heard of distance attunements before, and wondered whether I would actually feel anything. This skepticism was soon banished. The first attunement by Maya felt as tangible and real as my initial attunement, and the effects were undeniable. The second attunement was even more powerful, and I have been enjoying the effects and benefits ever since. While I await my level three attunement the support offered by Maya remains superb, and I feel she cares for me as an individual not just a customer. The information provided from the course package is fantastic and I have no complaints about any aspect of the service." MB, UK





"I can't speak highly enough of Maya and Mayastar. Maya is always there to help and guide, and her beautiful energy is inspiring. Maya and Mayastar have been a big part of my spiritual growth." SC, Australia



 "Maya, you're an inspiration" DS, UK