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' Scuse me, while I kiss the sky.

 - Jimmy Hendrix

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Hi there!

I'm Robbyn Layne McGill, creator of Kissing the Muse. I'm a transformative teaching artist and freelance writer fueled by a passion for creative adventures. My three and half decades of professional experience spans the fields of film and video production, advertising, publishing, academia, psychology, and art.


I began crafting and testing this tangible, creative spiritual practice I call "Kissing the Muse" more than a decade ago while working full-time as an associate professor of transformative art at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, California. Over the years — through dozens of courses, workshops, impromptu sessions, trials, tests, and my own life's wild twists and turns — my passion for "kissing the muse" evolved into a business and a book. 


To my great joy, I get to help people discover and embrace their creative magic and power through transformative workshops, programs and retreats, which I facilitate internationally. I hold an MFA in New Practices (painting and cinema) from San Francisco State University, an MA in Transpersonal Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, and a BS in Journalism from the University of Kansas. 

I currently live in Amsterdam with my British love and Dutch cat and work at Kissing the Muse.

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