In others’ words…

Anastasia Wasko is a writer, editor, and transpersonal guide from the New York/New Jersey area and currently living in northeastern Alabama. Her BA is in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University (former Institute of Transpersonal Psychology). She is currently exploring psychosynthesis in the masters program at The Institute of Psychosynthesis in London, England.

Anastasia’s fiction and creative non-fiction writing have appeared in Space Cowboy’s Simultaneous Times podcast, Thrive Global, and in Journal of Exceptional Experiences. Her debut work of autofiction SevenThirteen was self-published in 2003. Her subsequent autofiction works Meta Work was released in 2021 and KiezKucker in 2024.

Anastasia has spent several years working on Mindfield, the official publication of the Parapsychological Association. She wrote about parapsychology and psychosynthesis for Paranormal Ruptures: Critical Approaches to Exceptional Experiences (edited by Dr Jacob Glazier) and released by Beyond The Fray Publishing in 2023.

She focuses on helping individuals explore their relationship with the world beyond the ego so they can be more present, joy-filled, and fulfilled in their human experience. She is an energy worker (flowing Centaur energy) and has consulted charts in the evolutionary astrology style for years. Anastasia has studied ayurveda and yoga culture with Dr Vasant Lad and other teachers across the globe.

In my own words…

Expressing myself creatively through word play is what keeps me alive. My soul can be seen. I believe the body and the mind that house my soul are made from the same material—energy—and reality is a constellation of body and mind sensory impressions. The compass of the soul speaks to me through those impressions. My inner compass is important. When it points me beyond the body and mind to let my soul be seen, I go. This means I create reality with my words.

Sometimes, I land in fiction. In this realm of reality mixed with imagination, I jump all over the metaphorical universe, converse with non-human characters, and engage with abstraction so I might create a place for the narratives I feel within me.  Sometimes I am a character in the story. And sometimes I speak through other characters. I move through speculative fiction, too. The relativity of time and space is best explored here.

Other times, I show up in creative nonfiction: I write about real travel and cultural exchange and psychosynthesis and the transpersonal. I write to teach. And when I do, I reflect back my identities that have ebbed and flowed within language, geography, and social boundaries. I tell stories because that’s the best way we learn.