BETWEEN FIRE & ICE
Our Philosophy | Our Mission | Our Logo
The statement above sounds so simple, but most people live with their hearts and minds in conflict every single day. For example, you might switch off your heart to go to work because you don't like your job. Or you might switch off your mind in a new relationship, undervaluing your integrity.
The way to combine heart and mind is to nurture intuition - that almost mystical part of us that relies on both. In short, this leads to a better, more whole YOU in everything you do, and that is exactly what our Intuition Courses are designed to do. If you go on to take our Practitioner Certifications, it is hoped that you will impart the same wisdom to your clients and encourage them to use their intuition and creativity in their life endeavors.
Within each of our courses, we teach the basics that you need so you have adequate knowledge and good grounding to begin practicing what you learn (walking your talk), and then we encourage you to think for yourself and trust your intuition as you grow in familiarity with how you work best.
Once you trust and regularly use your intuition (i.e. live in a constant state of heart + mind) you can begin to work true magick, converse with your higher self, spirit guides, feel the energy of nature and people, and more. Essentially, the union of heart and mind opens this gateway into the Otherworld.
We are all born enlightened, but we forget how to reach that light very, very quickly among the hardness of the corporeal world. Enlightenment still exists as a potential seed inside every human being - it is our gift of consciousness, and of conscience.
That seed resides in the sacred space between fire and ice (heart and mind), and when we begin to access it, we can water it, nurture it, and it will begin to flourish once more. Intuition is the key with which we unlock the door to this sacred space.
This is the philosophy on which Between Fire & Ice has grown and on which its Study Centre was built.
ABOUT OUR LOGO
Ice represents the mind and sharp intellect; fire represents the passions and desires of the heart. Ice represents logic and thought; fire represents deep "knowing" and feelings.
Our eight-pointed snowflake is an impossibility (snowflakes can only ever have six points). The impossible can be reached when you combine heart and mind, and our unique snowflake is symbolic of the impossible, the hidden, the secrets yet to find or remember.
While the snowflake represents hidden, infinite knowledge, our skull represents the present, real-time knowledge of awareness, its tendrils - our senses - reaching back from our hearts to the recesses of our mind to bring it forward into our current desires.
The fusion of the two symbolises immortality of the soul, and remembrance of all wisdom - it is our TRUE selves. From here we are masters of our fate. From here, we stand at the gateway to the Otherworld.
Our mission is simple: to bring together heart and mind (fire and ice) in every human being.
Crystal healer, Tarot reader, and international bestselling author of dark urban fantasy and paranormal romance fiction, Dianna Hardy is the founder of Between Fire & Ice, a study centre focusing on the spiritual, the magickal, and the creative, all with a focus on connecting you to your intuition. She currently writes all the courses and is responsible for all of this site's content (the study centre officially opens in September 2019).
Having walked in the Otherworld since she was a child, she has studied various holistic healing and complementary health modalities for over twenty years, finding herself drawn to crystals, fairies, vibrational medicine, and the shamanic and pagan teachings that utilise the tools she has always intuitively used.
After studying drama at Richmond Drama School, she undertook training in crystal healing with Suzanne Sedgeman, shamanism with Ivan McBeth, and learnt all about flower and vibrational essences through working for Neal's Yard Remedies, attending a range of workshops, and training with Healingherbs and Ann Callaghan of Indigo Essences.
Combining her creative flair with her knowledge of the Otherworld she pens stories of witches, demons, fallen angels, werewolves, fairies, dragons, and a whole lot of love, as her characters embark on their hero’s journey. Numerous of her books have made it into the top 100 of the Kindle Paranormal Fantasy Charts, and the Apple Books' Fantasy and Romance Charts in various countries, with Heart Of The Wolf hitting the #1 spot in Denmark.