The Laurel Canyon Center For Consciousness Studies was founded to support the work of different artists and contributors whatever their medium. Upcoming events and seminars will be posted under Events. The Center also serves as the headquarters for the archetypal astrological work of its founder Peter Matthew Bauer, and as an LA center for the practices of its other contributors. To visit the center or to contact us about future events or practices, please email


Astrological Readings with Peter Matthew Bauer are available in the Los Angeles area. Readings can also be done over the telephone or through Skype throughout the world. Furthermore, Peter Matthew Bauer travels often to the east coast if one prefers an in-person reading in Washington, Philadelphia or New York. Readings cost $200. One will need their birthday, birthplace and birth time (when possible) before the reading to make the chart.

To make an appointment or for further inquiries please email:

For telephone inquiries, please call (917) 517-2070

Peter Matthew Bauer’s work is informed by a multidimensional understanding of phenomena as found in the work of the French phenomenologist Henry Corbin, the Kashmir Shaivism of Swami Muktananda, Dzogchen Buddhism, and the existential psychotherapy taught by Dr. Rudolph Bauer. He draws both from Vedic astrological systems as learned through the Indian astrologer Chakrapani Ullal and from western Jungian traditions found in the work of Professor Richard Tarnas. He treats astrology as an archetypal language, the planets as the great cosmic energies in our lives. The emphasis is on the planets and our interactions as myth- that which still resonates and embodies our own modern experience of the moment. Through cultivating our own understanding of the planets, we can begin to see our karma as pure potential experience, pure potential space in a greater field of consciousness.

Hourly consultations utilize the archetypal studies of thinkers such as Carl Jung and Richard Tarnas, grounded in forms of experiential interplay, vedic cosmology, art theory and meditation to create a new form of analysis based on the interaction of our own individual human awareness in the greater field of consciousness and potentiality.  As an astrologer and analyst, he posits all the world as symbol, and all symbol as a doorway into greater personal realization.


Working in conjunction with metallurgist and tarot practitioner Michelle Mae, Peter Matthew Bauer now offers consultations on appropriate gems and other measures to counteract and add balance to the  archetypal energies of one’s life based both on contemporary as well as a Vedic understanding of gem therapies. Michelle Mae can then procure and create one of a kind handmade pieces that for the client based on these consultations.

For more information or to schedule a reading, please email or call 917-517-2070



Michelle Mae offers Tarot readings in Washington DC and via telephone and email.  She is also a frequent visitor to the Laurel Canyon Center and sees clients in Los Angeles during her travels. Prices for readings are available by inquiry.

For more information or to schedule a reading, please email or call 202-213-2582

Michelle served as director of Love Supreme Yoga and has been a long time contributor to the Washington Center For Consciousness Studies. She has studied Tarot with Thomas Caldwell and works with clients to investigate their present field of consciousness in depth and to explore and navigate their present life conditions through the intrinsic awareness of the field. She is presently developing an ongoing therapy exploring radical awareness.