Abigaëlle Richard (Mokusho) Bio
As a young adult, I unconsciously blocked the intuitive and creative gifts I had as a child, in an effort “to fit in" a world in which I (luckily!) have never “fitted in”! This was emphasized by the challenges brought by the hypersensitivity that these gifts often come with.
After a professional training in classical ballet, and studies in visual arts, I completed a master thesis and doctorate studies (Ph.D.) in anthropology with a specialization in archaeology and iconography of ancient Egypt.
The study of the symbolism of representation (iconography) has always fascinated me and is also playing a large part in my current intuitive and creative practices.
After many years of chronic depression during my adult life, while pursuing a very engaged spiritual inner journey and a multidisciplinary creative practice, I realized I needed to welcome and trust my soul’s gifts again, and engage fully in making the best use of them, by placing them at the service of others.
As a creator and transmitter engaged in spiritual growth, I share beauty, harmony and intuitive guidance in order to help elevate the consciousness and frequency in our world, and to encourage all of us to find our answers within, through the wisest part of our being. We are all amazing, gifted wise souls, it is simply our journey to choose to reconnect with that central part of our being… I’m just here to offer a nudge!
EDUCATION & TRAINING
2020 (1 semester) - Ceramics training: Centre de Céramique Bonsecours
2013 - 2014 - Partial Master's degree studies in Archival and Library Sciences: University of Montreal
2006 - 2011 - Ph.D. degree anthropology (archaeology/iconography of ancient Egypt): University of Montreal
2003 - 2005 - M.Sc. degree anthropology (archaeology/iconography of ancient Egypt): University of Montreal
2003 - 2004 - Transliteration/translation of Middle Egyptian hieroglyphs: The Society for Near Eastern Studies
2003 - 2004 - Minor degree in classical and ancient studies: University of Montreal
1997 - 2001- B.Sc. degree with honour's thesis in anthropology (archaeology/iconography): McGill University
2000 - School of field archaeology with the Field Archaeology Unit: University College London
1995 - 1997 - D.E.C. degree in visual arts: CEGEP of Old Montreal
1985 - 1991 - D.E.S. degree in classical ballet: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens/CEGEP Old Montreal/Pierre Laporte
2023 - present - Multidisciplinary creator and intuitive transmitter: Creative Intuitive Transmissions (CIT) and interviewer for "Starseed evolution and experience interviews" on my YouTube channel "The grounded starseed"
2018 - 2023 - Multidisciplinary creator and intuitive transmitter at Mokusho Abigaëlle Richard and later on my YouTube channel "The grounded starseed"
2018 - 2019 - Blogger on ecological architecture and personal growth: Solution ERA
2003 - 2018 - Clerk for cataloguing services, rare books, faculty libraries: University of Montreal’s libraries
2007 - 2008 - Assistant curator at “Archaeology and World Cultures” collection: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
2006 - Course given on Phoenician culture at the UTA: Sherbrooke University
2005 - 2009 - Responsible for the library, part of executive committee: The Society for Near Eastern Studies
2002 - 2003 - Research assistant at the psychology department: GRIP University of Montreal
2003 - Teaching assistant for the course "Archaeology of Civilizations": University of Montreal
2008 - Doctoral research, artifact photography, cataloguing, analysis: European & North American museums
2007 - 2008 - Participation to the production of a catalogue on Coptic textiles: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
2005 - 2009 - Scientific research, publications, presentations: The Society for Near Eastern Studies
1999 - 2000 - Osteological remains classification, analysis, statistics: McGill University/zooarchaeology lab
GRANTS & BURSARIES
2006 - 2009 - Full doctoral scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec — Société et culture (FRQSC)
2003 - 2005 - Bursary of excellence for masters studies: Anthropology department University of Montreal
ARTITISTIC CONTRACTS & EXHIBITIONS
2022 - Children book illustration: "Sad Sally and the Mysterious Stone" text by Kay Hillman.
2017 - Photography shooting for publication: M. Gagné, "Tu ne tueras plus ! Catéchiser les Allemands après le nazisme", Leméac, Montreal.
2016 - Drawing exhibition: "Entre les lignes" (May 4th - June 8th), "Repère des 100 talents" gallery, Montreal
2015 - Photography exhibition: "Mokusho" (Aug. 14th – Sept. 11th), "Café Baklawa", Montreal
2014 - Text production for a visual arts exhibition: "Art Loop project" exhibition (Sept. 11th - 21th), "Pied Carré" gallery, Montreal
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
2021 - Bleu, Amazon paperback edition, 109 p.
2021- Bleu, Amazon e-book edition
2019 - J. M. Fossey and collab. Coptic Textiles of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Leyden: E. J. Brill
2012 (Feb. 7th) - Représentations votives pour la « Dame de Vie » : iconographie des bols de faïence du Nouvel Empire égyptien. Presentation at the history department of the University of Quebec in Montreal
2011 - Représentations votives pour la « Dame de Vie ». Analyse iconographique des bols de faïence du Nouvel Empire égyptien, doctoral thesis, Montreal: University of Montreal
2010 - (Aug. 16th) Iconographie et canon de représentation de l’Égypte pharaonique. Presentation at the art history department of the CEGEP of Old Montreal
2007 - (April 7th) Exploration des propriétés médicinales et psycholeptiques des nymphéas (dits « lotus ») de l’Égypte pharaonique. Presentation at the annual colloquium of The Society for Near Eastern Studies (Montréal chapter)
2007 - Exploration des propriétés médicinales et psycholeptiques des nymphéas (dits « lotus ») de l’Égypte pharaonique, La Revue d’Études des Civilisations Anciennes du Proche-Orient (RECAPO) 13, p. 36-49
2006 - (March 3rd) Anthropologie citoyenne. Un regard sur nos motivations : tendre vers une anthropologie responsable. Presentation at the annual colloquium of the anthropology department of the University of Montreal
2005 - La sexualité en Égypte ancienne : brève étude comparative des transformations entre les périodes pharaonique et ptolémaïque, La Revue d’Études des Civilisations Anciennes du Proche-Orient (RECAPO) 12, p. 33-41
2005 - Fonctions sociales et idéologiques des représentations iconographiques de danse de l’Égypte pharaonique, master’s thesis, Montreal: University of Montreal