Anastasia's Bio


Introducing Anastasia The Storyteller
(Formerly Marcia E. Rosen)

M. Anastasia Rosen-Jones (formerly Marcia E. Rosen) has six books,*numerous articles, three intriguing blog sites and two online radio shows to her credit. A once famous Washington, D.C. businesswoman with clients in the White House and on Capitol Hill, Ms. Rosen-Jones has frequently appeared as a guest speaker and on radio and television talk shows. One of the most notable gifts Anastasia has to offer comes of her "storytelling" about her years on the Washington, D.C. fast track and what they taught her. These years and leaving them behind led to her clinical analysis of Watergate -- and how to transform the Dark Side of that environment, known presently as the "swamp."

From this beginning, Ms. Rosen-Jones built her career forward, based on her assessment of how it is that a president of the United States of America can lie to the American people and lead many of them to believe him/her. Anastasia's story of how she discovered this emerges out of a prophecy she had at the time of the Watergate hearings. You can read it here. Obviously this background is of the utmost importance today in the era of the Trump presidency.
Anastasia
(Formerly Marcia E. Rosen)
Circa 1970


Once past her entrepreurial years in D.C., Ms. Rosen-Jones went on to become a Transactional Analyis psychotherapist, a researcher of the Dark Side in society and politics, a healer and transformer of the Dark Side and author. Her clinical and organizational development theories and intervention strategies, evolved under the guidance of psychiatrist, Martin G. Groder, M.D. provided her with the expertise she needed to excel in these areas.

Anastasia is now a retired psychotherapist, social researcher and community development and violence prevention consultant and coach and public speaker whose touching and inspiring personal journey is offered through her books, as well as on her blogs, as teaching stories.

(* The Middle East Crisis In My Backyard: How Communities Come Apart And How They Heal; publication is expected in 2019. Publishing options are now being considered for the package of all six books of Anastasia's.)

During her twenty-five years as a private practice psychotherapist, based in Montgomery County, Ms. Rosen-Jones came to be known as one of the first clinicians to identify and treat both the addict personality and the addict society. The psychological and sociological theories and treatment strategies she researched and developed to address these problems became the basis for her three earliest books. These were sold to Random House (1989), but not published due to her losing her eyesight (1998). Two of these books are now being published online in excerpts at Exploring Your Dark Side: The Adventure Of A Life.

Blindness dramatically altered Anastasia’s way of "seeing" the world -- and -- eventually her way of presenting herself in community service. She now wants us to be able to learn from her experiences. Building upon the foundations of these three earlier works, Ms. Rosen-Jones, through sharing her personal story of recovery from blindness and reentry into the mainstream world, guides us to explore the higher realms of personal and social consciousness -- and -- how these, as an ethical system, can be best applied to everyday life.

Two of Anastasia's three new books (in progress); To See Or Not To See And The Art Of Transcendant Living; A True Story Of Clarity and The Middle East Crisis In My Backyard: How Communities Come Apart And How They Heal chronicle Anastasia's challenges of re-entering the post 9/11 culture of the U.S.A. as seen through the expert eyes of one who is both a private American citizen and a community development and violence prevention specialist.

Written after she regained her eyesight, Ms. Rosen-Jones invites the American public to walk with her as she confronts limited sight and challenges the obstacles to regaining her vision after an extended time, in a mainstream America, often not seeing so much that is happening around them. From this perspective Anastasia asks citizens of this country to examine their own blind spots, be they physical, emotional or spiritual, and face up to their personal resistance to altering habitual patterns; the culture-wide acceptance of  minimizing what might be right in front of their eyes; the denial and acceptance of lying that pervades our society and politics. Along with this confrontation to others, Anastasia also offers an equally strong message of hope.

The first of these new works, To See or Not To See: and the Art of Transcendent Living, is a story of Ms. Rosen-Jones' personal struggles to live with and then recover from blindness, under the guidance of spiritual teacher and tribal leader, Murat Yagan. Murat guided Anastasia through her blindness ordeal, spiritually, and assisted her in developing an art form for individual and social transformation that has now become the New Horizons' Small "Zones of Peace" Project.

This art form is being introduced through the various programs and projects of the New Horizons’ Small “Zones of Peace” Project, most comprehensively through New Horizons' Coffee House Conversations Project. At the present time, the most extensively traansforming of these programs is the Bus Ride Story Adventure. The Bus Ride Story Adventure was created and written by Murat Yagan.

The second of Anastasia's new books in progress, The Middle East Crisis in My Backyard: How Communities Come Apart And How They Heal, is a memoir of how Ms. Rosen-Jones' efforts to re-engage with the sighted world landed her a central and anguish-infused role in a local Jewish/Muslim controversy. Returning to mainstream life as a Rip Van Winkle-kind of character in this post-911 era, this manuscript in progress will be offered as both a memoir and as a guidebook for active community engagement. It highlights the obstacles facing our contemporary society in the age of terrorism as seen through the waxed paper-like veil of a recovering blind woman, finding her way back to normalcy in a changed world she left behind almost a decade before.

Anastasia's third book, Hot Pants, Motorcycles And K Street, has an entirely different tone. It gets down into the dark and the dirty of the Washington political and social scene with Ms. Rosen-Jones sharing how her close to ten years involvement in Washington's fast track, as a young, celebrity entrepreneur served to be the fire pit of her initiation into adult life.

Also read about Anastasia in the Frederick News Post.

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