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Embrace the dark & it will free you.

Reclaim the inner power, clarity & wholeness that’s always been yours using shadow work & spiritual alchemy.

Liberate your True Self....

Who do you believe you are?

The narrative you find yourself in has everything to do with your quality of life. But it’s just a tale you spin. The Truth is you’re far more mystical, dangerous & powerful than you ever let yourself experience.

The journey to unveiling more of you involves embracing your dark side. Only then will you experience your full primordial power.

Work 1:1 with Ixchel Lara...

The Holy Death

You'll begin to unravel unhelpful narratives and craft a more powerful, and true, personal mythology that invokes your wholeness. Like Phoenix in the Dark Tales- you'll revel in your own depths as you find the path that heals you, reveals your dormant potential and liberates you from feeling stuck + suffering.

Join me at House Noir

You’ll begin a personal odyssey into the Dark…one that will reveal illusion, release trauma, birth self-acceptance, and train you in the ways of mental conditioning + divine energy.

Spiritual Alchemy is our path. Shadow Work is our way.

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The True Self

Your true self is Spirit-the animating aspect of your being– it’s limitless, unchanging, and powerful.

Our offerings will help you tap into the truth of who you are as you begin the process of spiritual alchemy. You’ll learn to place the mind in its proper role as the mechanism to create what your Spirit directs.

The Avatar

Your identity & aspects of personality are all mental constructs and aspects of your false self- The Avatar. While they are real, they are not Truth. What is Truth is unchanging + unchangeable.

House Noir will help you learn about human conditioning, the ways the mind functions, and how to use that to your conscious benefit instead of being unconsciously lead by them. Shadow Work is the technology we use to heal, remember wholeness, and re-program The Avatar.

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Dark Energy

Dark Energy is the immaterial, receptive, chaotic force of Spirit. It is made of deep vibrations and is a necessary balancing energy. 

House Noir philosophy views Dark Energy as the container for the individual + collective unconscious, shadow, and intuition. By working directly with dark energy in your own energy system you create balance, wellbeing, and total self-acceptance. House Noir’s energy medicine is used during shadow work + supports your alchemical journey.

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I'm a catalyst for brave-hearts.

  • As Death Dealers we practice solve et coagula (Holy Death)– the dissolution of what is for the creation of what’s next.
  • We’re not satisfied with finding answers, we must live in the question as perennial spiritual scientists.
  • We have a ferocious commitment to total self-responsibility so that freedom + sovereignty are cultivated.
  • If you’re ready to commit, blood x bone, I welcome you.​

I'm Ixchel Lara

Creatrix at House Noir

I’m an Author & Artist and Underworld Guide for people who crave wickedly meaningful lives and deep soul connection.

Through my Dark Tales, Holy Death Process, and online offerings, I’m here to help you liberate your True Self by embracing your dark side.

My clients have called my work “miraculous and terrifying”, something that “provides immediate clarity” and “infusions of personal power”, and that they’re “grateful for honoring their intuition” to work with me.

When I’m not guiding people into the Dark via shadow work, I conjure digital artwork for my own pleasure-while indulging in a couple (dozenish) chai lattes.

I serve the Depths of Creation,
the dark and terrible,
the collective + individual pain,
the Truth of our wholeness.
I honor every experience.
I’m open to new information that evolves my existing paradigm.
I tend to the wounded, the underdog, the demon in us all.
I’m married to Allowance- live + let live.
I practice non-control + precise chaos.
I attack ideas, not people.
I win or I grow.

20+ years of professional experience in the spiritual/personal growth field.

Currently at University studying Neuropsychology (Neuroscience + Psychology).

I am certified in:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Practitioner)
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (Practitioner)
  • Energy Psychology


I have trained in & practice:

  • Curanderismo & Brujeria (Mexican Shamanism)
  • Animist Psychology
  • Ancestral Healing
  • I don’t subscribe to New Age ideology.

Ask me anything.


Drop your message below + I’ll get back to you within one biz day.

But check out the FAQs below first (it may save us playing email tag.)


5208 W. Saginaw Hwy #80941 Lansing, MI 48908 USA


+1 517 295 0028

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Shadow is all the bits our ego has disowned + cleverly hidden in our unconscious.

Shadow work is the means of reclaiming those bits so we can be whole, integrated beings. It’s part of a process called individuation (from that clever mystic, Carl Jung).

Carl Jung coined the term way back in the early 1900’s + the incredible work that is the basis of Jungian Psychology. He created a process of shadow integration that has many offshoots, now known as shadow work.

It eventually moved beyond psychology into the spirituality + personal growth fields. There are numerous methods that comprise shadow work. House Noir’s founder, Ixchel Lara, has created an integrated psycho-spiritual method of shadow work as a basis for our programs.

Spiritual Alchemy is the process of liberating our spirits from our limited human conditioning. Shadow Work is the mechanism we use for that liberation.

The Emerald Tablet is said to reveal the process of spiritual alchemy. Carl Jung went on to use the process of alchemy in his own work in psychology.

There are 7 stages of spiritual alchemy House Noir’s programs incorporate.

They are-

Calcination: Via self-awareness we begin to break down the aspects of our conditioning that don’t serve us.

Dissolution: We practice spiritual maturity + identify less and less as the false self (mind).

Separation: We can isolate + process our own inner experience (thoughts + feelings) without judgement or projection onto others.

Conjunction: True acceptance of our whole being begins to unfold.

Fermentation: Death of the false self is experienced + we begin rebirth.

Distillation: We are compelled to integrate our spiritual realizations into our material life experience.

Coagulation: We live as our True Self (Spirit) leading the mind in our human experience.


Dark Energy is a metaphor for the personal + collective unconscious and deep vibration.

When doing shadow work + spiritual alchemy we’re traversing Dark territory. It’s required to balance the energy field with both “light” + “dark” energy in order to be integrated, whole beings.

In Truth- it’s all source energy. But until we cultivate complete allowance for the entirety of who we are, we will embrace polarities that partition pieces of our being.

Ixchel Lara has created an energy modality that works with “dark” energy-all popular energy healing modalities work with “light” energy-so that we can create that healthy, needed balance.

Important to note: There is no moral judgement of spiritual energy- light does not equate to good + dark to bad. That’s a spiritually immature perspective that unfortunately permeates New Age ideology.

Alternative Therapy is a commonly used umbrella term for modalities outside of mainstream clinical treatments- in this case it’s the integrated methods of spiritual guidance, clinical hypnotherapy, NLP, energy medicine and intuitive insight.

It does not + should not ever replace traditional therapy as a means of treating any mental health issues. It is often very complimentary to traditional therapy but you should have a chat with a licensed therapist first.

Both methods use knowledge of how the mind works in order to create change in the unconscious/subconscious.

CH + NLP each have their own techniques for entering and accessing altered mental states (where change happens more readily) + creating change on that level.

Both methods involve tapping into your energy field + manipulating it’s structure. Think of it like opening a book- you have to do that in order to access what’s inside.

Energy medicine includes a variety of modalities that can add, release, or simply move pieces around so that your field aligns with the desired material results.

Intuitive insight involves temporarily plugging into your field to read your book + tell you what is sensed. Ixchel’s approach is shamanic- she enters a trance state for divinatory purpose and/or to apply energy medicine techniques. Any guidance that comes is from your True Self, ancestors or an assessment of your field.

Alternative Therapy is for you if you need help with integrating new information in your life, for accountability + taking internal/external action to create change in your life.

Traditional therapy is for you if you believe you might have or have been diagnosed with any mental health concern like depression, PTSD, ADD, bipolar disorder, etc.

If that’s the case, we highly advise that you talk to a licensed therapist + discuss if House Noir’s methods could be complimentary to your treatment prior to signing up for any of our programs.

She is not a licensed, practicing psychologist nor a pro neuroscientist.

Ixchel is in a degree program studying Neuropsychology + her studies are very useful to the work at House Noir. All methodologies/programs are informed by both fields.

Ha! It’s pronounced ee-shell.