is the author of 9 books on shamanism including the Spiritwalker Trilogy, The Bowl of Light, and The Re-Enchantment: A Shamanic Path to a Life of Wonder (forthcoming in 2016). He conducts anthropological research in Ethiopia investigating the mystery of human origins.
Over the past 35,000 years, indigenous shamans developed a methodology to expand awareness and explore the many dimensions of reality, generating a rich body of knowledge about the nature and function of the sacred realms. Unfortunately, ever-multiplying overlays of spiritual scripture and esoteric literature have obscured our understanding of these hidden worlds. Today, this confusion is being reversed as the methods of the shaman are being reconsidered by non-tribal Westerners seeking direct experience of the transpersonal realms once again.
The rediscovery of shamanism has emerged as a major thrust in the spiritual reawakening of the Western world. The techniques of traditional shamans provide an extraordinary method for accessing hidden dimensions of reality and connecting with inner sources of power and wisdom.