Dad, widower, writer, teacher, shapeshifter. Finder of sacred things.
finder of sacred things
Like many of you reading this I’ve been drawn to exploring spirituality for most of my life. My pursuits departed from mediation, dance and martial arts in my twenties when a spiritual crisis left me unable to cope with daily life. Eventually my visions and spontaneous journeys drove me to seek healing from a shamanic practitioner. The following years were filled with healing, my own training in Core Shamanism, and a degree in Transformative Arts.
Years later, after leaving my position as faculty in training at the Foundation for Shamanic Studies(FSS), I received a dream that drove me deeper into working with the traditions of my Celtic ancestors, as well as taking my spiritual practice directly into nature.
At that time my wife succumbed to her second battle with cancer. My creative and spiritual practices have pulled me through my grief and have sustained me as a single parent in the following years.
I continue to find sacred treasures in my life almost daily. I hope we can find an excuse to go treasure hunting together.
training & education
BA UC Santa Cruz
Modern Society and Social Thought. Thesis focus on the evolution of Death and Dying Practices in early American culture. Research included work in several Hospices.
MA JFK University
Transformative Arts from the Holistic Studies dept. at JFKU. Graduate thesis focused on ritual performance.
Shamanic & Celtic Studies
Successfully completed the Foundation for Shamanic Studies 3 year training program in advanced shamanic practices, as well as other advanced shamanic training workshops taught by the FSS and other teachers like Betsy Burgstrom and Tom Cowan.