About The Teacher

Born in Australia and comes from a background of Sufism and yoga, as the basis of his trainings for more than 40 years.

The work with Ayahuasca was a natural complimentary extension. His first ceremony fractured his world and at the same time it provided an avalanche of deep revealing experiences that continually and with humility strip away and remodel his understanding of all that exists. It seemed like all these years of training came in cohesion when working inside the medicine. He sat for some 150 journeys before he offered himself as a helper. During that time he apprenticed himself to a local shaman and worked in his circles as well as holding his own. He since worked in and held more than 400 circles. Currently he is traveling the world, holding circles, experiencing the differences that arising around the world in the ways in which Madre is understood. In turn journeying into South America to gather further traditional experience in shamanic practice. He hopes to become a conduit for the spreading and transmission of all that is unveiling itself in our current human history.

He is an accomplished musician and singer and play guitar, piano, frame drums, didgeridoo, flutes, sitar, among others. He is particularly interested in music for its use in connectedness and how sound influences our psychology. His live music is a key component of the circles that he runs.

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