Gary has a PhD in Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies, and is an ordained Shamanic Minister and a Shamanic Priest. Gary is also a Certified Level II Reiki Practitioner, a Pastoral Counselor and a Certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator. Gary has a degree in graphic design and Illustration and is an international award-winning artist and designer, and was a professional singer for ten years, leading his own band in Las Vegas, nightclubs, and concerts.
He has been a pioneer in the Integral Salon movement, having co-founded and led SeattleIntegral, one of the largest integral salons in the world and a model for other salons around the world. Gary was also a founding member of the integral leadership Salon, an international consortium of salon leaders, and has a certificate in “Generating Transformative Change in Human Systems” from Seattle’s Pacific Integral. Gary has been blogging for almost seven years.
He has been facilitating mens workshops for about five years and is the creator and facilitator of The Integral Warrior: Awakening The New Masculine workshop series. He is a master at creating altered states of consciousness through journeying and meditations. Gary’s work with men was inspired by his own desire and drive toward evolutionary consciousness that is moving mankind to the tipping point of a new emerging way of being toward wholeness and unity.
Gary’s passions include creating community and sharing with others how to embody the Integral and Shamanic consciousness of the Integral Warrior. Gary lives in intentional community at the Isis Cove Retreat Center and Community with his Beloved Anyaa and four rescue animals—two cats named Cali and Sophie, and two dogs named Ena and Prince— in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina where they are physically and spiritually preparing for the shift that has already begun.
Awakening The New Masculine is Gary’s first book and he has two more already in the planning stages.
(pictured: Gary with the Shamanic girl-dog, Miss Lily, who left us a couple of years ago)