I’m a hypnotist (certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, USA), author, and public speaker on hypnotism, symbolism, personal growth, and the mind.
I developed an interest in the mind, meditation, and spirituality early in life and learned many types of consciousness-based techniques of self-transformation (which—decades on—I continue to explore).
By the age of twenty, I had become interested in both Eastern and Western spirituality and soon began staying in a Benedictine monastery in southeast England on an annual basis. Around the same time, I was also studying fine art painting and Nam Pai Chuan Shaolin Kung Fu.
I moved to the USA around 25 years ago from England, where I grew up, and I’m now based in New York City (though I work remotely with clients all over the USA).
Over the last couple of decades, I’ve given numerous talks on the subjects of hypnosis and personal growth to public and private societies across the USA including the philosophical department of Mensa NYC and the Philosophical Research Society in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
My writing on these subjects has been published in numerous journals and magazines, including the Journal of the Philosophical Research Society (Los Angeles), the Journal of Indo-European Studies (USA), Quest magazine (USA), New Dawn magazine (Australia), and Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine (UK).
I have also had five books published (including three histories of various spiritual movements).
My most recent two books, published by Inner Traditions, are The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality: Craftsman, Warrior, Magician (in which I explore these universal archetypes through traditions as diverse as the Kabbalah, Tanta, Sufism, martial arts, and the modern positive thinking movement) and The Path of the Warrior-Mystic: Being a Man in an Age of Chaos (in which I explore some of the obstacles facing men today and the development of mature masculinity).