I am an author, hypnotist, and personal growth mentor in New York City (working with people across the USA).

Developing an early interest in the mind, meditation, spirituality, and mysticism, I was involved with the alternative spiritual world of England (where I grew up) at around the age of seventeen. While I learned many types of consciousness-based techniques of self-transformation, I nevertheless rejected much of what I saw after seeing that so many practitioners did not develop themselves or their careers to any great extent.

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. Since then, my writing has been published in various 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 and religious movements). My latest two books, published by Inner Traditions, are The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality: Craftsman, Warrior, Magician (in which I explore spiritual and metaphysical traditions as diverse as the Kabbalah, Tanta, Sufism and Persian martial arts, and the modern positive thinking movement) and The Path of the Warrior-Mystic: Being a Man in an Age of Chaos.

I also periodically speak across the USA on the subjects of hypnotism, personal growth, spirituality, and symbolism.