Matt has been studying shamanism for the past 12 years. His shamanic path began in after a sudden spiritual awakening. He became intuitive, could perceive the spirit world, and connected with divinity in a deeply personal and immediate way. This awakening changed everything that he knew, thought, and experienced life to be. Until this time he did not consider himself a spiritual or religious person. This marked the beginning point of his shamanic journey, and continues to inform his path to this day.
After a period of spiritual exploration, Matt realized that this awakening amounted to a kind of shamanic initiation. Shamanism was the only thing that made sense to him, and that could also explain what he was personally experiencing. He began to study and practice on his own, reading and exploring whatever he could find in the shamanic literature. He focused his college studies on shamanism, receiving a BA in Anthropology with an emphasis on shamanism in the modern world.
In the winter of 2007, he had a vision that instructed him to go to Peru to seek out and participate in a series of shamanic ceremonies. The following May he went to the Peruvian Amazon, and during the first ceremony he was visited by spirits who showed him that he would formalize his shamanic training here, under the guidance of the Master Shaman leading the ceremony.
After returning to the Amazon several times over the next few years, Matt was formally accepted to study with Master Shaman Hamilton Souther, who was himself trained by renowned Amazonian Shamans Don Julio Llerena Pinedo and Don Alberto Torres Davila.
Matt continues to train under Hamilton’s guidance in southern California and Peru. He is currently a Master Guide with Modern Shamanism, a wilderness ceremonial leader, and maintains a shamanic practice in the Los Angeles, CA area. He holds regular Journey Circles, as well as both group and private sessions at The Centre in Pasadena.
On working with me:
I offer a full range of shamanic skills and services geared towards personal growth, evolution, healing and transformation. A unique blend of traditional and modern shamanism, I integrate the best of what I know to help you move forward on your path.
Areas of focus include:
* Emotional cleansing and balancing
* Energy healing
* Spiritual guidance
* Releasing unwanted energy
* Cleansing residue from the past
* Releasing energetic or spiritual blockages
* Spiritual protection
* Healing relationship issues
* Power animal and spirit guide retrieval
* Personal growth and development
* Soul retrieval sessions
* Shamanic healing
* Wilderness sessions
* Space cleansing
All sessions are unique, personally crafted experiences that offer you a modern, effective and transformative way to alleviate and bring resolution to the challenges you face.