Maui-based teacher, energy healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual counselor Jonathan Hammond joins me to discuss his work. We also touch on his brilliant book, The Shaman’s Mind: Huna Wisdom to Change Your Life.

Jonathan Hammond is a Maui-based teacher, energy healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual counselor. Before beginning his work in holistic health and spirituality, he had a career as an award-winning actor, appearing on Broadway and on television.

A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Michigan, Jonathan is a certified Master Teacher in Shamanic Reiki, Usui, and Karuna Reiki, and the advanced graduate studies advisor for Shamanic Reiki Worldwide. He teaches classes in Shamanism, energy healing, spirituality, and Huna at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and around the world.

Jonathan has training and certifications in Cherokee Bodywork, Huna, and Ho‘oponopono, and is an ordained Alakai (leader or guide) through Aloha International. He has completed the core curriculum studies at the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and has been initiated through the Minoan Fellowship in Wicca.

In addition to his background in energy medicine, Jonathan completed four years of training at One Spirit Learning Alliance (OSLA) in New York City, and was ordained as an interfaith minister in 2008. He is currently a faculty member at OSLA, where he teaches Shamanism and interspiritual counseling, and he is the founding leader of OSLA’s monthly shamanic circle. Jonathan has also studied Shamanism, energy healing, and meditation privately, with prominent teachers in North and South America, and has worked alongside shamans in Mexico, Brazil, Bali, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Hawaii.

Jonathan now spends his life deeply committed to empowering and healing people by bringing indigenous Earth wisdom to the modern world, and leads international spiritual retreats through his company, The Living Project.

The Shaman’s Mind: Huna Wisdom to Change your Life is his first book. He lives on Maui, Hawaii with his husband and his rambunctious pug, Lord Bartholomew Archer.

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