Anthropologist Hank Wesselman, PhD, is author of nine books on shamanism, including the best-selling Spiritwalker trilogy: Spiritwalker: Messages from the Future; Medicinemaker: Mystic Encounters on the Shaman’s Path; and Visionseeker: Shared Wisdom from the Place of Refuge. He is also author of The Journey to the Sacred Garden and The Bowl of Light: Ancestral Wisdom from a Hawaiian Shaman, coauthor of Awakening to the Spirit World, Spirit Medicine, and The Re-Enchantment: A Shamanic Path to a Life of Wonder.
Wesselman earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in zoology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, then went on to receive his doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1971, he has worked with an international group of scientists, exploring East Africa’s Great Rift Valley in search of answers to the mystery of human origins.
Hank Wesselman is also a shaman-in-training, with more than 35 years of apprenticeship. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of shamanism and anthropology in workshops worldwide.
“My presentations and workshops draw on my knowledge as an anthropologist and are designed to educate and encourage individuals to rediscover the visionary within themselves,” he says. "I utilize the ancient, time-tested ways of the mystic to facilitate each person’s process and to reconnect them to their inner sources of wisdom, power, and healing."
What People are Saying About Hank Wesselman
“[Hank Wesselman is] a rare combination of visionary and scholar whose message has the ring of truth, clarity, and urgency.”
—Larry Dossey, MD, author of Prayer Is Good Medicine