June 20, 1937 – March 18, 2018 Obituary Written By: Jonathan Horwitz When a person’s soul leaves their body, it is common to say that person has “died.” Those of us who practice shamanism may say the person has “left the land of the living.” Many of us who practice...
Claude Poncelet, Ph.D., is a physicist, and a shamanic practitioner and teacher. He has spent his professional life teaching as a university professor and working in the corporate world to protect the environment. He has served as chief liaison on two presidential commissions on sustainable development. He has taught shamanism in Europe, Russia, including Siberia, Ukraine, and North America for about twenty-five years and is committed to help develop a shamanic tradition for the modern technological world. He is the author of The Shaman Within: A Physicist’s Guide to the Deeper Dimensions of Your Life, the Universe, and Everything, Boulder, CO, Sounds True, 2014.
My Journey With Cancer
I am alone at home, on a Wednesday in January 2014. My wife Noelle is teaching a shamanic workshop across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The phone rings. The doctor’s voice is somewhat shaky, “It is cancer, stage 4 advanced lung cancer, with metastases.” I...