Tom Pinkson

Tom Pinkson, PhD is a vision quest leader, founder of shamanic-based community Wakan, author of "Shamanic Wisdom of the Huichol: Medicine Teachings for Modern Times" who has worked with indigenous elders from around the world for over forty years translating their wisdom teachings into the challenges of modernity.He is also a psychologist/consultant/author who helped start the second Hospice Program in the United States from where he went on to work with children and families with life-threatening illness for thirty two years at the Center for Attitudinal Healing in Sausalito, CA. He is the founder of Recognition Rites for a New Vision of Aging Honoring Elders.