Faye Schrater, PhD, has been a shamanic practitioner for over 20 years. A retired research scientist, consultant to the World Health Organization, and professor of immunology and infectious disease, she is a graduate of Tom Cowan’s 3-year program in Celtic Shamanism, as well as of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies 3-year program in Core Shamanism. A Minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth, she maintains a healing practice and teaches Celtic Shamanism in southwest Colorado where she writes and lives.