Mark was born in 1957. From early on he felt a growing fascination with the world’s spiritual traditions. His interests have taken him to India, the USA, South America, and Germany.
After many years of therapeutic and academic training Mark left the scholarly world behind. The influence of Asian mysticism and spirituality, South American ceremonial rituals, and the musical traditions of India have worked their magic on his life in many humbling ways.
Transpersonal Psychotherapy and neo-shamanic ceremonial work are based on the insight that all human conflicts are driven by the psyche’s innate attempt to heal itself. Therefore these approaches attempt to induce, reinforce, and support processes of transformation in all their facets instead of pathologizing or marginalizing certain forms that do not fit the cultural agenda.
After leaving academia behind, Mark increasingly focussed on his longtime passion for music. He has been studying the North Indian Bamboo Flute ‘Bansuri’ with the Indian Bansuri Maestro R.K. Bikramjit Singh for several years and is now pursuing devotional meditative music based on Indian classical Ragas, as well as ambient shamanic styles in his collaborations with Loren Nerell, Steve Roach, Byron Metcalf, Sam Rosenthal, Andres Condon, Steve Brand and other esteemed friends and colleagues.
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