The Journey of Personal Evolution: Shamanic Passages

The Journey of Personal Evolution: Shamanic Passages


Gerry Starnes, MEd, is an award-winning author, teacher, and shamanic practitioner. The Shamanic Passages Institute is an online resource for individuals interested in exploring shamanic concepts and practices, and incorporating them into their everyday lives. This show offers programs on a variety of topics specifically designed for beginners and intermediate learners.

[Ceci Zuniga]Here at the beginning of December 2020, the world is in the midst of a global pandemic that began around this time a year ago. Here in the US, we have been struggling to control not only the virus but also our reactions and responses to now the third surge of the first wave of illness. We don’t have control over the course of the pandemic other than to do what we can to stay and keep our families well and safe. And we, on the whole, are getting tired.

I visited with my friend and colleague Ceci Zuñiga, Ph.D. to discuss where we are psychologically and emotionally, and to see if we can offer some thoughts about how to navigate these trying times. She is an ideal person to discuss these matters.

Ceci describes herself as a self-love and empowerment coach because it’s hard to describe what she does, and these are fundamental parts of the personal development journey she takes with clients.

Years of formal study and practice in psychology, counseling, and educational psychology led to a 15-year career as a school psychologist. Disillusioned by the limitations of that profession and inspired by a near-death experience, she left her career behind to immerse herself in the study and practice of more ancient healing wisdom rooted in such traditions as Native American, shamanic, yogic, Buddhist, and the Toltec Eagle Knight lineage.

Today she provides practical coaching on one hand, and shamanic healing on the other, to guide clients through specific processes that restore their personal power and rebuild sovereignty.

You can learn more about her journey and her ministry at

The video of this discussion is available on YouTube.

Gerry Starnes, M.Ed, award-winning author, teacher, and practitioner shares topics of shamanism and shamanic practices for everyday living.

Find out more at the Shamanic Passages Institute and the Shamanism In Daily Life Facebook page. Books and other publications are available on Amazon.

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