Dr. Larry Peters is a world renowned scholar and initiated shaman in the Tibetan tradition. He was recipient of the Regent’s Fellowship at the University of California and a post-doctoral fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health.Dr. Peters holds advanced degrees in both Anthropology and Psychology. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Nepal, China, Mongolia, and Siberia and is Research Associate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.
Dr. Peters has published extensively on shamanism, conducts workshops on Tibetan Shamanism in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and leads experiential Initiation Journeys to Nepal.
In 1999, his highly acclaimed book, Tamang Shamans: An Ethnopsychiatric Study of Ecstasy and Healing in Nepal appeared in the Nirala Series.
His second book, Trance, Initiation and Psychotherapy in Nepalese Shamanism: Essays on Tamang and Tibetan Shamanism was published in 2004 in the same series. His pioneering research, Yeti: Spirit of Himalayan Forest Shamans came a year after.
Dr. Peters is a professor of Anthropology and Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Southern California. He was a Regents Fellow at the University of California and the recipient of an NIMH post-doctoral research grant at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute.
A former Board Member of the Association of Transpersonal Psychology and the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, Dr. Peters is a Field Research Fellow for the Foundation of Shamanic Studies, and a licensed psychotherapist in the State of California.
Dr. Peters leads experiential study groups to Nepal several times each year to learn about shamanism in its authentic context.
The author of five books and many dozen articles, Ode to Dreams is Dr. Peters’ favorite.