Tony Samara, author of Shaman’s Wisdom, From the Heart, Different Yet the Same, and Deeper than Words, was born in England, grew up in Egypt and also Norway where he discovered the Zen Buddhist philosophy. This discovery eventually led him to the Mount Baldy Zen Center in California where he learned the spiritual teachings of Kyozan Joshu Sasaki. When he left the monastery, he traveled to South America and spent time learning from shamans in the Amazon River region and in the Andes mountains. Now he mainly works in Europe where people come from all over the world to receive his spiritual guidance. His function as a spiritual teacher is to encourage everyone to lead their lives actively in a noble way in order to raise their consciousness. Tony Samara is a mirror of what is possible, a shining reminder of the continuous possibility of being human.