Tony Samara, author of Shaman’s Wisdom, From the Heart, Different Yet the Same, and Deeper than Words, was born in England and grew up in Egypt and Norway, where he discovered the Zen Buddhist philosophy. At the Mount Baldy Zen Center in California, he learned the spiritual teachings of Kyozan Joshu Sasaki. He explored further the essence of spirituality and went to live and learn with shamanic communities around the globe, including a period with some highly influential shamans in the Amazon River region and the Andes Mountains. People from all over the world visit Tony for spiritual guidance. He is active mainly in Europe but through the Internet has a global audience with frequent online interviews and live satsangs (gatherings where minds unite to experience a higher state of consciousness). As a spiritual teacher, Tony encourages all to lead their lives actively in a noble way in order to realize the evolution of human consciousness.