Artist, author, and astral entrepreneur, Daniel is a visionary creator of fiction and nonfiction works expressed through the medium of books, comics, magazines, journals, gaming modules, and online media. In a myriad of ways, his work explores the mysteries surrounding consciousness and the universe. Art, magick, philosophy, psychoanalysis, alchemy, shamanism, and pop culture are but some of the themes you will see trickled throughout Daniel's portfolio of ideas.
Daniel is the creator of Psychonaut Presents, a comic book series detailing "psychedelic memoirish possibilities" . . . visionary experiences induced by altered states of consciousness. He is also the author of Shamanic Qabalah: A Mystical Path to Uniting the Tree of Life & the Great Work from Llewellyn Worldwide Publishing, as well as the psychedelic urban fantasy novel RED Mass, and the Terence McKenna guidebook Machine Elves 101. He has also made contributions in Ross Heaven's book Cactus of Mystery: The Shamanic Powers of the Peruvian San Pedro Cactus and Llewellyn's 2020 and 2021 Magical Almanacs. Among the numerous other articles in journals and magazines published around the world, Daniel has contributed to Positive Health Magazine, Cannabis Culture, Reality Sandwich, The Tattooed Buddha, Sacred Hoop, Indie Shaman, Elephant Journal, A Journal of Contemporary Shamanism, Excellence Reporter, Wizerd: The Comix Magazine, The Heart of the Healer, and Shaman Portal Quaterly Review. In April 2019, he was noted as Author of the Month by best-selling author and researcher Graham Hancock! You can view a detailed resume of his work on the Portfolio page.
In addition to being a creator, Daniel is a well-known speaker, teacher, and trainer both in the business world and creatively. As a Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) with a history as an adjunct college professor, Daniel's passion for education and expertise lies in many areas including art, literature, philosophy, psychology, and esotericism. The value of a Liberal Arts background has allowed him a foothold as a free thinker who facilitates innovative workshops that incorporate a variety of modalities of learning and interaction from participants. In 2011, he was sanctioned as a teacher in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, a lineage of Peruvian shamanism brought to the U.S. by respected curandero don Oscar Miro-Quesada. Combining his educational and professional experiences with his passion for esoteric practices, Daniel’s style of facilitation is unique, passionate, and simplifies complex ideas. As one student has testified, “Daniel's teaching style was more grounded in reality than any experience I have come across.”
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