Carlos was a Peruvian-born American anthropologist and author. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his alleged training in traditional Mesoamerican shamanism. His 12 books have sold more than 8 million copies in 17 languages. (from Wikipedia)
The basic criteria I used in making up the list is by answering the question, "Who are the most influential people in shamanism in the world today?" By influential I mean, they reach many people and share their knowledge in a way that people are able to absorb the information and use it in their lives. The list was pretty straight forward to put together and I'm hoping to add to it over time.
"Through the practice of Tensegrity, one learns how to displace the assemblage point in different locations and how to change one’s perception. This shift of perception involves assuming personal responsibility for one’s affairs and allows for a more complete view of interactions. ‘Tensegrity’ also refers to the adaptation of our own energy to the energy of our surroundings and our fellow beings.'
Being initiated into the sorcerer’s world I am asked from time to time, “What is sorcery all about?” Well let me first explain that it has nothing to do with Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table, or the Netherworld. It also doesn’t have anything to do with spirit possession, terrifying manipulation, strangers in the dark or black magic. What is Sorcery then?
"Only the idea of death makes a warrior sufficiently detached so that he is capable of abandoning himself to anything. He knows his death is stalking him and won't give him time to cling to anything so he tries, without craving, all of everything."