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Stephen Shaw's Biography

Best Spirituality Books Winner
Best Consciousness Books Winner

I was born 26 May 1967. From a young age, I was having psychic and clairvoyant experiences which no-one could explain to me. I lost my mother when I was 5 years old, and my father was a staunch atheist, so I learned to keep my unusual and profound experiences to myself.

At 11 years old, I found a pamphlet for Transcendental Meditation. I was strongly drawn to this and harassed my father until he finally relented and paid for a teacher. She was a wonderful elderly lady who showed me the principles and gave me my first mantra. I practiced TM every morning and evening. Soon I was spontaneously grieving. I cried for two weeks, greatly worrying my father. Despite his requests, I would not quit meditating. The grieving abated and I started having incredible psychic and spiritual experiences. One morning I was sitting with my eyes closed when a silver dot appeared in the distance; then it rushed toward me and exploded into my forehead (third eye chakra). I did not understand what was happening. Beings of Light would often surround me; I had no terms of reference so I just called them 'the good guys'. I began experiencing profoundly deep peaceful states. However, with nobody to share all these experiences, I developed into a quieter, introspective child.  

When I was 15 years old, I decided that 
my mission in life was to find all the secrets and keys for a fulfilling and successful life, and to understand this mystery of Existence, then share all that sacred knowledge with the world in order to improve the quality of everyone’s life.

Here is a brief synopsis of my life: I was born in South Africa, a country with eleven passionate tribes, an exquisite natural environment, awesome wildlife and delicious food. School bored me to tears (the only subject I enjoyed was English, especially writing). At 18 years old, I was drafted into military service (compulsory in S.A.). I spent two years in the Marine Corps. It was a great place to acquire the valuable skill of discipline. After that, I qualified as a Commercial Diver and chose to work on the west coast of South Africa, diving for diamonds in the cold Atlantic Ocean. Yes, that’s a thing! I loved being underwater; it felt completely natural to me. When an unusual weather pattern was predicted to shut down offshore diving for 6 months, I enrolled in the University of South Africa. A few years later I graduated with a BA Honours Psychology. I absolutely loved university because I could choose my subjects. I spent a few years in the business world (Human Resources, Training and Development). I relocated to the United Kingdom and established my own Learning and Development Consultancy and also a psychic therapy practice. I was always learning: numerous post-graduate courses and hundreds of books covering many topics. One day I realized that what I had was not enough. I made some hard decisions. At 39 years old, I walked away from everything. For the next 10 years I travelled the world, seeking the most powerful spiritual teachers and healers on the planet. I learned from sangomas in Africa, shamans  in Peru and Mexico, lamas  in Tibet and the Kingdom Of Bhutan, Tantra masters and other esoteric teachers. I opened a spiritual tourism business, meeting with worldwide trippers seeking to heal with Peruvian shamans. I searched worldwide until I found the secrets and keys to deep fulfillment, profound self-love and resounding joy. My exhilarating and challenging adventure had two outcomes: I experienced a radical emotional healing and spiritual transformation. I combined my deep knowledge of psychology and human nature with all the spiritual lessons and wrote 12 bestselling spiritual self-help books.

I am now married and settled in Los Angeles, California. My wife is the most loving, wonderful woman I have ever met. We flow in profound love, kindness and deep soul connection.

June 2021, Topanga, California

Stephen Shaw and Cheyenne Love - Wedding June 2021

300+ photos in Facebook

Stephen Shaw as a young boy, with father and sister - South Africa
Stephen Shaw as a young boy - South Africa

The journey begins

Stephen Shaw training to become a commercial diver - South Africa

Cuddling a lion cub,
South Africa

Stephen Shaw cuddling a lion cub - South Africa

Training to be a commercial diver, South Africa

Stephen Shaw dog-sledding in Banff, Canada
Stephen Shaw snowboarding in St Foy, France
Stephen Shaw dog-sledding in Banff, Canada

Banff, Canada

St Foy, France

Stephen Shaw at Tiger's Nest Monastery, Bhutan

Tiger's Nest Monastery, Bhutan

Stephen Shaw diving in The Maldives
Stephen Shaw diving in The Maldives

The Maldives

Q'ero shaman, Peru
Stephen Shaw at Machu Picchu, Peru
Stephen Shaw and San Pedro cactuses, Peru
Stephen Shaw at Machu Picchu, Peru

Mystical Adventures, Peru

Barrett Booth and Ayahuasca shaman, Peru
Stephen Shaw flying a plane at Red Rock, Arizona
Stephen Shaw flying a plane at Red Rock, Arizona

Red Rock, Sedona, Arizona

Atlantean Mysteries, Greece

Stephen Shaw at Loutro, Crete
Stephen Shaw at Temple of Apollo, Greece

Temple of Apollo, Greece

Loutro, Crete

Stephen Shaw at Loutro, Crete
Stephen Shaw at Temple of Poseidon, Greece

Temple of Poseidon, Greece

Stephen Shaw at Chichen Itza, Mexico
Stephen Shaw at Palenque, Mexico

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Palenque, Mexico

Stephen Shaw at Yamdrok Lake, Tibet

Yamdrok Lake, Tibet

Stephen Shaw at Karola Glacier, Tibet
Stephen Shaw at Karola Glacier, Tibet

Karola Glacier, Tibet

Sera Monastery, Tibet

Stephen Shaw at Sera Monastery, Tibet
Stephen Shaw at Pelkor Chode Monastery, Tibet

Pelkor Chode Monastery, Tibet

Stephen Shaw at Sanggye Dhungu Temple, Tibet

Sanggye Dhungu Temple, Tibet

On the way to Area 51, Nevada, USA

Stephen Shaw on Extraterrestrial Highway, Nevada
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