MARK STAVISH is a respected authority on Western spiritual traditions. The author of 26 books, published in 7 languages, including The Path of Alchemy and Kabbalah for Health and Wellness, he is the founder and director of the Institute for Hermetic Studies and the Louis Claude de St. Martin Fund. He has appeared on radio shows, television, and in major print media, including Coast to Coast AM, the History Channel, BBC, and the New York Times. The author of the blog VOXHERMES, he lives in Wyoming, Pennsylvania. Source: Stavish, Mark. Egregores: The Occult Entities That Watch Over Human Destiny (p. 169). Inner Traditions/Bear & Company. Kindle Edition.
Michael is a Reiki Master Teacher, Licensed Massage Therapist, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, Professional Qigong Practitioner, and Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner. He has studied many other modalities including Pranic Healing, Quantum Touch, Polarity Therapy, the works of Barbara Ann Brennan and many other modalities as well.
He has an insatiable thirst for knowledge and the mysteries of life that started with the death of his brother when he was five years old. He had to understand what happened after death and where his brother went. This quest has never stopped.
Michael has had paranormal experiences all his life. He has been able to see energy since his youth and has seen many non-physical entities.
He also has had a lifelong passion for comparative religion, philosophy, the occult, and has studied in depth Christianity, Gnosticism, Taoism, Vedanta, Buddhism and the Pagan Traditions. He has studied and practiced the Western Mystery Tradition, Kabbalah, Hermeticism, Ceremonial Magick, Wicca, Chaos Magick, Neuro Linguistic Programming,Shamanism Quantum Physics and most branches of the Occult (that which has been hidden). A lifelong searcher of hidden truth he first read the Bible cover to cover by himself at 11 years old and has studied the Nag Hammadi and Dead Sea Scrolls.
He is an Intuitive empath and has practiced meditation and qigong for over 25 years. He enjoys working out and is a fitness enthusiast. His path into the wellness field started after having Lyme’s Disease and rupturing 2 disc weightlifting. His practice of Qigong helped bring him back to abundant health after those health setbacks.
His skills were put to use as part of The Eastern States Paranormal Society in which he took part in many paranormal investigations. When needed he provided house clearings and blessings.