“The more you acknowledge your power with humility and love,
the more your power will grow.”
Shaman Durek is a Los Angeles based spiritual guide and gifted healer. As a Shaman, Durek acts as mediator or “bridge” between the spiritual and physical planes, and applies ancient spiritual wisdom, coupled with decades of devoted study and practice, to help bring success, happiness and healing into clients’ lives.
Born in Northern California to an African-Haitian father and a East Indian Norwegian mother, Shaman Durek comes from a long lineage of spiritual practitioners including ministers, oracles and healers. His natural abilities first became apparent at an early age, and he began his spiritual and shamanic studies at the age of 12. Under the guidance of his first master, Durek began to study disparate indigenous practices such as Voudou, druidism, herbs and potion making, and channeling. By the age of 16, Shaman Durek’s reputation was growing and his client base expanding throughout California.
At the age of 20, Shaman Durek left a burgeoning private practice to travel the globe and further his understanding and education of the world’s religions and spiritual disciplines including Christianity, metaphysics, holistic arts, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism. Shaman Durek studied Catholicism in Italy; immersed himself into The Lavender Group, a meditation center based in London; studied Judaism in Israel and hypnotherapy in Greece; worked with the Whirling Dervishes and learned Islam in Turkey and Egypt. He mastered herbs in Belize, practiced Hare Krishna in San Francisco, along with Hinduism and yoga, and lived and worked with clients in Amsterdam, Miami and New York, where he studied Reiki. In Hawaii, Durek immersed himself in Jorei and Huna, Hawaiian forms of healing.
When he was 30, Shaman Durek experienced serious complications from an illness that left him clinically dead. Doctors at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital feared he would be left with brain damage and paralysis. Dedicating himself to his recovery, Durek applied his knowledge of healing and the mind-body connection to his recuperation; and within a year, had fully recovered. For Durek, this experience was an expected part of his life’s work and journey as a Shaman.
“A true Shaman must go through many intense trials of pain and loss – some of which are life threatening – as a means of preparing one’s self to develop the strength, belief, and conviction needed to serve humanity,” says Durek. “I was able to survive a death-to-life transformative experience because of my determination to reach my life’s goal: to teach people how to empower themselves by making spirituality more accessible, on a daily basis.”
Today, Shaman Durek works with clients from all walks of life including Hollywood celebrities and insiders, musicians and reality TV stars, professionals, CEOs of major U.S. corporations, European royalty, international clientele, housewives, and children. Shaman Durek works with clients on a one-to-one basis as well as in group sessions. A gifted guest speaker and inspirational teacher, Shaman Durek is the author of a regular column on spiritual life in The Huffington Post and Sungoddess Magazine and a video blog on Frontiers magazine; and is the host of “Get Real,” a weekly radio show on spirituality on Los Angeles’ 103.1 FM radio. He has been profiled in Daily Candy, Details, Yogi Times, LA Weekly, Metro Source and on E! Television.