The Shaman – tomás

Dr. Tom Pinkson, “tomás“, is a transpersonal psychologist in private practice who helped start the second hospice program in the United States and has served as a Clinical Consultant to the Center for Attitudinal Healing in Sausalito, CA since 1977 working with children, adults and families facing life threatening illness.  In 1993, he completed an eleven year shamanic apprenticeship with Huichol shamans in Mexico in a Bull Ceremony initiating him into the world of shamanism and the “mara ‘kame”, the shaman.

Tom has studied with indigenous elders around the world for over 35 years and utilizes shamanism and  indigenous wisdom ways and attitudinal healing in his work helping people from all walks of life ―individuals, groups, business and corporate executives seeking ways to bring spirit into their companies, to find their heart path and the power to walk it to “completion”, right into the death of their physical bodies and their return “home” into Spirit.

He  developed a successful nationally recognized wilderness treatment modality for heroin addicts in 1972 that included mountain climbing and shamanic vision questing which he continues to offer to this day to those seeking deeper vision, power and wisdom for their lives.  Tom is the founder of Wakan, a nonprofit organization committed to restoring the sacred in daily life.

In 2010, Tom created Recognition Rites for A New Vision of Aging: Honoring Elders. You can learn more about this program, read articles, watch videos and follow his blog here.  In addition, a wonderful article in the Marin Independent Journal Newspaper can be viewed here. 

His most recent work is a newly published book “Fruitful Aging: Finding the Gold in the Golden Years” has been published in April of 2013:

Hello Relatives & Friends:

I am happy to share the good news that my new, self- published book, Fruitful Aging: Finding the Gold in the Golden Years, is now available in a limited 1st edition of 125 books.

Podcast on Fruitful Aging:
Listen to my radio interview podcast discussion of the book here.

To order: please send cashier check/money order of $20 (includes S&H) to:    Tom Pinkson 710 C St. #211 San Rafael, CA 94901.

Thank you.

Here is what one reviewer had to say:

 “The valuable guidance in this book is presented in a way that lends inspiration to both journey and sojourner alike. I am grateful for the light that Tom shines ahead onto a mysterious path and I am grateful for his inspiration to keep moving forward in a good way, one step at a time.”Dr. Tom Herrington

I appreciate your help in spreading the word amongst your friends, and hope you find the book of meaningful value.

Tom and Grandson

Follow Tom’s current activities and shop for his books and music on his Facebook page: Sacred Living.

Join the conversation on Twitter: DrTomPinkson

You can contact Tom by Email at:

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All blessings, tomás