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Shaman Durek
“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.”

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.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 ORIGiN Magazine and Greenster Magazine 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.

Entries by Shaman Durek

Just Because You Practice Yoga Doesn't Mean You're Not an A**hole

(2) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 4:47 AM


The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. Nama means bow, as...

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A Child's Mind Undone

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 9:57 AM

The limiting mental constructs that people cling to so dearly, which cause so much pain and sadness, are largely a result of what happened to them as a child. Most everything that people have been conditioned to stems from the initial response of childhood. This largely comes from those who...

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Fight, Flight or Change?

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 1:35 AM

Transformation is upon us and for many, this is bringing up the most primal of issues: survival. In the past few weeks alone I've listened to nearly a dozen personal stories from friends and clients who've lost someone close. The topics of security and survival are coming to people's awareness...

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Back Doors to the Source

(4) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 11:26 AM

People today, exponentially, appear to be looking for a way to connect to Source through spiritually. However, not building a healthy foundation, in a balanced and responsible way, can lead to unforeseen complications. A healthy foundation includes discipline, guidance and preparedness. With that in mind, the act of connecting through...

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Expand Your View Point

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 2:30 PM

When we live from our hearts, we don't look at the world from a place of fear over our fellow men and women. We see our world as safe because we believe in a Source that has our best interest at heart. We understand that there are two ways to...

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Some Kind of Wonderful

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2011 | 10:21 PM

Do you allow the world to dictate your perception or do you think outside of the box? It's time to do things differently than what we've been told. What happened to the geniuses, masterminds, inventors, and leaders -- where are all the Renaissance men and women? Are they only found...

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In God We Trust

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2011 | 7:04 PM

What are we doing? Do we not see all of things that are happening within nature? The spirit world is trying to show us so many things. My elders taught me that the earth is our greatest teacher, and by experiencing the signs it gives, we can understand what's happening...

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Bed of Roses

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2011 | 12:22 PM

Why is it so difficult for people to be honest with themselves? It's a challenge for many, especially when we live in a world where you are told what to do, who to be and how to act. You start to wonder if you're a carbon copy of somebody else,...

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Happy New Now

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2011 | 6:24 PM

What truly inspires you? I'm not talking about something that you want or need to have. In life, most people create an agenda that supports their idea of security. Yet if we live this way, we actually rob ourselves of the whole experience of life. The idea of setting your...

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Spiritual Revolution

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2010 | 12:22 AM

In today's world, it seems that most spiritual teachers focus their work on people who already understand or have a basic knowledge of what they are talking about. Why are there so many spiritual leaders out there working to affect change on the planet, yet keeping it so far removed...

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Get Out of the Driver's Seat

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2010 | 3:18 PM

We are at a time where we must hold ourselves accountable, as well as the people around us, if we are ever going to survive the future. We cannot just sit back and avoid taking action in life. We have a duty to love our planet and the people living...

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I Owe You Nothing!

(2) Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 6:31 PM

A friend of mine recently called to ask me to come visit her in the hospital. After tuning in, I realized that I didn't want to. Even though a voice in my head said, "Do this or you're a bad person," I stood by my decision. I instead offered to...

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Mind Your Ego

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 4:20 PM

What is fear? Some say that fear is false evidence appearing real. I've heard this so many times and I think it's crap, though it sounds good when you say it. All fear stems from a voice, a thought that uses your past experiences to paralyze you and make you...

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Hocus Pocus

(5) Comments | Posted May 6, 2010 | 2:53 PM

Since I've lived in Los Angeles, I've experienced a lot of interesting things. Yet nothing has caught my attention more than the number of people who claim to be spiritual healers, psychics, and yes, gypsy palm readers--with neon lights offering a palm reading that leads to you find out you...

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Spirituality and Mumbo Jumbo

(3) Comments | Posted April 21, 2010 | 10:32 PM

Just the other day, I was telling my friend, Jessica, how it must really suck to live on this planet and not have a connection to Source. As she agreed, we looked at each other-- as our eyes connected, there was a deeper meaning we both felt inside--the kind that...

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Spirituality and Blah Blah

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 1:43 PM

What's it going to take to remove the blah blah of circumstance from one's life? It's not so easy when we are continually taught to live away from our truth. While playing a game of "Do you like me and am I good enough," we constantly battle with the idea...

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Spirituality and Prosperity

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2010 | 12:53 PM

What is going on? So many people are coming to me with money problems that I decided to communicate with spirit about it. Do you believe that everything in life that is material comes from Source? Source is not Santa Claus waiting on your prayers and reports of good duties...

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Spirituality and Bobbleheads

(10) Comments | Posted March 6, 2010 | 2:10 PM

Why do so many people think that reading a book or taking a class makes one spiritual? As a Shaman, I say it is not so. However, there are so many people who would disagree. They honestly believe that if they read a text in a book or study a...

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Spirituality and the Red Carpet

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2010 | 11:14 AM

The modern day superhero is a celebrity that walks the red carpet and is seen in magazines and films worldwide. How did these once normal folks get their super powers? Through the many people who are more focused on what's bigger and brighter instead of looking in the mirror and...

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Spirituality in the City of Angeles

(5) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 4:56 PM

When you think of Los Angeles, it's easy to think of fake, opportunistic people. Everywhere you look, you see plastic Barbies filled with silicone, starving actors and excessive bling. The idea of following a spiritual path in such a place seems outrageous and downright insane. Who could even focus in...

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