Bradford Keeney

Bradford Keeney is the Vice President of The World Spirit Institute of the Nancy Connor Foundation in New Hope Pennsylvania and the author of many well-known and respected texts in professional psychology, including Shaking Out the Spirits: A Psychotherapist’s Entry Into the Healing Mysteries of Global Shamanism, The Lunatic Guide to the David Letterman Show and Crazy Wisdom Tales for Deadheads: A Shamanic Companion to the Grateful Dead.

Bradford Keeney, Ph.D., has been called “an all-American shaman, the Marco Polo of psychology, and an anthropologist of the spirit” by the editors of Utne Reader. Elders of indigenous traditions throughout the world, including the Kalahari Bushmen, the Caribbean Shakers of St. Vincent, the Guarani Indians of the Amazon, and leaders of the Japanese healing tradition of Seiki Jutsu,  have embraced Keeney as an elder and spokesperson for the old ways of ecstatic shaking. Following an academic career as a systems theorist and psychotherapist, he spent over a decade traveling the globe, living with spiritual teachers, shamans, healers, and medicine people who trusted him to share their words with others – modern cultures in need of Elder wisdom.