I have known Dan Brown since 1970 where he was my first psychology professor on Altered States of Consciousness in the Psychology department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was a seminal influence on my future and present work in the fields of Meditation, Hypnosis, Mind Body Healing, Peak Performance and Trauma Healing. Dan was my very first clinical supervisor and meditation teacher who opened the door to my interests in Tibetian meditation, mind body healing therapies and guided imagery with music. He is the rarest of western psychologists and eastern meditation teachers in that not only is he fluent in Tibetan and Sanskrit languages with unique abilities to translate and teach Dzocghen and Mahamudra in a form that is palitable for us western psychotherapists with a depth and clairty of mind, thought and intellect. I have been a long term student and colleague of Dan's and have studied with him through the Harvard University programs on Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Peak Performance and Cross cultural systems of Meditation, attachment and clinical supervising seminars for over 48 years. His clinical and spiritual influences and teachings have impacted my psychological & meditation practice's adding breath and depth for my own writings, teachings and training of mental health professionals throughout the world. I cannot say enough to bestow the important credit and influence that Dan's teachings have had upon my life and practice in the fields of clinical psychology, meditation, attachement, hynposis and transpersonal psychology. There simply is no other current western teacher who emodies the wealth of sacred knowledge and cross cultural experience that Dan Brown does. It has been a life time honor and blessing to know, study and practice with Dan Brown truly an exceptional standout!