About the Author
Born in 1946, raised in Chicago, Winnipeg and San Francisco. Anthropology degree, Pomona College, post-graduate work in ethnographic documentary filmmak9ing at UCLA. Began to study and practive herbalism in 1969, then studied acupuncture. Licentiate, Bachelor and Master of Acupuncture degrees from J.R. Worsley at the College of Traditional Acupuncture, Leamington Spa, England, and served on the faculty there, 1979-80. Currently Cowan is the apprentice and designated successor of Don Guadalupe Gonzalez Rios, an elder Huichol Indian shaman and plant spirit healer. Cowan lives in Santa Barbara, California, and spends much time in Mexico and giving workshops and lectures around the world.
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