Michael Dilts holds degrees in Linguistics from the University of Caifornia at Berkeley and Harvard University. He enjoyed a long and productive career in the computer industry, working for Texas Instruments, Wang Laboratories and Apple, Inc. He has been awarded seven patents for software design and has published over a dozen articles in journals and in the proceedings of technical conferences.

At the same time he was pursuing his business career, Michael was conducting a personal investigation of comparative religion and Shamanism, completing training courses with Michael Harner and with other instructors. Michael is currently a Sponsoring Member of Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies. He has also experienced initiation into several branches of the Western Mystery Tradition.

After retiring from his senior management position in high technology, Michael devoted himself to full-time teaching and research. He joined with his brothers, Robert Dilts and the late John Dilts, to provide business creativity consultation and developed the technique of Shamanic Coaching, which combines ancient and modern approaches to the heightening of awareness and the expansion of consciousness.

Michael has expertise in a number of ancient languages, including Vedic Sanskrit, Old Norse, Old Irish, Old English, Middle Welsh, Homeric Greek, Hittite, Akkadian, Sumerian and Venetic