The first half of George Schwimmer's life ended when his son David was lost at sea while on a kayaking course in the Sea of Cortez in 1978. David was three days shy of his nineteenth birthday. George was three weeks shy of his forty-seventh birthday. From the night he received the phone call telling him of David's death, he has been on a spiritual and metaphysical journey that he never anticipated. He was trained in Reiki healing, chakra healing, psychic readings, past-life therapy, spirit releasement therapy, and finally as a modern shaman, moving from Raleigh to New York City, then to Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and ultimately to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
During that period he worked on his first book, THE SEARCH FOR DAVID, then edited David's writing, DAVID: leaves from the journal of a soul, followed by the accounts of his earlier metaphysical experiences. He has understood for the past thirty years that he was being asked by spirit to have these experiences and then write about them, so that others could become aware of and knowledgeable about metaphysical matters that science has mostly refused to even look at.
Dr. George Schwimmer discussed how the death of his son David set him off on a metaphysical path, and his investigations into Edgar Cayce, altered states of consciousness, shamanism, and the ancient civilization of Mu (Lemuria).