Anthropologist Hank Wesselman, PHD., is one of those rare, cutting edge scientists who truly walks between the worlds. He received his Master's degree in zoology at the University of Colorado and his Doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of California. Hank first became interested in indigenous spiritual traditions back in the 1960s. Since then, his work as an anthropologist has allowed him to spend much of his life living among traditional peoples in remote areas, seldom, if ever, visited by outsiders.
Since the early 1970s, he has conducted field research exploring the ancient, eroded landscapes of East Africa's Great Rift Valley in search of answers to the mystery of human origins. He is currently doing research in the Middle Awash Valley in northern Ethiopia. It was out in the tribal lands in southern Ethiopia, that Hank first began to experience spontaneous altered states of consciousness similar to those of traditional shamans.
Art Bell: Somewhere in Time journeyed back to June 13, 2002, when Art was joined by anthropologist, Dr. Hark Wesselman, who discussed how someone can access The Grid - the place that takes us into the third level between the physical and the spiritual world. ... More »Host: Art Bell - Somewhere In Time
Anthropologist and author Hank Wesselman discussed his eight years of visitations, begun in 1996, with the late Hawaiian shaman and kahuna Hale Makua, who was like the Dalai Lama to the Polynesian world. As he chanted the names of his ancestors, "I could see him very subtly transforming...as ancestor after ancestor used the bridge that he was creating to come through his body, and through his mind, into our world," he said of Makua. First hour guest, Internet privacy advocate Lauren Weinstein reported on a security breach into Sony's PlayStation Network, in which members' private information was comprised. ... More »Host: George Noory
Anthropologist, author, and primary investigator of the Early Man sites in Ethiopia, Hank Wesselman discussed how shamanism can be used for accessing the realms of spirit and gave an update on discoveries in anthropology. His new book, co-authored with Sandra Ingerman, explores shamanic techniques such as listening to drumming to enter trance states. First hour guest, ghostbuster Mary Ann Winkowski joined George in the studio to talk about her encounters with earthbound spirits. ... More »Host: George Noory
Anthropologist Hank Wesselman and his wife, shaman Jill Kuykendall discussed spirit medicine in relation to soul loss & soul retrieval. People can lose parts of their soul due to traumas such as abuse or the loss of a loved one, explained Kuykendall. There are three aspects to the soul-- spirit, body and mental which roughly correspond with Freud's superego, ego and subconscious (id), Wesselman further detailed. ... More »Host: George Noory
Author, shaman, and paleoanthropologist Hank Wesselman (sharedwisdom) returned to C2C as the main guest on Tuesday night. Speaking of a profound moment on one of his research expeditions in Africa, he said it was "heady stuff to hold the bones of the earliest ancestors in your hands and then look up at night and see a satellite going across the sky." Wesselman shared tales of his shamanic apprenticeship and practice that began in Africa, describing how the first time he left his tent via astral travel, he had swooped up and down in the sky over their campsite. The next morning, one of the tribesmen said to him, "Hey, Dr. Hank, what were you doing flying over my tent last night?"Shamans access a web or matrix, that in ancient Hawaii was called "Aka," explained Wesselman who compared this space to the "dark matter" of the universe, a kind of "invisible scaffolding" in which all is connected. Through this field, he said he has been able to time travel, where he has built a rappor ... More »Host: George Noory
Dr. Hank Wesselman spoke of his anthropological studies into human origins as well as his "inner space" experiences derived through shamanic practice. "Under the skin all homo sapiens are Africans," Wesselman said, adding that the different racial features developed around 30-40,000 years ago. ... More »Host: George Noory
Anthropologist, Hank Wesselman, PhD., has worked for much of the past 30years with an international team of scientists, exploring Eastern Africa'sGreat Rift Valley in search of answers to the mystery of human origins. Hehas also taught for the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, for the University ofCalifornia at San Diego, for California State University at Sacramento, andfor American River College and Sierra College in the greater Sacramento areawhere his most popular class is focused on the role of religion and magic inthe lives of traditional people. He is also a shaman in training, now in the20th year of his apprenticeship. ... More »Host: Art Bell
Research paleoanthropologist Hank Wesselman, PhD is one of those rarecutting edge scientists who truly walk between the worlds. He did hisundergraduate work, as well as his Masters Degree, in Zoology at theUniversity of Colorado at Boulder, then went on to receive his doctoraldegree in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkley. For thepast 30 years, he has worked with an international group of scientists,exploring East Africa's Great Rift Valley in search of answers to themystery of human origins. He is also a shaman in training, now in the 20thyear of his apprenticeship. ... More »Host: Art Bell