Jane Galer holds a BA in philosophy, an MA in material culture studies, and a certificate in museum curation for archaeologists. She trained as a shaman in the lineage of the Q'ero of Peru for four years. Her work includes Becoming Hummingbird: Charting Your Life Journey the Shaman's Way, The Navigator's Wife, a novel, and she is currently at work on The Painted People: the Celtic Shaman's Lineage. She is an award winning poet and the author of three books of poetry. Jane lives in northern California with her husband, Gene, and border collies, Tweed and Cavendish.