Woo Du-An (AKA Rob Whitesides-Woo)

Shaman, healer, teacher, and coauthor of Allowing God–Insights to Inspire and Renew the fire of Love at the Very Center of Your Soul.

Woo Du-An, also known as Rob Whitesides-Woo, was born in 1950 in Taipei, Taiwan. At birth he received the name Woo Du-An from a naming astrologer, a Chinese tradition. A translation of his Chinese name is, “Harmony within War and Peace. He currently lives in the central Rocky Mountains near Aspen, Colorado, surrounded by a variety of friends, human, animal, plant and mineral.

Woo works as a shaman, healer, and teacher, privately by phone and at his sanctuary in the mountains. He has an international practice.

His new book, coauthored with Robert G. Novak, "Allowing God–Insights to Inspire and Renew the Fire of Love at the Very Center of Your Soul," was released in March of 2016.

Woo’s work involves many modalities: Chi and energy healing; insightful perception and conversation within a field of unconditional caring, kindness, and love; and when appropriate as a shaman, he will enter non-ordinary reality and share the body and memories of those he works with, acting as a conduit to bring forward intermediary helpers to soothe, balance and heal. He helps people experience the mysteries of love, compassion and grace.

Woo studied for many years in the arenas of world religions, Chi Kung, internal martial arts, meditative and healing practices, and spiritual and shamanic psychology. He has a Masters in Theology from Peace Theological Seminary and a BFA in music composition from the California Institute of the Arts. In his obnoxiously rebellious late teens, Woo was one of twelve students selected to study privately under the renowned poet, Denise Levertov. Denise Levertov strongly encouraged him to write, advice he ignored for 43 years in favor of writing music and studying the spiritual and healing arts.

Under his recording artist name of Rob Whitesides-Woo, he wrote and produced nine albums and over 200 film scores. His CD, Mountain Light, charted in the top 15 on Billboard. During his years in the music industry, he was a mentor to artists who wanted to penetrate to a deeper level of their expression, to connect to the soul of who they are and be able to translate that into their work. The levels of emotional, spiritual and physical healing involved to help the artist connect to these depths directly translated into his emergence as a shaman, healer and teacher.

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