Jason Martin is an expert in medieval literature, a yoga teacher and a shaman. As a writer, he has published articles in The Atlantic and other literary journals and magazines. He is also a playwright and film critic. Jason lived in Europe for a number of years and has traveled extensively, including Asia and South America, delving deeply into Amazonian shamanism in Peru. He has worked as a university professor and a Seine riverboat pilot, holds a BA in French from Yale University and a PhD in French and Comparative Literature from the University of Rochester. He currently lives in Belleville, NJ, where he maintains his yoga teaching and healing practice.