Born in Brooklyn and reared on the North Shore of Massachusetts, Brian Brogan is a internationally recognized shamanic artist. He has lived a nomadic life, and now lives in rural Ireland with his artist wife Jessie Brogan. For Brian, discovering the act of creating poetry was both an epiphany and a revelation in his quest to combine his painting and shamanic interactions with nature.
Brian writes, “In both my poetry and art much of my imagery is dreamlike, and comes to me in dreams, visions, and other liminal states of consciousness where the material world meets the spirit world. I am attracted to dreamlike places where tropes merge, meanings shift, and past, present, and future fuse. At these junctures space can become time, and time can turn into space. Within my poetry are alchemical narratives that resurrect presences, light and hope inside the insistent paradox of the human condition.”
Brian states “I feel a deep kinship with Gary Snyder’s words”:
“As a poet I hold the most archaic values on earth . . . the fertility of the soil, the magic of animals, the power-vision in solitude, the terrifying initiation and rebirth, the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe. I try to hold both history and the wilderness in mind, that my poems may approach the true measure of things and stand against the unbalance and ignorance of our times.”
Brian is the author of The Hailing Light of Bees, and the forth coming Tracking The Masked Dawn 2022.
A poet and teacher he has given talks, teachings and consultations on Shamanism, Feng Shui and Qi Gong. As a shamanic healer and guide he has been fortunate to have been taught by several respected international teachers. Ann Drake Psy.D – Shamanism, Dr. Richard Teh Fu Tan – Qi Gong, Feng Shui, Grandmaster Letian – Qi Gong, Qi Gong healing, Native American/Indigenous Elders, Western School of Feng Shui, Certifications in Qi Gong/Energy Healing and Feng Shui. Brian has both the worldly and spiritual experience that has brought insightful wisdom to a cross-cultural, wide demographic of individuals. His counseling experience through shamanic services, Feng Shui clients, troubled teens, military personnel and prisoners brings a time-tested, valued, earthy approach to the hard choices and direction in peoples lives. Brian has brought lasting healing change and transformation to individuals and families for many years. He retired from offering his services to the public in 2022, and is primarily focusing on his poetry and art.