bruce silverman


“ . . . This I know
. . . that often
when I sang,
and drummed,
and danced:
I found my eternity.”

Rabindranath Tagore

sacred work
  • Ph.D. (Hon), Wisdom University, 2009
  • Afro-Brazilian Healing Arts: The Umbanda Tradition, under “Ilorixa” Tina de Souza, 2002-2004, Oakland, CA, and Temple Guaracy, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Brazilian Music & Spirituality, “Batucaje” Folkloric Troupe, San Francisco, CA, 1981-1986
  • MA, Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA, 1984
  • Afro-Cuban, Haitian Drumming and Spirituality: Marcus Gordon, Priest of Santeria, 1975-77, San Francisco, CA
  • North Indian Classical Music/ Drumming, The Ali Akbar (Khan) College of Music, San Rafael, CA, 1974-1975
  • BA, History, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., 1971
  • Therapist, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo, Dept. of Sociology: Autistic Children’s Lab. 1970-1971
  • Liberal Arts, Miami University (Ohio), 1967-1970
bruce

“Everything is swinging:
Heaven, Earth, Water,
and Fire”

Kabir