Category: Press & Media


In this fascinating interview, I talk in-depth with my good friend Durek, about his work, and what it really means to be a shaman in today’s world. As everything spiritual becomes increasingly trendy, and everyone and their mum seems to be joining Ayahausca ceremonies, I wanted to gain insights from someone who is evidently truly gifted and has […]


When Karen Elson and Jack White got married in a canoe floating down the Amazon River and a shaman was their officiant, the ceremony seemed appropriately eccentric for the rock ‘n’ roll couple. As if the far-flung setting wasn’t otherworldly enough, the sanctification of their marriage by a medicine man only made the scene even […]


Shaman Durek, from Northern California, comes from a long line of spiritual practitioners. He began seeing and communication with spirits when he was two and began his spiritual and shamanic studies when he was 12. Shaman Durek talked to Speak Up about his life as a shaman. He began by describing the strange experiences that […]


It’s the middle of the day and I’m sitting in a hotel suite in Piccadilly holding hands with a total stranger. The palm of my hand is tingling, and when he tells me to breathe deeply, the feeling intensifies and tadpoles of warmth run up my arm. Next he tells me to laugh. The corner […]


The new A-list must-have: a personal Shaman Durek Verrett’s celebrity clients are queueing up for his ‘spiritual detox’, but could he heal Anna Maxted’s sore hip? As if hot yoga and chia seeds weren’t sustaining enough, the latest celebrity trend is to have your own shaman, who mediates wisdom from the spirit world on your […]


Who is a modern shaman that works in the middle of the big city? Shaman Durek is said to be one of the world’s most powerful shamans and has worked with rock stars, Hollywood celebrities, successful Wallstreet brokers, topmodels, European royalties and the Prime Minister of Iceland- of course Amelia wants to meet with him […]


Shaman Durek, the third-generation healer with global reach. Applying shamanic knowledge, Durek performs “spiritual surgery” to bring “harmony, success, and well-being into your life.” He started the celeb-studded “Eyes of Love” on Instagram to spread loving thoughts via social media.


A “SPIRITUAL shaman” who has worked with stars including Gwyneth Paltrow is turning his attention to Londoners, who he says “drown their emotions out with alcohol and cigarettes”. A “SPIRITUAL shaman” who has worked with stars including Gwyneth Paltrow is turning his attention to Londoners, who he says “drown their emotions out with alcohol and […]


Shaman Durek, the man who came back from the dead in order to assist Gwyneth Paltrow is traveling the world with five sets of pants and a play station for one reason only: to give you a hug. Special interview before his arrival in Israel. A day before the interview with Shaman Durek, his agency […]


By definition, a shaman is “a priest or priestess who uses magic for the purpose of curing the sick, divining the hidden, and controlling events”—powerful, indeed, particularly when you encounter a shaman who believes that part of his mandate is to teach us all how to fish for ourselves. Shaman Durek, who was born in […]