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Darpan is a neo-shaman and urban mystic. He travels extensively around the world delivering concerts, sound healing seminars and shamanic retreats. He is a living synthesis of his teachings and is an inspirational speaker and gifted musician.

He was born in the Netherlands and was raised and educated in Australia. He graduated from Flinders University with a B.A (hons) majoring in Psychology and the Dramatic Arts.

He spent several years studying the art of Meditation in India with Osho, an enlightened mystic and later lived and worked with various shamans and healers in Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.

Further studies include Transpersonal Psychology and the teachings of Dr. Stanislav Grof. He is also deeply influenced by Tibetan Bhuddist and Taoist philosophy.

In his presentations he weaves together 30 years of experience in consciousness research, vibrational healing and the shamanic arts, creating a unique transmission that enlivens and transforms.

Darpan is a spontaneous and engaging speaker with a natural flair for embellishing his talks with interesting stories, anecdotal references and rich personal experience. He delivers a wealth of information within a context which inspires and motivates. His passion is creating positive change by initiating vision and awakening new perspectives.

He is a man of many talents and has worked at various times as an actor, musician, teacher, therapist and counsellor.

He has produced several CD’s of original music. These include “Body of Light”, “Fly Away”, “Temple of Glowing Sound” and his most recent release, “LoveLight”. He is an avid writer and has contributed articles to various publications.



  • Studied Drama, English Lit. and Psychology at Flinders University and graduated with B.A. Hons. (first class).

  • Trained in singing, theatre studies and mime.

  • Instruments: Voice, guitar, percussion, synthesisers, didgeridoo, crystal and Tibetan healing bowls.

  • Extensive studies in Transpersonal Psychology and the work of Dr. Stanislav Grof.

  • Studied Shao Lin martial arts for 12 years with Dr. Tennyson Yu (Sydney)

  • Trained in Humaniversity therapeutic practice.

  • Extensive experience in group therapy and Osho meditations (Tantra, Tibetan Pulsing, Shamanic Healing, acupressure, bioenergetics)

  • Before dedicating his life to the Healing Power of Sound, Darpan enjoyed many years of experience as a professional actor, musician and composer.

  • Tai Chi/ Chi Kung Practitioner

  • Hypnotherapist ( Osho Commune International)

  • Seminar Leader – “The Healing Voice”

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