Victor Shamas

Victor ShamasEducation

B.S, The Evergreen State College, 1981
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Arizona
M.S., Chemistry, University of California at Santa Cruz
Former Faculty Member, The Evergreen State College


Repose: The Potent Pause
Act on Wisdom

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Biographical Note

I have a new book, entitled "Repose: The Potent Pause," that just spent three days atop the Amazon Best Seller list in two categories (including Short Reads in Science and Math). The book, co-authored with Tucson rehabilitation specialist Jhan Kold, introduces readers to a simple relaxation technique called Repose, which has important physical and mental health benefits. You can see a description of the book at or learn more at

I have written two other books, The Way of Play: Reclaiming Divine Fun and Celebration (2011) and The Chanter's Guide: Sacred Chanting as a Shamanic Practice, as well as electronic textbooks on abnormal psychology, biopsychology, health psychology, human sexuality, research methods, and social psychology. I have produced four audio CDs: "Chakra Tones" (2009), "Global Chant 1" (2008), "Four Meditations" (2004), and "Biofeedback, Hypnosis, and Relaxation" (2003).

ReposePublication Type


Latest Publication Title

Repose: The Potent Pause with Jhan Kold

Publication Description

Discover Repose, a new resource that can enhance health, eliminate stress, slow down aging, elevate mood, reduce pain, improve sleep, and increase productivity.Repose represents a major breakthrough in health prevention that is simple, free, and highly effective. This book will answer all your questions about Repose and get you started on a path that will enhance virtually every aspect of your life. You will see the science behind Repose and hear the real-life stories of people who have already reaped the benefits.

How did Evergreen help you in your career?

As an Evergreen student (1979-81), I strengthened my writing and analytical skills greatly, especially through a memorably challenging individual contract I did with Thad Curtz. Then as an Evergreen faculty member, I had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii with the Tropical Biology program in 1983, where I had my first exposure to coral reefs. My fascination with reefs led me to Fiji and Australia two years later, where I had the profound life experiences that propelled me into the field of psychology and that inspired my continuing exploration of spirituality and human consciousness.