The following Toltec teachers, mentors, and authors offer valuable ways to begin a deeper exploration of Toltec wisdom. The list is by no means exhaustive, and the interested student is encouraged to also consult a local bookstore or library and the Internet.
Aaron Landman, Artist
Through his art, Aaron expresses the gift of the authentic life he received from Miguel Ruiz. He expresses his inner journey in many media, from paper to photography — and always with a great love for life. Aaron also leads journeys and supports personal apprentices.
Allan Hardman, Joydancer
Author of this book, numerous articles, and two anthology chapters, Allan is an expert in revealing and healing the hidden belief systems that limit and sabotage effective lives and relationships. He brings to his teaching an extensive background in emotional healing and spiritual counseling, along with his ten-year apprenticeship with Miguel Ruiz.
Barbara Emrys and Gene Nathan, M.D., Sacred Legacies
Barbara Emrys has been designated by Miguel Ruiz to teach “Toltec dreaming” groups in his lineage. Her Web site shares her teaching through her writings, audio, and videos, along with schedules for the dreaming practice.
Barbara Simon and Regina Cates, Romancing Your Soul
This dynamic teaching partnership guides you to romance your soul through body, mind, and spirit — power journeys, apprenticeships, yoga, and just the right clothing to make it all work.
Brandt Morgan, Thunderheart
A masterful teacher of the Toltec wisdom, Brandt Morgan is also deeply experienced in Native American traditions and wilderness skills. His new book is Vision Walk.
Carlos Castaneda (Taisha Abelar and Florinda Donner-Grau)
When The Teachings of Don Juan was released in 1968, Carlos Castaneda became a favorite of the spiritual seekers of the time. His stories of meeting a Toltec nagual in the desert of northern Mexico, and his use of peyote and other mind-altering plants, inspired an entire subculture. There are nine books by Castaneda. His apprentices (names given in parentheses above) now use the Web site to share information about their teaching.
David and Linda Dibble, The New Agreements in Health Care
David Dibble combines a background in business consulting with his passion for healing individuals and society. He and his wife, Linda, have focused their intent on transforming the healthcare system in the United States into a holistic wellness system, based on the Toltec wisdom.
Dr. Deborah Lord, Choosing Freedom
Along with her teaching of the Toltec wisdom, Deborah Lord is the creator and guardian of Eagles Landing Sanctuary, a retreat center on 200 acres in beautiful western Massachusetts. Her book Choosing Freedom and her CD sets offer additional ways to benefit from her love and experience.
Ed Fox, Intent Coaching
Ed Fox and Intent Coaching help empower students and clients by cleaning distorted perceptions to open and perceive truth. Ed teaches that understanding and embracing emotions is an integral part of living a dynamic and free life. Ed often teaches with his wife, Rita Rivera.
Gary van Warmerdam, Pathways to Happiness, Toltec Spirit
Gary is a longtime apprentice in the Toltec tradition who has created a simple and dynamic roadmap to a happy and fulfilling life. Changing old habits and agreements is not always easy, but good guidance makes it possible. Gary's site features many audio resources.
La Doña Gini Gentry, Garden of the Goddess
La Doña is an insightful and powerful teacher, and a nagual woman in the lineage of Miguel Ruiz. She has created a beautiful retreat center, the Garden of the Goddess, near Santa Fe, New Mexico, for her workshops and residential empowerments.
Gloria Jean, Woman Reborn
Join Gloria Jean, along with Rita Rivera and a group of women seekers, for workshops or journeys to Teotihuacán and Iceland. Gloria also brings a fresh perspective to parenting through her work in the Toltec tradition.
Heather Ash Amara and Raven Smith, Spirit Weavers
Heather Ash combines her rich experience in earth rituals, Wicca, and firewalks with her Toltec training to offer her students and apprentices a fresh and dynamic approach to personal growth. Her partner, Raven Smith, cofacilitates Spiritweavers Circles, journeys, and workshops.
Ken Eagle Feather
Ken Eagle Feather claims to have met don Juan Matus, the teacher of Carlos Castaneda, and has written several books about the Toltec path, including The Toltec Path and Traveling with Power.
Lee McCormick, Spirit Recovery
Lee McCormick enhances his Toltec teaching with his experience in guiding addictions recovery at his Ranch Recovery Center in Tennessee. Lee is the author of The Spirit Recovery Meditation Journal.
Lennie Tan, Transform Your Life
Lennie Tan began her own healing journey as a music therapist, and then discovered the Toltec wisdom through Miguel Ruiz. She shares her unconditional love on power journeys to sacred sites and through her mentoring in person, by phone, and through the Internet, from her home in Vancouver, Canada.
Leo van Warmerdam and Niki Orietas, The Dreaming Mind
A powerful teaching couple with insights into addictions recovery, Leo and Niki lead power journeys, guide individual apprentices, and present workshops in Southern California.
Meghan and Jamie Gilroy, True Love Now
Meghan and Jamie Gilroy believe that it is absolutely possible to be living the life of your dreams. They are a loving and inspirational couple that teach from the heart of their own truth. Their full range of teaching offers support for many issues of modern relationships and daily living.
Melissa Phillippe, Awakening Awareness
Melissa's love and wisdom gained on the Toltec path expresses itself through the power of her music with a message, and her messages with the power of music. Melissa combines her Toltec teaching with her experience as a science-of-mind practitioner to support individuals in their search for freedom.
Miguel Ruiz and José Luis Ruiz
Miguel Ruiz is the author of The Four Agreements, The Mastery of Love, and other Toltec wisdom books. Don Miguel teaches and leads power journeys with his son, José Luis Ruiz, in the United States and Mexico, sharing ancient and modern Toltec wisdom. The teachers listed below have been trained by don Miguel. Most lead power journeys to Teotihuacán, Mexico, and other sacred sites in Latin America and beyond. Some are available for personal apprenticeships, some offer online courses and teleclasses, and many have written books about the Toltec path and related subjects. Check their Web sites for details.
Ray Dodd, The Power of Belief
Ray Dodd has combined his background in business and coaching with his apprenticeship in the Toltec tradition to create a teaching devoted to “real change, one belief at a time.” His books include The Power of Belief and Belief Works.
Rebecca Haywood, The Awakening Spirit
Rebecca Haywood was chosen by Mother Sarita (mother of Miguel Ruiz) to carry on Sarita's tradition as a curandara, or spiritual healer. Rebecca now offers traditional egg cleansings and healings along with her power journeys and private sessions.
Rita Rivera, Toltec Mastery
Along with other master teachers, Rita Rivera offers teleclasses, power journeys, workshops, and private sessions to support the quest for personal freedom. The Toltec Mastery program offers support for every level of experience and interest.
Dr. Sheri Rosenthal, Journeys of the Spirit
Dr. Rosenthal leads spiritual journeys to sacred sites throughout the world. Her work with individuals and groups is dynamic, precise, and fun. She is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Toltec Wisdom.
Dr. Susan Gregg, The Dance of Power
From her home in Hawaii, Dr. Gregg offers her support to those with a desire to connect with their inner wisdom and divinity. Since her first book, Dance of Power, she has created several other books and audio resources for healing.
In 1997 Théun Mares began to remember his training as a warrior in previous lifetimes, and has since dedicated his life to teaching the path to personal freedom through his many books and residential retreats.
Victor Sanchez has written two books about the teachings of Carlos Castaneda and Toltec recapitulation. His books are a valuable contribution to understanding the sometimes complex writing and allegories of Castaneda, and offer practical applications of the teachings of ancient and modern Toltecs.
Victoria Allen, Dream Reflections
Victoria is skilled in helping her students understand both the dreaming mind described by the Toltecs, and the power and value of sleeping dreams. She offers her wisdom in a full range of personal and group teaching and journeys.