Founder of The Turning of the Ages Mystery School
Daniel Giamario is the Founder of the Turning of the Ages Mystery School™ and creator of the TOTAMS Astrology Paradigm™, also known as TheGiamarioApproach™, and previously known as the Shamanic Astrology Paradigm™. He joined together an academic background in Comparative Philosophy and Spirituality, with his experience of teaching meditation in two worldwide organizations in the 1970’s, and extensive world travel throughout his life.
Daniel learned astrology in the late 1960s and was part of Dane Rudhyar’s humanistic and transpersonal astrology movements in the 1970s. After a vision quest experience on Mount Shasta in 1981, his astrological vision and spiritual path became more Earth-centered and a shamanically-oriented astrology was born. For many years, his specialty has been connecting astrology to the night sky at secluded locations and sacred sites in an “As Above, So Below” direct experience. He has been a full-time astrological consultant since 1984.
TOTAMS Astrology has evolved as a rich blend of psychological, mythological, spiritual, and shamanistic elements, specifically designed to assist in the unfoldment of the individual’s life purpose and in navigating this pivotal point of the Turning of the Ages.
During the 1980s, under the umbrella of The Harbingers of the Turning of the Ages organization, he traveled the world developing his unique astrological approach. This often included a land-based workshop then known as the “Astrological Vision Quest”.
In the early 1990s, with the help of Cayelin Castell, the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School™ was conceived as a land-based, nomadic, and virtual curriculum for training counseling and therapeutic professionals in the use of the most important and transformational astrological tools and techniques.
Daniel’s first book, The Shamanic Astrology Handbook, first appearing in the early 2000s, was revised and updated in 2012 and again in 2014. In 2013 he helped design and authored The Shamanic Astrology Divination Card Deck. His second book, Origins of the Shamanic Astrology Paradigm™, became available in 2017. <All these products are still available on our shop page>
At this time, a variety of other TOTAMS Astrology books are currently in development. Daniel has written numerous articles for Mountain Astrologer magazine and other publications.
Throughout the 1980s and through early 2020, Daniel traveled extensively, teaching workshops in over thirty worldwide locations. He currently is traveling less,and his in-person, international events with TOTAMS and his contributions to his other organization, the Renaissance of the Sacred, have been curtailed as a result of current events, however he hopes to resume these passions soon.
Daniel lives with his wife Lynne in Southeast Asia. He is available for personal and phone consultations, summits, lectures, and workshops. He is also a lively and stimulating radio and television guest and has hosted his own radio show on the Seventh Wave Network. He has an active engagement with mentees and apprentices, and working with many new students on their path towards certification. Recently he has been working on updating all of TOTAMS online courses.
Daniel’s passions are the growing of the Turning of the Ages Mystery School’s body of knowledge, further evolution of the TOTAMS Astrological Paradigm, also known as TheGiamarioApproach™, and continued research to obtain answers to his life-long question: “Who are we? And what the hell happened?”