Book Release: In Search of the Common Shaman

In Search of the Common Shaman is a powerful fusion of methods, ideas, and intentional mindsets seeking to revitalize the magic and mystical energy within each of us. Based on Will Roger’s personal experience, He identifies and describes a framework that has enhanced connectedness, heightened experiences, and intensified the magical wonderment of life on earth. In Search of the Common Shaman is not only the story of his life, but also reflects the universal journey, this shared search for reconnection, the moment of the re-wild and re-energization of the divine power that dwells inside each of us. Available in hardback format. In Search of the Common Shaman will be available in stores worldwide, Publication date TBA. Distribution through Ingram Content Group.

Will Roger discovered Burning Man in 1994, through his life partner Crimson Rose. Together and with several others, they co-founded Black Rock City, LLC, the company that produces Burning Man event for nearly 20 years. As a cultural co-founder of Burning Man, he founded and managed the Black Rock City Department of Public Works — a team of several hundred people responsible for the pre-event and post-event construction logistics and production. He is the co-founder of the Black Rock Art Foundation and a founding board member of Burning Man Project, and is the vice-president of Friends of the Black Rock/High Rock. Will is heavily involved in conservation efforts of the Black Rock Desert, which is the United States' largest National Conservation Area, and which is home to the Burning Man event. He served as chairman of the Sierra Front – North Western Great Basin – Resource Advisory Council (RAC), and is currently a member of the RAC NCA Subgroup.

Will is also an accomplished photographer, and worked nearly 20 years at the Rochester Institute of Technology as a photo chemist, administrator, associate professor, and assistant director.


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