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My search for a modern spiritual path began as a teenager.

In the cemetery by my house, I experienced a series of overwhelming and powerful encounters that shook me to my core.

Raised in an atheistic Jewish household, I had no framework to understand these experiences. Years later, after reading William James's Variety of Religious Experience, I recognized these early experiences as mystical states of consciousness—profound encounters with the heart of life.

I dedicated my life to understanding and helping others access similar states, first through art and writing, then through nature-based rituals, and now teaching and one-on-one guidance.

For the last five years, I've given talks, workshops, classes, and private sessions about how to cultivate a serious spiritual path in a modern age.

My work is an expression of love for humanity and all sentient beings. I am deeply honored do this work.


I am grateful for each day of my journey and humbled to follow in the footsteps of those great teachers who walked this earth in love.

Get to know me better:

You can watch my YouTube videos where I talk about the ideas and insights that are close to my heart.

You can read my writing here.


Find upcoming workshops and events I'm hosting here.

You can join my private email list to hear directly from me about my personal world and special offers and discounts.

If you love Instagram, follow me @daniellevshkolnik or find me on Linked-In.

If you're ready to invest in transformational inner growth and would like to work 1:1 with me, schedule a free 15 min consult or book your first session now.

more about daniel


Daniel Lev Shkolnik is a Jungian coach and spiritual mentor. His work  is informed by enlightenment teachings, world mythology and Jungian psychology. Those who work with him typically seek deeper life purpose, inner balance, psychedelic integration, and a path toward stable awakening. People also come to him for transformative nature-based rites of passage and one-on-one mentoring.


Daniel is the co-founder of Wisdom Circle, an emerging network of spiritual support groups, and The Open Div Project, which explores open-source spirituality. He was a Glean Spiritual Entrepreneurship Fellow in partnership with Columbia Business School and graduated from Yale University with a degree in sociology. He lives in New Orleans, LA and offers workshops and talks on Jungian inner work and how to cultivate a serious form of spirituality for a modern age.

His workshops, talks, and rituals center on our common humanity and are accessible to all beliefs.


Harvard Humanist Community

Event Speaker 

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Columbia Business School Start Fellow

MBA-level certificate in Spiritual Entrepreneurship

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Open Div Summit

70+ thought leaders
on the future of

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Community Innovators Gathering - 2019

Presenter, Participant

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Yale University
Class of 2015

B.A. Sociology


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Working with Daniel was a breath of much needed fresh air. He helped me articulate who I am and what I have to offer the world. I don't say that lightly. I mean the world. As a result I have a daily mantra that empowers me not just with my business venture but in life that will always lead me to and through the right direction. 

I’ve had many coaches throughout life, and Daniel is one of the great ones. He gets you to imagine what goals and changes are possible in your life, teaches you the tools and techniques needed for the journey, and helps you to work through any emotional obstacles impeding your progress. Daniel’s coaching sessions will be truly valuable for anyone ready to do the difficult work of personal growth.

Daniel is an incredibly thoughtful person with a real gift for guiding others on their own personal voyages. I loved the way he used metaphor and guided meditation to help us visualize things we might not have fully understood until he placed them in that context. If you’re searching for a way to get deeper into your own soul and seek your ultimate purpose in life, Daniel will help you unravel your thoughts with a sensitivity that makes you feel seen, valued, and comfortable making yourself vulnerable.

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