LUISA KOLKER is a licensed psychotherapist and Shamanic healer living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Although born in the United States, she comes from a long line of Central American doctors, psychiatrists, and curanderos. She has a B.A. in humanities from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. She was apprentice to Ioanna Salazan, author of Zen Comics, for four years in Spain.