Author Pat Hanratty, PhD., lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin with the muse and love of his life, Sue. His clinical work and studies on holotropic breathwork–an experiential psychotherapy based on a transpersonal model of the psyche–triggered an ongoing interest and search for answers to the unknown mysteries of the mind. In his fictionalized bodies, he writes about consciousness that exists independently of the brain, which in his series, Reawakened Mysteries, allows for such things as near-death experiences and reincarnation that lends to a more comprehensive paradigm.
He received a bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in psychology, master’s degree in counseling psychology from Marquette, and PhD in clinical psychology from Saybrook in San Francisco. He did clinical work much of his career.