About the Author
Robert Maldonado is an energy healer and teacher who has dedicated himself to helping others discover their innate healing abilities and guiding them through life transitions. He has experienced many life transitions and roles himself as a student, husband, chemical sales-engineer, flight instructor, military officer and pilot, public school teacher, martial arts instructor, counselor and healer.
He is a retired military officer having spent the majority of his professional career as a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot, and with the elite “Air Commandos” of the Air Force Special Operations Command. Upon military retirement he taught elementary and middle school U.S. History and Mathematics before retiring from Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. He has lived in Germany, Venezuela, Peru, Mexico and has traveled the world and has a passion for discovering the beauty and honoring the sacred in all places and cultures he has visited.
Robert is also a Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner/Instructor; Certified Healing Touch Practitioner; Barbara Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher; Shamanic Practitioner, Quantum Touch practitioner and a teacher of Integral Chinese Qigong and Tai Chi. He holds a PhD. in Energy Medicine from Akamai University specializing in Spiritual healing and additional certifications in Education (K-8), Judo, Jujitsu and is an ordained minister and Sidha in Transcendental meditation. His academic background includes a PhD in Systems Analysis from Columbia Pacific University, PhD in Theocentric Psychology from La Salle University, and graduate degrees in education, business, religion, international relations, and psychology.
He is the author of “The Calling of the Heart: A Journey in Self-Healing” describing his personal experiences in transformation and healing, weaving together wonderful teachings from his life and journey’s in Peru, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada as an energy healer. Additionally, he is the author of “My Maori Experience: New Zealand 2007”; “A Spiritual Journey to the Sacred Land of Mystical Peru, 2008”; and, “A Healers Journey: My Return for the Deactivation of the 20th Special Operations Squadron and the Retirement of the United States Air Force MH-53M PAVELOW Helicopter.” Other published works include: “Counterinsurgency: Realities and Alternatives”; and “Planning the Air Campaign in Unconventional Warfare Operations” in Spanish while a United States Air Force Special Operations exchange officer with the Peruvian Air Force.
Robert has finished his first novel titled “Children of Atlantis: Keepers of the Crystal Skull”, an Indiana Jones style metaphysical adventure about an archeologist who discovers an ancient crystal skull on the bottom of Lake Titicaca only to find out that he about his past life in Atlantis, and a destiny to open sacred sites around the world using the skull for the ascension of the planet. Being pursued by the forces of darkness he invites the reader to follow him through his journal entries as he tries to explain how it all began and why he finds himself on his current quest. This novel also allowed Robert an opportunity to connect with the land of his childhood and rekindle those magical, transcendent and healing memories.
Robert is currently on the faculty of Akamai University as an adjunct professor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and works as a writer, healer, and teacher. He resides in Fairhope, Alabama with his wife Ellen, dog Buddy and cat Maggie.