Bio

Incarnated: 25 Nov, New Brunswick, Canada
Facebook: facebook.com/shawngray
Twitter: Shawn_Gray

Education:
– M.A. in Western Esotericism (University of Exeter, 2010).
– B.A. in Intercultural Religious Studies, Linguistics Concentration (Trinity Western University, 1993).

Business: Circle Eight Communications
Circle Eight Communications provides web development, social media, web hosting, and translation services to help our customers communicate their message more effectively.

Martial Arts:

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (Since 1992)
Japan-resident 1990/91 and 1997-2014 primarily for ongoing study of martial arts. Started a dojo in Japan in 2000 at the urging of the Bujinkan grandmaster, the first Bujinkan school in Japan led by a civilian non-Japanese. Regular interpretation for the grandmaster at his classes in Japan. Seminars internationally since 2002.
Karate (1984-1992)
Kendo (1990-1992)

Japanese/English Translation:
– Professional Japanese-to-English translation since 1998
– Martial Arts, Religion/Spirituality, IT, Manufacturing, Automotive, Sales/Marketing/Business, and Political/Economic

I.T. / Web Development:
– Full-stack (LAMP); CSS, Javascript / jQuery, Perl
– Linux/Unix system/database administration including administration of servers for the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, as well as  major Japanese IT companies and automobile manufacturers
ITIL certification in IT Service Management

Religion/Spirituality:
Hermeticism, Neo-Platonism, Qabalah, Thelema

Sports:
– Snowboarding (Instructors’ license from the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors, 1996)
– Ice hockey (9 years)

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