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Experiential seminars created by Frank Natale include Trance Dance, the dance of life; Rites of Passage, exploring life's inevitable transformations; The One Experience; Alive Relationships; Results, a course in creative consciousness; Creative Communications, the experience of being understood; and Self Esteem, the power within.
Committed to dance as a healing force, Natale, with his band Professor Trance, produced a body of music featuring extended play trance dance tracks including the albums Shaman's Breath, Medicine Trance, Rites of Passage, Dance Your Animal, Dancers of Eternity, Spirit Animal and Breath of Fire.
Books by Frank Natale include Relationships for Life, The Wisdom of Midlife and Trance Dance, the Dance of Life.
A native New Yorker, in 1967 Natale co-founded Phoenix House in New York, which became the largest residential treatment facility for chemical dependency in the United States. After serving as clinical director for twelve years, Natale chose to leave Phoenix House and focus his work on successful, functioning personalities who want to experience new levels of spirituality, creativity and aliveness.
During the Sixties and Seventies Natale studied and worked with many leaders of the modern human consciousness movement including Charles Dederich, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Fritz Perls, Baba Muktananda, J. Krishnamurti and Buckminster Fuller.
Natale passed in 2002 in Hawaii surrounded by family and friends.