Jan Esmann is an enlightened Shaktipāt master living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He teaches, transmits and gives Shaktipāt. The highest teachings are transmitted in silence during meditation or afterwards. Jan is not part of any tradition or represents a lineage.
He grew up in Bury, England, although his parents were Danish. In 1967 the family moved to Denmark. There was no religious or spiritual influence from either parent. Yet Jan showed strong spiritual yearnings since an early age.
After doing Transcendental Meditation and the TM-Sidhi Programme for six years, since 1977, Jan felt the need for a guru. So he found Gururaj Ananda Yogi and stayed with him for four years. After some time, Jan’s Kundalini was so active that he did not need any other guidance, so he gave up on gurus and meditated by observing the inner Shakti and letting the Shakti guide him. Soon Jan began to be contagious, and the Kundalini might spontaneously awaken in those that meditated with him, plunging them into love and bliss. After a couple of years, Jan met Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī, best known as Hugging Amma, and related to her as a spiritual master, meeting her regularly for 15 years; he is still deeply connected with her as a guiding light within. But again Mother Shakti guided Jan to meditate on his own and to begin sharing the grace of The Divine Mother, Shakti.
Today Jan would describe his state as being grabbed and swallowed by Mother. The Divine Mother who resides in everybody as Kundalini Shakti and patiently waits to unfold as a vibrating field of love, bliss and grace. Jan became enlightened in 1985.
He has a MA in History of Modern Culture and a B.Sc in Art-restoration. Today Jan earns his living as an professional artist, a writer and also has a software company, developing photo retouching plug-ins for Photoshop.