Don Miguel Ruiz

About the author

Don Miguel Ruiz was raised in rural Mexico. He attended medical school and then became a surgeon, practicing medicine for several years. After getting into a near-fatal car accident, Ruiz re-conceived his moral understanding and decided he needed to become a Toltec shaman. He moved to the United States and became the apprentice of a shaman. The Four Agreements, written based on his study of Toltec spiritual beliefs, was a New York Times bestseller for more than a decade. Since then, six books have followed. He now lectures and leads retreats in the United States.