Hi, I'm Jose.

I'm also known as Izelriel, which is my Neo-Shaman name.

I have a high interest in shamanism, theology, demonology, martial arts, and history.

For a living I am a respiratory therapist and neurology technician.

Why I Joined PHOG

I'm a cofounder of PHOG along with Kris.

I joined PHOG to bring a higher understanding of the spiritual and paranormal field. I've studied the paranormal my entire life, and have had experiences for as long as I can remember dating back to the age of 3. I've decided to do this type of work because I feel it's my spiritual mission and I was tired of seeing the field saturated with Hollywood dramatization of legitimate paranormal encounters.

My most intense experience happend when I was in Junior High where I encountered demonic activity in my home. I also experience sleep paralysis and endeavor to understand it at a deeper level.

My Role

My role is to be a spiritual investigator. I endeavor to keep the team safe through group prayers and cleansing. I am following the path of my grandfather who was a Mexican shaman, also known as a Curandero.

My forte is cryptozoology, but I've also had many experiences with hauntings and UFOs as well.

Other Stuff

My favorite quotes:

My Grandfather - "There is nothing I can teach you, that you don't already know. For you are your own source."

Jim Morrison - "People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they're wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It's all in how you carry it. That's what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain."

Bruce Lee - "The key to immortality, is first living a life worth remembering."

Old Latin Term - Non timebo mala (I fear no evil)