About me

Somewhere in Peru

Somewhere in Peru

My name is Fernando S. Gallegos and I am a fellow traveler, explorer, researcher, and photographer from San Jose, California. I’ve had a long passion for exploring mysterious legends, myths, and esoteric traditions centered around indigenous cultures.

Growing up I immersed myself within the darkest corners of libraries reading esoteric books that gave me a deep sense of curiosity and the need to uncover and rationalize the outside world. Beyond the brick and mortar landscape I went on adventures and met with people from all walks of life in order to learn from each of them. This was the beginning of an arduous journey to transform and apply what I had learned through creative outlets. If you would like to know more about my audio-visual services please check out my portfolio website, Lemurian Grove Studio

I was born in April of 1985 and raised in a seemingly normal Mexican-American household. From a young age I was taught to appreciate all cultures and to immerse myself as much as I could to learn from each of them.  From attending Native American pow-wows to traveling through rural parts of Mexico, I learned to appreciate all people and their customs. Slowly, I also began to come to terms with my family’s own unique traditions and beliefs.  Several childhood experiences led me to explore these traditions deeper, and no matter where my path would lead I would always end up back where I started, with my own family.

Curandero and Me

The older I became the more I began to understand the value of cultural and the layers of traditions both visible and invisible. As I would spend hours on end reading on lost civilizations and unexplained mysteries, I came across several awe inspiring esoteric traditions. These traditions, as I was to later find out, were a part of my own family’s heritage, namely Rosicrucian and Freemasonic associations going back generations.

Over the years my travels have focused on shedding light between the spiritual and the mundane, or the sacred and the profane.  I joined various initiatic societies and pursued my passion for self-discovery through learning directly from various groups and indigenous cultures. The slow learning process sparked a passion for bridging hidden or seemingly lost ancient knowledge to a modern audience.

Likewise, I began bridging cultural traditions such as legends and mythology with any clues that may remain today to offer a middle ground between archaeological and ethnographic research.  Through exploration I could begin to attest beyond the written word and add credence (or cast doubt) to speculative claims put forth by various individuals. It was through this process that I began to understand the environmental and cultural impacts being imposed by modernization and the growing concern over globalization and the wisdom that could be lost forever.

I currently hold a B.A. in Anthropology and Behavioral Science from San Jose State University. I have been a member of several initiatic bodies including Martinism, Golden Dawn, Scottish Rite, Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis (S.R.I.C.F.), and the Rosicrucian Order (since the age of 12). I am a currently a 32nd degree Freemason and remain active within several organizational bodies.  In my spare time I am writer, researcher, published author, and lecturer specialized in esoteric and anthropological study.

Fernando S. Gallegos, F.R.C., 32°, S::I::, C.U.P., IV°





ForbesInterview“Even civilian explorers like California based adventurer and photographer Fernando S. Gallegos have been inspired to explore the area. His detailed and fascinating account of reaching Pusharo, deep in the Amazonian jungle after surviving tarantula swarms and being stranded in torrential rains, shows exactly how arduous and dangerous the journey is. I asked Fernando what compelled him to take such dangerous journeys and he explained: “I want to rekindle that forgotten sense of curiosity that we all seem to lose when we enter adulthood. The thought of discovering some physical link to that part of our imagination we deem as unrealistic or impossible is motivation enough to reassure myself that perhaps some greater beyond all expectation still exists out there waiting to be found.”

How the Discovery Of Paititi, The Lost City Of Gold, May Change Peru Forever





“Author Fernando Gallegos joins us on this episode for discussions on The Ancients and the lost lands of Atlantis and Lemuria.”

Fernando discusses his views on lost civilizations and the rumors regarding ancient people still living among us today. Also, covering the possibility of lost cities in the Amazon and hidden cities inside California!

11.06 – MU Podcast