A Confession

I have a confession to make to you, my readers. In 1971, we learned about the Arica forty day training created by Oscar Ichazo in Arica, Chile. Of course, it was out of the question for us to go there with a 2-year-old and no money, but we learned all we could about the Enneagram, […]

The Enneagram – From Personality To Awakening

The Enneagram The enneagram is a nine pointed diagram introduced in Europe in the 1920’s by George Gurdjieff . Recently, many teachers have taught the enneagram as a tool to transform personality traits into higher qualities for spiritual development and awakening. They map each point on the diagram at the left into a different personality type and also […]

May I Have the Courage

These words of wisdom come from my dear friend Gabrielle Roth. She passed away on October 22, 2012 and she is sorely missed by many of my friends and me. You can read about her passing here: In Memory Of My Beloved Teacher, Gabrielle Roth. Her son, Jonathan Horan, has taken over the Five Rhythms […]

Don’t Freak Out About Dying

I first met Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in 1972 at the Lama Foundation near Taos, New Mexico. I was there with my ex-wife and son and Zalman also had a young son. The two boys ran around the compound and had a lot of fun. Alan Ginsberg was also there I think with Bhagwan Das. It […]

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