The Center for World Spirituality has assembled a luminous group of scholars who are leading the way towards more holistic, global, and integral perspectives to address the most urgent needs we face as planetary citizens. Although each one is grounded in her or his distinctive intellectual perspective, together they share overlapping concerns, shared principles, and a common commitment to integrity and truth. We are deeply grateful for all who are joining us in support of what Ken Wilber is calling “one of the great and urgent invitations for the evolution of consciousness in our time.”
Except for two persons who are serving in an advisory capacity, virtually everyone listed below on this page is currently involved directly in a research, writing, or teaching capacity within the CWS think tank.
Heather Fester Shira, Ph.D. – Heather is an associate professor of English with a background in linguistics, rhetoric, and writing who has taught writing classes on the college level for twelve years. Her path into spiritual practice has been an integral one, steeped in yoga and the Western traditions of contemplation, prayer, poetics, philosophy, somatic experiencing, and depth psychology. She is truly a mystic at heart and is passionate about the evolving conversations that connect the world traditions. Currently, her research focuses on post-professional identities for faculty in higher education, Integral rhetoric, and the development of the Unique writer–from the blossoming of artistic consciousness to the emergence of Unique style and voice. She is currently editing a collection of Marc Gafni’s writings entitled The Enlightenment of Fullness.
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Ph.D. is the chair of the Integral Theory Department at John F. Kennedy University, the Executive Editor of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice and he is co-author of the newly released Integral Ecology. He is currently the most published author applying the Integral model to a variety of topics including education, sustainable development, ecology, intersubjectivity, science and religion, consciousness studies, and play.
Clint Fuhs is the founder of Core Integral, a company dedicated to expanding access to, and ensuring the integrity of a comprehensive understanding of the Integral approach. He is a senior student of Ken Wilber’s, and is currently completing a PhD in Human and Organizational Development at Fielding Graduate University. He is also an adjunct faculty member at both JFK and Fielding Graduate Universities.
Richard Mann, Ph.D. has degrees from Harvard and the University of Michigan, and has taught psychology at both prestigious schools. In 2001, he co-directed a team of prominent developmental psychologists for the Human Change Project. Its goal was to create an Encyclopedia of Human Development, a detailed and easily accessible catalog of all research on human psychological and spiritual growth.
Zachary Stein received a B.A. in philosophy from Hampshire College in 2004 and an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 2006. He is currently a student of philosophy and cognitive development pursuing a doctorate at Harvard. He is also the Senior Analyst for the Developmental Testing Service where he has worked for years employing cognitive developmental models and metrics in a variety of real world contexts.
Ken Wilber Ken Wilber is the most influential figure in defining the terms of discussion on what constitutes the “Integral” perspective today. His corpus of 25 widely translated books has erected an intellectual framework for understanding the nature of converging trends in philosophy, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines. His books have often been bestsellers, and his scholarly books have been the basis for numerous academic programs, master’s and doctoral dissertations.
Revered as the “Einstein of consciousness,” Ken has written over twenty books exploring different facets of human development and cultural evolution. His first book, The Spectrum of Consciousness, written when he was only 23, became a seminal text in the emerging field of transpersonal psychology. Among his diverse corpus of writings are a novel, Boomeritis, which provided a groundbreaking critique of postmodernity, and The Simple Feeling of Being, a corpus of mystical, spiritual writings of transcendent and lyrical beauty.
Wilber has also played an active role in supporting and promoting integral thinking. He is a leading voice in support of World Spirituality based on Integral principles and has been one of the founding members of the Wisdom Council of the Center for World Spirituality.
Marc Gafni, D.Phil., Scholar-in-Residence and Director of the Center for World Spirituality, is a philosopher and public intellectual who is leading the emergence of the World Spirituality movement based on what Gafni has termed the Democratization of Enlightenment. At the core of his teachings is what he calls the Enlightenment of Fullness, the linchpin of which is Unique Self Teachings, a breakthrough technology with the potential to change the source code of the human experience. The Unique Self teaching is now being adapted in leading treatment centers, universities, private schools and spiritual centers all over the world. In each of these fields serious work is being done by leaders in their respective fields to bring Gafni’s teaching to bear in a way that redefines the field.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Gafni has developed many educational programs and workshops rooted in traditional wisdom and yet fully adapted to the needs of the contemporary world. His acclaimed writings and standing-room-only lectures are known for their unique mix of profound teaching and transmission, open hearted compassion and love, intellectual rigor. Depending on the night, he might include stand-up comedy or storytelling.
An iconoclastic artist and provocative visionary, Dr. Gafni has led spiritual movements and learning communities as well as created and hosted the leading national Israeli television program, on Israel’s leading network, on ethics and spirituality. Now, he is focusing on bringing his passion, brilliance, and ability to transmit an open hearted presence to the World Spirituality movement. [in-depth biography...]
Mariana Caplan, PhD, is a psychotherapist, professor of yogic and transpersonal psychologies, and the author of seven books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including The Guru Question: The Perils and Awards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher and the seminal Halfway Up the Mountain: the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment. Her recent release, Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path, won five national awards for best spiritual book of 2010.
Mariana has spent 20 years researching cutting edge and controversial topics in Western Spirituality, and focuses her consultation and psychotherapy practice on somatic approaches to healing trauma and spiritual issues. She is the co-founder of The Center for World Spirituality and an adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies and Naropa University. She has degrees in cultural anthropology, counseling psychology, and contemporary spirituality, and is a teacher and practitioner of yoga philosophy and asana.
Marty Cooper – I have been practicing psychotherapy for ten years, and have enjoyed a steady private practice in San Francisco for the last six. My clinical focus, with individuals and in group settings, is on the treatment of depression and anxiety from a mindfulness/Buddhist perspective. I have published a collection of essays on the subject, and am working on a book that fleshes out an Integral/AQAL way of understanding and treating depression and anxiety. My spiritual path has taken me through a number of teachers, starting with S.N.Goenka, the Indian vipassana teacher, to Adyashanti. I am currently working with Linda Groves-Bonder in the Waking Down in Mutuality school. I’ve also been a long-time student of Ken Wilber’s work, and was reinvigorated by Marc’s Integral Spiritual Experience 1 to take another dive into Integral, which has led deeper into his teaching and recently the work of the Center for World Spirituality.
Dr. Warren Farrell has been chosen by the Financial Times as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders. He feels, though, that the mind can be misused as easily as well-used; spiritual centering facilitates the mind being well-used both externally and internally.
Dr. Farrell’s books are published in over 50 countries and in 15 languages. They include two award-winning international best-sellers, Why Men Are The Way They Are plus The Myth of Male Power. A book on couples communication, Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say, was a selection of the Book-of-the Month Club. His book, Father and Child Reunion, has inspired many dads to be more involved with their children. And Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap–and What Women Can Do About It was chosen by U.S. News and World Report in 2006 as one of the top four books on careers.
Warren has taught at the university level in five disciplines, and appeared on more than 1,000 TV shows, from Oprah to Larry King Live. He has been featured repeatedly in Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has two daughters, and lives with his wife in Mill Valley, California.
John Mackey is Chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market, a $4 billion Fortune 500 company which has been named a Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For every year since 1998. John Mackey was named the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2003. John is a strong believer in FLOW principles, including free market principles and empowerment management. He is also one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food. Whole Foods was the first grocery chain to set standards for humane animal treatment.
Lori Galperin began her 25-year career as a relational and sex therapist, training at Masters & Johnson Institute, where she eventually became co-director. As an outgrowth of working in this arena and becoming aware of the dearth of treatment contexts to address the more profound injuries that undermine healthy intimate and sexual functioning, Lori went on to co-found the first inpatient sexual trauma program in the country, ultimately establishing three such programs. Her work spanned diverse populations including incest families, sex offenders, victims of sexual abuse and individuals struggling with sexual addiction.
These contexts gave her a unique entry point into the fields of trauma, dissociation and attachment theory and treatment. Lori says, “Amidst 25 years of teaching, writing and program innovation runs the animating desire of bringing together all the ‘necessary and sufficient’ elements of healing. In service of that endeavor, my team and I attempt to endlessly identify, study and incorporate state-of-the-art techniques, methods and modalities – knowing full well that any vehicle is only as effective as its ability to allow in the Infinite.”
Lori’s most recent work includes founding and clinically directing two treatment centers for eating disorders in St. Louis, Missouri, and another on the Monterey Peninsula of Northern California, where Lori hopes to (eventually) grow old by the sea.
Richard Barrett (FRSA) is an author, speaker and social commentator on the evolution of human values in business and society. Richard is a Fellow of the RSA, a United Kingdom-based enlightenment organization. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Barrett Values Centre and an internationally recognized thought leader on values, culture and leadership. He is the creator of the internationally recognized Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT) currently being used in 60 countries to support more than 4,000 organizations and leaders in their transformational journeys. He is a Fellow of the World Business Academy, and Former Values Coordinator at the World Bank.
Kathy Brownback — For years it has been obvious to me that we have to evolve spiritually, and now I have found a group that is committed to it in all the ways that matter to me. I’ve had a longstanding practice of meditation and yoga, and have a strong familiarity with the Christian tradition as an ordained minister, though I seldom identify myself as such right now. For the last 23 years I’ve been an academic teacher in the religion and philosophy department at Phillips Exeter Academy, a private high school in New Hampshire. As a result of meeting Marc at a retreat with Diane Hamilton in 2009 and studying with him privately since then, I’ve been able to bring Unique Self teaching into my classroom at Exeter.
Renso Chahat Corten. Chahat Corten, spiritual teacher, is one of the founding members of the Venwoude Integral Practice community in Holland. She stood with her partner Ted Wilson in the development of spiritual contexts and in the founding and development of Venwoude. Chahat is well-trained and thoroughly cooked in sacred communal living and many modalities of spiritual practice. Gentle and holy laughter and ecstatic creativity merged with penetrating wisdom — unique teachings in the realms of relationship and sexuality — embodied practice and the formation of evolutionary WE-space, rooted in her realization of emptiness and fullness — is what she offers from her heart. Chahat has been empowered as a World Spirituality and Unique Self teacher, and she is a CWS Vice President who also is a member of the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. In studying and working with Dr. Marc Gafni, her whole life of practice as she describes it “truly came home…intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.” A new layer of loving Joy, depth and Commitment opened up.
Vinay Rao Julapalli, M.D., F.A.C.C. is founder of Integral Cardiovascular Center, PLLC. He has been active in private practice in cardiology for the last five years and intends to integrally transform the future of medicine. He sees that healthcare is at a pivotal juncture in its transformation from acute care of disease to the promotion of wellness, a shift that can flourish only by transcending and including old paradigms through integrally informed and validated injunctions.
“Medicine is suffering a broken heart. To make it whole, we need to co-create and implement leveraged actions on the front lines of community practice that entail win-win, conscious solutions for all — our community, employers, physicians, and other healthcare providers. The result will be no less than the grand unfolding of a new, integrated future of health and well-being.” In solidarity with his brother Venu, Vinay’s Unique Self has called him to help enact this mission.
Vinay graduated from medical school at the University of Texas (San Antonio) and completed medical training in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology at the University of Texas (Houston), home to the largest medical center in the world. During his medical training, he helped create and implement changes in protocols that have transformed the way acute myocardial infarction is treated in the community. He practices in north Houston and is on staff at Memorial Hermann – The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He was recently elected Chairman of Cardiology there for 2013-2014.
Venodhar Rao Julapalli, M.D. is founder and president of Integral Gastroenterology Center, P.A., an active private practice in gastroenterology. Inspired by the works of Ken Wilber, he started his practice in 2005 with a passion to bring an AQAL approach to patient care. With extensive experience on the front line of the American health care system, he has engaged in the best of what traditional allopathic medicine can offer and lamented the vast flatland of unconscious healthcare. His mission, with his brother Vinay, is to consciously co-evolve the practice of medicine.
Venu graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. with Distinction in Biological Sciences. He was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, with election to Alpha Omega Alpha. He underwent medical training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he continues to serve as a volunteer clinical instructor. He practices in north Houston.
Venu’s spiritual stream has flowed from his mother’s traditional Hindu rituals to Ken Wilber’s writings, from Vipassana to Adyashanti, and now to Marc Gafni’s Unique Self insights. He believes the Unique Self holds the key for all stakeholders in healthcare to enjoy lives well lived.
Adael Elizabeth Helen Bullock – Elizabeth Helen Bullock’s connection with the Divine as Radiant Love began early through the radical study of a Christian mystical tradition. Drawn to a world spirituality that transcended any one tradition, her search brought her to study in the ancient wisdom of the wilderness at the National Outdoor Leadership School. A year-long journey through Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal helped form an expanded consciousness of the divine within all humanity and insight into the interconnection of all peoples and spiritual paths. Working with a Wisdom Healer in Bali over the course of two years opened spiritual channels.
Stephen Cohen is a highly regarded expert in media and media relations who has a broad background in handling high profile cases as a journalist and as a crisis manager. Mr. Cohen was also the founding executive producer of Court TV, and was responsible for the launching of the network. He is the recipient of many awards including Emmy awards and is the author of The Newslife from Arkansas to Aruba, a memoir.
Bryan Franklin is one of the world’s most successful executive coaches, and together with his partner in business and in life, Jennifer Russell, he is now in the iterative process of developing the most impactful group experiences available on the planet.
John Friend is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced hatha yoga teachers in the world with 40 years of practice and 33 years of public teaching. Blending a life-affirming yoga philosophy with universal principles of alignment and a disciplined approach, John’s teaching style guides students to live every moment fully from their hearts. John has studied with the best hatha yoga teachers around the world including hatha yoga masters B.K.S. Iyengar and Patabhi Jois. Over the last 22 years, John has taught over 600 workshops in 26 countries. His world tours have included North America, Central America, South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Australia. John founded Anusara yoga, an internationally recognized teacher-led school of hatha yoga independent of John’s direction and leadership, in 1997. John is now bringing universal principles of alignment to aspiring yoga students, regardless of their school or system.
Adam Gilad is an eclectic, inveterate creator, writer, Emmy-nominated Producer, traveler, scholar, teacher, student and life-enthusiast. In recent years, Adam has founded The Fearless Lover, Inc., an evolving suite of online and seminar enterprises oriented to the development of men and women.
Thomas G. Goddard, JD, PhD, is the President and CEO of The Integral Company, a firm dedicated to helping individuals and organizations to operate consciously and joyfully in the world. In his work with organizations, Dr. Goddard brings his expertise in Integral Theory and industrial and organizational psychology to diverse organizations, primarily in the health care sector. His work with organizations has taken him throughout the United States and to Latin America, the South Pacific, and the Middle East.
Leon Gras is trainer, coach and core-member, living at Venwoude Integral Practice Community in the Netherlands (www.venwoude.org) for the past 10 years. He facilitates training programs on issues like Men, Women, Intimacy & Relationships and guides people individually in the field of love making and the art of relating. At Venwoude, Leon is responsible for the movement of bringing Venwoude in connection to the (integral) world and the growth of the beautiful container Venwoude is and can be for this planet. Leon holds a strong vision of creating synergy between people and organizations from different backgrounds, countries and beliefs from which a world spirituality may emerge.
John Gray is author of the groundbreaking Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the New York Times number one best-selling book of the last decade, Gray launched a Mars-Venus book series that changed the way men and women will forever view relationships. In the fifteen years since, John Gray has sold over 50 million books in more than 45 languages throughout the world.
Sally Kempton, formerly known as Swami Durgananda, is recognized as a powerful meditation guide and as a spiritual teacher who integrates yogic philosophy with daily life. She is the author of The Heart of Meditation, and writes the popular Wisdom column for Yoga Journal. A teacher in the tantric tradition of Kashmir Shaivism, Sally conducts conducts workshops and retreats on applied philosophy and meditation.
Kristina Kincaid is on faculty at The Institute of Core Energetics and holds an M.A. in Energy Medicine and a Doctorate in Theology from Holos University. She has also been a photographer most of her life. A graduate of the Institute of Core Energetics and the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, she also holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin, and has traveled extensively in South America, India, Nepal, Australia and Mexico studying with native healers. Her journeys have taken her into deep explorations around healing amidst the grace, innocence, and wisdom found in many cultures around the world.
Annie Lalla has spent her life studying the labyrinthine world of emotions, mapping the complexities of communication and subtleties of relationships. A philosopher, speaker and a thought leader, Annie is known as the “Cartographer of Love.” She has created a suite of practical tools that help clients resolve toxic patterns, develop romantic esteem, diffuse conflict, assuage shame/blame and cultivate deep, resilient relationships that last a lifetime.
Dr. Bill Little is a Minister and the founder of the Pacific Coast Church, which is aligned with the Affiliated New Thought Network. He earned his doctorate in molecular physics from George Tech before turning to Religious Science and the teachings of Ernest Holmes. Dr. Bill was awarded a Doctorate in Religious Science in 1986. Also, just for fun, he teaches mathematics at Monterey Peninsula College. When asked about what he most enjoys about being the Pastor of Pacific Coast Church, Dr. Bill replied, “… seeing what Yogananda called ‘the smile of God on people’s faces’ as they catch glimpses of who they really are.” Bill’s current work in progress is entitled Radical Prayer.
Dave Logan, a best-selling author, is an expert in cultural transformation in the workplace, serving as senior partner at CultureSync and on the faculty of the Marshall School of Business and works with Fortune 500 companies, governments, and nonprofits. Much of CultureSync’s work is derived from a ten-year study of over 24,000 people published at Tribal Leadership (2008).
Terry Nelson writes, “In my 30 years working as a Lifespring trainer, I have coached thousands of people all over the world to be more successful in fulfilling their commitment to becoming fully human. I think the work of CWS, to provide us human beings with a new and powerful lens through which to view our spiritual journey, will help all of us greatly. Hopefully, this wisdom will also reduce the likelihood of bad things being done in the name of religion. I am not a fan of crusades or suicide bombers. Enough!”Terry is currently an executive development coach. He is a former Vice-President of Lifespring, a personal development training company. He worked as an analyst for the Congressional Budget Office and was a Peace Corps Volunteer and Training Project Director in Thailand. For the last 11 years, he has coached his kids’ basketball and soccer teams. Terry lives in Mill Valley, California with his wife and two children. He holds a BA from UW-Madison and an MPA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell.
Eben Pagan is an entrepreneur who has had great success in a market providing dating advice for men. Eben’s main focus is on business optimization, management, and growth. He teaches core strategies to help entrepreneurs advance, learn how to think like their customers, and make data-driven decisions. He also consults on finding top talent, building cohesive teams that work together efficiently.
Joe Perez is the author of books including Soulfully Gay, one of the first memoirs in the tradition of World Spirituality based on Integral principles. He is Director of Communications, Scholar-in-Residence, and Executive Editor of Spirit’s Next Move at the Center for World Spirituality. He is an Honors graduate of Harvard University with a concentration in Comparative Religion with Philosophy as Allied Field. His M.A. in Divinity from the Divinity School at The University of Chicago is pending, and he is a graduate of the Generating Transformative Change program in Integral Leadership at Pacific Integral.
Mauk Pieper During my many years of spiritual and Integrally based training and teaching, I intuited that people manifested ways of Being that were not ego-bound, and yet still very specific for each individual. I conducted experiential workshops using exercises to facilitate non-egoic Self-Actualization, which I developed into a training-curriculum for the Venwoude Training Centre near Amsterdam. During this time, I integrated many puzzle pieces related to ‘the individual’ or ‘Individuality’ as found in social sciences and philosophy, that corresponded with non-dual Self-Realization. However, I was still not entirely clear on the process of evolutionary consciousness, mysticism and enlightenment-teachings. When I encountered the Unique Self teachings of Marc Gafni, his beautiful framework allowed my previous experiences to fall neatly into place. Now I teach and work with people much more clearly in the context of the Unique Self realization, and I happily continue this deep work at Venwoude. Mauk is Director of World Spirituality Europe, plus a Scholar and Senior Teacher in Residence.
Jennifer Russell is a dyed-in-the-wool entrepreneur, having worked exclusively in high impact start-ups, most recently as president of an environmental chemical company, bringing over 40 new technology products to market. Her dedication to the intersection between creativity and productivity made her famous for “getting more done by accident than most people get done on purpose.”
Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and author who has pioneered the application of systems concepts of family therapy to this intrapsychic realm. Regarded as the founder of Internal Family Systems, Dr. Schwartz co-authored, with Michael Nichols, Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely used family therapy text in the U.S. He founded the Center for Self Leadership (CSL), which has evolved a comprehensive approach for working with individuals, couples, and families.
Brett Thomas is a master CEO and Change Agent Coach. He is co-founder of Stagen where he serves as the Director of Research and Development and the Director of Integral I.P. Solutions. He is the author and architect of the best-in-class 52-week intensive Integral Leadership Program (now in its 10th year). Brett is a 20-year veteran in the field of human performance and organizational development having designed and facilitated hundreds of workshops and corporate training programs. Brett has logged over 10,000 hours coaching CEOs and executives. Brett is an active leader in the integral movement and a senior faculty member of the Integral Institute where he co-developed integral leadership with Ken Wilber. Brett served many years as the Managing Director of the Integral Institute Business and Leadership Center and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice. He currently serves as a coach and strategic advisor to the Integral Institute’s Senior Leadership Team. Brett also serves on the boards of both Integral Leadership Review and Integral Publishers. He has published hundreds of pages of applied integral theory—including in the prestigious Journal of Integral Theory and Practice—and has co-designed and co-delivered numerous international conferences and seminars on applied integral theory. His forthcoming book on Integral Leadership (co-authored with Russ Volckmann) will be published by Integral Publishers.
Kerstin Zohar Tuschik is a student of Unique Self and World Spirituality, a Teacher of the Unique Self method in Germany, a Coach, and a Trainer. Besides studying Human Resources Development, Integral Theory, Project Management, Dance and Physics, she has been on a conscious path of spiritual and personal growth for more than 20 years. She contributes to World Spirituality Europe, representing the Center for World Spirituality in Germany. She is also a CWS Web Scholar and Teacher.
Kristen Ulmer is a Mindset Sports Coach known for creating a new, fast and effective way to transmit consciousness to athletes in a matter of hours that would otherwise takes decades to experience. She is also a spiritual therapist, non related to sports, for an international array of powerful clients. She draws from her background as a world-class athlete; formerly skiing for the US Mogul team, she was also named the best big Mountain / extreme skier in the world for 12 years. This combined with her extensive training in the art of ancient wisdom traditions and her ability to weave metaphor and stories into her teaching style has made her famous in many circles. Her groundbreaking work has been featured extensively in the media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NPR, USA Today, Outside Magazine, Ski, Skiing and many more.
Sujata van Overveld is a trainer, coach and facilitator at the Integral Practice Community Venwoude, Center for Personal Development in the Netherlands. With her partner Leon Gras she facilitates intense training programs on issues like Men, Women, Intimacy & Relationships. She also guides many people in their daily practice living a conscious life.
Gershon Winkler is a widely recognized scholar in the fields of Jewish law, lore, theology, and mysticism. A descendant of a scion of rabbis originating in Judea, Rabbi Winkler has devoted much of the past two decades to writing and teaching about the lesser-promulgated wisdoms of Judaism and to Hebraic scriptural interpretation. He has published fourteen books since 1980, four of which have seen several printings and two of which were banned. His most recent works include: Decalogue: Facts and Fallacies of the Ten Commandments, The Judeo-Christian Fiction, Daily Kabbalah: Wisdom from the Tree of Life, and Magic of the Ordinary: Recovering the Shamanic in Judaism.