My background is solidly planted in the scientific and education worlds. I hold a Master of Science degree in Education from the University of Southern California. My first career was in the military for 20 years; I am a retired US Air Force Major.
My second career was teaching electronic communications for 18 years at a California community college. My current third career is in the metaphysical and healing arts field, where I continue my research and writing in Sacramento, California. I am the Director of the EastWest Institute for Self-Understanding, which I founded in 1980.
Since my Near Death Experience (NDE) in 1988, I have had a deeper understanding of the body-mind-spirit model of existence while alive here on Earth. I subscribe to no religion, but I do have a strong spiritual belief that each one of us is a spirit driving around on planet Earth in a rent-a-body. I believe our present body is just a temporary physical body we use to learn in. (Click here to read about my NDE)
My profound and blissful NDE personally validated my work with Past Life Regressions (PLR). Since 1978, I have guided over 2,000 people back to memories of present and past lives. I started doing PLR's in 1978 after training with Dr. Morris Netherton, author of Past Life Therapy. I was a charter member of The Association for Pastlife Regression Therapy and served on the research committee. My interest in facilitating PLR's is to help people better understand who they are and to improve the quality of their lives.
Most recently my interests and studies were in the field of evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology. The application of evolutionary biology/psychology to research in body language and nonverbal cues was my main focus, which resulted in a new web site: http://LearnBodyLanguage.org/.
In addition to the body language research data accumulated and posted in the Learn body Language site, another site was recently created: http://Relationship-Studies.org. In this site are some of the amazing findings of researchers who studied how we seek and capture a mate.
It is fascinating to see that much of what we do to get what we want in life is actually coming from ancient programs in our DNA passed on to us from millions of ancestors. It is fascinating to see how we are often reacting in ways that were designed for a very different world and culture. At our newest site http://Relationship-Studies.org you can learn how you can use the researcher's studies to improve your relationships and interactions with others.
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