My journey that has led me to build this blog and website began as a child who experienced in dreams my guardian angel. As a boy scout, my troop was comprised of sons of college professors. Although we met at a Congregational church, my boy scout buddies had no respect for religion in the face of science. Our meetings and camping trips were often filled with philosophical and religious debates. I would appeal to my angel for forgiveness for them. My father was a professor of Astronomy and my mother was dearly loved by the community while raising three boys and two girls. I was in the middle. Because of this, I longed to find a way to unite science, religion, and the arts.
I was a top student in high school and a decent athlete. I wanted to found The World Brotherhood party that would field candidates in countries around the world to stop war, increase trade and brotherhood, respect freedom of thought and conscience, and promote the rights of all people and Nature. I wanted to set up free-roaming areas for wildlife with paths running north-south and east-west of at least 3 miles width.
College days were at the University of Michigan (you readers in Ohio – don’t hold that against me!). I was enrolled in the college of engineering from where I got a BS in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science and a MS in Computer, Information, and Control Engineering. I was part of the anti-war and flower-power movement, strongly rejecting its violent elements.
I was a 40+ year veteran of the computer industry, now retired. My first job was with IBM where it was founded, Endicott, NY. I was intrigued by the idea of telekinesis and was invited to join a group of east Europeans who practiced their art of table levitation once a week. I also was exposed to a local spiritualist church. I got married here but IBM moved my division and job to North Carolina. Before moving, my wife (a school teacher) and I took sabbaticals to attend Emerson College in Sussex, England. Here I received a one year training in Spiritual Science and the works of Rudolf Steiner. Here I realized that I had entered the skin of the dragon and I would have my spirituality severely challenged during this chosen career.
Following this foundation year, I returned to my new home in North Carolina expecting our first child. After a year in Charlotte, we decided to move to where our children could attend a Waldorf school. After moving to New Hampshire, we had two more children filling out our old colonial house. We lived next to a river and close to town, Wilton. With the proximity of nature, a Waldorf school, and the closeness of a small town, it was a wonderful place to raise children.
I also worked for Wang Labs and then Digital Equipment Corporation which was bought by Compaq and then later bought by HP. I then left New England to become the CTO of a startup in Austin, TX. That was 2002 when VC funding had dried up forcing the startup to fold. I had gone through divorce by then. In 2003 I returned to New England to work for EMC. And I remarried in 2006.
While still actively following the computer industry, since being laid off in 2014 I have increased my activity in spiritual science and in particular in this mission to help historians and the world better understand the role that the Ancient Mysteries played
- in the cultural life of Greece and Egypt,
- in preparing individuals to grasp the Mystery of Golgotha,
- in providing the foundation for the spread of Christianity, and
- in continuing to guide humanity to prepare for its future.
I continue to be an adventurer in philosophy, religion, science, and the arts. My wife and I are foster parents and work to help individuals to improve life and the world we share. I would love to hear about your life’s journey – subscribe and write me. Agape.
PS – the picture is a honeybee in the bugleweed flowers of our gardens. There is a mystery about why I chose this picture for a website on the Christian Mysteries. I will confirm the correct answer if you wish to share your guess with me.