Hello and welcome to my personal blog and webpage and thank you for spending some time here…
My path has lead me on a wonderful journey that crossed several continents. I am originally from Germany where I lived the first 21 years of my life. After that I moved to Vienna, Austria where I lived for almost 15 years and met Ingrid, the love of my life. You can find out more about this amazing woman at www.YourCommunityCook.com.
We now live since 1992 in the Phoenix Valley, Arizona with our 2 children Laila and Pablo (they are adults now).
I love to make music and I am a passionate drummer. I studied and played north Indian tabla over the last 30 + years. I also love the djembe, congas, all percussion and recently I got deeply into playing the didgeridoo.
I have been working with conscious breathing for a long, long time. To me breath was and is the direct path to wholeness and the direct experience of oneness. I am trained as a qualified rebirther with Günter and Silvava Griebl and Leonard Orr and Vivation professional with the late Jim Leonard.
I ventured into various fields of the human potential movement and received training in such varied fields as group dynamics, art therapy, socio-cultural animation and energy healing. I am a graduate of the “Curriculum of Living”with the Landmark Education Corporation (former EST) and Income Builders International (IBI Global, now CEO space).
I’ve given well over 1500 personal sessions and had a long career as a seminar leader working with hundreds of groups over the last 25+ years both in the USA and Europe.
My biggest passion is what I call Living Oneness.
I hope to meet you in person some time… I really mean that! I love people… with all the mess that comes with that. Building a global community of love, happiness and dignity is what I feel called to do.
My main teachers where the people in my life: my wife Ingrid and my children Laila and Pablo. I feel deeply connected with the teachers in my life: the late Count Arnold Keyserling, Leonard Orr, Jim Leonard, Günter and Silvava Griebl, Rommy Tajon as well as Osho, Adyashanti. Many others have made a profound impact on my life often times without even knowing it.
And again I want to thank Dr. Don Beck and also Ken Wilber for their teachings on Spiral Dynamics and Integral Philosophy. The understanding of the stage development of humanity and the distinction to states of consciousness I extremely helpful to me.
Here are some of my guiding principles:
Overall: Living oneness. That to me translates to: making oneness personal with the people in my life.
- Festivals of joy, celebrations of each other (we do a lot of party’s) , community drum circles, playing music that uplifts and inspires.
- Holistic Activism – not finding one dimensional contexts that exclude contrasting assessments for the sake of limited participation.
- Building Integral Economic Engines - using the opportunities of our current economic system for massive liberation. It’s not what the marketplace makes us do but how we use the marketplace for good.
I am on the board of the Fusion Foundation - a community building organization that makes a difference here in Phoenix where I live.