Episode 2: Getting back to the roots (24 min.)
In our secular society, Ali tells Tom Fox, there is a spiritual hunger that is intensifying. People want to return to their spiritual roots. “I see that there are two directions that people are taking. One direction is the fundamentalist direction. This is in all religions. People want to go back to their roots and they do this by going back to the forms of their roots. Their books or their history. Then there are people who want to go back to their roots more experientially. These are the people who turn to more spiritual, mystical orientation.”
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Hameed Ali , whose pen name is A. H. Almaas, was born in Kuwait in 1944. At the age of 18, he moved to the United States to study at the University of California in Berkeley. He was working on his Ph.D. in physics when he reached a turning point in his life that led him into inquiring into the psychological and spiritual aspects of human nature, in search of the truth of the human soul. Dominican Fr. Albert Nolan, see the podcast Caught between chaos and promise, cites Ali as an influence on his work.
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