My journey into synthesizing scientific and spiritual information began early in life. From my earliest childhood, I could see auras, and because of this, I was an avid student of esoteric traditions, practicing yoga spontaneously for as long as I can remember.
However, I was also drawn to the world of science and after receiving my undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College, I went on to get my PhD from the University of Chicago in the Department of Comparative Human Development. This was one of the first interdisciplinary social sciences departments in the United States, and afforded me the opportunity to study with some of the foremost psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and biologists in the academic world. I had the privilege of studying with people like Lawrence Kohlberg, Robert Levine, William Henry, David Wylie, Bruno Bettelheim, Bernice Neugarten, Thomas Gordon, Erika Fromm, and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, to name just some of the most highly-esteemed names in their fields.