Gordon Asher Davidson is the President and co-founder of the Center for Visionary Leadership based in San Rafael, CA and Phoenix, AZ. He has been a founder and Director of three non-profit organizations, and is a nationally recognized author and lecturer who has been teaching and lecturing on social change and spiritual development for over 38 years.
He is co-author with his wife, Corinne McLaughlin of The Practical Visionary, Spiritual Politics(foreword by the Dalai Lama), andBuilders of the Dawn. He is a current Fellow of the World Business Academy and the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, and a member of the Transformational Leadership Council.
Gordon has served as the founding Director of The Social Investment Forum, a national association of investment professionals, money market funds and community loan funds, and of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES), a coalition of social investment professionals, environmentalists, religious and labor leaders.
As a co-founder and former President of Sirius, an educational and spiritual community on 93 acres in Massachusetts, Gordon helped establish a pioneering ecological village for sustainable development and environmental education in 1978, which is still thriving today.
Gordon has been an educator for many years, having served on the adjunct faculty of the Department of Government at American University in Washington, D.C.; and on the adjunct faculty of the Department of Anthropology of the University of Massachusetts.
He has lectured at over 200 universities, churches, government agencies and educational centers in the United States and Europe over the last 38 years, including Harvard University, Cornell University, The U.S. Department of State, The World Future Society, and The California Institute of Integral Studies. He has been interviewed in over 130 newspapers, magazines and radio and television shows, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NBC TV and Fox News.
He has been a meditator and student of the Ageless Wisdom of East and West for over 45 years, teaching meditation and courses in spiritual development in the US and Europe. He is a spiritual guide and consultant, assisting individuals and groups worldwide to access deep, inner levels of personal transformation, group leadership and higher guidance.
As a consultant and personal coach in personal growth, leadership, ethical decision making and team-building, Gordon has consulted with many private, public and non-profit leaders and organizations.
His rich and varied journey through many years as a spiritual explorer and pioneering social activist, creating organizations and spiritual communities led him to the realization that many dimensions of human life are simply not consciously recognized or understood. The progression of his meditative life over 50 years has led him into contact with the inner dimensions described in detail in this book.