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 - Alan Schneider -


            Alan lived in California and worked in the California aerospace industry for most of his life, assortedly in San Diego, the Los Angeles/Orange County area, and at U. C. Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay area. He designed and supervised the installation of a 2,000 sq. ft. satellite ground test facility at the U. C. Berkeley Space Science Center from 1984 through 1988. 

            In 1992, following the abrupt implosion of the California aerospace business, he relocated to the Phoenix metropolitan area in Arizona, where he has lived up to the present time, employed for the first ten years of his residency there as a semiconductor equipment specialist at Motorola Labs.

            By 2000, the semiconductor industry in Arizona (and elsewhere) had gone into recession, forcing pronounced cutbacks at Motorola and other industry giants. Alan retired from Motorola in 2001, and eventually returned to college at Arizona State University. He graduated from this institution cum laude with a B.A. in Communication in May of 2005. 

            Alan has been a serious, devoted student of human consciousness and communication processes for most of his life, dating back to early adolescence. He has read all of the classical Western and Eastern texts on religion and philosophy, including Bertrand Russellís Wisdom of the West (a work for which there is no Eastern counterpart), all of the European philosophers, and all of the principal Chinese and Hindu texts, including the Tao Teh Ching by Lao Tzu, and the famous Bhagavad Gita and Ramayana texts.  

            He has used this extensive knowledge base to study the mystery traditions of both the East and the West, focusing on Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Cabala. Alan has conducted detailed investigations into both the theoretical and functional aspects of these varied traditions over the years, has experienced numerous advanced states of heightened perception as a result, and has written one book, entitled Doors In Disguise, about his experience of Cabala and spiritual ascension practices.