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A. H. Almaas

Founder of the Diamond Approach
to Self-Realization

A. H. Almaas

Founder of the Ridhwan School
for Spiritual Development

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In January of 2022, Science and Nonduality hosted a dialogue between Thomas Hübl, founder of the Academy of Inner Science, and A. H. Almaas, founder of the Diamond Approach to Self-realization. In this conversation, Almaas and Hübl look at the notion of integrated spirituality, and how effective spiritual practice needs time and space to be deeply nourishing, healing, and sustainable. Join us to explore what it means to commit to a spiritual path and to live with an awakened heart.

 

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A. H. Almaas is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali, founder of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization, a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychology theories. Almaas has authored eighteen books about spiritual realization, including the Diamond Heart series, The Pearl Beyond Price, The Void, and The Alchemy of Freedom.

He is the founder of the Ridhwan School for Spiritual Development, an inner work school devoted to the realization of True Nature. The orientation of the school is directed toward guiding students to realize their true nature to the fullest realization and further still to endless enlightenment.

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The development of secondary autonomy may partially account for the questions and observations above, but it does not explain the emergence of Being. When a process or behavior changes from defensive to adaptive there is no apparent opposition to the emergence of Being; here, however, we are discussing something specific and not just any process or behavior. We are discussing identifications and identification systems. Identification has both defensive and adaptive functions, according to Hartmann.

Quoting Blanck and Blanck "As thought processes develop, involving delay of drive discharge, intelligence serves the ego by aiding the organization of percepts and memory traces, making meaningful action possible. This organization of the inner world -- the world of internalizations -- is the very process of structuralization. As this proceeds, certain forms of behavior change in function.

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