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About the Author
I was born in West Germany where I received my basic education. I obtained my Bachelor(of Science) degree at the Sorbonne, my Masters and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. I have lived in Mexico and Guatemala for a year. In the summer of 1975 I met the Indian philosopher J. Krishnamurti and the physicist David Bohm in Saanen Switzerland.
We soon became friends, and in 1977 I accepted an invitation by J. Krishnamurti to come to the United States, to establish an Educational Center for Krishnamurti in Ojai California, the seat of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Before that, in 1977, I had the privilege of accompanying Krishnamurti on a four months visit to India. During the subsequent years I studied German and
Indian philosophy on my own (Hegel, Kant, Schelling, Jaspers, Heidegger, Zimmer, Evans Wentz (Tibetan Philosophy)) and held seminars at the Krishnamurti Foundation. In many respects David Bohm was my teacher during that time. In 1980 I left the Foundation and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Here I have been a physics professor at Diablo Valley College since 1986. I have taught a few courses on Krishnamurti at John F. Kennedy University and a course on Karl Jaspers at the Center for Integral International Studies in San Francisco. For the last two years I have been using parts of Dancing With Maya with my students. Their response has often been enthusiastic.
In 1982 1 published a book together with my wife Margrete Heising, an artist painter, called "Next Step." It expresses through my wife's linoleum cuts and my poetry some of the basic ideas which I explore more explicitly in Dancing With Maya. In the paperback edition of David Peats biography of David Bohm Infinite Potential there is an afterword added by the author describing David Bohms and my criticism of Krishnamurti quoting some of our correspondence. The seed of Dancing With Maya is contained in that correspondence between David Bohm and myself.
Dancing With Maya In 1999 - I attended some of his theoretical physics class during my study at Diablo Valley College. I mysteriously stumbled into obtaining the book, and the wisdom of the subjects taught. Days before I met the professor - I had breathtaking dreams revealing insight of some wise man with long hair sitting at a desk in front of my desk. Teaching me face to face in a classroom where I was the only student, and he the one teacher. As if there was some guiding spirit showing me a little glimpse of this (my) life. And I remember at that time spent at home and at school the sense of flowers. The scent was far more pervasive then any real roses of earthly solid material form -as perfumes from the presence of a spiritual being. Three or more years since then. With my parents, we moved a couple miles north to the next city of Napa County, closer my sister's family northeast of American Canyon. I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since I was about age 5. In 1982 we moved here from (my sisters and) my birth place of Honolulu -Oahu, HI. My father succeeded into the US Navy from Subic Bay where they assign him to transfer to Pearl Harbor. At Hawaii he met and married my mother -through the years they remain together. From the first several years of military service in the 51st State -his transfer to Mare Island Ship Yard in the mainland, led us to where we currently reside nearby. I now work at a diverse place in the City of San Pablo (Bay) where the Hindu, Buddhist, and Beautiful Nepali culture is highly shared among our lives. I have one lady in mind whom I'm still trying -little by little- on having a relationship. As I can't say I'm an all people person (I get shy -have been single for many years and never have been married). My work place is where I hope and ask God to give me a Beautiful Nepalese wife. Where I pray she will help me in the works of missions to help the orphanage or aid and charity works to fight -a little- what poverty there is in the lands of Nepal. So please, I ask for your prayers and support --it all manifest itself from this book. One day I'd like to visit Fritz Wilhelm and introduce him to my (future) wife and share with him -what my wife and I have done to help humanity (even if it may be little -though the best we can do). I'd also like to thank him for wanting to help out his students as much as he could. What I learned here -is what I'd like- with a wife to teach our children to know.