Jeru Kabbal was a twentieth-century spiritual teacher and guide. Born in 1930 in the United States as Richard Dorin Shoulders, he studied traditional Western psychology in his younger years and found it very limited. However, he was irrevocably committed to and passionate about understanding and going beyond the mind. He became devoted to understanding how we as human beings could improve the quality of our life and relationships. He studied with several spiritual teachers in the East, including Osho, and became particularly drawn to the teachings of Krishnamurti, Nisargadatta, and Ramana Maharishi, as well as to the mystical elements of Christianity. However, he was always an independent spiritual thinker. For several years he conducted workshops called Dehypnotherapy, out of which the Clarity Process originated. After a prolonged solitary retreat, in about 1990, he chose to call himself Jeru Kabbal. He died in 2000.
Leonard M. Zunin, MD, is the author of many articles and two books. Dr. Zunin has lead a distinguished and unique career in psychiatry, both in private practice and in public service. He is a nationally known lecturer and educator who, for over thirty years, has been exploring the phenomena of greeting and parting, attachment and loss, and post-trauma recovery. For the past ten years, he has served as the senior psychiatric consultant to the California Highway Patrol, Protective Services Division, Special Investigations Unit. Currently, Dr. Zunin is also a consulting psychiatrist at Napa State Hospital. He lives, loves, meditates, and balances rocks with his wife, Hilary, in Napa, California.
Robert Strock is a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist and ordained minister, specializing in relationship, mid-life crises, and death and dying. He has contributed his expertise to several foundations and is currently president of Global Bridge Foundation, a passionate supporter of self-sufficiency programs in developing countries. Robert lives his teachings with his wife, Marilyn, and three children in Southern California.
A graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, Victoria is both a spiritual and an astrological counselor and works with clients in the United States and Europe. She is also an editor of spiritual books and has worked closely with Eckhart Tolle. Though Victoria never met Jeru Kabbal, through working so closely with his teachings, she found a deep resonance with his work and feels honored to help bring it into wider publication.