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Houman Z. Emami, a native of Iran (ancient Persia), has a bright academic career in Philosophy and Religion, Holism and Consciousness, with earlier careers in Computer Science, Telecommunications, and a number of educational-institute startups. He has completed undergraduate studies in the above fields, within and without standard academic training, while having completed his masters thesis and considering a PhD research dissertation on the same subject: "The Heart Faculty, Intuition, and Theophanies: Philosophers who get out of their heads for love's sake."
Before reaching his eleventh year, Houman had lived through the Iranian revolution of 1979, the Iran and Iraq war of 1981, and the inner-city bombings and atrocities of war. "And that was just the beginning," he tells us. Miraculous events began as a direct result of these earlier years of awakening and grew in proportion to his yearning. In this way, from the age of five he was confronted with the dark side of war, the lesser known tragic and miraculous side of war, and resolving these aspects of self in finding peace within. After several relocations and maturing in both eastern and western cultures before his thirtieth year, Houman had taken part in a relatively successful lifestyle, returned to academia and various spiritual practices thrice, finally taking an early retirement in his late twenties, leaving all behind and spending a decade as an independent world-traveller, contemporary monk and spiritual pilgrim. These later awakenings in solitude and on the pilgrim's walk, integrated those of his early childhood.
At last, returning to the worldly life in his late thirties, he continues to impact the world he left behind. Loved ones and relations lovingly refer to him as "scribe (writer)", "pilgrim", and "scholar". A "scribe (writer)" is one who decodes and deciphers the teachings of the ancient scrolls which are symbolic representations of transcendent realms made immanent within a simple frame-work of understanding. A "pilgrim" is one who leaves the mind behind (is a passerby), leads from the heart, 'connects the dots', is a bridge-builder, and a peace-maker. And a "scholar" from scolere is one who lives at ease as a student of life, truth and wisdom. In this respect, he has written:
Let the love of truth be and become the truth of love, and the truth of love be and become the love of truth. That means, seek the truth until you realize you have always been in love with it , for the soul genuinely desires love and truth; embraced by and swaying this way and that throughout life, in order to teach us that we must love unconditionally but when finding ourselves in the snares of selfish love, we must pursue truth; and we must pursue truth unconditionally but when we find truth become empty tradition and superstition, we must pursue love.
In practice, Houman's spiritual invocation consciously began in his early teens, as a result of a near death experience (NDE) —taking him back to his early childhood visions, and to his native ancestral teachings of the East, and East-Asia. After his near-death experience and remembering his life's calling more fully from age five, Houman recalled all that proceeded from that age in the divine plan, walking them out and remembering them step by step.
Years later, these remembrances and awakenings culminated into visionary experiences and embodiments—involving "theophanies", meaning awakening to divine presence(s), interventions, and encounters. Twelve years of practice and integration turned him into an independent spiritual pilgrim in 2003, and he has been traveling the world since. His journey has been one of the most overwhelming stories one might hear.
Houman now fully devotes his life to the education and application of wisdom teachings within the fields of personal growth and transformation, with emphasis on one's direct divine connection as one interconnected and undivided whole. His knowledge spans from various spiritual teachings to honoring a particular heritage within a singular body of teaching. After leaving the academic world, and returning to it thrice, his approach has become more experiential, theory in service to practice. "Actions speak louder than words, and the heart's silence speaks louder than both," he often remarks, "Silence is the ground upon which love grows."
This site is an academic introduction to some of Houman's work, thesis, and a number of papers, some of which were showcased at San Francisco State University. You may enter below for a brief viewing or complete manuscripts of some of his researches and papers by clicking the "ENTER" button.
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