An intimate account of the development of a spiritual tradition and a biography of its creators--told by one of the Diamond Approach cofounders.
Since 1976, A. H. Almaas and Karen Johnson have guided the inner work of individuals and groups in the Ridhwan School, which has branches in California, Colorado, and Europe. Their teachings, known as the Diamond Approach, originated from their own experiences of personal transformation, as well as those of their students. Their work has been influenced by the Gurdjieff Work, Sufism, Buddhism, and various forms of Vedic teachings, as well as by depth psychology and scientific inquiry.
The Jeweled Path presents the story of how a modern spiritual path emerged as told by one of the founders, Karen Johnson. She depicts the personal experiences that birthed the teaching and furthered its development. Told with humor and intimacy, these profound awakenings amidst the details of ordinary life become the building blocks of a remarkable new approach to human nature and our understanding of reality.