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Dr. Robert K.C. Forman is a professor of comparative religions, (CUNY), and founder of the Forge Institute. He routinely gives lectures, trainings and workshops around the world. He was the co-founder and is executive editor of The Journal of Consciousness Studies, which has become the principle journal in the field. He is also the author of ten scholarly books on spirituality, mysticism, consciousness and world religions. His latest book is Enlightenment Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up To Be: A Journey of Discovery, Snow and Jazz in the Soul .

Robert speaks with Joanna about his experiential understanding of what is enlightenment, the similarities and differences between spirituality and psychotherapy, the whisper of the personal call, “jazz in the soul”, feeling the unity with Nature…

Music: “Main theme from When Almonds Blossomed” (from Giya Kancheli: Themes From The Songbook), by Dino Saluzzi, Gidon Kremer, Andrei Pushkarev