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A. H. Almaas



A. H. Almaas is the pen name of Kuwaiti American author and spiritual teacher Hameed Ali. As the spiritual head of the Ridhwan School, Almaas developed the Diamond Approach, which is a means of spiritual development informed by modern psychological and therapeutic techniques. He has been described as an Integral Theorist and a perennial philosopher.

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An Introduction to the Diamond Approach

At some point there is no distinction between what I am and what my life is.

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A. H. Almaas: Is Entanglement Fundamentally a Physical or Spiritual Phenomena?

What kind of spiritual perception or insight parallels, or may account for, such property of entanglement? Is nondual perception sufficient to account for entanglement? Or do we need to look at another characteristic of consciousness—the fundamental spiritual element—to find a realization that...

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Spiritual Work and Psychotherapy

A view for appreciating the similarities and uniqueness of both spiritual work and psychotherapy, but mostly as relevant to the Diamond Approach. This paper is written for the benefit of teachers and students of the Diamond Approach.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWhen we blend courage and compassion, assertiveness and gentleness, our essential strength and kindness support us in being where we are.

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Perspective of the Work (Diamond Approach)

I want to give a perspective that somehow delineates, not that this Work (the Diamond Approach) is available and useful, but to delineate its nature and how it is different from other kinds of Work.

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Quantum View of Realization

A. H. Almaas challenges the prevailing non-dualistic view of realization when it considers dualistic experience as due to the individual’s delusion of separateness.

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The Point of Existence: Transformations of Narcissism in Self-Realization

The founder of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization examines narcissism through a spiritual lens, presenting it as our greatest barrier to understanding our truest self. In this book, the author explores the underlying spiritual understanding of narcissism.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThe (narcissitic) rage may turn into, or be accompanied by, a cold hatred that gives her qualities of power, invincibility, and calculation. This hatred underlies the desire for vengeance, for wanting to inflict pain and suffering, and for actually enjoying getting back at the person who failed her.

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Experience, Self, and Individual Consciousness

This paper addresses the phenomenological givens of all experience: first personal givenness, reflexivity of consciousness, and unity of experience in space and time.

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A. H. Almaas: Consciousness, Its Nature and Role in Experience

For Nondual teachings, consciousness is everything and the nature of everything. For scientific theories, consciousness appears at some point in the physical world, and makes experience and science possible. Science has advanced various theories to understand consciousness and where it comes from.

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