Evan Hodkins. . . Teacher, soul-friend, musician, poet, philosopher, and just plain jubilant human being.
Evan Hodkins is the Director of the School of Alchemy in Colorado. He presently functions as an Anamchara, or Spiritual Director, in the Celtic tradition of Soul-Friending.
Evan served for many years as Regional Program Coordinator for The Association for Humanistic Psychology, and on the Advisory Board for Shanti Nilaya, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' National Grief Center. He was instrumental in the establishment of Boulder County Hospice, and has taught at the Naropa University, the Lama Foundation, the Bodhi Manda Zen Monastery, and the Ernest Holmes School of Ministry. He is a member of Spiritual Directors International.
Evan received his B.A. degree from William Jewell College, with majors in Sociology and Philosophy. He also attended Crozer Theological Seminary, Pendle Hill, a Quaker study center near Philadelphia, and the Martin Luther King School for Social Change. He holds graduate degrees from Kent State University in Philosophy and Literature and from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. He completed his clinical internship at Delaware State Mental Hospital. Evan specializes in Ancient Spiritual Languages, including Greek, Hebrew, Coptic, and Egyptian Hieroglyphics.
Evan has traveled extensively in Europe, Great Britain and the Holy Land, with spiritual pilgrimages to Glastonbury, Lindesfarne, Iona, Stonehenge, Rhodos, Kos, Assisi, as well as Jerusalem and Galilee. While in England, he met with the Arch Druid of Great Britain, and has prayed at most sites sacred to the Celtic Christianity, the Holy Grail, and the life of Jesus.
Like Thomas Merton, Evan is a deep Christian with a profound love for Jesus, but also embraces all the many wonderful colors of God, as evidenced in other forms of spirituality.
He has been co-ordained, along with Barbara Marx Hubbard, into the New Order For Co-Creators, and has been empowered as a Sufi Cherag, (a candle flame) by Pir Vilyat Khan.
Evan took Bodhisattva vows in the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, and received Shaktipat from Swami Muktananada in the Shiddha Yoga tradition. He has practiced the Sikh Sadhana of Kundalini Yoga as inspired by Yogi Bhajan. As a long-time student of Rabbi Zalman Schacter, Evan is also known for his teachings in Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah.
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