“Wednesday, September 18, 2002 the I that perceived the world as I had known it to be fell away completely. As of the date of this writing, it has not returned.”This book charts the spiritual journey of Dr. Michael Hall from his moment of awakening in 2002 to present day. The reader will learn of Dr. Hall’s life “before” and life “after” awakening to the profound spiritual truths he learned and lives by through the experience of Zen Buddhism.
I am a clinical psychologist primarily located in Binghamton, New York. In 2019 I retired from the practice of psychotherapy, which had been my full time occupation for over 45 years. I now travel extensively and write about my understanding of spiritual awakening and the integration of spiritual realization into the understanding of psychological difficulties. When I am in Binghamton, which is about half the time, I continue to teach a small group of local spiritual students. These talks are streamed live on my Facebook page.