An emic focus is one which evaluates reality from the inside. It is therefore different than a conventional viewpoint of objective science where reality is evaluated from the outside. That is called an etic focus.

– – – – –

Hugh Evans

I grew up in Dublin in the 1960’s, studied electrical engineering at University College Dublin, and pursued a career as a software developer in the field of Information Technology.

In 2001 I obtained a Master of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology and Social Transformation with a Concentration in Human and Organizational Transformation from the California Institute of Integral Studies (ciis.edu) in San Francisco. While attending the California Institute of Integral Studies I became interested in the work of Gregory Bateson, anthropologist, philosopher, biologist and system theorist (interculturalstudies.org/Batesonanecologyofmind.com) and this interest led to a growing interest in human ways of understanding including epistemology, philosophy, language and culture.

Yogananda

I have been a disciple of the mystic Osho (osho.com), and a student of psychospiritual development in the Diamond Logos teaching of Faisal Muqaddam (diamondlogos.com). From 2006 until 2012 I taught the Diamond Logos work and for a period offered teacher training in this work.

Since 1994 I have had a deep interest in the Human Design system (jovianarchive.com) and have had a long standing collaboration with Kumud Kabir (humandesignwise.com) in understanding how to engage in personal spiritual development in a way that synthesises the viewpoints of traditional spiritual development and the Human Design system.

I live in Knightstown, on Valentia Island in County Kerry, Ireland with my partner Rina Janssen who is an accredited Human Design Analyst (humandesignimpact.com). My principle work in addition to work on developing the relationship of mind and experience, and the transformational potential arising from such an understanding is teaching spiritual development (obsidianessence.com).