- A conversation by telephone with John Francis, author of the 1998 book The Mystic Way of Radiant Love: Alchemy for a New Creation. John Francis, has been meditating and practicing hatha yoga consistently for the past forty years. He has had many influential teachers, both Eastern and Western, during that time. John’s spiritual journey began with a near-death experience in 1975. Since then he has been decoding the Bible’s hidden teachings through heart-centered meditation and esoteric numerology. In 1978 he cofounded the Spiritual Healing Center in San Jose, California. At the Chicago “Parliament of the World’s Religions” in 1993 he gave a talk entitled: “The Biblical Symbols of the Soul.” His book, The Mystic Way of Radiant Love, postulates that the Bible conveys contemplative-practice teachings using metaphors, numbers, allegories and parables. He has given many talks on the radio, at expositions and in bookstores on the subject of contemplative practices. He has also been active in Buddhist-Christian dialogues in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Several years ago John retired from his thirty-year position as a college mathematics professor. His specialty was experimental design and statistical analysis. He did come out of retirement from mainstream-academic education to teach a semester-long course in sacred geometry at Ananda College. He has also written several e-books on contemplative practice, which will soon be published.
- John Francis' email address: email@example.com