Richard Axial, a business school graduate of one of the world’s most renowned universities, enjoyed a successful top-level management career in both commercial enterprises and nonprofit organizations, but during this time he always understood that a job is not a purpose. So, more than two decades ago he left that lucrative career in order to follow the call of the Life Divine.
During his subsequent spiritual journey, he studied under both male and female teachers. In parallel with his spiritual development, he experienced a growing awareness of the need for women’s empowerment in global and community affairs, and the need for the greater presence of the Divine Feminine, the Goddess, in the human heart.
As a consequence of these two passions, he developed a fresh new path of spiritual awakening specifically designed for modern women, one intended to meet their needs as career women, mothers, and householders. The methods and practices of his school stand in significant contrast to the methods typically employed by more traditional spiritual teachers.
As a parallel expression of his commitment to the Divine, from 2005-2015 Richard also served on the governing board of a scientific institute at the forefront of consciousness research, and the knowledge gleaned there has contributed to his unique approach to spiritual awakening.
Richard lives a quiet, contemplative life in the wine country north of the San Francisco Bay Area.
“Richard…creates a container where women can truly open to their full feminine divinity, their “Goddess” nature.” p.13
If reading Woman, Goddess and Savior has increased your passion for spiritual awakening, Richard encourages you to actively seek out spiritual teachers in your local area and sample their offerings until you find a guide who is a match for your desire for spiritual advancement. Then, as the saying goes, stick to them like glue.
Spiritual teachers can differ greatly in their philosophy and methods of teaching. The different approaches can have a significant impact on the number of students a teacher can reach and the level of commitment and dedication expected from those seekers. Some adepts have thousands of followers around the globe; whereas, others may work intensively with only a handful of students.
Richard teaches in-person to a local following and does not offer online or previously recorded teaching materials. He believes that face-to-face engagement is essential for deep spiritual work. Currently, he does not travel to other communities to teach.
Richard guides his students in a very active and pervasive fashion, and they, in turn, are expected to pursue their spiritual goals with dedication and commitment. The majority of his students have had previous experience working with an adept in a disciplined manner. This style of engagement necessarily limits him to working with only a small number of students; therefore, he does not actively solicit additional students.
Blessings on your journey.