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Dr. Stewart Bitkoff grew up in New York City and spent most of his professional career living and working in the New York City area. He holds a doctorate in education and is an avid student of Sufi Mysticism and the Perennial Philosophy. He is the author of 'A Commuter's Guide to Enlightenment' and the new book 'Sufism for the Western Seeker' which he discusses with Caer Hallundbaek at length. Dr. Bitkoff is a frequent contributor to “Sufism: An Inquiry” and “Sacred Journey Magazine” and writes for multiple online entities, including the Philadelphia Spirituality Examiner, Wisdom Magazine, New Age Journal, and more.

Topics in this engaging hour include: relating to the challenge of finding peace in traffic; Bitkoff's early years in New York City; his family experience of Russia and WWII; religious intolerance he encountered as a Jew; 'something was missing'; his discovery of Sufism; mysticism; practical spirituality and wisdom; insights from A Commuter's Guide to Enlightenment; Sufism for the Western Seeker; how religion has been misused; Aldous Huxley and the Perennial Philosophy; the underlying unity, or internal connectedness, of all the great religions; free will and how we help create the world; Caer's reflection of the week; and more.

For more information, visit godspeedinstitute.com.

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