Himayat Inayati, M.S., Th.D.

Himayat Inayati, M.S., Th.D. is a traveler on the path of the heart. The founder of The Raphaelite Work, a method of healing and transformational process rooted in Sufism and updated by modern psychology and body work, Himayat has taught mysticism and spirituality in fourteen different countries. His teaching is lucid, accessible and humorous orienting the ancient mystical teaching of the major world spiritual traditions toward solutions of contemporary issues.   He has been a catalytic figure in the on-going dialogue between science, spirituality, and healing–organizing twenty-six conferences in support of it.  Receiving the sacred transmission of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel Lewis, Himayat was the international head of The Sufi Healing Order for twenty years, and has been a member of the Sufi Order International since 1972. With his wife Angela Whitney, he co-directs Light of the Mountains Retreat Center, near Asheville, North Carolina. Himayat is the founding president of Universal Awakening (www.universal-awakening.org) and headmaster of Odyssey Community School (www.odysseycommunity.org). Himayat guides personal spiritual retreats for people of any faith or path at Light of the Mountains and offers personal consultation via phone and Skype.