Introduction: Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1939. Moved to the Chicago area to study and work in 1957. U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966 in New Jersey. Married Rose Kimura and relocated to California in 1970.
Personal: The only "Ron Krumpos" on the Internet; aka Roland Krumpos and, in my ebook on comparative mysticism, R.D. Krumpos. 25 trips to Asia, 21 to Europe, four to the Middle East, and extensive travel in North America. Visited 45 countries, returning three or more times to 25 of them. We usually flew in first class and stayed at the best hotels in each city at no cost to us. Now we have to pay.
Occupation: Very active retirement, after a career in sales management for international airlines and luxury hotels. Rose was a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines for nine years and had 30 years with Neiman Marcus. She attended LACC and College of Marin, graduating with a degree in retail management. Our photo was taken in 2009.
Northwest Airlines - Sales Representative
Travcoa Luxury Tours - Sales/Tour Manager
Thai Airways International- Sales Development Manager
Mandarin Oriental Hotels - Director of Sales-North America
The Stanford Court Hotel - Director of Sales & Marketing
The Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Director of Marketing
S&M Research - Managing Director
Northwestern University - Philosophy
Lucknow University - Philosophy
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Philosophy
Fort Dix, NJ
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
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While student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1961, I became friends with Carl Rogers, who was as one of the leading psychotherapists of the 20th century. He taught me much about the art of listening. Dr. Rogers said that when we listen, and...
The word God, as used in English, is Allah in Arabic, Brahman in Sanskrit and ha-Shem (the Name) in Hebrew. God is Theos in Greek, the first written language of the New Testament. Nirvana in Buddhist Sanskrit can also mean absolute Truth: ultimate Reality...
The greatest achievement in life? Living in conscious oneness of ultimate reality (called by many names), found in Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Kabbalah, Sufi, and comparative mysticism. This ebook summarizes many similarities among those five traditions...
There are matters which are important within most religions’ orthodoxy, to their leaders and to many followers, but are viewed differently by mystics. Mysticism often interprets them based on their effects in aiding or impeding search for union with the...
This is a series of 115 quotations of prominent mystics, including 23 each of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. They highlight common views, although their terms may differ. . “One Nature, perfect and pervading, circulates in all natures...
Mysticism / Development of Spiritual Consciousness , by Evelyn Underhill (published currently by CreateSpace 1911, 2011): . “All that is not One must ever suffer with the wound of Absence, and whoever in Love’s city enters, finds but room for One and...
The Life Divine , by Sri Aurobindo (published by E.P. Dutton & Co. 1949, 2006: H . “The divine soul will be aware of all variation of being, consciousness, will and delight as the outflowing, the extension, the diffusion of that self-concentrated...
Oxford Dictionary of World Religions , edited by John Bowker (published by Oxford University Press 1997, 2005): . Mysticism. “The practices and often systems of thought which arise from and conduce toward mystical experience. Mystical systems are distinguished...
The Perennial Philosophy , by Aldous Huxley (published by HarperCollins 1944, 2004): . “Supreme, beyond the power of speech to express, Brahman may yet be apprehended by the eye of pure illumination. Pure, absolute and eternal Reality: such is Brahman...
The Roots of Christian Mysticism , by Oliver Clement (published by New City Publications 1982, 1995): C . “You alone have been made in the image of the Reality that transcends all understanding, the likeness of imperishable beauty, the imprint of true...
History of Mysticism by S. Abhayananda [Stan Trout] (published by Atma Books 1987, 1996): . “He who is escaping from God flees to himself; he who escapes from his own mind flees to the Mind of the universe, confessing that all things of the human mind...
Mysticism in World Religions , by Sidney Spencer (published by Penguin Books 1963, 1971) . “At the goal, the soul is filled with and enveloped in the love of God. It is indistinguishable from God...all thought of lover, love and the beloved is absent...
Mysticism in the World’s Religions , by Geoffrey Parrinder (published by Oneworld Publications 1976, 1996): . “The One, the most precious, the Infinite, came down to earth; I did not despise his descent as Guru who appeared in grace.” Manikka Vachakar...
Orthodox Spirituality , by a Monk of the Eastern Church (published by St. Vladimir Seminary Press 1945, 1987): . “...essential foundations of Orthodox spirituality. The aim of man’s life is union with God (henosis) and deification (theosis). The Greek...