ARJUNA ARDAGH IS THE FOUNDER of the Living Essence Foundation in Nevada City, California, a nonprofit church dedicated to the awakening of consciousness within the context of ordinary life. He is the author of Awakening into Oneness, The Translucent Revolution, Relaxing into Clear Seeing, How about Now? and The Last Laugh (a novel). He is the host of the Awakening into Oneness DVD series. He is the creator of Let Yourself Go, a six-CD audio set, the Living Essence Audio Series, Living Essence Live, and many other audio and video products. Ardagh was educated in England, at Kings School, Canterbury, and later at Cambridge University, where he earned a master's degree in literature. Since the age of fourteen, he has had a passionate interest in spiritual awakening, and he began to practice meditation and yoga at that time. In his late teens, he trained as a meditation teacher. After graduating from Cambridge, Ardagh devoted himself completely to the call he felt inside, and studied and lived with a number of great spiritual teachers, both in Asia and in the United States. In 1987, he founded the Alchemy Institute in Seattle, Washington.