A Mirage Library

“It seems bizarre to write a bio when the “I” cannot take credit for anything.”
- Stephen H. Wolinsky, Ph.D.

Stephen H. Wolinsky, Ph.D., (Narayan) is a direct disciple of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and lived in India and Asia for more than six and a half years. He has taught Self-Enquiry and Kashmir Shaivism (Tantra) from 1982 to the present.

As a trajectory Quantum Psychology was founded in 1985 with Advaita-Vedanta and Buddhism's Heart Sutra and Diamond Sutra as its context. Quantum Psychology integrated Western Psychology, Advaita-Vedanta, Quantum Physics, Neuro-Science, Kashmir Shaivism, Self Enquiry and Buddhism. The purpose of Quantum Psychology was to act as a trajectory enabling the “realization” of the One Mind, sometimes labeled as Consciousness (Quantum Consciousness), or Buddha Mind,  sometimes labeled as Emptiness. Quantum Psychology attempted to update many of the ancient cultural metaphors and pointers bringing them into present time language thus making "their understanding" more accessible.
"All you can teach is understanding,
the rest comes on its own."
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

In 1998 Quantum Psychology stopped being taught as a trajectory. Instead the focus was entirely on his mentor and Guru Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. This clarified the “realization” that consciousness and awareness as well as light, emptiness, vibration, and shakti or energy appear as portals when actually they are labels which appear as a seductive temporary state.*

 Utilizing Advaita-Vedanta and Buddhism's Heart Sutra and Diamond Sutra along with Zen remained as the context while continuing, since the mid-1980's, to incorporate the language of 20th and 21st Century scientific and philosophical metaphors. This enabled Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism to point directly to The Teaching Mastery of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. What was discovered was that utilizing present time western cultural pointers enabled "the teachings" to touch "aspirants" more deeply "where they are".

In 1999 Post-Deconstruction was formally founded once again utilizing scientific models as pointers which both demonstrated and "proved" Advaita-Vedanta, Post Modernism, and Buddhism's Heart Sutra and Diamond Sutra.

"I want to give you objective knowledge
to objectively show you
that it is all an illusion."
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Stephen is the author of thirty books, 24 audio books including a set of seven CD's, "Waking From The Trance of Self: A Practical Course on Developing Multidimensional Awareness" (produced by Sounds True 1999) and a series of 4 DVD's, I Am That I Am (was produced by Neti Neti Media from 2003-2007). He presently hangs out in Santa Cruz, California.

*Zen Koan: “What is the opposite of truth?
Answer: Truth

Read LA Yoga Magazine's interview with Stephen H. Wolinsky, Ph. D.


Stephen (Narayan) at Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's birthday, March 1981 Bombay, India

"It is easier to understand that the entire manifestation is of a nature of a dream, or a mirage, but you interpret the rest of the manifestation as being a mirage and won’t let go of the seer of a phenomenon, the seer too is also part of the mirage."
— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Stephen (Narayan) from the DVD Awaken to the Eternal
filmed by Inner Directions 1995

Interview by Chris Hebard, www.stillnessspeaks.com
Science and Non-Duality Conference 2009

At the Feet Of Baba Prakashananda Maharaj
Filmed January 2015 in Aptos, California

Narayana Narayana: Narayan Means Liberation

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Rays of the Absolute

Nothing Comes From Nothing

Consciousness and Beyond

Quantum Consciousness

Walden III

The Way of the Human

Trances People Live

Prior to the I am

Reflections of the Absolute

Notes from the Dream

More Notes from the Dream Vol. 2

Notes from the Dream Vol. III