Victor Daniels is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Sonoma State University, where he taught for 41 years. He was the first director of its India Studies program and is a past Chair of the Psychology Department. Victor studied with Aryuvedic and Tantric master Harish Johari for the last 20 years of Johari's life, with Zen Master Jakusho Kwong-Roshi, abbot of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, for several decades, and presently finds Sri Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) an ongoing source of great wisdom and inspiration. Through the years he has also studied more briefly with a wide spectrum of other yogic and Buddhist masters.
Victor received his M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA, where he studied with both scientifically- and clinically-oriented faculty, with concentrations in social psychology, personality, and motivation. He became interested in both Western and Eastern philosophies and spiritual traditions, and has taught meditation in workshops and courses for 35 years. Skilled in Gestalt Therapy, he has served as program chair for three international Gestalt conferences.He lives in Sonoma County, California with his wife Kooch N. Daniels, with whom he previously co-authored Tarot d’Amour. With his colleague Laurence J. Horowitz, he has also written Being and Caring: A Psychology for Living.