Awaken Your Spiritual Self

Spirituality and religion are an essential part of all of us. It is waiting for us to be awakened and unleashed to its transformative human potential.

I have devoted my PhD and entire academic career to understand how religious, spiritual thought and experience transform people's life and change history.

I have studied with some of the greatest religion specialists in both United States and European universities. I have also learned from a vast range of religious and spiritual teachers across all denominations, who have provided me with counseling in different moments of my life.

It is now my honor to share my insights and knowledge with you. Discover my philosophy, my story, and how I can help you!

Dr. Boaz is a religious guide and spiritual director for Christians, Catholics searching for God and faith
My explorative journey is far from the end. Spiritual awakening and growth is a permanent quest of the soul.
Dr. Boaz is an Orthodox Jew and spiritual director who had a religious journey that ended in Judaism

STORY

My spiritual journey begins with a strong religious, but eclectic and heterodox upbringing. My maternal grandmother instilled within me deep religious convictions based upon Calvinistic teachings—in her self-taught understanding of Puritan Protestantism. She had experienced a sudden conversion at the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939, when she embraced religion but not Catholicism—what was then the official religion in Spain.

When I was 18, my Swiss Jewish American stepfather introduced me to Judaism. It was a shocking impact, but I was undecided at that point whether to convert. Later, instead, I turned to Catholicism. I became a devout Catholic.

My Catholic years coincided with the preparation of my PhD in Paris. During this time, I learned not only from top scholars in religion, but also from priests, bishops and cardinals of the Roman Church. They shaped my faith and spirituality. I had retreats in abbeys, convents and seminaries all over Europe and America. I became enamored with liturgy, together with meditation and silent prayer as well.

My thirst for deeper learning and permanent exploration brought me away from Catholicism and I returned to a renewed version of my Calvinist Christianity. Even though I could have been content in the Protestant fold, I decided to heal old wounds and begin a Jewish conversion. In my quest for intense religious experience, I chose Orthodox Judaism.

Today I call Judaism my home. I have had the incredible chance to learn from so many rabbis and friends. Even though I cultivate an observant Jewish life, I preserve everything I have gathered from experience—like a treasure in life.

My explorative journey is far from the end. Spiritual awakening and growth is a permanent quest of the soul. My open, eclectic and heterodox religious and spiritual perspectives create a unique framework for spiritual learning and enlightenment. This time, however, as a Jew, I delve into every single spirituality and religion in the world. I admire and I respect them. I learn from them. I add every experience and teaching that they give me to my life treasure. This is the treasure that I want to share with you.

STORY

My spiritual journey begins with a strong religious, but eclectic and heterodox upbringing. My maternal grandmother instilled within me deep religious convictions based upon Calvinistic teachings—in her self-taught understanding of Puritan Protestantism. She had experienced a sudden conversion at the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939, when she embraced religion but not Catholicism—what was then the official religion in Spain.

When I was 18, my Swiss Jewish American stepfather introduced me to Judaism. It was a shocking impact, but I was undecided at that point whether to convert. Later, instead, I turned to Catholicism. I became a devout Catholic.

Dr. Boaz is a religious guide and spiritual director for Christians, Catholics searching for God and faith

My Catholic years coincided with the preparation of my PhD in Paris. During this time, I learned not only from top scholars in religion, but also from priests, bishops and cardinals of the Roman Church. They shaped my faith and spirituality. I had retreats in abbeys, convents and seminaries all over Europe and America. I became enamored with liturgy, together with meditation and silent prayer as well.

My explorative journey is far from the end. Spiritual awakening and growth is a permanent quest of the soul.

My thirst for deeper learning and permanent exploration brought me away from Catholicism and I returned to a renewed version of my Calvinist Christianity. Even though I could have been content in the Protestant fold, I decided to heal old wounds and begin a Jewish conversion. In my quest for intense religious experience, I chose Orthodox Judaism.

Dr. Boaz is an Orthodox Jew and spiritual director who had a religious journey that ended in Judaism

Today I call Judaism my home. I have had the incredible chance to learn from so many rabbis and friends. Even though I cultivate an observant Jewish life, I preserve everything I have gathered from experience—like a treasure in life.

My explorative journey is far from the end. Spiritual awakening and growth is a permanent quest of the soul. My open, eclectic and heterodox religious and spiritual perspectives create a unique framework for spiritual learning and enlightenment. This time, however, as a Jew, I delve into every single spirituality and religion in the world. I admire and I respect them. I learn from them. I add every experience and teaching that they give me to my life treasure. This is the treasure that I want to share with you.

MISSION

My main goal is to guide and help you in discovering what is the best religious or spiritual path for you. This is an awakening, life-changing journey in which we will embark upon together. We will explore together. We will work together. I will share every teaching, resource and advice with you. However, in the end of this quest, it is you alone who will figure out what religion and spirituality fits you better. This is not a mere choice or “product selection.” It is rather a serious and rigorous self-introspection in finding your inner home. Christians—especially Catholics—have a name for this: call and discernment.

As a spiritual director, I will always be with you for every question, every doubt, every crossroad. Yet, you will have full autonomy in your decisions. I will always respect what you decide. A guide cannot impose a burden of the yoke, but foster the valley of vision where your spiritual enlightenment awaits.

Religion and spirituality are powerful and essential human ideas. They can be used to oppress and harm people, but they can also be liberating and enlightening. As part of my mission, I want to educate how spiritual and religious ideas can be used for the greater common good, as well as personal improvement and human growth. My sessions, videos and writings seek to fulfill this goal. Check out my Youtube channel and my Patreon posts to learn more on how you can awaken your spiritual potential!