Since 1998, Bob Waxman, Ph.D. has been the Director of The Open Center in Sarasota, FL.

He is an author, educator, and featured speaker on the following topics:


​Comparative Spirituality & Esoteric Philosophy 

Authentic Kabbalah
Bhagavad Gita
Timeless Wisdom of Plato
The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell
Carl Jung: The Red Book
Existentialism of Solomon
Near-Death Experiences vs. Religious Expectations 
Spiritually Transformative Experiences
Latest scholarship on Mystical Experiences

​Bob has been interviewed on national TV and radio and is the author of: Kabbalah Simply Stated,
7 Principles of Esoteric Philosophy, 2012: The Meaning and The Message, and the Power of AWE.

With humor and simplicity, Bob explains the mysteries, hidden meanings, and similarities in ancient
and modern spiritual traditions. Over the years, thousands have attended his classes and presentations, which are filled with startling facts, fascinating theories and the latest advances in quantum physics and consciousness studies.

Bob is a frequent guest speaker at education centers and a wide variety of religious and philosophical organizations. He holds a Master's Degree from Skidmore College and a Ph.D. from Saybrook University.