Bob Waxman, Ph.D. is the Director of The Open Center in Sarasota, FL. He's an author, educator, guest speaker and host of Spiritual Cinema on the following topics:


  • Spiritual Claims Verified by Science/Physics
  • Universal Esoteric Philosophy
  • Existentialism vs. Nihilism
  • Symbology in Ancient & Modern Religions
  • The Principle of Analogy & Correspondence 
  • Spiritutal Evolution and Devolution
  • The Problem of Free Will vs. Determinism
  • Cylces of the Microcosm & Macrocosm
  • Kabbalah and Vedanta Correspondances
  • Similarities in Taoism, Confucianism, Mahayana & Shinto
  • Common Themes in the Bible, Bhagavad Gita, Tao-Te-Ching & Dhammapada
  • The Best of Plato: Phaedo, Timaeus & The Republic     


​Bob has written (4) books on Comparative Spirituality and produced the best-selling CD: Song Universal.​
With humor and simplicity, Bob deciphers ancient mysteries & symbology, perceptual phenomena, and similarities in world philosophy and religion.

Over the years, thousands have attended his classes and presentations which are filled with startling facts, fascinating theories and practical applications for finding answers to life's most difficult questions.  

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