002. Angela Mailander

I was born in Germany in 1940 and have lived in France, Greece, India, China, and seven states within the U.S.

When I was fifteen, I taught my first class of ESL and, eight years later, began to develop my own approach. I’ve taught Literature, Writing, Creative Writing (publishing a couple of chapbooks of poetry) and have teaching experience at every level of instruction from pre-school to grad school. I’ve also taught History, Linguistics, German, French, and Russian.

Two Ph.D.s—one in English, one in Comparative Studies—didn’t turn out to be a career advantage.  They made men with only one of them too nervous, but I hear that too much education is no longer a problem for women. Is it true?  Spending 28 years in an inter-racial marriage and raising a family was as valuable an education as my stint in academe.

I’m still teaching, taking care of teenage boys in my home, and enjoy art in my spare time.

Transcript of this interview

Interview recorded 11/18/2009.

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction: Shifting Consciousness and Spiritual Awakening
  • 00:03:26 – The First Clear Experience of Witnessing
  • 00:06:46 – Riding Through a Hellish Battle
  • 00:10:37 – The Silent Battle Experience
  • 00:13:22 – The Tone of Silence
  • 00:15:32 – Growing up with Multiple Languages
  • 00:18:38 – The Experience of Different Personalities in Different Languages
  • 00:21:22 – Learning Meditation at a Young Age
  • 00:24:55 – A Man Protected by an Invisible Glass Bell
  • 00:27:42 – Following the Rocks to the Bottom
  • 00:30:43 – Meditation and the Nazis
  • 00:33:42 – Reconnecting with the Past
  • 00:37:00 – Learning Transcendental Meditation
  • 00:39:50 – A Phone Call with Maharishi
  • 00:42:57 – A Celestial Experience and Enameling on Silver
  • 00:46:55 – The Angelic Silver Experience
  • 00:50:16 – Uncomprehended Experiences
  • 00:53:12 – Silent Awareness and Spiritual Experiences
  • 00:56:10 – Discovering the Bhagavad Gita and William Blake
  • 01:00:24 – A Shift in Perspective
  • 01:03:54 – Overcoming Gender Bias in Academia
  • 01:06:52 – Playing the game and asking unconventional questions
  • 01:09:10 – Greece: A Necessary Development and Emotional Trauma
  • 01:12:53 – A Journey Through Emotional Pain and Healing
  • 01:16:45 – Inner Development and the Journey to China
  • 01:20:47 – Lightning Strikes and China Adventures
  • 01:23:49 – The Unexpected Turn of Events
  • 01:26:52 – A Vision for the Future
  • 01:30:01 – Individuality and Universality
  • 01:33:12 – Nourishing Others with a Fulfilling Life
  • 01:36:05 – Future Developments and Contact Information