Gordon Dveirin, Ed.D
Gordon Dveirin, Ed.D. is President of Dveirin and Associates, an organization and human development consulting firm. His clients have ranged from the United States Air Force to hospitals, investment firms, and the Smithsonian Institution. He is also a spiritual educator and co-author of two books: Saying Yes to Change: Essential Wisdom for your Journey (Hay House, 2006) and Your Soul’s Compass: What is Spiritual Guidance (Hay House, 2007). He is also the author of Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future, a chapter in Our Moment of Choice: Atkinson et al, (Simon and Schuster, 2020).
Co-founder of The Claritas Institute for Interspiritual Inquiry, he is also a founding board member of the Passageworks Institute dedicated to the social, emotional, and spiritual learning of children and youth in our schools. Gordon’s passion is for the possible, helping individuals and organizations align with the most skillful vector of the emergent future.
Dr. Dveirin’s B.A. and M.A. degrees are from the University of Colorado. He was then an Ontario Provincial Doctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto and its Centre for Culture and Technology where he studied with Professor Marshall McLuhan for four years. Shifting the focus of his interest to the skilled facilitation of organizational and social change, Dveirin earned his Ed.D. in organization development and psychology from the School of Educational Change and Development at the University of Northern Colorado.
A Few Words about Gordon’s Passion:
The overarching interest that unites and excites the various projects I’m involved with is what the 13th century Sufi mystic Ib’n Arabi called the theophanic imagination, which I think of as the evolutionary imagination…the creativity of the heart. This kind of imagination is a faculty of perception that allows a person to see the higher possibilities inherent within a given situation.
Michelangelo, for example, saw the figures inherent within the blocks of marble he chose for his sculptures. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw through racial tension to the potential for equality. In this time of global chaos and rapid change, my interest is how to use a four-part process that we’ve been working with in our Claritas Programs to train the organ of evolutionary imagination. That process involves alignment with the Source of Being; discernment (am I running an egoic agenda or being guided by a larger flow); action in the world; and retrospection or learning from our experience. This process is based on inquiry, deep dialogue, and mindful presence (the knowing of the heart) rather than dogma (the knowing of the mind). The marriage of these two types of knowing help to till the field out of which synergy and insight arise.