Rabbin, Robert 1950–
Rabbin, Robert 1950–
PERSONAL: Born May 16, 1950, in New York, NY.
CAREER: Writer, speaker, and spiritualist. Catalyst for Clarity, San Francisco, CA, founder, 1985; creator of Radical Sages Web site.
The Sacred Hub: Living in Our Real Self, New Leaders Press (San Francisco, CA), 1995, published as The Sacred Hub: Living in Your Real Self, Crossing Press (Freedom, CA), 1996.
(With Jo Hillyard) The Values Workbook: Creating Personal Truth at Work, Forethoughts, 1997.
Invisible Leadership: Igniting the Soul at Work, Acropolis Books (Lakewood, CO), 1998, revised edition published as Igniting the Soul at Work: A Mandate for Mystics, Hampton Roads (Charlottes ville, VA), 2002.
Mentored in Silence: The Heart of Meditation, Acropolis Books (Lakewood, CO), 1999.
Echoes of Silence: Awakening the Meditative Spirit, Inner Directions (Carlsbad, CA), 2000.
(With others) Twelve Step Wisdom at Work, Kogan Page, 2001.
(Editor, with Deborah Masters) The Spiritual Wisdom of Kids, Global Truth Publishing (Mill Valley, CA), 2003.
Contributor to periodicals, including Whole Life Times.
SIDELIGHTS: Robert Rabbin related on his home page that at age eleven he experienced a spiritual "epiphany" that eventually led him to spend ten years with Indian Swami Muktananda, studying under the master until his death. Rabbin then passed on his knowledge by teaching, coaching, and writing. He created the Radical Sages Web site "as a portal through which both inner and outer directed people can find new sources of spiritual connection and meaning through action."
Among Rabbin's books is Igniting the Soul at Work: A Mandate for Mystics, in which he proposes exchanging the corporate greed that dominates American business for a more holistic and ethical approach. Rabbin notes that people may be afraid to use words like "spiritual" because others might judge them, but he assures readers that if they draw on their inner mystic, they can make change within themselves, as well as in their companies and coworkers.
A Publishers Weekly contributor noted that each chapter of Igniting the Soul at Work concludes with a "Personal Reflection" that offers "practical applications for questioning the way leaders view business and drawing out the inner tranquility in all of us." In a review for Edge News online, Maryel McKinley called the book "an amazing blessing" that suggests that "when we approach our work with a Zen-like experience, we can become masters of our destiny."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Publishers Weekly, November 4, 2002, review of Igniting the Soul at Work: A Mandate for Mystics, p. 76.
Edge News Online, http://www.edgenews.com/ (September 24, 2005), Maryel McKinley, review of Igniting the Soul at Work.
RadicalSages.com, http://www.radicalsages.com/ (September 24, 2005).