My Outer and Inner Journey

I'm grateful for the opportunities I've had in my life to learn, to experience and to re-awaken the memory of who I really Am. Below follows a chronological overview of my life's outer and inner journey.
  • 1960's - 1970's
    Grew up in a small town in the Netherlands. Was blessed every summer holiday to travel with family throughout Europe.
    Young Edward on tricycle
  • 1980's
    Awareness of multi-dimensionality of being.
    Teenager Edward
  • late 1980's
    Inner and outer balance through martial arts.
  • late 1980's
    Eindhoven University, Netherlands
    Ir. Physics. Dutch equivalent to Master of Science in Physics.
    Fragment from physics thesis
  • late 1980's
    Found creative expression in watercolor painting.
    Framed water color painting
  • 1989 – 1996
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Technology developer for Philips Innovation Services. Co-author of two patents.
    Fragment from Phillips report
  • early 1990s
    Deep feelings of existential depression initiated search for the meaning of life.
  • 1990's
    Netherlands and USA
    Participant in consciousness exploring workshops. Expansion of perception of reality and opening of inner senses.
  • 1994
    Sedona, AZ, USA
    Galactic shamanism workshop in Sedona. Clairaudient experiences.
    Edward on Rainbow Bridge rock formation
  • 1995
    Trip to Nepal, including a mostly solitary week-long hike through Langtang National Park in the Himalayas. Inspired by the ceremonial slow pace of living.
    Edward with Nepal family
  • 1995
    Took didgeridoo lessons. Couldn't produce a decent sound. Dreamed about a didgeridoo. Saw it the next day. Bought it. Amazingly, coming home, could effortlessly play it.
  • mid-late 1990's
    Travelled through the south of France, following the path of the Black Madonna as she appeared in the local churches. And in the north to Chartres and Versailles, taking in the Christed energy still present there.
  • 1996
    Followed the voice of my heart, quit my job and moved to the USA.
    Golden Gate Bridge
  • 1998 - 2002
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    Application architect and technical project manager for Headland Digital Media, a subsidiary of Pearson Publishing.
  • 2002
    Guatemala and Honduras
    Joined the second group of foreigners that were allowed and invited to participate in Mayan New Year's fire ceremonies and celebrations. Learned about the Mayan calendar from the original lineage of time keepers. Was "touched by the gods" at a ceremony in Copán, Honduras
    Mayan fire ceremony
  • 2002 - 2007
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Staff software engineer for eBay. Most senior member of the team that developed the user interface of eBay's website. Co-author of one patent.
    eBay inventors club jacket
  • 2004
    Guided tour to Egypt, visited many known and lesser known pyramids on and around the Giza plateau. Had metamorphosis experience during solitary time in the granite box in the "King's chamber" of the Great Pyramid. Visited the home of Abd'el Hakim Awyan, a mystical wisdom-keeper. Listened to his stories.
    Abd'el Hakim Awyan
  • mid 2000s
    Episodes of strong seizures gave multi-dimensional visions and removed all fear of death. Looking back, they were probably kundalini awakenings.
  • 2007 - 2015
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    Staff software engineer for StubHub (an eBay subsidiary). Most senior member of the team that developed the user interface of StubHub's website. Recognized as top 1% eBay employee. Wrote the first mobile version of StubHub's website in the early days of mobile, featured by Google on their How To Go Mobile site.
    Software architecture diagram
  • 2010-2017
    Several visits to the Philippines, following the voice of my heart.
    Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Charity, Agoo, La Union, Philippines
  • 2014
    Mount Shasta, CA, USA
    Witnessed the transition of my beloved dog Louis over a three day period. He was the expression of pure unconditional love.
  • 2014
    Mount Shasta, CA, USA
    Felt a calling to leave San Francisco and move to Mount Shasta. Went for a long weekend, found and bought a house that same weekend, and moved the next week to this powerful location.
  • 2015
    Mount Shasta, CA, USA
    Quit my software development job. Left the corporate world.
  • 2015 - present
    Mount Shasta, CA, USA
    Facilitator of spiritual retreats. Sound Ceremonialist. Dedicated to assist people in their spiritual awakening.
    Edward in sound ceremony
Sound Healer
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