Cecil Messer, an ardent inquirer into the core values of spiritual traditions, has presented classes at the Krotona School of Theosophy, Ojai, CA on meditation and spiritual teachings from Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sufism, Taoism, Theosophy, and other sources. He is a matriculant of the Esoteric School of Theosophy, Ojai, CA and conducted a yearlong online seminar Exploring the Heart of Meditation. He has published related articles in national and international periodicals. Born in Alabama, he currently resides in the mountains of rural North Carolina. He practices non-sectarian Buddhism and is a retiree of the NASA Space Program science and engineering team.