This paper is an exploration of the problematic nature of the guru/disciple relationship,specifically,in Western Society. It begins with a discussion of the nature of spirituality and the spiritual quest. To contextualize the process, I also discuss my own spiritual path based in Roman Catholicism, Taoism, Buddhism and my thoughts on the philosophy of Krishnamurti. ~ Charles E. McAuley IV, Ph.D.1
California Institute of Integral Studies