Saul was born in Cleveland Ohio on January 20, 1939. He lived in California from 1948 to 1977. He was an original disciple of Murshid Samuel L. Lewis, to whom he was sent by his first teacher, Mother Mary of Mount Shasta. He was initiated into Sufism in February of 1969 and made Murshid Sam’s Hakim (spiritual healer and jurist) in 1970. He formed and has served as director of the Ruhaniat Healing activity, the Dervish Healing Order since 1977.
He has lived in Virginia since that time. He has been given advanced initiations in both the Sufi Movement and the Sufi Order. His teaching concentration is to transmit our lineage's barakka through the walks, zikr and wazifa on the tone, the glance, stories, and the absent healing ritual of Hazrat Inayat Khan.
He currently lives happily with Sheikh Ananda Cronin, his wife of thirty years. He has two children from a previous marriage and two grandchildren. He travels the Silk Road for his business since 1978, and has been teaching worldwide since 1984 with special emphasis on the USA, Germany, Russia & the Czech Republic.
For more information and reports on activities, God-Parents, stories of my time with Murshid Sam, and upcoming programs please visit The Dervish Healing Order website.