Shai Tubali


for Life


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Clarity for life

The essence

I make use of ancient mystical knowledge to enlighten our human experience. I believe that transcendent states of consciousness have the power to pour meaning, depth, order, and clarity into our deeply complex and sometimes troubled life. In my work, I aim to clarify the principle of psychological and spiritual transformation as much as possible. Too often, we address these topics in an abstract and feeling-based manner. I aspire to create accessible models and processes of development that introduce clear insight into an otherwise ambiguous field. I also strive to make this process of transformation as integrative as possible, weaving many aspects of our human experience into one holistic process. For me, complex doesn’t mean complicated. The combined practice of meditation, psychological and emotional development, and intellectual study does not make things more complicated, but much simpler.



different dimensions
of human life

My journey as a teacher began at the age of twenty-four, when I started to feel a deep commitment to helping find solutions to human suffering. It started with spontaneous spiritual talks. But after several years, I came to realize that I was merely telling people about a beautiful land that they could never visit. I set about looking for ways to create accessible bridges to the transcendent state of consciousness. This was when the teaching began to form: with every passing year, I sought out effective ways of illuminating different dimensions of human life by merging ancient wisdom and philosophy with modern therapy and science. In particular, I found great interest in transformative psychology, because I realized that people could not settle into the trans­cendent state as long as their psyches remained complicated and contra­dictory. This is what I hope to achieve as a teacher: to provide people with a wide range of teachings, each addressing different pro­blems and challenges, since I believe that all of life’s aspects require transformation if we want to achieve full mastery over our complex human existence.


More than twenty
publications in English,
German, and Hebrew

My passion for writing began quite early, when I was just twelve years old. I would sit in my room and write uncontrollably: essays and poems about the meaning of life. I harbored the dream of becoming a novelist and a poet. I started working as a journalist at the age of sixteen, and years later, I became a broadcaster at one of Israel’s national radio stations and a columnist and article writer at the three largest newspapers in Israel. At the age of eighteen, I published a collection of short stories that was considered by critics a promising beginning to a literary career. But when I embarked on my spiritual journey at the age of twenty-one, everything turned upside down. All my books from that point onward, including my prose, poetry, and philosophical essays, have been dedicated to the transformative perspective. Most of my books in English revolve around the transformative pathways that I have developed or helped to revive.


at the University
of Leeds, UK

Philosophy and academic research have always fascinated me. But when I went to university at the age of twenty-one, my hope to encounter impressive figures who knew something about life and its meaning was thwarted. As a result, I left the academic world behind quite quickly in favor of the spiritual journey. However, the philosopher in me could never be fulfilled through my work with people who seek direct transformation. This prompted me to pursue a parallel academic career. Since 2018, I have been an active researcher at the University of Leeds, UK, where I previously developed my master’s thesis in the field of the philosophy of film, which later became the book Cosmos and Camus. In 2023, I was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy in the philosophy of religion, and based on my PhD research, I published the monograph “The Transformative Philosophical Dialogue” (Springer Nature). I believe that the combination of objective academic observation and the subjective perspective of transformation can yield extraordinary outcomes.

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