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Everyone has a transformational moment in life.
A moment that awakens, inspires, triggers, or teaches a valuable lesson.
Mine came while on a date having ice cream…

I was 20 years old and a soldier in the Israeli army who had just returned home following weeks of active duty. I was exhausted but excited… Why? Because I had a date. I had met a girl on my previous home leave and the two of us planned to grab lunch upon my return. After meeting in downtown Jerusalem we walked to a popular street side café, sat down at the outside patio, and were ready to place our order. Just then, my date turned to me and asked: “do you mind if we grab an ice-cream instead”? Sure.

We got up and walked to a nearby ice cream joint that also had a street side patio. It was a beautiful day with perfect weather, street music wafting in the air and kids walking home from school. Just an ordinary fall day in the city. As we sat and flirted with each other while glancing at the ice cream menu… BOOM!!

We froze. What was that?

Then another BOOM. And another closer still…just 10-15 yards away. Literally right around the corner from where we sat. Screams erupted. Shrapnel and debris filled the air followed by pandemonium, chaos, and people running wildly in the opposite direction. We did too. It was all instinct and adrenaline now…we were running for our lives…and managed to find shelter in a small alleyway.

Later that day after the dust settled, I learned the full extent of what happened. This was a triple suicide bombing in downtown Jerusalem. Hundreds of people were injured. Many killed. Two of the casualties were from the very restaurant and table where we sat moments before switching to ice cream.

By a random split-second decision we were alive…

The experience forced me to ask a few questions:
“Why am I here? Do I have a purpose? And if so, what is it?”
My life had posed a question…and now I had to answer it.

After the army, I left behind everyone and everything I knew to study abroad, and later quit a lucrative job in Manhattan in search of answers.

I invested my entire life savings in the pursuit of a passion for spirituality and ancient wisdom, and went on to study archaeology, anthropology at Brandeis University, and later comparative religion at Harvard.

I wanted to understand the universe, but more importantly the inner workings of the human psyche.

Elan Divon The Initiation

But just as I began to doubt my journey and what I would do with it all, Eureka! A pattern emerged….a golden thread weaving together the lives of the mythological heroes I was studying and modern day artists, entrepreneurs, leaders, and influencers.

I discovered the path of “Initiation:” a road map to personal growth that seemed to hold the key to human possibility itself. It was a road map that charted the outward unfolding of the human spirit. And it was unfolding in my life as well.

Since discovering this roadmap I’ve been sharing it with the world.
I’ve worked with CEO’s, business leaders, billionaires, students, young professionals as well as the homeless…. Directed a Peace Camp for Palestinian and Israeli youth, co-founded the Einstein Legacy Project to empower and support the next generation of creative minds, and launched my own successful EdTech company.
And now my goal is to help YOU!
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