A Guide to the Deeper Levels of Your Being - Based on the Teachings of Jeru Kabbal
Edited by Leonard M. Zunin, MD, Robert Strock, MFT, and Victoria Ritchie

About the Editors

In 2000 Jeru Kabbal died. Before he went into the hospital for his second renal transplant, he made a request of us. If he should die, Jeru asked that his basic teachings be presented in a book to be read by the public.

It was not an easy challenge to accept, but we, the first two editors of this volume, knew that Jeru’s teachings had helped thousands. Finding Clarity is the result of accepting that challenge with the keen awareness that these teachings will benefit many others.

Leonard M. Zunin, MD

Leonard M. Zunin, MD, a close friend of Jeru, is the author of many articles and two books. With his wife, Hilary, he wrote The Art of Condolence: What to Write, Say, and Do at a Time of Loss (HarperCollins, 1991). Dr. Zunin also authored a best-selling book on communication, Contact: The First Four Minutes (Ballantine, 1973, over one million copies sold).
Dr. Zunin has lead a distinguished and unique career in psychiatry, both in private practice and in public service. He is a nationally known lecturer and educator who, for over thirty years, has been exploring the phenomena of greeting and parting, attachment and loss, and post-trauma recovery.
Dr. Zunin is also a consulting psychiatrist at Napa State Hospital, where he formerly served as a clinician and as director of research.
He lives, loves, meditates and balances rocks with his wife, Hilary, in Napa, California.

Robert Strock

Jerus friend, Robert Strock is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist and ordained minister, specializing in relationship, mid-life crises and death and dying. For the last 30 years he has had a distinguished career of therapy practice. His approach to therapy, when appropriate, embraces the spiritual dimension of life, combined with a focus on his patients’ highest potential.
Robert has devoted much of his life to helping others. He has contributed his expertise to several foundations and is currently president of Global Bridge Foundation, a passionate supporter of self-sufficiency programs in developing countries.
He brings theses interests to his own family life. Robert lives his teachings with his wife, Marilyn, and three children in Southern California.

Victoria Ritchie

:A graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, Victoria is both a spiritual and an astrological counselor and works with clients in the United States and Europe. She is also an editor of spiritual books and has worked closely with Eckhart Tolle, editing Practicing the Power of Now as well as working on his latest book, A New Earth. She also offers courses and private sessions based on Eckhart Tolle’s teachings.

Though Victoria never met Jeru Kabbal, through working so closely with his teachings, she found a deep resonance with his work and feels honored to help bring it into wider publication.


For several months following Jeru’s death the editors reviewed his teachings from various sources. The archives created by a devoted student, Nirakar (Bernd Steffan), prior to Jeru’s death, were invaluable. Also Naveen Visser, a dutch student of Jeru, provided many suggestions as she reviewed the drafts. After Jeru’s death she prepared a temporary teaching manuscript to be used by her students, called “The Quest for Clarity,” until this carefully reviewed edition of Finding Clarity could be published.