GEMS II: The Wisdom Keepers

Using texts and discussion, and experiential work, the class explores “light” and “lightness,” and its relation to healing, (im)mortality, inner wisdom, and the divine. Students will come away with a greater understanding of the western spiritual traditions, and a daily practice to, in the words of Rhondell, “build a spiritual body of light.” Readings will include selections from Dr. Epstein’s forthcoming book, We’re Not Meant to Die, as well as Meditations on the Tarot, The Gospel of Thomas, Headliners, and more. 

Reading List - Please purchase the Greaves, Smith and Leloup Books (available at Amazon, B&N, ABE Books, Alibris, etc.)

Helen Greaves - "Testimony of Light"  

Cyprian Smith - " The Way of Paradox: Spiritual Life as Taught by Meister Eckhart" *

Jean-Yves Leloup  - "The Gospel of Thomas: The Gnostic Wisdom of Jesus" *

Selections from "Meditations on the Tarot" by Anonymous 

Robert Rhondell Gibson - "Headliners"  click for dropbox link

Selections from Dr. Jerry Epstein's "We're Not Meant to Die" (To be distributed)


For questions about enrollment, call us at 646-269-4742, or email

Rachel Epstein, L. Ac.

Attend in-person, call-in via computer or tel. or receive an mp3 recording

351 East 84th Street, Apt. 10D

New York, NY 10028


Every Other Tuesday*, September–June, 11:00 AM–12:30 PM


Sept. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22; Nov. 5, 19; Dec. 3, 17; Jan. 14, 28;


Feb. 11, 25; Mar. 10, 24; Apr. 7, 21; May 5, 19; Jun. 2, 16, 30


*Holiday Schedule: No classes Dec. 19th – Jan. 6th


Tuition: $1,575 payable in two payments of $788