1982-1985: Paul (b. 1961) attended University of Maine and studied under Kyriacos Markides (Sociology). Markides wrote three classic books about Daskalos, which exposed his existence to the world for the first time.
1987- 89: Paul studied shamanism and Buddhism in Kathmandu, Nepal (with the University of Wisconsin).
1989: Paul arrived in Cyprus to work with Daskalos.
1990: Paul brought into the Inner Circle by Daskalos. Paul had the unique privilege to live and work intimately with Daskalos. He also helped arranged Daskalos’ travels to teach in Europe, the U.S., and Brazil and assisted him on these tours. Paul helped to create the Stoa-Series to make widely available the books, tapes and videos of Daskalos to the public (The Esoteric Teaching, The Esoteric Practice, and others.)
1990: Birgit attends a five-day seminar Daskalos’ offered in Memmingen, Germany and begins to devote her life to Daskalos’ teachings. After studying philosophy, Birgit enjoyed years of success as a stage, TV and film actress.
1994: Daskalos suffers a stroke in June.
Birgit arrived in Cyprus to live with Paul.
1995: Daskalos departs his body.
1996: Paul leaves Cyprus and settles in Munich, Germany.
1996: Paul and Birgit create the Theosis Institute of Mysticism and Healing.
2001 to date: Theosis offers Seminars at The Golden Circle in Denmark (Theosophic orientated center).
2006-2009: Theosis offered Seminars at Stiftung Rüttihubelbad (Anthroposophic center near Bern, Switzerland.)
2007- 2011: Birgit offers courses on the Symbol of Life in Denmark, Switzerland and Germany.
2007-2010: Theosis offers talks and seminars in cooperation with Kath. Bildungswerk im Kreis Böblingen (education arm of the Catholic church.)
Paul and Birgit are the proud parents of two children and live on Starnberg Lake in Bavaria.