1982-1985: Paul (b. 1961) attended Hampshire College and University of Maine (BA in Philosophy and Sociology) studied under Kyriacos Markides (Sociology). Paul studied shamanism and Buddhism in Kathmandu, Nepal (with the University of Wisconsin).1989: Paul arrived in Cyprus to work with Daskalos. 1990: Birgit (b. 1965) 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. 1997: Paul and Birgit founded 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.) 2007-2010: Theosis offers talks and seminars in cooperation with Kath. Bildungswerk im Kreis Böblingen (educational arm of the Catholic church). Paul and Birgit are proud parents of two children and live near Starnberg Lake in Bavaria, Germany.