Isaac Portilla's Biography
ISAAC PORTILLA is a thinker, author and teacher in the fields of contemporary spirituality and spiritual evolution, including topics related to ecumenical spirituality and interfaith dialogue. His working-project covers four major areas: spiritual teachings; academic and scientific studies; development of evolutionary spiritual practices; explorations of individual and collective models toward a divine and integral life.
He has authored various books on contemporary spiritual practices (in Spanish), a verses book (in English, Spanish and Portuguese), and a major work (in English)--The Possibilities of Spiritual Experience: An Autobiographical and Philosophical Exploration—where he proposes a path for the modernization of spirituality arguing that “the science of Enlightenment [spirituality] never reached the Enlightenment Age.”
He has given talks on spiritual topics in a variety of environments, from Yoga studios, to international conferences and universities. He has lived in three continents and travelled extensively, exploring a great variety of cultural environments and visiting spiritual places in Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Asia. Currently, he spends most of his time in the UK, Portugal and Spain (his natal country). He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.