David P. Stang (B.A. Philosophy, the Pennsylvania State University, 1961; J.D. George Washington University Law School, 1968; MTS The Virginia Theological Seminary, 1990) Master’s Thesis: The Mystical Consciousness of St. Patrick of Ireland. Mr. Stang, a Washington, DC attorney, is the author of the text: Five Very Big Questions which he has used in teaching an OLLI continuing education course by that name at American University in Washington, DC. He authored Emerald Spirit: A Journey Into The Irish Heart And Soul, Mercier Press, Cork, 2003. Mr. Stang has been a long- term member of and contributor of articles and book reviews to The Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies’ publications, and he serves on its Board of Directors. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Society for the Study of Varieties of Religious Experience (incorporated in 2000) and predicated upon the scholarship of William James. Mr. Stang is also co-founder and serves on the Board of Directors of the Irish National String Quartet Foundation.
Topic: “Sarah, My Wife and Teacher: Excerpts From a Biography of a Healer.”
Sarah Elizabeth Stang (1936-2009) who was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana was always first in her class from kindergarten through graduate school. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Sophie Newcomb College (Tulane University) in 1957 with a major in Romance languages. Since childhood, Sarah was clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient and had the ability to communicate telepathically with animals. She became a sinologist scholar and translated into English a book authored by the French sinologist, Claude Larre, SJ, concerning the Taoist Roots of Chinese acupuncture. She became an acupuncturist, herbalist, massage therapist, and spiritual healer. My talk is based upon by a biographical sketch of Sarah I wrote which was published in the Journal of the Academy of Spiritual and Consciousness Studies.