Comparative Religious Studies/Expert Profile

Shlomo Phillips


Since 1969 I have sought insight into the nature of God and Truth. I am happy to share my insights with you.

To varying degrees I have worked and studied with many different groups including:

Jews (my religion) Noahides, Christians, Gaudiya Vaisnavism, Swami Muktinanda's Sidha Yoga Foundation, the Yoga Society (of Sri Ramamurti Mishra), Sikhism, various Pagan and neo-Pagan groups, Sunni Islam (Wahabi), Sufism, Taoism, various Buddhist sects (including the Dharmad Hatu of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche), diverse Hindu sects, many Christian denominations and movements, and have been involved with numerous other groups and movements too numerous to mention.

In this AllExperts category I can any questions about any religion you are interested in.

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Creator and author of and other websites and blogs. I hold an MA in Religious Studies, ordinations and initiations into various religions.



Experience: A lifetime invested in seeking God. I am an ordained Independent Jewish rabbi. I hold an MA in Religious Studies from John F Kennedy University. I hold three Christian ordinations, a counseling ordination from the Interfaith Seminaries of Santa Cruz. I am a twice initiated Vaishnava bramana (Gopinath Gaudiya matha and ISKCON), have practical experience with many other branches Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Paganism (Wodenwic and other sects), Islam (Sunni, Shia and Sufi), Wicca (especially Welsh Traditionalist and Gardnarian) and various other traditions. I own and author, and other sites including my Facebook site.

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2015-08-01 The Denominations In Islam In Order of Conservatism/Orthodoxy:

Hi Nicole,  These term do not really apply.    Here an accurate summary:    The original split between Sunnis and Shiites occurred soon after the death of Muhammad, in the year 632.    "There was a dispute

2014-12-14 Vedas:

Hi Shree,  The main reason probably is that most of the Vedic and post-Vedic texts were written on palm leaves and similar materials that do not age well. The Jewish Tanach (Bible) was written on animal

2014-02-17 spirituality:

Hi Abhijit,    Swami Vivekananda stressed the universality of truth. This was one of his greatest contributions in my opinion. In today's ever more connected world learning to respect and work with people

2014-02-14 The Vedas vs The Bible:

Hi again,  In my case, I invested forty years studying and practicing the world's religions seeking religious truth, including many forms of the Sanatana Dharma.    I questioned this very topic and determined

2014-02-14 The Vedas vs The Bible:

Hi Danne,    This is in many ways 'apples and oranges,' trying to compare the two systems (Hindu and Biblical). They operate under completely different paradigms and assumptions. There is a critical difference


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