Orion is a Planetary Oracle and Archetypal Agent for Self Realization.
His passion is the Awakening of all Beings. This takes the form of sharing the wisdom of the archetypes of the planets through Planetary Blueprint readings and his new book “Doorways to Awakening”.
Orion (aka Daniel Hawthorne) graduated from Maharishi International University in 1979 with a Bachelor’s degree in Western Philosophy and in 1981 with a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration.
He became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in 1977 in Avoriaz, France and a Governor of the Age of Enlightenment in South Fallsburg, NY in 1979.
His spiritual journey led him to a profound awakening in the Presence of Gangaji in 1995.
“I met Gangaji in 1995. When she walked into the room, she sat on the couch and closed her eyes as did everyone in the room. When I closed my eyes the Presence, the inner Stillness was so thick you could cut it with a knife. The first thought that arose was ‘Wow! Now that is darshan!*” And then everything she spoke pointed to that depth of silence within.
“When I described this experience to Edward he said he suspected my spiritual nature was governed by Jupiter as this sounded like a Jupiterian experience. At the time I did not know what that meant. A few weeks later I had a Planetary Blueprint reading from Edward and sure enough, uninfluenced by his prediction, my blueprint revealed Jupiter as the ruler of my spiritual nature. This answered the question why everyone did not have the same experience as me under similar circumstances, and why different spiritual offerings seem to have more value for some people than for others.
“I thought at the time ‘what could be more important than to reveal to a person their path to spiritual awakening?’ I began studying Edward’s work in the hopes of discovering the secret ‘Cosmic DNA code’, as Edward calls it, that would reveal this invaluable knowledge. It was only 12 years later while meditating on New Year’s morning 2011, after I had given up the quest, that it was revealed to me.
“Bernadette, Edward’s beloved partner, confirmed this discovery. Bernadette and I are now honored to assist in the awakening of all Being as we make Planetary Blueprints available to everyone.”
Doorways to Awakening has now been published in support of this Awakening.
Orion recently co-offered a course on the Alchemy of the Sacred Inner Marriage with Sarah Uma, an ordained Priestess of the 13 Moon Mystery School and a Temple Keeper for the Sanctuary of the Open Heart. Orion has journeyed through two full cycles of the 13 Moon Mystery School with Ariel Spilsbury, its founder, as the focalizer.
Orion has been a technical writer for over 30 years. He is the author or co-author of three books with a fourth on the way:
- Doorways to Awakening (co-authored with Edward Tarabilda, has now been published by Lotus Press)
- Alchemy of the Sacred Inner Marriage: A Journey of Self Love and Awakening (co-authored with Sarah Uma)
- Annihilated by Love (soon to be published)
* Darshan – powerful emanations of Grace that silence the mind.