Durgadas Allon Duriel is an Evolutionary Astrologer, psychotherapist, mystic, and occultist. For him, mysticism, Astrology, and psychotherapy are all dimensions of a timeless, sacred journey: to know thyself. His work with others aims to facilitate their understanding of, and connection with, themselves at deeper, more authentic levels.
Durgadas began studying Astrology in 2005. Over the years, he’s attended a variety of Astrology classes and workshops, and he worked closely in semi-apprenticeship with a professional astrologer from ‘05-‘07. In addition to being an astrologer, Durgadas is a licensed clinical social worker with a master’s degree in social welfare from UCLA. He’s also a certified holistic health practitioner.
Drawn to mysticism from early childhood, Durgadas began participating in earth-based spirituality, witchcraft, and Goddess traditions in elementary school. In 2005, he initiated into a Western Mysteries tradition that integrated Yogic philosophy and meditation with Kabbalah and occult ritual. He trained there intensively for 30 to 40 hours a week over the course of two-and-a-half years. Durgadas has maintained a daily practice of meditation and ritual since then, and he continues to study Yogic philosophy, occultism, and Kabbalah. He completed daily study of the Himalayan Academy’s Master Course material over three years and traveled to India five times, as well as across the US and Europe, over the course of eight years to learn from an Indian spiritual teacher who teaches Yoga as a path to a universal spirituality rooted in love, service, and compassion. She gave him his name, which means servant of Durga or servant of the Divine Mother in Her fierce aspect, and continues to be a guiding inspiration in his life. He also blogs at Modern Witch and his first book “The Little Work: Magic to Transform Your Everyday Life” was published by Llewellyn Worldwide in March of 2020.