Philip Deslippe is a doctoral student in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara, focusing on Asian and metaphysical traditions in the modern United States. Philip holds an MA in American Religious Culture from the University of Iowa and a BA in English with a minor in American Studies from the University of Connecticut. He has published articles in the journals Amerasia, Contemporary Buddhism, and Sikh Formations, and in 2011 he edited and introduced a new and definitive edition of the metaphysical classic The Kybalion for Tarcher/Penguin. His email address is: