Zinovya Vasilyevna Dushkova, Ph.D., is a Russian author, poet, philosopher, historian, and traveller. She has been honoured with a number of awards, prizes, and commendations for her contribution to the spiritual development of society, and for excellence in the domain of scientific research into the ecology of consciousness. She is a Fellow of the European Academy of Natural Sciences and the European Scientific Society, both based in Hanover, Germany.
A seeker of ancient truths, Dr. Dushkova has always strived to find only one thing: Love. She has engaged in research in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America for more than twenty years, acquiring the secret wisdom underlying all known religions and philosophies. On her way, lying across mountains and deserts, she has stayed at numerous sanctuaries of various peoples. These include: widely known Buddhist monasteries, following the Mahayana and Vajrayana philosophies, such as Ganden, Drepung, Sera, the famous Moru, dedicated to studying the profound mysteries of Buddhist mysticism, as well as Hindu temples of Vishnu, Shiva, Krishna, and other Saints. However, Dr. Dushkova has also stayed at remote monasteries and secret Abodes hidden in mountains, deserts, and caves in Tibet, Mongolia, Nepal, and India, which cannot be described in any detail. After all, these are the places which have preserved the oldest sacred scrolls and manuscripts, such as the secret Book of Dzyan, from which her famous predecessors in esoteric philosophy, Helena Blavatsky and Helena Roerich, obtained their own wisdom.
As a result of the rich experience of studying sacred texts and communication with wise monks and hermits, since 1997 nearly sixty books by Dr. Dushkova have been published in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, and France. These works are all of a spiritual nature, having been recorded during her travels in the Himalayas, the Karakorum, the Nilgiri, the Gobi Desert, the Pyrenees, and beyond. They reflect a neat synthesis of science, religion, history, and philosophy. Underlying Dr. Dushkova’s poetry and prose, her fairy tales and legends, is a worldview full of wisdom and the cultural heritage of both the East and the West.
Her works are often described as “books full of Light.” Readers are attracted to the unusual depth, yet simplicity, of the author’s thought, the life-affirming notes which characterize each volume, and the beauty, poetry, and musicality of her language. Dr. Dushkova’s books are distinct from many others in that Good, Light, and Love — in their highest manifestation — consistently characterize her writings.
In her creative work, Dr. Zinovya Dushkova continually strives to reignite hope where it has disappeared, illuminate Love where it has died away, and add delight to life where its meaning has been lost. And indeed, her readers’ reactions show clearly that these books help people to learn. While helping them change themselves for the better, they also help them find purpose and meaning in life through establishing solutions to the universal questions and answers that vex us all.