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researcher , author , Humanities educator

David Christopher Lane, American humanities educator, author, researcher. Author: The Unknowing Sage, The Radhsoami Tradition, The Making of a Spiritual Movement, 1983; editor Understanding Cults Research Series, 1984, MSAC Philosophy Series, Plato's Cave; contributing author to professional journals. and encycs. of religion; founding editor MSAC Surf Chronicle, Myths of the World.


Lane, David Christopher was born on April 29, 1956 in Burbank, California, United States. Son of Warren Joseph and Louise Lane.


Bachelor in Religion, California State University, Northridge, 1978;Master of Arts in Religious Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California, 1983;Master of Arts in Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 1988;Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology of Knowledge, University of California, San Diego, 1991.


Teacher, Moreau High School, Hayward, California, 1979-1981;teacher, Chaminade Preparatory, Canoga Park, California, 1981-1982;teacher, San Diego U., H.S., 1982-1984;teacher, University of California, San Diego, since 1984;professor philosophy & sociology, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California. Adjunct Professor California School Professional Psychology, San Diego, since 1987. Professor of University for Humanistic Studies, Del Mar, California, since 1988.

Fate Magazine book reviewer, Hyacinth, Illinois, since 1983. Cult analyst for various organizations, since 1978. Researcher Institute for Study of America Religion, Santa Barbara, California.

Faculty-student chairman Moreau High School, 1980-1981. Visiting professor philosophy U. London, 1993, 94, founder The Neural Surfer Website.



Coach St. Charles, 1978, N. Hollywood, Chaminade College Preparatory, 1981-1982. Member Mount San Antonio College Surf Association (founder). Clubs: University San Diego High School, Surf (San Diego) (president 1982-1984), Del Mar Surf.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: surfing, basketball, traveling.


Married Jaquelyn Ann Godfrey, December 16, 1978.

Warren Joseph

Louise Lane

Jaquelyn Ann Godfrey