The ultimate objective is to facilitate, as far as possible, development toward that event which, when achieved, is called Fundamental Realization, or Enlightenment.

Franklin Merrell-Wolff, The Philosopher’s Stone

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance the Work of Franklin Merrell-Wolff.

As he says of his own work, “The ultimate objective is to facilitate, as far as possible, that event which, when achieved, is called Fundamental Realization or Enlightenment.” The goal involves a transformation of consciousness.

Our task is not merely to present his philosophy, but to illuminate it with insight and empathy, using our critical and inquiring intelligence. We serve as the focal point for spiritual seekers interested in Franklin Merrell-Wolff to connect with us and with each other online, through the Sangha Newsletter, and at Franklin’s Lone Pine home—now The Great Space Center—a short distance from the Ashrama.

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September 2, 2018

The 2018 FMW Conference was uniquely satisfying in so many ways. Last year’s pre-conference guest, Professor Richard Doyle, …

July 3, 2018

The 2018 Franklin Merrell-Wolff Conference will be held August 9-12 at the Great Space Center. The keynote speaker, …

February 15, 2018

Dave Vliegenthart, PhD (2017), University of Groningen, is a Lecturer at University College Maastricht in the Liberal Arts …


You are already That which you seek! Ultimate nondual Reality that is none other than the Awakened Consciousness That Knows Itself through Identity. Release all desire, even the desire for Enlightenment. Cease the habitual grasping onto objects, but also do not seek the absence of objects. Allow Conscious Awareness to rest in the Clarity of Its Own Light, and Primordial Consciousness will Transform relative consciousness. Then, from Compassion, share your Realized Wisdom with all sentient beings.

A quintessential formulation by Ron Leonard, author of The Transcendental Philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff