Eli Jaxon-Bear was born Elliot Jay Zeldow in Brooklyn, New York, in 1947. He is an author, teacher, and founder of Pacific Center Press. A long-time student of the Enneagram, Eli published his first book on its use as a wisdom mirror, Healing the Heart of Suffering, in 1989. In 1996, he founded The Leela Foundation, a spiritual organization dedicated to world peace and freedom, which integrates insights of the Enneagram with the truth of nondual wisdom. Eli continues to teach and lead retreats based on the transmissions of his teacher, H.W.L. Poonja. Eli Jaxon-Bear is also the editor of Wake Up and Roar.