Daniel Joseph is the author of Swimming with the Whale: Teaching and Practices of Daskalos
Daniel Jopseph is a disciple of Daskalos, having spent many years with the Teacher, has taken these teachings to the United States and around the world along with. Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis (Στυλιανός Αττεσλής, known as Daskalos) (1912–1995) was a Christian mystic and healer who was born on December 12, 1912 in Cyprus where he spent most of his life. He was a mystic from Strovolos, Cyprus.
Who was Daskalos?
Educated in Cyprus and abroad, Daskalos pursued a career in the Cyprus Government printing office, but he also spent some years in Africa. For seventy years he had been teaching seekers of truth, trying to wake people out of their spiritual slumber. Although he was ready to help and heal wherever and whenever was needed. He set up the circle, “The Researchers of Truth.”
Daskalos is the Greek word for teacher. Kyriacos C. Markides wrote three books about him: The Magus of Strovolos, Homage to the Sun, and Fire in the Heart. In these books, Stylianos Atteshlis was given the alias Spyros Sathi. Although Daskalos became widely known outside Cyprus through the books written by Markides and his real name Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis was made public knowledge. The strain of continuing his circles which becoming a public figure and some inconsistancies with Daskalos beliefs and the books wrote by Mr Markides meant that they relationship was cut.
One a side note, I have been in touch with Mr Markides over the years and found him to be a very sincere and caring man. Willing to openly share his thoughts to anyone willing to approach him with the respect he was due, and I still believe that his works were a fundamental introduction to Daskalos’ World
In the last years of his life, seekers of the truth from all over the world came to Stoa in Strovolos to hear his lectures and seek healing. On August 26, 1995, Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis died in Cyprus.