Stephen Quong (Umananda) has studied and practiced astrology in Asia, Europe, and North America since 1970. In the 1970’s and 80’s he travelled extensively throughout India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, studying with many of the most accomplished contemporary masters of Vedic Astrology and Palmistry.
In addition to his astrological studies, he came into close personal contact with many of the great sages and saints of the Far East, whose spiritual teachings, grace, and personal example have been a major influence in his life and work.
In February 1982 he was formally initiated as a disciple of Sri Ma Anandamayi in Brindavan, India, and to the present day she remains his primary spiritual teacher, inspiration, and ideal.
He has authored and published numerous articles in the fields of astrology, spiritual culture, and environmental health, as well as composing devotional poetry and music. His experience and expertise in the fields of business, finance, marketing, executive management, politics, publishing, and law, provide a unique complement to his spiritual interests and pursuits, and add a special dimension to his astrological consultations.
In April, 1989 he established The Mount Shasta Foundation, for the purpose of promoting spiritual culture in America. Under his guidance, the foundation sponsored the visits of many prominent spiritual teachers, healers, and musicians to the holy mountain of Mount Shasta and to the San Francisco Bay Area.
In 1993 he was nominated by his astrologer teacher and noted savant, Dr. B.V. Raman, to be a Life Fellow of the Indian Council of Astrological Science, In late 2000,Stephen was invited to be a Founding Member of the Planetary Gemologist Association (based in Bangkok, Thailand), and became one of the world’s first certified Planetary Gem Advisors.
Stephen is a certified Qi-Mag Feng Shui Consultant and Instructor, and was given the title of Master of Tao Geomancy in February 2008 by Dr. Lim.
Stephen is also a practitioner of Pranic Healing, Chinese Energetic Medicine, Tibetan, Shaolin, and Qinway Qigong healing arts, Matrix Energetics, Quantum Healing, Neutrakon hypnotherapy, and various other forms of spiritual and energetic healing.
In April 2003 he was certified as a Mastery Level Practitioner of the Yuen Method of Chinese Energetics, taught by the internationally renowned Grandmaster of Shaolin Martial Arts and legendary healer, Dr. Kam Yuen.