David Edmund Moody

Author, 'The Unconditioned Mind: J. Krishnamurti and the Oak Grove School'

David Edmund Moody is the author of The Unconditioned Mind: J. Krishnamurti and the Oak Grove School. He was the first teacher hired at Oak Grove School in Ojai, Calif. He subsequently served as Educational Director and as Director of the school, the position he held at the time of the death of J. Krishnamurti, the founder of the school.

After he left Oak Grove, Moody took his Ph.D. at UCLA in science education. His dissertation research focused upon cognitive obstacles students encounter in their efforts to understand the theory of evolution. Portions of his research were published in the journal Science Education, and in a book he co-authored, Mapping Biology Knowledge (Kluwer, 2000).

Moody continues to pursue research in science education and related subjects, including the Gaia hypothesis. He remains vitally interested in the teachings of Krishnamurti. His next book will be about the relationship of Krishnamurti with theoretical physicist David Bohm.