For over four decades, Dario Salas Sommer, Ph.D.
has been committed to the progress of humanity, and the internal
development of the individual. He is an internationally acclaimed
author, philosopher, and founder of the Institute for Hermetic
Philosophy, for which he is the Director and Spiritual
He is a modern philosopher whose unique approach unites contemporary
psychological and scientific practice with ancient philosophical
Dr. Salas began publishing his philosophy in 1966, under the literary
pseudonym of John Baines, and quickly received acclaim for works such
as The Secret Science, The Stellar Man, Does Woman
Exist?, Depression and Anguish, The Development of the
Inner World, The Science of Love, HypsoConsciousness
and Morals for the 21st Century. His central theme focuses upon
the ongoing development of the individual to attain greater levels of
awareness in order to achieve true success in all forms.
As a practical objective, Dr. Salas’ philosophy aims to guide the
modern man and woman in finding their psychic way back to their birthright,
of which life in the “fast lane” has robbed them, namely,
an inner tranquility.
His writing style is at once straightforward, clear and precise, accounting
for his universal appeal.
At present, Dr. Salas divides his year into days spent writing and lecturing
in his hometown of Santiago and lecture tours abroad in other South American
cities, The United States, Russia, and Spain.
Facts about Dr. Dario Salas Sommer
In 1961, Dr. Salas founded the Institute for Hermetic Philosophy
(IHP) in Santiago, Chile.
Dr. Salas has given over 2,000 keynote speeches,
which have been heard worldwide, and he has been interviewed on international
television and in magazines.
Dr. Salas is the author of 8 books, five of which
have been translated into English, under the literary pseudonym of
John Baines. His books have been translated into 8 different
languages with over 1 million copies sold worldwide.
Dr. Salas published Morals for the 21st Century, in which
he elucidates his concept of Moral Physics™--
the innate relationship between moral values and natural laws. Dr. Salas
established a laboratory with the express purpose of furthering his
work with Moral Physics ™, using scientific experiments to demonstrate
philosophical and moral precepts.
On September 26, 2003, Dr. Salas was awarded an honorary Doctorate
in Philosophy, and appointed Scientific Consul of Russia for
all Latin America, Knight of Arts and Sciences by the Academy of Natural Sciences
of The Russian Federation. He was also presented with the prestigious
V.I.Vernadsky gold prize by Vladimir Platanov, the President of Moscow's
Parliament (DUMA), for the role of his work in safeguarding the human
being's psychological and physical integrity.