Imre Vallyon

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Imre Vallyon
Imre Vallyon
Born (1940-12-07) 7 December 1940 (age 78)
Budapest, Hungary
OccupationAuthor, spiritual teacher
NationalityNew Zealand
Notable awardsAshton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award
2008 Heavens and Hells of the Mind – Author

Gold Medal Living Now Book Awards
2009 Heavens and Hells of the Mind – Author

Imre George Vallyon (born 7 December 1940) is a New Zealand writer in the body, mind and spirit field.

Vallyon is the founder of the Foundation for Higher Learning, an international spiritual school formed to help provide people with the opportunity to practise spiritual work within a group environment, with schools in New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Hungary, Canada and the United States.[1] He is also the director of Sounding-Light Publishing, which was founded in 2006.[2] Vallyon retired in late 2017.[3]

Early life[edit]

Vallyon was born in Budapest, Hungary, and was raised by his parents among extreme poverty and suffering.[4] At the time, Europe was just recovering from World War II, and he was surrounded by that devastation.

Vallyon had his first mystical experience at the age of three. It was very dark outside, and he describes the memory as suddenly going "out of my body and into a very profound state of cosmic realization...the whole universe was vibrating like a heavenly choir."[4]

In the midst of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Vallyon made the dangerous choice to leave the country; crossing the border at the time usually meant imprisonment or death. At the age of sixteen, he emigrated to New Zealand as a refugee.[4]


After immersing himself in several spiritual movements, Vallyon founded the Foundation for Higher Learning, where he teaches the Spiritual Principles and the Divine Laws of Life to Humanity. His methods stem from different forms of eastern and western spirituality. His teaching is universal, not biased towards any particular religion or tradition, yet embraces all traditions and points beyond them all to the One Truth, One Life, One Reality.[5]

Two of Vallyon’s books were among only 40 titles chosen to represent New Zealand as guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which is the world’s largest book fair.[6][7]

In 2008, Vallyon published his most notable book collection so far, Heavens and Hells of the Mind. This four-book set received praise from various critics, who called the books "fascinating" and Vallyon a "visionary".[8]

Additionally in 2008, Vallyon won a major literature prize at the annual nationwide Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Unpublished Manuscript and Book Awards.[9] These awards recognize excellence in the mind, body, and spirit genres of writing.[10] The judges were highly impressed with Vallyon’s work on his book Heavens and Hells of the Mind, calling it "a remarkable and exhaustive work on human consciousness and the wisdom of the ages."[9]

Since 1980, Vallyon has taught the Ageless Wisdom through his writings, workshops, and retreats conducted around the world. Since 2008, Vallyon was invited and has been a member of the New Zealand Society of Authors.[11]

Vallyon owns the Waitetuna Retreat Center in Raglan, New Zealand, which is rented out and used by the Foundation for Higher Learning school.

In 1998, Vallyon was tried and convicted in New Zealand by Judge R.P. Wolff for sexually molesting a child. Vallyon was convicted of four representative counts of indecent assault and one count of sexually violating the girl. He was sentenced to three years imprisonment. On 26 February 2017 The Sunday Star Times, a subsidiary of Fairfax Media, released an investigative report exposing Vallyon's crimes.[12][better source needed]


In December 2017, after 30 years of teaching at retreats, Vallyon retired at the age of 77.[3]


  • "Heavens and Hells of the Mind", 2009 Gold Medal in the Enlightenment/Spirituality Category of the Living Now Book Awards[13]
  • "Heavens and Hells of the Mind", 2008 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award[9]

Published works[edit]


Year Title ISBN Language
1990 The Magical Mind 9780909038-11-3 English
2005 The Divine Plan 9780909038-53-3 English
2005 The Sedona Talks 9780909038-54-0 English
2005 Heart to Heart Talks 9780909038-55-7 English
2007 The Art of Meditation 9780909038-56-4 English
2008 Heavens and Hells of the Mind (Four volume boxed set) 9780909038-30-4 English
2008 Heavens and Hells of the Mind (Volume 1: Knowledge) 9780909038-31-1 English
2008 Heavens and Hells of the Mind (Volume 2: Tradition) 9780909038-32-8 English
2008 Heavens and Hells of the Mind (Volume 3: Transformation) 9780909038-33-5 English
2008 Heavens and Hells of the Mind (Volume 4: Lexicon) 9780909038-34-2 English
2009 A Spirituális Harcos 9780909038-57-1 Hungarian
2009 Le Chemin du Guerrier Spirituel 9780909038-58-8 French
2010 Les Conférences de Sedona 9780909038-59-5 French
2010 l'Art de la Méditation 9780909038-60-1 French
2010 Planetary Transformation 9780909038-61-8 English
2010 Felkészülés az Új Korra 9780909038-62-5 Hungarian
2011 De Kunst van Meditatie 9780909038-63-2 Netherlands
2011 The Warrior Code 9780909038-64-9 English
2012 The New Planetary Reality 9780909038-65-6 English
2012 De Code van de Krijger 9780909038-66-3 Netherlands
2014 The New Heaven & the New Earth 9780909038687 English
2014 Il Camino Del Guerriero Spirituale 9780909038670 Italian
2015 The Journey Within 9780909038-70-0 English
2016 The Way of the Spiritual Warrior 9780909038-49-6 English


Year Title ISBN Language
2012 Why Meditate? 9780909038-91-5 English
2012 The Mystery of Death 9780909038-92-2 English
2012 Know Your Own Mind 9780909038-94-6 English
2012 The Beatitudes 9780909038-95-3 English
2012 Planetary Transformation 9780909038-90-8 English
2012 Peace of Mind in a Troubled World 9780909038-89-2 English
2012 The Coming Avatara 9780909038-93-9 English
2012 Silence 9780909038-96-0 English
2012 Love and Wisdom 9780909038-98-4 English
2013 Karma 9780909038-97-7 English
2013 The New Planetary Reality 9780909038-88-5 English
2013 The Sedona Talks 9780909038-85-4 English
2013 The Art of Meditation 9780909038-86-1 English
2013 The Warrior Code 9780909038-87-8 English
2014 Living The Spiritual Life Today 9780909038-99-1 English
2014 What You Need For The Journey You Already Have Within You 9780909038-21-2 English
2014 Daily Meditations 9780909038-22-9 English
2014 Finding True Happiness 9780909038-20-5 English
2014 The New Heaven and the New Earth 9780909038-84-7 English
2014 ¿Por Qué Meditar? 9780909038-18-2 Spanish
2014 Shadowland 9780909038-23-6 English
2015 The Divine Plan And The Destiny Of Mankind 9780909038-83-0 English
2015 God The Mother 9780909038-24-3 English
2015 Enseignements De Cœur À Cœur 9780909038-48-9 French
2016 The Way of the Spiritual Warrior 9780909038-17-5 English


Year Title ISBN
2006 Chants of Illumination 1: Sanskrit Mantras to the Light 9780909038-73-1
2007 Chants of Illumination 2: Sanskrit Mantras to the Divine Mother 9780909038-74-8
2010 Chants of Illumination 3: Sanskrit Mantras to the Heart 9780909038-75-5


  1. ^ Vallyon, Imre. "Country Events - The FHL Org". The FHL Org. The FHL Org.
  2. ^ Publishing, Sounding-Light. "Imre Vallyon - Sounding-Light Publishing". Sounding-Light Publishing.
  3. ^ a b Vallyon, Imre. "Imre Vallyon". Imre Vallyon. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Vallyon, Imre (2 December 2008). "Red Rose". YouTube. Sounding Light. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  5. ^ Higher Learning, The Foundation for. "Imre Vallyon - The Founder - The FHL Org". The FHL Org. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  6. ^ Broatch, Mark. "Selling New Zealand in Frankfurt – Academy of New Zealand Literature". Academy of New Zealand Literature. Bookswarm.
  7. ^ Vallyon, June. ""The Coming New Heaven and New Earth" by Imre Vallyon". Tauranga Theosophical Society Branch. Weebly. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  8. ^ Net, Horror News. "Book Review: Planetary Transformation - Author Imre Vallyon". HNN.
  9. ^ a b c "Nth Shore Writer Rewarded for Literary Excellence". Scoop Independent News. 25 August 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2008.
  10. ^ Editor, The Big Idea (26 August 2008). "Heavens and Hells of the Mind wins book award". The Big Idea. Te Aria Nui Charitable Trust 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  11. ^ Authors, New Zealand Society of. "Imre Vallyon | New Zealand Society of Authors & Writers Association – NZ Society of Authors". NZSA.
  12. ^ "Foundation of Higher Learning 'guru' Imre Vallyon's followers kept in the dark about his past". Stuff. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Living Now Book Awards". Retrieved 20 June 2009.

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