'Tell me what salt tastes like. Can you tell me what salt tastes like. Can you? Can you describe to me the taste and sensation of salt? You may say that it is a white crystalline solid, chiefly composed of sodium chloride. You may also say that its chemical composition is NaCl. But I tell you this: until you first place some salt on your tongue you will not know the taste of salt. So, what do we need to do? We need to take a pick and head to the salt mines!'
Stylianos Atteshlis (1912-1995), was a Greek-Cypriot Christian mystic and esoteric healer known internationally as Daskalos- the Greek word for teacher. He was educated in Cyprus and abroad, and pursued a career in the Cyprus Government printing office, but he also spent some years in Africa.
For seventy years he had been teaching, trying to wake people out of their spiritual slumber. In the last years of his life, people from all over the world came to Cyprus to hear his lectures and seek healing. Daskalos enjoyed composing and performing music (violin and piano), writing poetry, painting, gardening, studying languages, and authored a handful of books.