George Sison is the preeminent Filipino proponent of New Thought and is recognized as the “Consciousness Guru.”
From a privileged upbringing, George gained notoriety in his youth as the writer behind the provocative pseudonym Conde de Makati, whose eponymous magazine column irreverently revealed the most intimate goings-on in Filipino high society.
During Martial Law under the Marcos regime, he was detained along with other journalists, student activists, anti-government politicians and civil society figures. He narrowly escaped the fate of many them, who died or disappeared under torture or execution.
It was during this period that George began seeking a deeper meaning of his life experiences and studying esoteric subjects such as astrology, metaphysics, and New Thought.