David Edmund Moody, Ph.D., is the author of three books about Krishnamurti. His most recent book is Krishnamurti in America: New Perspectives on the Man and his Message (Alpha Centauri Press, 2020). This book represents a full-scale biography of Krishnamurti’s life, with special attention to the events in America that have not been covered well in previous biographies. In addition, this biography follows closely the evolution and development of Krishnamurti’s philosophy, decade by decade, from the 1930’s until his death in 1986. This research enables Moody to present his philosophy in a new and more accurate light, one that emphasizes the psychological elements of his teaching.
Moody’s previous book was An Uncommon Collaboration: David Bohm and J. Krishnamurti (Alpha Centauri Press, 2017). This book reviews the entire course of the career of theoretical physicist David Bohm, with extensive attention to his interactions and relationship with Krishnamurti. The publication of this book led to Moody’s participation as one of the interviewees in the recent biographical film about Bohm, Infinite Potential.
Moody was the first teacher hired when Krishnamurti founded the Oak Grove School in Ojai, California, in 1975. He subsequently served as educational director of the school, and as director, the position he held at the time of Krishnamurti’s death in 1986. He later took his Ph.D. in science education (UCLA, 1991) with a focus on student misconceptions in the study of biological evolution.