About Fred

This is from our wedding day, July 14, 2007. Conscious Awakeness had been functioning through the Fred unit for 11 months. Betsy, who had always exhibited a high level of inherent wakefulness, would find freedom three years after this photo was taken.

“Forget serious teachers and even crazy wisdom teachers!
Fred Davis is enlightenment’s court jester, reformed rake, televangelist,
and grits-talking magus all in one. 
He’s the real deal–and I should know,
after a career researching consciousness, seeking,

and having my own satori and nondual experiences.
After years of headbanging to recapture the awakening I’d lost through
a severe drug reaction, 
stumbled across him–and I awakened.

~Dr. Jenny Wade
Consciousness researcher and author
Transcendent Sex: 
When Lovemaking Opens the Veil

Fred Davis is steeped in the knowledge of nonduality.
~James Braha, author of
Living Reality:
My Extraordinary Summer With “Sailor” Bob Adamson

[To Rick Archer, Host and Founder of Buddha at the Gas Pump]
“I hear from Fred Davis that you are soon to be doing an interview with him, so I just wanted to let you know, (and I am happy for you to mention this is your interview) that yesterday I had a two hour Skype session with him where he put me through his unique ‘Living Method’ of enquiry. And I just wanted to tell you, Rick, that it was absolutely fantastic. It was the clearest way of directly pointing to the I AM of my Source that I have ever experienced. I think he is an amazing Teacher. I already felt that I was pretty well awakened and clear about who I AM NOT and somewhat clear about who I AM, but since his session I have huge clarity about who I AM.”
~Mandi Solk,
Nondual Teacher & Author of
The Joy of No Self

“[Sages at this level of awakening] excel at one-to-one coaching.
Fred Davis, for example, is a master at it.
He is exceptionally skilled at initiating people into non-duality.
That is his specialty.”
~Ramaji, Nondual teacher and author of

1000: The Levels of Consciousness
and a Map of the Stages of Awakening for Spiritual Seekers and Teachers

“Your teaching on awakening fully accords with the teachings of Zen.
You follow the ancient Zen method of direct pointing to mind which
results in
the authentic experience of kensho, initial awakening.
are a true Zen teacher!”

~Christopher Warnock
Zen initiate and  long-term Living Method student, Iowa City, Iowa

“Statistically, the rate you have been instrumental in
helping others to awaken is almost unparalleled in history.”
~K.C. Oon
20+ year meditation teacher, Singapore

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~Biographical Sketch

Fred Davis is a sage, not a saint.
If you’re looking for a saint, keep on looking.
If you’re looking for freedom, you’re in the right place.
There is no object for veneration here, only a communications tool.
The messenger here is human, and therefore deeply flawed.
This Liberation message flows through him anyway.
And that pointer right there is actually part of this teaching.

FRED DAVIS is a spiritual unteacher. He studied and practiced Eastern wisdom for twenty-five years prior to 2006, when seeking ended, and his true awakening commenced. He is the creator and editor of Awakening Clarity Now.com. He has Nothing to offer you, which turns out to be a pretty big deal.

Fred is also the author of five books, including the nondual bestsellers Awaken Now: The Living Method of Spiritual Awakening, The Book of Undoing: Direct Pointing to Nondual Awareness, and Beyond Recovery: Nonduality and the Twelve Steps.

Fred’s The Living Method of Spiritual Awakening is a very successful process of nondual inquiry, investigation, and direct pointing that encourages immediate recognition and acceptance of our shared true nature, Oneness. Following recognition, The Living Method then helps to orient and clear the seeker-become-finder.Fred has worked with people from all the major traditions: Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Transcendental Meditators and Zen practitioners, as well as people with no allegiance to any religion or sect at all. More than a thousand people on six continents have found the door to freedom using The Living Method, which has roots in both Eastern spirituality and Western philosophy.

Fred is very happily married, is deeply devoted to this teaching, his beautiful wife, and his extraordinary animal companions. He lives quietly as a chiefly ignored, urban hermit in what he calls “The Heart of Progressive America”, which as everyone knows is Columbia, South Carolina.



Awaken Now: The Living Method of Spiritual Awakening

The Book of Undoing: Direct Pointing to Nondual Awareness

The Book of Unknowing: From Enlightenment to Embodiment

The Book of Unveiling: From Awakening to Abidance

Beyond Recovery: Nonduality and the Twelve Steps




With The Center for Nondual Awareness, July 2017

Center for ND Center


With Jacqueline Eckert from AwakeningTogether.org, May 2017


With Paul Samuel Dolman on The Pauly Cast, December 2016


With author and editor John Ames (Series)

Interview 1 April, 2015
Interview 2 May 2015
Interview 3 June 2015



With Richard Miller of Never Not Here (Series) Summer 2014

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On Nonduality Talk, December 2012 and November 2014

Nonduality Network 300


With author and teacher Trey Carland, April 2014 

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With Rick Archer on Buddha at the Gas Pump, December 2013

Rick Archer


~Recommended by

Featured Teacher, 1,000: The Levels of Consciousness 


Center for ND Center




Fred on YouTube (350x197)

~YouTube Channel



~Podcast Website
Podcasts Also Available on iTunes.



Columbia, SC
I noticed a pattern long ago, back when Betsy and I were first dating.
I went to her home. I visited her office. I saw what she was doing with my little apartment.
Wherever Betsy goes, Beauty follows.
In fact, I can find no separation.

Dear Fred and Betsy,
Just looking at the photos of your beautiful new home, it looks so cosy and also
seeing the satsang room made me cry tears of Joy.
Radiating in heavenly light!
Clarity House looks absolutely stunning
inside and outside and it feels like a
sanctuary of peace & harmony.
Infinite blessings and love,







I listen to Rupert Spira to get the knowledge.
I listen to Eckhart Tolle to enjoy his awake presence. 
I listen to Fred Davis to wake up (especially when he shouts in my ears).


My general views are offered free on my YouTube channel, and in these posts.
I do not teach via email, nor do I assess other people’s websites, writings, videos, or clarity.

Click this link to find out about how you can wake up with Fred.


~Awakening Series
(1) 90-minute Awakening Session
(2) 60-minute Clarity Sessions
(*1 Clarity Session each in the two months following your Awakening Session)


(Or You Can Book Single Sessions)
~90-Minute Awakening Session with Fred
60-Minute Clarity Session with Fred

(*One Session Per Month for Three Months)

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All Sessions Are Online Only 
Sessions take place via Zoom video.
You will receive a link by email at the time of your appointment.

Please make checks for Fred out to Awakening Clarity Now and mail to:

Clarity House
Fred Davis

754 Poinsettia Street
Columbia, SC 29205

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Fred’s Session Schedule
Tuesday through Friday

Morning meeting begins at 11:00 am Eastern.
Midday meeting begins at 1:00 pm Eastern.
Afternoon meeting begins at 3:00 pm Eastern.

The Eastern time zone EST/EDT is the zone where New York City
 located. Schedule can be adjusted slightly to accommodate
clients who live in distant time zones.
Link to easy time converter: http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/

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