Rofé, (Fevzi) Husein (1922– )
Author, teacher, orientalist, and advocate of Subud, an Indonesian
mystical movement closely associated with the work
of George I. Gurdjieff. He was born May 3, 1922, in Manchester,
England and studied at the University of London. He traveled
widely as a lecturer and teacher, particularly in Eastern
countries, and became a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society,
London.
During World War II Rofé served in the Royal Air Force
(1940–45) and afterward became a teacher at the London
School of Languages (1945–46). He moved to Morrocco in
1947 as an interpreter for the British Consulate (1947–49) and
was successively a teacher in government secondary schools,
Djokjakarta, Indonesia (1950–54); a Turkish lycée, Nicosia, Cyprus
(1955–56); a language tutor, University of Hong Kong
(1959–65); and head of the translation service for the Asian Development
Bank, Manila, Philippines, through the 1970s.
He took special interest in spiritual healing and during his
stay in Indonesia associated with the Subud movement, on
which he published two books Path of Subud (1959) and Reflections
on Subud (1961). He also authored several other books out
of his Asian wanderings and frequently contributed articles on
psychical research and related topics to popular journals
around the world.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.
Rofé, Husein. Path of Subud. London Rider & Co., 1959.

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