Diane Kennedy Pike


A graduate, with distinction, of Stanford University with a B.A. in Education, Diane Pike earned her Master’s Degree in English from Columbia University. Further graduate studies at Union Theological Seminary, San Jose State University, Pacific School of Religion, and United States International University in Guidance and Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, Ethics, Human Growth and Development, and Theology have broadened her preparation for her present work. She has also attended countless workshops and seminars in humanistic psychology and various approaches to human growth and development, and she has been a student of the Ageless Wisdom for nearly forty years.

In 1981 Diane took the name Mariamne Paulus to express her commitment to present the Wisdom Teachings. She uses it in all her teaching and has written a series of Wisdom Books as Mariamne Paulus.

Diane Pike served for three years in Montevideo, Uruguay, as a missionary-teacher under the United Methodist Church. She speaks Spanish fluently. Upon her return to the United States Ms. Pike was a teacher of high school English in San Jose, California, and the Director of Youth and Children’s Work at the First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto, California. Since 1967, Ms. Pike has devoted herself to developing a world view within which persons can realize their human potential and take their rightful places as co-creators of the course of evolution by their conscious choices and decisions.

Diane Kennedy Pike is a native Nebraskan who lived in California from 1950 to 1993 and currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is the widow of Bishop James A. Pike. She can be reached at


Published books by Diane Kennedy Pike:

Yin, Yang and You:The Forces of Co-Creation (as Mariamne Paulus, Teleos Imprint, 2011)

The House of Self (as Mariamne Paulus, Teleos Imprint, 2006)

Awakening to Wisdom (as Mariamne Paulus, Teleos Imprint, 2003)

Four Paths to Union (as Mariamne Paulus, Teleos Imprint, 2001)

Life As A Waking Dream (Riverhead Books, 1997; revised version, Teleos Imprint, 2008))

The Process of Awakening (LP Publications, 1985)

The Love Project Way (with Arleen Lorrance, LP Publications, 1980)

My Journey Into Self, Phase One (LP Publications, 1979)

Life Is Victorious! How to Grow Through Grief (Simon and Shuster, 1976)

Cosmic Unfoldment: The Individualizing Process as Mirrored in the Life of Jesus (LP Publications, 1976)

Search (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2007)

The Other Side (with James A. Pike, (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2007) )

"Empowered by Love," published in 2017


These books are out of print:

Channeling Love Energy (with Arleen Lorrance, LP Publications, 1974)

The Wilderness Revolt (with R. Scott Kennedy, Doubleday, 1972)