Larry (Hafiz) R. Decker, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist. He has taught in various State Universities, worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for 25 years, and studies Sufism through the Inayati Order. He is the author of The Alchemy of Combat, in addition to many technical articles on the treatment of combat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder including: “The Role of Trauma in Spiritual Development,” “The Alchemy of Trauma,” and “Treatment of Combat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder From a Mystical/Spiritual Perspective.” He recently retired from a full-time clinical practice in Santa Barbara, CA.