José Alberto Luzardo (JAL), PhD

Jose Luzardo

Embedded Control Systems Engineer, Author, 500-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor

With a doctoral degree in Engineering Mathematics (specialization in Control Systems), I had worked for many years as a professor teaching at the Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela and then later in the U.S. as a firmware and control systems engineer for several high-tech companies in California. With my technical skills and knowledge in high demand, I thought I had complete control of my life until one day when I was about to lose everything I had ever really loved in my life – opening up before me a whole aspect of reality I never saw before. I had the realization that I had to discover life as it is and to experience the deepest connection among all of us. As a result of that quest, I wrote the book Spirituality: The Awareness of Reality−How to ‘See’ the Unseen and Break Free From Suffering Caused By a Narrow Perception of Reality where I describe a way to live a more harmonious life based on fundamental principles or pillars which are as ancient as human civilization. I received the inspiration, among many others, of a spiritual practice that I describe in the book. This practice leads the practitioner to take ownership of their own well-being and to the manifestation of their deepest desires. I believe in the unity of the mind, body, and the energy from the Divine source, the unseen, which we all can access. A unity that I put into practice at Ardent Light.

Feeling complete and fulfilled, I have a new perspective and understanding of life. I feel passion for what I do, doing my engineering practice or holistic healing practice, I am here to DO my best always, and enjoy it.

Fun Facts

José is a Spanish name which means “God will increase”. Alberto means “Noble, bright, famous” and Luzardo means “ardent light” in Spanish.

Numerology Chart

  • 6 (33 master number) Lifepath (the lesson you need to learn in this lifetime)
  • 6 Destiny (what you want to accomplish in this lifetime)
  • 7 Karma (issues from past life that need to be balanced or resolved)
  • 7 Personality (how people see you, not necessarily who you really are)
  • 8 (44 master number) Motivator (soul urge, what really motivates you, who you really are)
  • Personal Years (guidance or horoscope for each year, just repeat the number sequence to continue): 2014 (7), 2015 (8), 2016 (9), 2017 (1), 2018 (2), 2019 (3), 2020 (4), 2021 (5), 2022 (6)

To get your own free numerology chart, see the Numerology – Pythagorean (Western) System page.


  • 300-Hour Yoga Certification, YogaWorks (2012)
  • 200-Hour Yoga Certification, YogaWorks (2011)
  • PhD in Engineering Mathematics, Claremont University (1997)
  • M.S. in Systems Engineering, Universidad Simon Bolivar (1983)
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Universidad Simon Bolivar (1980)

Skills & Expertise

  • Mathematical analysis, embedded systems, control systems, firmware, neural networks
  • University level teaching expertise
  • Fluent in Spanish (native speaker)
  • Conversational level English and can read and write in English
  • Holistic healing
  • Yoga instruction
  • Writing

Professional Summary

With a Bachelor’s in Electronic Engineering and a Master’s in Systems Engineering, JAL started his career as a professor, teaching for 14 years at the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela. In 1997, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Engineering Mathematics from Claremont Graduate University and California State University, Long Beach. After his doctorate, he transitioned out of academia and started working full-time for industry in various high-tech companies in California, including a Hubble space telescope project sponsored by NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). His dissertation on neural networks has been used by other researchers.

With his technical skills and knowledge in high demand, Dr. Luzardo seemed to have complete control of his life until one day when he was about to lose everything he had ever really loved in his life−opening up a whole aspect of reality he never saw before. As a result, in February 2010 JAL and his wife, Ngoc, founded Ardent Light to spread well-being and peace of mind, helping others to awake to this new realm of possibilities and continue his role in the world.

Connect with JAL

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