I learn that the writer's pen is a microphone held up to the mouths of ancestors and even stones of long ago... The magic of this is not so much in the power of the microphone as in the ability of the nonhuman subject or animal to be and the human animal to perceive its being.
- Alice Walker
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Shepherd Bliss is a well-known journalist, facilitator of "mythopoetic" men's gatherings and workshops (and the coiner of that word, which means "story-making"), and Professor of Communication at the University of Hawaii. He maintains a farm in Sonoma County, California and is currently focusing on peak oil, sustainability, the shadow side of globalization, and alternative methods of producing food and energy. He also continues to revision what it means to be a man of strength, wisdom, and ecological awareness in a culture largely given over to violent images of masculinity.
Patrick Goonan is an experienced development coach/consultant who brings an integral perspective to life and the world of business. Across his twenty-year career he has worked for companies such as Merck, Xerox, Oracle and PeopleSoft. Educated in science and business, Pat has worked in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, training, software, and hardware. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Integral Psychology at John F. Kennedy University. Pat is also interested in approaching dream interpretation through Jungian and integral perspectives.
Mary Watkins is a professor, psychologist, and former program chair at the Pacifica Graduate Institute as well as the author of Invisible Guests and Waking Dreams. Caniscius, Lesley, Boston College, the University of New Mexico, Princeton, and Vermont are only a few of the colleges she had either taught at or presented to. Her areas of expertise include family and child psychology, depth psychology, psychoanalysis, liberation psychology, dream theory, and sociocultural approaches to psychological theory. She currently teaches classes in Community/Ecological Fieldwork at Pacifica.
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