Guest – Richard Tarnas

Richard Tarnas was born in 1950 in Geneva, Switzerland, of American parents.  He grew up in Michigan, where he studied Greek, Latin, and the classics under the Jesuits.  In 1968 he entered Harvard, where he studied Western intellectual and cultural history and depth psychology, graduating with an A.B. cum laude in 1972.  For ten years he lived and worked at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, studying with Joseph Campbell, Gregory Bateson, Huston Smith, and Stanislav Grof, and later served as director of programs and education.  He received his Ph.D. from Saybrook Institute in 1976.