About the Author

Richard Geldard

 At Faneuil Hall, Boston

Richard Geldard is a full-time writer and lecturer living in New York City and the Hudson Valley. He is married to the artist and writer Astrid Fitzgerald.

Before turning to writing he was an educator, teaching English and philosophy at both the secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels.  His most recent appointment is to the philosophy faculty of the University of Philosophical Research in their online Masters degree program. Prior to that he was on the graduate faculty at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpenteria, California, where he taught the Greek Mystery Religions.  Prior to that he taught Greek Philosophy and The Science of Mind at Yeshiva College in New York.

He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, The Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College and Stanford University, where he earned his doctorate in Dramatic Literature and Classics in 1972.  He has also studied at St. Johnís College, Oxford.

Geldard is the author of ten books, including studies of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Greek philosophy and culture.  He is also a frequent lecturer.  In June, 2003, and September, 2003, he was a featured speaker at Faneuil Hall in Boston as part of the Emerson Bicentennial Celebrations. In June, 2005, he was the Keynote speaker at the re-instatement of the Delphic Games in Delphi, Greece. In September, 2009 he gave the Flora Levy Lecture in the Humanities at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Currently Dr. Geldard is Professor of Philosophy at the Holmes Institute for the study of Consciousness, where he teaches courses in Early Greek Thought, American Transcendentalism and the Examined Life.

Contact the Author -  richgeldard [at] gmail.com


    Is it not imperative on us that we do something, if we only work on a treadmill?          

       And, indeed, some sort of revolving is necessary to produce a center and nucleus of being.    

 Henry David Thoreau, Letters to a Spiritual Seeker

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