Sam Keen

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"SAM KEEN’S VITA I was over educated at Harvard and Princeton and was a professor of philosophy and religion at various legitimate institutions for 20 years before becoming a contributing editor of Psychology Today, a freelance thinker, lecturer, seminar leader and consultant. I am the author of a bakers dozen books, a co-producer of an award winning PBS documentary, Faces of the Enemy. My work was the subject of a 60 minute PBS special Bill Moyers–Your Mythic Journey with Sam Keen." [1]

Selected Books

  • In the Absence of God: Dwelling in the Sacred – Random House -2010
  • Fire in the Belly: On Being A Man – 1992
  • Inward Bound: Exploring the Geography of Your Emotions -1992
  • Your Mythic Journey (with Anne Valley-Fox ) -Tarcher l990


Keen notes: "Mike Murphy and Stuart Miller of Esalen think psychosynthesis provides a comprehensive vision that is likely to effect a marriage between humanistic, transpersonal and research-based psychology. Others see Assagioli’s idea of will as a Victorian throwback, his transpersonal self as a thinly disguised borrowing from idealistic theology and his techniques as an eclectic mish-mash." [1]

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  1. Sam Keen Vita, organizational web page, accessed March 25, 2018.
  2. Mythic Imagination Institute About, organizational web page, accessed August 20, 2018.