Year of Living Deeply: A Conversation with Robert Atkinson

April 26, 2019
Year of Living Deeply: A Conversation with Robert Atkinson

Year of Living Deeply: A Memoir of 1969,” by Robert Atkinson, is a coming-of-age spiritual quest framed by the marker events of that historic year – the moonwalk, Woodstock, the maiden voyage of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater – focusing on the inner journey of investigating the world’s religions, while having Pete Seeger and Joseph Campbell as mentors, living in a cabin in the woods, visiting Arlo Guthrie at his farm, staying in a Franciscan monastery as an unfrocked friar, and returning to the college the author graduated from three years earlier to teach a course on folk-rock lyrics as poetry – what all his adventures had been preparing him for – and sharing with his students the lessons of a life lived deeply.

The author, Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., is an internationally-recognized expert on life story interviewing, personal mythmaking, and soul-making. This memoir is a 50th-anniversary celebration of the year that changed the life of the author and the direction of a generation.

Dr. Atkinson’s book is available here.

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