Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., author, speaker, and developmental psychologist, is a 2017 Nautilus Book Award winner for The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness, called “…A must-read by the widest of global audiences…” by Michael Bernard Beckwith. He is an internationally recognized authority on life story interviewing, a pioneer in the techniques of personal mythmaking and soul-making, and deeply committed to the global movement of our time – building a culture of oneness.
He is also the author of Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story (2012), seen as “an exquisite exploration of the spiritual craft of soul-making” by Jean Houston, and Year of Living Deeply: A Memoir of 1969, framed by the experiences of sailing with Pete Seeger on the maiden voyage of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, meeting Joseph Campbell, who became his mentors, attending the Woodstock festival, living in a cabin in the woods, visiting Arlo Guthrie at his farm in the Berkshires, staying as a guest in a Franciscan monastery, and returning to Southampton College to teach a course in folk-rock lyrics as poetry.
With a Ph.D. in Cross-Cultural Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania, and a post-doc at the University of Chicago, he is professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, director of Story Commons, founder of the Piscataqua Peace Forum, and a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, a project of the Source of Synergy Foundation. www.RobertAtkinson.net