William Irwin Thompson

In 1988 I was given Thompson's book Gaia, A Way of Knowing: Political Implications of the New Biology (http://lccn.loc.gov/87010112) by Paul Hoffman of EarthSeals (http://www.earthseals.com/earthseals.html). It was my formal introduction to the world of ecological philosophy.

In 1972, Thompson founded the Lindisfarne Association as an alternative way for the humanities to develop in a scientific and technical civilization. Lindisfarne became an association of scientists, artists, scholars, and contemplatives devoted to the study and realization of a new planetary culture. Lindisfarne began its activities in Southampton, New York in 1973, moved to Manhattan in 1976, and, finally, to Crestone, Colorado in 1979 where today the Lindisfarne Fellows House, the Lindisfarne Chapel, and the Lindisfarne Mountain Retreat are under the ownership and management of the Crestone Mountain Zen Center.(http://www.dharmasangha.com/index.html) In 1997, Thompson retired from the presidency of the Lindisfarne Association, but he still meets with the Lindisfarne Fellows at their annual meeting at the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe.  (http://www.upaya.org/index.php)

http://www.williamirwinthompson.org/bio.html

http://www.williamirwinthompson.org/lindisfarne/lindisfarnefellows.html

an older page with interesting links http://www.lindisfarne-association.org/links.html