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.

When not writing or traveling around the world lecturing and doing seminars on a wide range of topics on which I am not necessarily an expert but a skilled explorer, I fiddle with growing things on my farm in the hills above Sonoma, and practice the flying trapeze.

Ursinus College BA 1953
Harvard Divinity School STB 1956, Thm 1958
Princeton University, MA 1960, PhD 1962

Professional Pedigree

Boston University. Lecturer in Religion 1956-8
Douglas College. Lecturer in Religion 1959-60
Princeton Seminary. Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion
Louisville Seminary. Professor of Philosophy of Religion
NIMH postdoctoral Fellow at Western Behavioral Science
Institute and Center for Studies of the Person. 1969-70
Prescott College. Professor of Philosophy 1970-71
Humanistic Psychology Institute. Professor. 1972
University of Florida Medical School. Visiting Professor of Medical Ethics 1983
Contributing Editor Psychology Today 1969-89
Contributing Editor Spirituality and Health 2001–
I have lectured, consulted and conducted workshops in 200+ universities, institutes, corporations and clinics .


In the Absence of God: Dwelling in the Sacred – Random House -2010
Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds -2009
Faces of the Enemy – 2004
To Love and Be Loved -1999
Hymns to an Unknown God -1995
Fire in the Belly: On Being A Man – 1992
Inward Bound: Exploring the Geography of Your Emotions -1992
Your Mythic Journey (with A.V. Fox) -Tarcher l990

Out of print:
Gabriel Marcel, John Knox Press l967
Voices and Visions. Harper and Row. l974
Life-Maps.(With Jim Fowler). Word Press l978

Out of print but available at
Apology for Wonder, Harper and Row. l969
To a Dancing God, Harper and Row, l970
Beginnings Without End. Harper and Row. l975
The Passionate Life. Harper and Row.
Faces of the Enemy. Harper and Row. l986. Expanded edition 2005
To Love and Be Loved. Bantam l997
Learning to Fly: Trapeze—Fear, Trust and the Joy of Letting Go 1999
Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man (Bantam l991)
Inward Bound, (Bantam 1992)
Hymns to an Unknown God. Bantam l994

Available at
Sex and the Sacred
Faces of the Enemy
produced by Bill Jersey and myself, nominated for an Emmy
Learning to Fly. Produced by Bill Jersey. Quest Productions
Your Mythic Journey: A Virtual Seminar

To contact me
To order books or get information about lectures and workshops
Sam Keen
16331 Norrbom Rd.
Sonoma, Ca 95476