Joseph Campbell's editor for a decade, is president of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and a poet/playwright with several decades of experience as group leader, teacher, publisher, and theatrical producer/director/designer.
Joseph Campbell liked to celebrate his birthday (March 26th) at Esalen. Explaining why, he'd recount Carl Jung's wondering, "What myth am I living by?" and realizing he didn't know, writing "I took it upon myself to get to know 'my' myth, and I regarded this as the task of tasks." "That's what a birthday is for," Campbell would conclude, "and what Esalen is about." In 1988, five months after Campbell's death, his friends gathered at Esalen for "Campbell Week," a tradition that has morphed into this Playshop.