Tarnas, Richard

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Tarnas, Richard Gender: M
born on 21 February 1950 at 12:30 (= 12:30 PM )
Place Geneva, Switzerland, 46n12, 6e09
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°17' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°15 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 26°36'


American psychologist, intellectual historian, and astrologer. A graduate of Harvard University and Saybrook Institute, he was formerly Director of Programs and Education at Esalen Institute. Tarnas is the author of "The Passion of the Western Mind," 1991, a highly acclaimed history of Western thought which became both a bestseller and a widely used text in colleges and universities. The book has been acclaimed by some scholars as the best history of Western thought ever written. He is the founding director of the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness graduate program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He is also on the faculty of the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1991 (Acclaimed book "The Passion of the Western Mind")
  • Work : New Job 1993 (Professor at the CA. Inst. of Integral Studies)

Source Notes

LMR quotes his letter 6/1993; pt quotes letter sent by e-mail in June 2003


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Ph.D.)
  • Traits : Mind : I.Q. high/ Mensa level (Easily Mensa level)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist (Philosopher)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of Philosophy and Psychology)
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Historian of Western thought)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession