Contributor Bios

A. d'Forrest Ketchin

A. d’Forrest Ketchin, Ph.D. in Anthropology, is a core faculty member of The Naropa Institute’s Environmental Studies program. Along with experience and training in cultural ecology, deep ecology, living systems and evolution, experiential education, and religious studies, she includes in her teaching and research an extensive background in art, music, natural history, and mountaineering. Her special interests are the Sacred dimension of experience, and the dynamic interaction between wild places and settled places. Forrest’s pursuit of these interests and her multidisciplinary approach have led to a variety of professional and volunteer experiences, as well as several awards. Her essay here is from a book in progress.