Biography Robert M. May, Ph. D.
At 37, I met Margie Lee, an artist and fiction writer, at a Lutheran Church in NYC. We became partners and moved to a series of places around the US, first, San Diego, CA for three years, home to two of my teacher-mentors, Robert Johnson and John Sanford, both renowned Jungian analyst authors. Margie and I, then, moved to Boston, MA for four years, where she obtained an MLA in English / American Literature at Harvard, and I used the research libraries to research and write my second book, Cosmic Consciousness Revisited, which is an 100 year study of psychologies of religion from Richard Bucke, MD to Jean Houston, Ph.D. I wrote a third book: Echoes of God: A Journal of One Man’s Search for God. I researched, and later wrote, during our three years in Portland, Maine, my fourth book, as yet unpublished, Oz and Other Myths of the Journey. Religious Dreaming is a fifth project.
Margie and I, then, moved to Portland, Oregon, nearer to her Washington State origins, and we finally got married after 15 years together (with a couple of one year breakups) in 1994. Our honeymoon was at an Indian Reservation resort, Kah Nee Tah, in central Oregon. We’ve made many interesting trips together to NW Indian tribes in America and Canada, including the Kwakiutl, Haida, Bella Coola, Tsim Tshian, etc. We’ve just returned from a trip to Alaska, home of the Tlingit (as well as Athabaskans, Aleutians, and Inuit). A future eighth book project is: Sacred Stories: Prayers to the Great Mystery. It will be on seven Native American religious traditions. Besides my book writing, I have had a checkered college teaching career in both Psychology and Religion subjects (see CV).
For Margie: I love you very much! Bob