Pythagoras by Raphael

Carving of Pythagoras from Chartres cathedral

Authors' Details

John Strohmeier

John Strohmeier is Publisher at North Bay Books (, and the editor of a number of significant works in the fields of spirituality and social change, including The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi, The Urban Ideal: Conversations with Paolo Soleri, and The Spirit of Intimacy by Sobonfu Somé. Educated in Classical Languages at the University of Washington, Seattle, and Brown University, he is also the author of St. Antony of Egypt: The Holy Life and Teachings of the First Desert Father. He lives in Richmond, California with his wife and daughter.

Peter Westbrook

Peter Westbrook is a musicologist, futurist and educator. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology and has studied Indian classical music with Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. He lectures extensively throughout the USA, Europe and India, is the author of numerous articles and CD liner notes, and of the forthcoming books The Flute in Jazz: Window On World Music, and Music, Psyche and Cosmos. Dr. Westbrook is the founder and director of the Harmonia Institute ( for which he is producing series of TV shows on the Perennial Philosophy. He lives in Aspen Hill Maryland with his wife and three cats.