Mike Keller is a retired university English teacher. For the past eight years he has been a member of the Houston Zen Center, attending meditation sessions as well as teaching. All in all, he has been in spiritual practice for some 34 years. He is also the author of the article, "Henry David Thoreau: A Transpersonal View," Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Spring, 1977. He lives with his wife in Houston, Texas.