Byron Belitsos bio

BBHeadshot#5 with LenByron Belitsos is a multiple award-winning author and book publisher, and also an editor and educator. After founding Origin Press (originpress.org) in 1996, he has worked with numerous leading authors including Peter Russell, Ralph Metzner, Jim Marrs, Charles Tart, James O’Dea, Timothy Wyllie, Anodea Judith, and Barbara Marx Hubbard. Byron is also known as a leading expert on The Urantia Book, and has written, spoken, and given workshops widely on its teachings, including appearances on Gaiam TV and Coast-to-Coast AM Radio with George Noory. He has coauthored or edited and published five previous books about the Urantia Revelation, most recently The Adventure of Being Human II (2015), Healing a Broken World (2013), and The Adventure of Being Human (2011); his forthcoming memoir about his four decades of adventures with the revelation is entitled Romancing the Universe. Belitsos has also trained extensively in the Zen and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, having studied originally with Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche. Belitsos received a B.A. (Honors) in European intellectual history from the University of Chicago in 1977 and was a Rhodes Scholarship nominee. His graduate studies have embraced history, literature, religious studies, and theology. He attended Naropa Institute, where he studied with poet Allen Ginsberg; the University of California (Santa Cruz), where he studied cultural history with Hayden White; he also did graduate work at the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Graduate Theological Union at UC Berkeley. Belitsos is principal author of the acclaimed One World Democracy (2005), which is based in part on political teachings of the Urantia Revelation. He also edited and published Discovery of Atlantis (2004), a pioneering title that was noted worldwide, and whose argument is derived from the teachings of The Urantia Book about the location of the “Garden of Eden.” This book’s thesis was featured on the History Channel’s “Digging for the Truth” series in 2006 and on Gaiam TV. He also coauthored A Return To Healing with Dr. Len Saputo, which won the Nautilus Gold Award for Best Health Book of 2009. Byron was an inaugural member of Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute and was a board member of the Democratic World Federalists and of 911truth.org. He lives in San Rafael, California.