About Us

Barry and Maya Spector live in Oakland, California.

Barry writes about American history and politics from the perspectives of myth, archetypal psychology and indigenous wisdom. He is the author of Madness At The Gates Of The City: The Myth Of American Innocence and blogs here. He’s been involved with the mythopoetic men’s movement for 25 years.

Maya is a storyteller, poet, ritualist, retired children’s librarian, and certified SoulCollage facilitator. She was proud to be a member of Stone Dancers, a women’s circle meeting that met weekly for 25 years.

Maya is the author of The Persephone Cycle. She has poems published in several anthologies: Red Thread Gold Thread: The Poet’s Voice, Queen of the Sacred Way, Potnia and Talking To Goddess. She blogs here.

We have two wonderful grown sons (who have started their own men’s group) two beautiful daughters-in-law and three granddaughters. We love Oakland’s cultural diversity and have offered our own attempts to restore the soul of the world with Soul Collage classes, Oral Tradition poetry salons and annual production of Rumi’s Caravan.

Contact us to be on our mailing list:

Barry: barry@madnessatthegates.com

Maya: mayaspector@hotmail.com

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