Speaker - Byron Belitsos

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Byron Belitsos is an award-winning book publisher and a highly experienced journalist, editor, author, activist, and businessman. He has edited and published a number of acclaimed books on health, consciousness, spirituality, and politics, including Faith and the Placebo Effect by Lolette Kuby, Mind Science by Charles Tart, The Unfolding Self by Ralph Metzner, Waking Up in Time by Peter Russell, The Terror Conspiracy by Jim Marrs, and the classic self-help book, The Center Within.

Belitsos is also the principal author of the acclaimed book One World Democracy: A Progressive Vision for Enforceable Global Law (Origin Press: 2005) and he wrote, directed, and produced the companion film, Toward a Well-Governed World. In 2009 he published A Return to Healing: Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine, of which he is coauthor. Belitsos has recently published articles in Shift, Roll Call, and various websites, including

Belitsos has taught English and humanities at the college level. In 1983 he launched his career as a writer as a business journalist in Silicon Valley, authoring over fifty stories and features, and coauthoring Business Telematics (Dow Jones-Irwin: 1986); he also cofounded a highly successful computer-services company that was sold to a Fortune 200 company in 1994, and has helped launched several other enterprises, including a gold mining operation.

Belitsos earned a B.A. (Honors) from the University of Chicago in intellectual history in 1977. He has done graduate work in the history at the University of California (Santa Cruz and Berkeley campuses), and at the California Institute of Integral Studies, developing expertise in history, philosophy, psychology, politics, and religious studies.

He also studied poetics with American poet Allen Ginsberg at Naropa Institute. Belitsos was an inaugural member of Ken Wilber's Integral Institute, a founding board member of, and a board member of the Democratic World Federalists. He founded Origin Press in 1996, and is today its CEO and Publisher. He resides in Fairfax, California.

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A Return to Healing: Len Saputo & Byron Belitsos

09.15.09 | 00:55:27 min | 2 comments