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Saturday, November 21, 2020

RIP William Irwin Thompson

Bill Thompson 

16 July 1938—8 November 2020

A number of people came to the SFZC through the Lindesfarne Asso. on Long Island I think it was. Michael Katz for one. I first met him there as did Dan Welch and others who visited them from the SFZC. Hope to gather more on this connection and history. - dc

Wikipedia page

Founder of the Lindesfarne Asso. which funded (I think) the Lindesfarne building at the SFZC's Green Gulch Farm. The association's center in Crestone was transferred to Richard Baker's Dharma Sangha.

Bill Thompson's Amazon page - Don't see his At the Edge of History there which was nominated for the National Book Award. i learned that when I introduced him to Stewart Brand by the pool at Tassajara and Thompson congratulated Brand on beating him out for that award with the Whole Earth Catalogue. 

Here's an Amazon page with a fuller list of Thompson's books

Youtube search result for William Irwin Thompson