Writings and Lectures

An Arcadian Affirmation
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The following is Paul Lee’s chapter from Unusual Associates: A Festschrift For Frank Barron If we could take a long walk, Frank, I would propose we follow in the steps of Goethe, who, just over 200 years ago, took one of the great walks of all time–his famous Italian Journey. Let’s say … Read More

Alan Chadwick and the Chadwick Garden
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This is an excerpt taken from the 1997 brochure for The Santa Cruz Circle Trail, by Don Weiss. The piece is written by Paul Lee. In 1967, Alan Chadwick dug his spade into the hardpan of the University of California, Santa Cruz campus on a slope below Merrill College. Thus began the … Read More

How to Become a Spiritual Millionaire When Money is no Object
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How To Become a Spiritual Millionaire When Money Is No Object By Paul Lee The story of U.S.A. (University/United Services Agency) and other nonprofit corporations in Santa Cruz, California and their contribution to the local culture as a microcosm of the national contribution of nonprofits. Penniless, we own the world. St. Paul … Read More

Who Killed Cock Robin
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Dr. Paul Lee Lectures at Cowell College UCSC Spring 2014 about the history of the philosophy of Environmentalism.

The Rise of the Rational Self – Consciousness from Homer to Plato
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Dr. Paul Lee gave this class, “The Rise of the Rational Self – Consciousness from Homer to Plato” at UCSC’s Cowell College Spring of 2012.

Dr. Paul Lee & the Digital Labyrinth
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Dr. Paul Lee takes us through the labyrinth at UCSC in the summer of 1970. Captured by poet and media artist, Gerd Stern.

Vital Roots
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In this video, I, Paul Lee, discuss the history and philosophy of herbs and herbal medicine at the Homeless Garden Project, in Santa Cruz, CA, Fall 0f 2009. This video was taken by my dear friend and videographer, Eric Thiermann.

Class, Who Killed Cock Robin? at Cowell College
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    Join me, Dr. Paul Lee, this Spring 2014 Quarter at  Cowell College to the history of California Organic Movement that began here at UCSC.

Paul Lee Speaks at the Mechanic’s Library Author Series
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This movie is a presentation and conversation I had at the Mechanic’s Library in San Francisco, May 2013 about my book, There is a Garden in the Mind, with Nada Miljkovic.

Back in the EcoTopia Saddle
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Back in the saddle after three months at our retreat–Cisco Point–in Phelps, Wisconsin where I kept myself busy by writing drafts of two books. How To Become A Spiritual Millionaire When Money Is No Object tells the story of nonprofit corporations in this country, their historical background, as I see it, in … Read More