Robert McDermott, PhD, Boston University (Philosophy, 1969), program chair, is California Institute Integral president emeritus and professor of philosophy and religion. He taught at Manhattanville College (1964‐71) and is professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Philosophy at Baruch College, CUNY (1971‐90). His publications include Radhakrishnan (1970), The Essential Aurobindo (1974), The Essential Steiner (1984), and the “Introduction” to William James, Essays in Psychical Research (Harvard University Press, 1986). Robert recently edited The New Essential Steiner: An Introduction to Rudolf Steiner for the 21st Century (Lindisfarne Books, 2009) and edited The Bhagavad Gita and the West: The Esoteric Significance of the Bhagavad Gita and Its Relation to the Epistles of Paul (SteinerBooks, 2009). Both of these volumes include the editor’s 80‐page introductions. His latest book is Steiner and Kindred Spirits (Anthroposophic Press, 2015).