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Brad Keeney has to get the award for most eclectic collection of research interests and authored books. As an ex-academic, an ex-therapist, and now a cultural anthropologist and social critic, Keeney can divide his career into different stages, each of which integrated his previous work.

He has written classic books in therapy, including Improvisational Therapy, Aesthetics of Change and Mind in Therapy He has written self-help books about cultural phenomena: Crazy Wisdom Tales for Deadheads: a Shamanic Companion to the Grateful Dead and The Lunatic Guide to the David Letterman Show. He has also written severaal popular books, such as Everyday Soul: Awakening the Spirit in Everyday Life and The Energy Break.

More recently, Keeny has been involved in projects in which he has studied and written about healing practices in more than a dozen places around the world.

Brad is vice president of Ringing Rocks Foundation in Philadelphia, an organization formed to advance knowledge about alternative healing practices in diverse cultures. He is also an adjunct professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton, and a cultural anthropologist for the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, Callifornia. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. [adapted from The Mummy at the Dining Room Table (2003)]
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