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George Leonard

Born: Aug 9, 1923

Death: Jan 6, 2010

Birthplace: Macon

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

George Leonard

Date of Birth : Aug 9, 1923
Date of Death : Jan 6, 2010
Birth Place : Macon

George Burr Leonard was an American writer, editor, and educator who wrote extensively about education and human potential. He was President Emeritus of the Esalen Institute, past-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, President of ITP International, and a former editor of Look Magazine. He was a former United States Army Air Corps pilot, and held a fifth degree black belt in aikido. Leonard was a co-founder of the Aikido of Tamalpais dojo in Corte Madera, California. He also developed the Leonard Energy Training practice for centering the mind, body, and spirit. Leonard died at his home in Mill Valley, California on January 6, 2010 after a long illness and was survived by his wife and three daughters. He was 86 years old.


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  • George Burr Leonard


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