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About Jonathan Zap

Jonathan Zap grew up in the Bronx and attended the Bronx High School of  Science. He graduated from Ursinus College with honors in Philosophy and English and received his Masters degree in English from NYU.

Jonathan is an author, philosopher, journalist, and teacher who has written extensively on psychology and contemporary mythology. Jonathan has worked as a staff gemologist and instructor for the Gemological Institute of America. He has taught English in High School and College and worked with troubled youth as the dean of a South Bronx High School. As a wilderness guide, Jonathan has led inner city kids and other young people on expeditions to remote desert canyons and to the summit of Mount Rainer. (See Crossing the Great Stream—Education and the Evolving Self published in Holistic Education Review for more on his experiences in education.)

Alex Grey and Jonathan Zap at COSM

(with Alex Grey at Cosm in New York City)

Jonathan is the author of numerous published articles, essays, experimental works of fiction and the Zap Oracle.  His most recent book is Crossing the Event Horizon—Human Metamorphosis and the Singularity Archetype.

Jonathan has done numerous radio and television interviews including five three hour shows on Coast to Coast AM—the world’s most listened to late night talk show. He is a featured correspondent and editor for Reality Sandwich, the popular online magazine, which has published dozens of his articles.

Jonathan has an extensive background in Jungian psychology, paranormal research and dream interpretation. For over thirty years he has been using the tools of Jungian psychology to study popular culture and contemporary mythology.

Jonathan currently resides in Boulder, Colorado .

Anyway, that’s the dry recitation of resume like facts expected in a bio section in which it is impossible to recognize anything resembling a human being. My most autobiographical work is The Path of the Numinous where you can find a slightly more fleshed out version of some of the factoids listed above.

Jonathan Zap

Sitting in Cave
Jonathan Zap Canyon

jonathan Zap in a Parking Lot

Jonathan with an Airplane