William Bento, Ph.D., a pioneer in Anthroposophical Psychology, suffered a severe stroke two weeks ago. This Thursday, he will be removed from life support at 5:30pm. Those whose lives have been touched by him may wish to send him loving thoughts at that time and in the following days.
An active member of the Anthropsophical Society for over 36 years, William Bento has lectured on subjects of cosmology, inner development, community building, and adult education. He has published over 50 articles in Anthropsophical journals in the USA, Canada, England, Germany, and Switzerland. William Bento wrote a column in the LILIPOH magazine entitled, Meditative Moments.â€ He has co-authored the book, Signs in the Heavens: A Message for Our Time, and has written the book, Lifting the Veil of Mental Illness. Dr. Bento and Dr. James Dyson have pioneered a seminar on the research and development of an Anthroposophical psychology. He has also published books on The Eightfold Path and The Holy Nights Journal on a yearly basis. He has advanced the ideas of Rudolf Steiner about the human soul under the title of Psychosophy: A Wisdom of the Soul. He is currently a consultant and educator for Camphill Curative Communities in North America, and the Founder and Executive Director of APANA- Services.org. (See APANA-Services.org for further details.)
William enjoys training those working in the helping professions. His capacity to think both in systems and in phenomenological modalities allows him to meet a broad spectrum of needs. He is an avid researcher in the fields of human development and is eager to make a contribution in the area of Transpersonal Psychology. His dissertation topic demonstrated his innovative approachâ€”A Transpersonal Approach To Somatic Psycho-diagnostics Of Personality: A Contribution To Its Development, Disorders, And Embodied Transcendence. The contents of this dissertation have been published by the Vancouver Medical Association in a three lecture series, entitled You Are How You Move: An Anthroposophical Somatic Approach to Psycho-diagnosis. Williams compassionate and contemplative orientation in working with others is one of his key attributes. As a seeker and life-long learner, he has proven to be outstanding for working in collegial settings. His goals to research, publish, teach, and practice Anthroposophical approaches in the fields of Adult Education & Transpersonal Psychology, are paramount to his professional calling.