About Jack Meier
Jack Meier, age 89, died in 2016 only a month after teaching what he declared was his last “Myth as Metaphor” seminar. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He now walks with Hermes in the greater field of reality, where he can at last answer, “Who are you?” Friends of Jack will continue to post the texts of his seminars.
Jack Meier taught Latin, History, Myth, Psychology and several other subjects at Lowell High School in San Francisco for twenty-five years. He retired then to the Sierra Foothills where he led a monthly seminar group in Myth as Metaphor.
After getting a BA w/honors from Swarthmore College, he got an MA at University of Iowa. While teaching at Lowell, he attended many lectures and workshops in San Francisco as well as a week-long workshop given by Joseph Campbell. Through such contacts as these and much reading and experiences mentioned in the accompanying articles, he got into this field.
Here’s Jack around 1960 teaching a class at Lowell –