J.B. Valbere

Biography

J.B.Valbere is author, painter, seminar leader, lecturer, and founding President of the ‘Arcadian Circle.’ He studied Theatre in Athens and painting in the National School of Fine Arts (Accademia di Belle Arti) Rome. As a painter, he has worked extensively in Visual Arts creating different exhibitions in Rome, Rimini, Athens, Stockholm, Mykonos, and Prague. In 1987 he originated, researched, and developed Ritual Theatre, a system based upon the underlying common features of Ancient Greek Tragedy and the Japanese No and Kabuki. In 1996 he founded ‘Artemision,’ a nongovernmental Institute that conducts research, promotes lectures, organizes spiritual journeys and carries on related activities. He subsequently served as Director of ‘Centre Olon’ - an organization that deals with cultural, environmental, social and spiritual themes - and led the development of its seminars, cross-cultural studies, experimental research, and other educational programs.

During the last two decades of the 20th century, J.B.Valbere has conveyed his cultural knowledge through teaching and experiential work. His career as an independent scholar spans fields as diverse as, spirituality and culture, environment and politics, transpersonal psychology and art. Perhaps his most significant contribution has been his pivotal role in bridging the worlds of ancient Greece, and the contemporary West through his fieldwork and research, experimentation, and writings. Furthermore, by looking closely into the religious landscape of the Far East, he made several long sojourns in Asia drawing parallels between the cultural heritage of Greece, China, India, and Japan.

Believing that the essence of Arcadia can ever bring a most valuable contribution to the welfare of humanity and the peace of the world, J.B.Valbere has devoted the last ten years of his professional life to the promotion of the Arcadian Ideal. With his book “The Secrets of the Arcadian Brotherhood” and “The Philosophy and History of Arcadianism,” he started the movement that is returning Arcadia to the spiritual life of peoples throughout the planet. His publications include theatre plays, poems, books, philosophical essays and more than 80 articles in various Hellenic magazines. Furthermore, the 16 books with multiple authors in which he participated have drawn the attention of thousand peoples opening the gates to a world that is both new and infinitely ancient. Nowadays he lives in Athens and continues his research into the mystical and primeval world of prehistory by giving lectures and conducting study circles and seminars in Greece and abroad.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I've spent my childhood in Greece before developing a taste for travel and go roaming around the globe. The magic atmosphere of the islands, the dales of Arcadia, and the philosophical background of antiquity gave me the purpose of uncovering and retelling, in a fictional framework, the rich, colorful currents of Tradition, and the spiritual foundations of the ancient world.
What kind of books do you write?
My books are about revolutionary dreams, studies of constructive imagination, and innovative action. They are products of painstaking research, in libraries and on the Internet. Each book is part of an underground history concerned with the myths, symbols, and secret events that bear on the development of the Arcadian Ideal. Stylistically, although I was trained in the evaluation of concrete facts and rational purposes, I prefer the self-conscious craft of fiction-writing or various forms of Narrative poetry.
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Books

The 13 Gates of Arcadia
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 90,550. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
The 13 Gates of Arcadia is a unique and radical revision of human history. Drawing on archaeology, psychology, myth, and spirituality, it penetrates the legends that surround the mysterious Arcadian Circle, examines the underground history of Arcadia, and provides a fascinating insight into the world of an authentic Earth Wisdom which transcends cultural and national boundaries.

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