A native of Boston who came of age in the turbulent 1960’s, Dr. Andrew Cort has followed a uniquely eclectic path through life. He received his BA (in English) and MA in Teaching (Mathematics and Science Education) from Colgate University. He then went on to receive a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from New York Chiropractic College, and later on a Law Degree from Boston College Law School. More recently, Dr. Cort completed a seminary program and was ordained as an Interfaith Minister by All Faiths Seminary International in New York City. (He is available to officiate Weddings and other spiritual ceremonies.)
Dr. Cort is currently the Joseph Campbell Scholar with the Center for Symbolic Studies in New Paltz, NY
In the 1980’s Dr. Cort served on the Executive Board of H.E.A.L., Inc. (“Health Education AIDS Liaison”) and wrote his first book, on issues of health care and the environment, Our Healing Birthright: Taking Responsibility for Ourselves and Our Planet.
In addition to academic studies in literature, science, law and mathematics, he has studied the work of many spiritual traditions — from the Bible, Plato, the Qur’an, Dante, etc., to contemporary teachers including G.I. Gurdjieff, P.D. Ouspensky, Rudolf Steiner, Paul Brunton, Anthony Damiani, Sri Aurobindo, Oscar Ichazo, Mme. Blavatsky, Sri Ramakrishna, and others.
Deeply committed to education, spirituality, and activism (he is an unrepentant political junkie), Dr. Cort has taught in various colleges and schools, private and public, including Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY; The Desisto School, in Stockbridge, MA (a private school for troubled youth); Berkshire Community College, in Pittsfield, MA; and the Springfield Public School System, in Springfield, MA.
Dr. Cort is the author of numerous books and articles on religion, spirituality, mythology, politics, history, science, education and healing, and how these all relate to contemporary American culture.