Jaisha Hooper

gururaj_web3806Judith (Jaisha) Hooper (born April 15, 1949, in San Francisco, California) is an American journalist. She lives in western Massachusetts. A student of Gururaj Ananda Yogi since 1978, she has been a teacher of meditation since 1979, and a healer since 1980.

Hooper has worked as an editor and writer for the magazine Omni. With her husband, Dick Teresi, she co-wrote the books The Three-Pound Universe (1986) and Would the Buddha Wear a Walkman? A Catalogue of Revolutionary Tools for Higher Consciousness (1990). She is also the author of the controversial Of Moths and Men (2002), which argues that the peppered moth experiments carried out by Bernard Kettlewell were flawed. Hooper writes in the book’s prologue, «I am not a creationist, but to be uncritical about science is to make it into a dogma.»

Judith Hooper has written for Esquire, Atlantic Monthly Review and the New York Times Book Review. She is the author of several books and teaches writing at Smith College.




Amherst, MA

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