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Oral History Interview with Scott Teitsworth, by Jim Strassmaier
- 2018-11-09 - 2019-01-03 (Creation)
online resource (15 audio files (6 hr., 55 min., 1 sec.)
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Scott Teitsworth (1951- ) was born in Beaumont, Texas. He went to New Canaan High School, graduating in 1969. He also went to Stanford University in 1970, but considered himself mostly self-educated. He joined the Portland Fire Bureau in 1972, and then the Tualitan Valley Fire and Rescue in 1974, retiring in 1998.
He authored the following books: The Path to the Guru: The Science of Self-Realization According to the Bhagavad Gita and Krishna in the Sky with Diamonds: The Bhagavad Gita as Psychedelic Guide. He also edited the following works of Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati: That Alone: The Core of Wisdom, A Commentary on the One Hundred Verses of Self-Instruction of Narayana Buru and Love and Blessings: The Autobiography of Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati.
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James "Jim" Strassmaier was the Oral Historian at the Oregon Historical Society from 1986 to 2001.
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Teitsworth discusses his family background, his work on author Nitya Chaitanya Yati, the value of psychedelics, his experience working as a firefighter, and Portland piano teachers Charles Farmer and Lisa Marsh.
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Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
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Oral history interview with Scott Teitsworth, by Jim Strassmaier, 2018 November 9 - 2019 January 3, SR 11333, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.