Clyde W. Ford was born in New York City. He graduated from Wesleyan University, Western States Chiropractic College, and the Psychosynthesis Institute of New York.
Clyde has taught Swahili at Columbia University, African American history at Western Washington University, and, somatic psychology at the Institut f’r Angewandte Kinesiologie in Freiburg, Germany. He was the editor of Leading Edge Bulletin, a monthly newsletter of personal and social transformation, published by Marilyn Ferguson, author of The Aquarian Conspiracy (Tarcher, 1980).
Jonathan Young, Joseph Campbell’s archivist, described Clyde’s work in mythology as “picking up where Joseph Campbell left off.” His books have been translated into German and Portuguese.
Clyde is a much sought after public speaker with frequent appearances at bookstores, educational institutions, business and professional associations, and civic organizations around the country. Over the past twenty years he has performed hundreds of media interviews, and he has appeared on shows such as the Oprah Winfrey Show, and New Dimensions Radio to discuss his writing and work.
Clyde currently lives in Bellingham, Washington where he writes and enjoys cruising the waters of the Inside Passage aboard his single engine biodiesel trawler.