Writer and Poet David Anirman AKA Walter Schneider (1934 - 2015)

Walter Louis Schneider lll was born in New Jersey in 1934. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1956 and served as a naval patrol plane commander between 1964 and 1968. He completed his PhD. in Political Science at UC Berkeley, where he became friends with Timothy Leary; a friendship that led him to write “A Millbrook Thanksgiving”. With an ever curious mind, he delighted in the exploration of Consciousness through the ancient wisdom traditions of the East and the use of entheogens.  

In 1968, he purchased 140 acres of pristine Redwood forest in  Northern California, where he spent most of his life as a prolific writer and poet under the nom de plume: David Anirman.

 Sketch by RubyLee, 1999

Sketch by RubyLee, 1999