Biography ~
Mark Gaffney

Mark Gaffney is a researcher, writer, poet, environmentalist, peace activist, and organic gardener. Mark was the principal organizer of the first Earth Day at Colorado State University in April 1970.

Mark’s first book, Dimona the Third Temple? (1989), was a pioneering study of the Israeli nuclear weapons program. The book told the remarkable story of Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli nuclear technician who endured a fate worse than death: the hellish ordeal of 18 years in an Israeli prison, eleven and a half of them in solitary confinement.

Between 1989-1993 Mark worked for National Audubon Society inventorying and mapping Oregon's remaining old growth forests. Mark was assigned to five national forests in eastern Oregon. The maps he helped to develop are now a key part of the GIS database and are used every day in land management, and to protect endangered species and threatened ecosystems.

During the winter of 1991 Mark worked with Greenpeace to organize the No More Chernobyls anti nuclear conference held in Washington, DC in the spring of that year.

He is the author of a novel, The First Tree of the Day (2001), and a first volume of poetry The Blue Kachina -- more than 30 years in the making. The (so far unpublished) book of poems is now posted on this site in its entirety, for your enjoyment.Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes is Mark’s third book. There are plans for another...

Over the years Mark's articles, op/eds, and essays have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and newspapers. This month (February, 06) Mark's article on the archeological and historical significance of the Monoliths of Nabta Playa is the cover story for ATLANTIS RISING magazine.   (Click here to jump to a page where you can get a copy.)

Mark holds a BS degree (Physical Science) from Colorado State University. He divides his time between rural Oregon and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mark can be reached at mhgaffney@gnosticsecrets.com



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