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Ptolemy Tompkins was born in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books, including Paradise Fever, a memoir, and This Tree Grows Out of Hell, a study of Mesoamerican myth and spirituality. He has written for many publications, including Harper's, the New York Times Magazine, and the Utne Reader, and his work has appeared in The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 and 1999.