Old Mouse in Paradise
In October 2011, when he was 87, Gordon “Old Mouse in Paradise” Becker was initiated at Camp Kilohana by the Hawaii community.
As might be expected from man who shows up to do an NWTA Weekend at 87, Gordon has lived a full life: Navy fighter pilot during WW2; earned a PhD in clinical psychology; an academic career as a faculty member at Yale, UCLA, Howard, and 20 years as a full professor at the University of Nebraska; consultant for several large corporations.
When Gordon heard of MKP and its work, which fit energetically with his experience and vision, he became, in his words, “very interested in being part of a group that is helping mankind achieve the next higher stage of consciousness in which service to others is one of our highest priorities.”
Gordon has been active in his I group since he was initiated. He models gratitude, patience, acceptance, and authenticity and is an inspirational, compassionate listener. Mentoring children is also one of his gifts.
At 97, Gordon is still going strong and living his dreams. Ideas for transforming the world continue to keep him busy, planning with and inspiring others. He joyfully shows up at Brother Dances in a wheelchair, saying he just loves being with us “kids!”
As part of this Celebration, we honor this elder, Gordon Becker, and Bless him on his journey!