David Saussy is a co-founder of the Symposium Great Books Institute and a longtime Classical Pursuits leader. He has a BA and MA from St. John’s College in Santa Fe and Annapolis, where he studied the history of science and mathematics, music, ancient Greek and modern French; and Eastern Classics, with a language concentration in ancient Chinese. He is a practicing artist, having studied classical drawing with Anthony Ryder at the Ryder Studio School in Santa Fe, and he is currently introducing a classical drawing atelier at Great Hearts Monte Vista in San Antonio, TX. David has long been interested in the concept of the sacred in anthropology, religion, art and architecture, especially of the Tewa people of Northern New Mexico. He has led numerous seminars on sacred texts, from the Bible to the Bhagavadgita, as well as Buddhist and Taoist texts. In addition to his great books work, he is the chief of marketing for Milagro Roots, which offers sacred arts consulting and educational opportunities, and he has edited two published books on the sacred arts.