Villasmil, Omar (Santiago) 1942-
VILLASMIL, Omar (Santiago) 1942-
PERSONAL: Born March 4, 1942, in San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela; son of Santiago Villasmil (in business) and Julia America Buitrago; married Patricia Larios, May 3, 1981; children: Erick Villasmil Larios. Education: University of Southern California, M.S. (technology of cinema), 1970. Hobbies and other interests: R.V. camping, photography, electronics.
ADDRESSES: Home—Urb. San Cristóbal, calle 5, no. 5-68 Mérida, Venezuela 05101. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Educator and author. Universidad de los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela, professor of filmmaking and educational technology, beginning 1971, now professor emeritus. Consultant in theatre and motion-picture studio design.
A Warrior on His Path (nonfiction), Publish America (Frederick, VA), 2001.
Also author of two screenplays; author of book on photographic processing techniques.
WORK IN PROGRESS: The Spanish translation of A Warrior on His Path; Inward Revelation, a work of nonfiction.
SIDELIGHTS: Omar Villasmil told CA: "The publication of A Warrior on His Path has been one of my major achievements in life. The original notes I had were my personal reminders, which I wrote down after receiving the most unique and powerful lessons along my spiritual path while living in Tampa, Florida. My notes were then developed into a book, which I loved writing because it deals with my favorite subject: authentic growth of the human spirit. Now I want to share these extremely special and individual experiences, hoping they will benefit other people to acquire a higher consciousness. My aim is to learn from those who might eventually synchronize with the same experiences. We all urgently need more authentic knowledge to decrease global ignorance and violence."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Writers.net,http://www.writers.net/ (November 9, 2003), "Omar Villasmil."