Formative years were in South Africa, having been raised and educated there. Subsequently, an almost equal time in the United Kingdom. A cross cultural peoples’ person and an articulate lateral thinker – enjoyed the corporate hustle and bustle in international banking, commodity trading and the consulting world. Consultancies are still undertaken and non-executive directorships.
Early sporting endeavours culminated in representing South Africa in cycling, and being awarded Springbok colours. Nowadays, when in England, he is more likely to be spotted chasing a ball on the tranquil croquet lawns, or cycling around Richmond Park, possibly musing: It’s like a meditation, Zen like; the crossing of the cables reminds me of inner and outer consciousness, and the feminine within – the man that returns is different from the one that went out.
Extensive travel throughout the world has fed an anthropological and spiritual quest, mostly among the Quechua Indians of Peru, the Balinese, and the Zulus of Southern Africa. These explorations of cultures, traditions, beliefs, and ways of life were part of making sense of life.
Ever since a youth, guided by a sheer love and respect for nature, Walter believes, the answers we need are revealed to us, if we only know how to see and truly interpret Nature.
Eye of the Child is his first book – surviving and growing from a bewildering journey through childhood and adolescence into adulthood, and its consequences are viewed from the perspective of other cultures, beliefs and practices, as his ‘inner child’ is healed. The reader is effortlessly transported through the wonderful imagery and descriptive anecdotes.
Vicissitudes, that many of us may have experienced, are balanced with hope, humour, humility and understanding – above all humanness.
The inquisitiveness continues, and feeds my zest for life.
Available for inspirational public speaking.